Finance director jobs
The Finance Assistant is responsible for all aspects of the purchase and sales ledger for both the charity and enterprise functions, for the processing of invoices through to payment runs and supplier statement reconciliations. They will be responsible for all balance sheet reconciliations including monthly bank reconciliations.
They will support the Finance Director with VAT returns and cash flow analysis and management. They will work with budget holders to provide analysis and insight linking financial reporting to business performance, including leading on compilation of the key performance indicators and monthly management accounts and reports. They will support the year end processes and annual audit.
The Finance Assistant reports to the Finance Director. The Finance Director in turn reports to the Director.
Key areas of responsibility
- Code, process and input onto Sage all purchase invoices
- Ensure payment of invoices within company terms
- Liaise with budget holders to ensure invoices are approved for payment
- Reconcile, code and post credit card statements
- Post cash and credit card receipts from visitor, retail and other sales points
- Code and post customer sales invoices
- Review debit balances on the debtors report and issue statements and chase debtors
- Prepare banking as required
- Complete monthly bank reconciliations and investigate and report any discrepancies
- Finance and general administration including supporting reception and front of house colleagues, answering calls and greeting visitors. Providing administrative support to members of staff as and when required
- In collaboration with the Finance Director lead on completion of month end processes and prepare the management reports and budget holder reports
- Assist with preparing the annual budget reports and schedules for the Director and budget holders
- Assist with generating reports to support grant applications and reporting and financial analysis to support fundraising
- Assist with generating reports for defined purpose funds for budget holders and fundraising
- Assist with generating the quarterly VAT reports and return
- Assist with preparing year end reports and schedules for audit purposes
- Report any suspected or actual financial discrepancies or irregularities to the Finance Director or in their absence the Director immediately.
The key duties and responsibilities are indicative not exhaustive.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 21 July 2022.
Soroptimist International (SI) is a worldwide membership organisation which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. SI is a vibrant women’s membership organisation with members in 122 countries who strive to achieve gender equality, globally. You will be an experienced professional administrator working closely with the Global Executive Director to provide executive support and administration to the Office and internationally based Committees, Board and Executive Team. This role is worked over 30 hours per week as agreed by the Global Executive Director, with the expectation of occasional additional days and flexible working times required to facilitate international working and cover for the office.
Director of Services and Operations
This is an exciting time to join Fifth Sense, the charity for people affected by smell and taste disorders, and play a major role in shaping the services and support we provide during a period of significant development for the organisation. You will lead the development and delivery of our pioneering national support, information and educational services and volunteering programme, with a focus on supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of people affected by smell and taste impairment and increasing awareness of the crucial role that smell and taste play in our lives. You will champion innovations to improve our services and identify and lead the development of new opportunities for growth and expansion of the charity’s work.
You will also have oversight of the charity’s operations and ensure our systems and processes support and enable the effective delivery of our services.
We are looking for an inspiring leader with high emotional intelligence, strong operational background and the ability to deliver an outstanding level of service in a fast-moving environment. You will welcome an opportunity to develop both your leadership skills and your ability to drive change to improve the lives of people with smell and taste disorders, a hidden disability affecting many more people today due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You will have the opportunity and support to grow and develop your skills, and the scope of the role itself, as part of the planned growth of the organisation.
If you would like to be part of a pioneering, collaborative and forward-thinking organisation that values, supports and empowers and people then we would love to hear from you. We are committed to building an organisation that values diversity and welcome applications that will help us achieve this.
Location: Oxfordshire (Hybrid), location TBC. We are happy to offer flexible working arrangements.
For more information on the role please contact our CEO and founder, Duncan Boak: see JD
Instructions for applicants
To apply, please provide a CV along with a supporting statement which explains how you meet the requirements of the role, using the points in the Personal Specification below as sub-headings. Completed applications should be submitted via the by 17:00 on Monday 25th July.
Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 1st August.
(Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.)
For more information on the role on please contact Fifth Sense CEO Duncan Boak using the contact details on the attached job spec.
To apply, please provide a CV along with a supporting statement which explains how you meet the requirements of the role, using the points in the Personal Specification as sub-headings. Completed applications should be submitted by 17:00 on Monday 13th June.
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 20th June.
(Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.)
ISEAL is looking for an experienced Finance Manager to manage the day-to-day finance function in an international not-for-profit organisation. This includes the management of a small finance team and working closely with the organisation´s management accounting function.
