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Head of Finance & Operations - Arts Charity - 2 year FTC - £60k

Head of Finance & Operations - Arts Charity - 2 year FTC - £60k

A prominent Arts charity in central London is seeking an experienced and fully-qualified Head of Finance & Operations for an important role.

Working to the Finance and Operations Director, this is a senior role with significant authority. You will manage the finance and operations team and will be responsible for adherence to the review and implementation of financial controls and for providing high quality financial and management information. In addition, you will be responsible for supporting the charity's various programmes and managing the funds team in the operation of awarding funding to third parties to deliver the training that supports industry needs.

Key duties:

-To formulate, implement and manage the charity's systems and processes to maintain effective financial controls

-To ensure that the finances of the organisation are managed effectively within approved budgets, expenditure controls and cash flow. Ensuring the organisations assets are safeguarded and employed effectively

-Oversee the provision of all financial reporting information required by internal and external committees as required including, but not limited to, the Finance and Audit Committee and external stakeholders

-To prepare the annual statutory accounts and manage the audit process in liaison with external auditors, in compliance with Charity (SORP 2015/FRS102)

-To oversee, manage and ensure compliance and effective reporting on contracts whether in drawing funds from external bodies, or making grants from funds received or from the charity's own funds

-To develop organisational templates and procedures for the effective costing and recharging of activity in support of existing and future funding

-Contributing to the Treasury function, strategy and business partnering

-Manage a team - working closely with the Sector leads to develop appropriate funding schemes and integrated systems and processes

-Leading the assessment of applications to the Investment Funds and making grant recommendations


-Qualified or experienced accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with knowledge of SORP accounting regulations

-Proven experience of working in a role involving managing, leading, building and maintaining effective internal and external partnerships and relationships

-Experience of producing reports and other formal professional documentation

-Excellent management and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively manage a team of people

-Ability and experience of working hands-on as well as overseeing and taking an overview as a senior team member

-Experience of the 'not for profit' sector

-VAT, ideally within a not for profit organisation

-First class interpersonal skills and ability to deal sensitively with a variety of audiences and apply appropriate judgement

-Knowledge of SUN Accounting system and Q&A reporting tool useful

Closing date: 31st May

Interviews: Early June

Please send your CV for immediate consideration.