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Part-time Finance Director - St Albans - c£50k pro-rata

Part-time Finance Director - St Albans - c£50k pro-rata

A charity focused on therapy and counselling in the St Albans area is seeking an experienced Finance Director for a part-time role. (2.5 days / 18-20 hours per week) The organisation is vital in providing top quality services in the local area. They provide counselling and therapy services to people in the area, along with high quality training and education programmes for those wishing to practice therapeutic counselling.

The organisation is looking for an experienced, high calibre Finance Director who can contribute strategically to the organisation, and deputise for the CEO.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will lead the finance function of the organisation ensuring the optimum use and accounting of financial resources, finance planning and strengthen finance procedures and governance as directed by the CEO. As a senior member of the management team, you will support the CEO, Operations Manager and the Board with the strategic leadership with to support the Charity's purpose and enable the charity to grow existing and new services

The role will involve:

-Preparation of the annual budget for Board approval in consultation with the Chief Executive and Treasurer, including ensuring annual quarterly forecasting of planned expenditure. Subsequent re-forecasting of outturn during the year.
-Oversee the Finance Manager and assist with preparation of monthly management accounts for the management team and monitoring budget expenditure on a quarterly basis with budget holders.
-Close monitoring of cash-flow, including forecasting income and expenditure movements.
-Preparation of quarterly Board finance reports and forecast P/L and cashflow (including narrative). Oversee the forecasting of core commercial services; open ended and specialist counselling, NHS counselling and training.
-Preparation of annual accounts for annual audit and liaison with auditors before, during and after audit process.
-Presentation of annual statutory accounts for Board approval in consultation with the charity's auditors and Chief Executive.

-Review financial procedures and policies and ensure these are up to date, relevant and implemented.

-Be part of the charity's management team supporting the Chief Executive in providing strategic leadership to the organisation. As part of the management team, provide guidance and advice on strategic developments, expansion of deployments, projects and the nature of the business ensuring the resource needs of the organisation are considered fully in planning and risk management.
-Line manage the Finance Manager, Finance Assistant and oversee activities and functions of IT and facilities.
-Oversee payroll and the implementation of the charity's pension scheme, ensuring issues are addressed, documentation issued and the charity meets HMRC and other statutory requirements.

-Deputise for the CEO when necessary

Candidate requirements:

-Professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ACA)

-The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track record of highly successful financial management and experience working with SMEs and experience of a growing business.

-Not for profit experience is desirable but not essential

-Extensive financial management experience within an SME, and within a charity or corporate
-Experience of budget management, including setting, tracking and reporting on budget performance against plans
-Experience of donor reporting and understanding of system requirements to achieve accurate and timely reports.

-You will be tenacious, able to manage a busy workload and comfortable working under your own initiative.

-Demonstrable experience in financial planning

-An empathy / interest on counselling and therapy

Closing date: 31st July

Please send your CV for consideration.