ISEAL is the global membership organisation for sustainability systems and includes many of the most respected sustainability schemes worldwide. ISEAL members cover social and environmental sustainability issues – from labour rights and sustainable livelihoods to biodiversity conservation – and are active across a diverse range of sectors. Find out more on our website www(.)iseal(.)org.
The Finance Manager is involved in all aspects of work of a small finance team of five part time staff, under the oversight of the Director, Finance & Operations.
While there is a separate management accounting role, a part of the responsibility of both the financial accounting and management accounting roles is to support each other where necessary, in order to achieve an even workload and in order to achieve the overall finance team delivery objectives. The management accounting role responsibilities include donor reporting, grant audits, quarterly project reforecasting, supporting programme and project managers with financial information and staff time management, supporting Partnerships manager with proposal budgets and grant income tracking,
The ideal candidate will bring knowledge and experience of managing financial systems and procedures, overseeing delivery of related accounting functions, ideally in a project -based setting, as well as experience in managing and developing direct reports. A flexible and pro-active approach to work, strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, both in person and remotely, round off the preferred candidate´s profile.
In return, ISEAL offers involvement in all aspects of the financial management of an international NGO environment, an inspiring insight into the world of sustainability initiatives and a supportive organisational culture. The role suits someone returning to work after family breaks or someone looking to adjust their work life balance and work part time.
- Oversee and coordinate work of other finance staff on financial data capture, transaction processing, procedures and controls, acting as back up when required
- Own responsibility for accounting system and for the integrity and security of financial processes and controls
- Manage and carry out or oversee all tasks related to day-to-day delivery of the financial accounting function
- Oversee or perform month/quarter-end closing procedures, fixed assets, prepayments, nominal reconciliations
- Prepare quarterly financial accounts and other regular or ad hoc reports for the senior management team and ISEAL’s finance committee
- Coordinate annual budget process and preparation of draft and final budgets for approval
- Manage day-to-day banking relationships, cash flow planning, including movements between currency accounts and foreign exchange processes
- Prepare annual statutory accounts and manage annual organisational audit
- Model key financial figures (reserves, indirect costs, overall financial indicators)
- Fulfil requirements of VAT reporting and compliance with corporation tax reporting requirements
- Ensure compliance with charity accounting requirements
- Deliver financial due diligence checks for new major grantees, member applicants and new significant suppliers
- Contribute to preparation for grant audits
- Facilitate finance team meetings and work planning
- Support and act as back up on management accounting activities
- Line manage Finance Coordinator and Finance Assistant
- Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Working closely with Director, Finance & Operations to manage capacity
- Other tasks as advised by line manager
Experience, knowledge and attributes
- ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification
- Solid professional work experience in overseeing a finance function, ideally in an international setting using multiple currencies
- Proficiency with Excel and ability to analyse, manipulate and present data to non-finance colleagues
- Ability to respond flexibly to demands of the role and work in a small finance team
- High level of accuracy in own work and ability to check work done by others
- Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, including remotely based individuals, where most interaction will be virtual
- Well-honed interpersonal skills, displaying professionalism, tact and awareness of others, including sensitivity to cultural differences and perceptions
- Excellent organisational and time management skills, with ability to establish priorities for self and others
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Ability to manage and motivate others
- Experience with donor reporting and/or financial project reporting
- Experience of using Sage 50 software
- Interest in issues of sustainable consumption and/or environmental issues
Other relevant information
Initial 12 months contract with view to extend
£47 – 52,000 pro rata, depending on experience
Part-time, 3 days (Full time equivalent 37.5 hours per week). Fully flexible working arrangements possible, limited presence in office required with support to work from home available
Based in ISEAL’s London head office, with a hybrid approach to work. An ability and willingness to work from home is a requirement. Applicants will need to provide evidence that they are entitled to work in the UK
25 days / year (including office closure between Christmas and New Year)
Ideal start date:
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our client is a specialist charity that provides a range of support and services to individuals at a critical and painful time in their lives.
At present they are seeking a highly capable Director of Finance to join the Senior Leadership Team, and take on a pivotal role within the organisation.
With a wide range of responsibilities, this role will be key in driving the corporate strategy, by providing strategic input and driving operational change across Finance, HR and Digital. Also, taking on the role of Company Secretary the role will lead on risk management ensuring there is a strong governance structure.
