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Head of Finance - Community charity - £46,000 per annum

Head of Finance - Community charity - £46,000 per annum

A leading youth community charity with headquarters in central London is seeking an experienced Head of Finance for an important role.

The role would best suit a fully-qualified accountant who has strong leadership and team management experience, with experience in managing a complex finance function in a charity.

This represents a chance to get involved with a charity aiming to ensure that all young Londoners grow up healthy, able to navigate a fulfilling career and make a positive contribution in their communities.

The role involves:

-Managing the finance team, including some remote workers

-Produce monthly income and expenditure accounts for budgetholders, making any necessary adjustments under generally accepted accounting practice including significant prepayments and accruals

-Review and interrogate budget holders' reforecasts and ensure all budget-holders are participating in the process

-Produce informative and timely management accounts to facilitate Senior Team and Board decision-making, including a balance sheet, and review of debtor and creditor days and bank balance; ensure all control accounts balance

-Drive and support the annual budgeting process

-Ensure all transactions through the ledgers and the bank are posted daily such that the books are always up to date

- Complete year-end procedures including reconciling control accounts, prepayments and accruals and reconciliation of year end management accounts to statutory accounts

-Prepare an audit file with annual statutory accounts and supporting schedules and useful documentation for London Youth and connected entities

-Ensure we have strong financial procedures in place, taking account of the technology that we use, and that they are communicated and adhered to

-Ensure the organisation complies with relevant tax legislation including PAYE, taxable trading and VAT as necessary

-Recruiting and inducting staff for your team as necessary

Candidate requirements:

-Qualified accountant and an active member of ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS or CIMA

-Significant experience of working in a charity and of accounting for restricted funds

-Experience in carrying out a financial control function and in producing management accounts to a strict timetable

-Significant experience of management accounting, financial reporting and analysis

-Experience of producing statutory accounts

- Experience of managing staff

-Great Plains experience useful but not essential

Please note that interviews for this role will be held on 20th March 2018.

Please send your CV for further consideration.