The successful candidate will be fully CCAB qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) and will need to demonstrate:
- Proven experience in a finance leadership role
- Understanding of the Charity sector (through direct employment or trustee positions)
- Understanding of developing and implementing digital strategies
- Commitment to inclusive leadership and the ability to work in collaboration with Trustees and colleagues
This is an exceptional opportunity for the right individual and would suit either an established director with the necessary skill set, or a developing Finance Director looking for a broader resources role.
The successful candidate will be as comfortable leading strategic change, as they are handling numbers and explaining financial information to a non-finance audience. Holding a very visible role within the organisation, you will always display a commitment to the values and vision.
Our client currently offers employees the flexibility of hybrid working. For this role we have an expectation that the successful candidate will work from London offices once a fortnight. Candidates looking for 4 or 5 days a week are encouraged to apply.
As an equal opportunities employer, our client actively welcomes applications from all communities and backgrounds.
About The Role
Can you put your financial expertise to great use with a life-saving charity? The Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA) is looking for a strong and dynamic Director of Finance to deliver an outstanding service to both internal and external stakeholders. Your remit will be to provide financial leadership for the Charity and lead the Finance, Database and Lottery team. You'll deliver effective financial infrastructure (people, processes and systems) to support the delivery of our Strategy and ensure compliance in all financial, regulatory and statutory matters in line with our mission and values. As a leadership team member, you will assume overall financial responsibility across the Charity and be influential in shaping and delivering the future strategy of LNAA.
You'll already have significant experience in a senior finance leadership role. You will combine your excellent leadership skills with sound commercial awareness, with the ability to inspire and influence people at all levels. You'll be a professionally qualified accountant, with excellent financial acumen. Ideally with strong knowledge of Charity accounting, you'll evidence a demonstrable track record of contributing to stabilising and growing a business or Charity. Finally, you'll have the ability to build and develop a high performing finance function, with a diverse and complementary team.
We are working in partnership STOLL the leading provider of supported housing to vulnerable veterans, providing affordable, high-quality housing and support services to enable vulnerable and disabled veterans to lead fulfilling, independent lives. They house around 300 vulnerable and disabled veterans across sites in London and Aldershot, as well as over 100 more every year across the UK through other housing providers. They also provide a wide range of support services and make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of ex-Servicemen and women.
They are seeking a Director of Finance, to provide strategic oversight, leadership and management of the finances, whilst working with colleagues to support the overall development and delivery of the vision, mission of the organisation.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
- Relevant accountancy qualification e.g. Certified, Chartered or CIMA Accountant or equivalent experience and evidence of continual professional development.
- Significant financial management experience, ideally in social housing and/or the voluntary sector, including involvement in corporate financial management at a senior level
- Developed understanding of the dynamics of business and financial management and its impact on small to medium enterprises
- Proven ability to work effectively with Boards, Committees, Regulatory bodies and Funders and in building effective partnerships
- Experience and ability to set and manage budgets and of contributing to the development of business and strategic plans
- Ability to work under pressure, flexible in attitude, organised and not daunted by deadlines
The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified accountant (eg. CIMA/ACCA) with substantial experience of leading and driving change within the charitable housing sector or equivalent. With strong commercial financial acumen, you will be solutions focused, with excellent communication and relationship building skills, able to challenge and influence in a supportive style. You will be responsible for the overall performance of the Finance team and take the lead for strategic and operational financial management. As a member of a small leadership team, contribute to the development of strategic plans and vision and align these with service delivery and take responsibility along with executive colleagues for the wider activities of the organisation.
For more information, please contact Sandra Smith, Associate Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment.
Applications should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.
Closing date: ASAP
Due to the nature of the role we are reviewing applications as they come in, so please apply as soon as possible as the role may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found
Dolen connects two small countries at opposite ends of our world – Wales and Lesotho
We bring people together from both countries who want to make lasting positive change in their communities.
With the retirement of the current Executive Director the role is being divided to allow for future development of the team.
The Co-Executive Director for Finance, Fundraising and Governance will:
- Work with Board to develop Dolen Cymru Lesotho’s strategic role in facilitating, promoting and supporting links between people and organisations in Wales and people and organisations in Lesotho
- Lead the development of the strategic plan, in partnership with the Board. and lead the monitoring and review process for the strategic plan
- Maintain and enhance existing partnerships and develop new strategic partnerships to help develop new strategies and assist achievement of objectives
- Be responsible for all legal and financial affairs advising the Board on its corporate responsibilities under Company and Charity Law including the appropriateness and application of the Charity’s Articles.
- Provide the Board with timely advice and guidance with which to make key decisions on the direction of the charity including policy trends, opportunities, risk appraisals and the financial health of the charity.
- Be accountable for compliant financial management of the Charity in accordance with all relevant legislation.
- Lead the development of a fundraising strategy working with trustees and supporters to increase non grant income.
- Retain a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers with the right mix of talent to deliver the strategic objectives, operating in accordance with relevant employment legislation
- Lead the team in order to optimise their contribution, providing them with coaching and support
Qualifications, skills and experience
Dolen Cymru Lesotho is a small but highly successful charity.We pride ourselves in supporting our small team with flexible working.This holder of this post will share the responsibility of running the charity with the second Co-Director (Programmes).
The ability to work collaboratively is vital for this role.
This is a hybrid post with the official work base at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff, where there is a hot desk shared between staff and meeting room availability. The successful applicant will be expected to attend face to face meetings from time to time at the base and in other locations in Wales.There may be opportunities for travel to Lesotho in southern Africa.
To be successful in this role we anticipate the candidate will:
- Be educated to degree level (Qualification in business management desirable)
- Have proven leadership experience including responsibility for a budget
- Have had exposure to working with a Board
- Understand UK charity laws and regulation
- Understand the principles and practice of safeguarding
Additionally, it would be useful if the successful candidate had experience of
- working in the third sector, particularly International Development
- Commitment to the goals, ethos, values, and vision of Dolen Cymru Lesotho including a belief in the importance of all people of different cultures working together and respecting and valuing each other
- Experienced and inspirational leader
- Highly organised and personally effective
- Flexible to work at different times and in different places, with the ability to organise work, take responsibility and work on own initiative, adapting to the circumstances as and when required
- Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders including volunteers, paid staff, and members of the Board.
- Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post.
Thank you for considering applying for the Co-Executive Director position. We hope that you will feel inspired to join us and to play a key role in the development and growth of our organisation so that we can continue to make lasting positive changes in our communities in Lesotho and Wales.
We actively encourage the widest possible range of candidates and welcome applicants regardless of race, age, disability, faith, gender and sexual orientation.
Interviews are expected to be held in September.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: London office - mainly virtual with attendance once a month in the office
With You, the drugs, alcohol and mental health support charity, is seeking an Executive Director of Marketing & Communications to lead the Marketing and Communications Team, including media, digital, brand and policy functions.
This is a new role to drive forward change within the drug and alcohol misuse sector to enable the charity to dramatically improve the recovery and life chances of people living with substance misuse. The post reports to the CEO and will be part of a collaborative, lively and committed Executive Team.
The Executive Director of Marketing & Communications will play a key part in helping the charity grow income in their targeted geographical areas by developing and amplifying key messages that will resonate with their audience; including Commissioners, Directors of Public Health and other key decision makers, as well as potential new staff and service users. The role will also spearhead With You’s internal communications and engagement strategy to improve a sense of cohesiveness within the organisation and to nurture a culture where innovation and learning is shared and embedded across the whole of the charity.
With You are seeking candidates with experience in a senior role at a large or complex organisation who can turn their strategic aims into action. You will have extensive experience of leading a successful external Marketing and Communications function, as well as demonstrable proof of having led cross-organisational change and/or cultural transformation, and of developing a performance-focused culture. You will have exceptional communication and strategic-thinking skills, as well as the ability to manage, coach and motivate staff in a changing environment.
With You value applications with a wide range of different experiences, expertise and perspectives; they want their workforce to represent the diversity of people they serve and welcome applications from individuals with a wide range of experiences of backgrounds.
CLOSING DATE for applications: Wednesday 6th July, 9.00am GMT.
Please click the apply button to redirect to our website where you will find the Candidate Pack with full information including details of how to apply.
We will be longlisting applications as soon as we receive them, so please apply early to register your interest.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Personal Assistant to Executive Director
£25,716 - £30,689 per annum, depending on experience
35 hours per week
Are you a professional, experienced, and skilled Personal Assistant with the ability to work at Director level? Do you have experience of providing excellent administrative support to Directors? Are you organised, flexible and motivated with meticulous attention to detail? Do you have excellent minute taking, communication and relationship building skills with stakeholders at all levels, and can you always maintain discretion?
If you have answered yes to all these questions, then this role presents an excellent opportunity for you to establish yourself as a Personal Assistant supporting one of our Executive Directors, for which we have 2 positions. You will have outstanding organisational skills and the ability to remain positive and flexible at all times. You will provide a broad high-level administrative function including diary management, minute taking, managing confidential correspondence and information. You will organise meetings as well as occasional functions and travel itineraries. You will be able to support and complement the Executive Director’s style and add value to the team.
The successful candidate will be proficient in using all Microsoft Office packages with the ability to efficiently produce and present written information to a consistently high standard. You will deliver the administrative systems that support the department, identify problems, and put in place measures to improve their effectiveness
The role comes with an attractive benefits package, which includes flexible hours and hybrid working, a generous pension contribution of 5.5%, life assurance cover, death in service benefit of 3 times basic salary, discount retail vouchers, 25 days holiday allowance (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service) as well as 3 additional days off between Christmas and New Year.
To apply for this role, you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description from our website prior to starting your application.
Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.
The closing date for applications is on Sunday 17 July 2022 at 23:59.
We expect interviews to be held remotely on Tuesday 26 July 2022.
We reserve the right to close the response cut-off date for the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.
A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form.
We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long-term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form.
Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting work life balance amongst its staff.
As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to declare and explain their gaps in employment. All our offers of employment are subject to pre-employment checks – these checks include but are not limited to references, right to work in the UK, disclosure (if applicable) and qualifications (if applicable).
The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).
Email Marketing Platform Manager (Engaging Networks), joining an International Charity, based in Central London. Open to remote or hybrid working.
Extensive experience of Email Marketing Platforms, Engaging Networks or MailChimp, DotDigital, Dotmailer, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Blackboard? Experience of project managing, imbedding and integrating digital marketing platforms, with a strong grasp of data management?
Due to a new global strategy and ambitious growth plans, with a key focus on driving forward the digital marketing strategy, it's an exciting time to join the team!
As the Email Marketing Platform Manager (Engaging Networks), working across the organisation and closely with fundraising, you will drive forward the digital marketing strategy by imbedding and integrating the digital marketing platform Engaging Networks with internal systems, optimising data processes, supporting teams to create and optimise donation page performance. Supporting key stakeholders by building a framework they can use to enable end to end delivery within Engaging Networks, also developing internal knowledge and skills around the use of the platform.
- Oversee Engaging Networks, ensuring planning, data processes, compliance, management of supporter data, and results reporting are consistent and of a high standard
- Technical lead on implementation of automating of Engaging Networks activity with the Database Manager
- Responsible for ensuring systems are in place to report KPI's, and teams have the tools to ensure all campaigns are analysed
- Set up user friendly, 'easy editor 'email templates in Engaging Networks and rolling out delivery to teams
- Technical support to Campaign Managers to deliver the CRO testing programme on EN donation pages, helping to build new forms and split tests and ensuring they can be tracked and reported on
- With the Insight team, ensure alignment on email marketing data and the reporting dashboards and ensure accurate and effective data management processes are in place
- Scope needs for Engaging Networks and design, establish and communicate recommended ways of working within the platform
We are looking for you to have previously worked in a similar role, with demonstrable experience of:
- Managing email marketing systems (Engaging Networks or MailChimp, DotDigital, Dotmailer, Sales Force Marketing Cloud, Blackboard).
- Understanding of data handling, data specs with the ability to create process flows & SLAs
- Experience working to a project management framework
- In-depth knowledge of integrating an email platform with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and tracking parameters
- Working with digital and data teams to integrate systems and maximise reporting capabilities
- Proven understanding and experience of optimising reporting, analytics and tracking within an email marketing system
- Demonstrable experience of coding for HTML and CSS and able to make fixes to backend of an email marketing platform and donation forms
The US-UK Fulbright Commission’s vision is a world in which there are no obstacles to learning, understanding and collaboration. Our mission is to advance knowledge, promote civic engagement and develop compassionate leaders through education exchange programmes between the peoples of the US and the UK.
We will be celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2023 and the impact that the US-UK Commission has had with emphasis on inclusive excellence, tackling global challenges and building community. The Director of Development and External Relations will work with the Executive Director to develop a ten-year fundraising strategy that will be launched as a major campaign in our anniversary year.
The post holder will act as the lead in fundraising development focusing on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing support from alumni and major donors as well as trusts, corporate organisations, foundations and high net worth individuals. They will also lead on strategic external communications and stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on the Fulbright alumni community in UK and US.
They will be part of the Commission’s senior team and work particularly closely with the Director of Awards on alumni engagement and the Director of Advising and Marketing to consistently articulate our mission, vision and branding across the Commission’s activities. They will implement and build on the organisation’s new communications strategy, manage the redesign and roll-out of the organisation’s website (with already contracted external design agency) and manage the day-to-day external communications operations of the Commission – from social media to responding to press inquiries.
The successful candidate will have prior experience and a successful track record of playing a significant role on a fundraising campaign and knowledge of established fundraising techniques. They will also have concrete expertise in strategic communications, content creation, stakeholder communications, website management and social media.
They will have experience of building relationships and communicating with diverse communities in order to promote a sense of inclusion and belonging. They will have a successful track record in developing and executing organisation-wide strategies and have demonstrable experience in building effective networks and partnerships across organisational boundaries. Significant experience in alumni relations or similar community building role is also required. They will have strong organisation skills and experience in managing a varied workload while paying attention to the tiny details.
The ideal candidate needs to be flexible, bold, and work well and collaboratively in a constantly changing environment. They will need to bring a mix of strategic flair as well as proven skills to see through the implementation of plans in a lean organisation. Critically, they will be passionate about the transformational power of international higher education and committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers exceptional opportunities for people interested in international education and who are committed to our mission and vision. New staff join a small and friendly team who are highly motivated, entrepreneurial and passionate about cross-cultural exchange.Our staff benefits include 34 days holiday (including 3 US holidays and 3 Christmas closure days) plus bank holidays, pension scheme (employer contribution of 5%), employee assistance programme, flexible working and excellent learning and development opportunities.
We welcome and encourage job applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities, people who identify as Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnic, and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, non-binary and/or Queer. As part of our focus on social mobility, we also encourage applications from those who are the first generation to go to university in their family.
Please note, you must have the prior legal right to work in the UK.
Location: Central London office at least 2 days a week, home working the rest of the time.
Closing date: Monday 18 July 2022 (9am BST)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
What we are looking for:
This role is essential in supporting the strategic direction of the Foundation. We believe in a stronger fairer Surrey enabling everyone to support organisations who are making a positive difference to our communities so that no one is left behind. We play a unique role to bring together those able to give with charities and community organisations in need of support. Good, effective governance and robust financial management are key to the charity achieving its ambitious plans to grow resources, deliver grant-making and ensure sustainability.
The overall purpose of the role is to provide consistent, strategic, financial and operational leadership with the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees. This exciting role provides the opportunity for strategic vision and organisation leadership on the macro level, together with a hands-on approach to micro issues.
A pro-active, team player who can contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. You will have meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, and be highly organised and able to prioritise effectively, sometimes working to short deadlines.
As an organisation we are committed to working in ways that celebrate our county’s diversity and to enabling people from all communities to be part of our work.
What’s really important to us:
- At least 2 years’ experience working at a senior level in charity accounting.
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines.
- A beady eye when it comes to details.
- A positive, ‘can do’ attitude.
- A professional, friendly approach to all.
- Ability to assess and interpret complex data and communicate clearly through excellent written and verbal skills with non-finance professional.
- Fully computer literate including Word, Excel and use of CRM databases (ideally Salesforce) or willing to undertake training.
- To be able to work as part of a small team including line management (this post has 2 posts reporting into it)
The icing on the cake:
- Experience of Sage 50.
- Experience of fund and investment accounting.
- Experience of working in a grant-making organisation.
- The post may occasionally necessitate evening and weekend work for which time off in lieu will be provided.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Finance & HR Lead will sit at the heart of our Operations Team, reporting to the Head of Operations and playing a crucial function in ensuring the efficient day to day management of the organisation's finances and HR functions.
For the finance component of the role, you will use our accountancy software (Quickbooks) and our own internal financial spreadsheets to manage the day to day administration of our finances, including recording and tracking the income expected from funders, processing invoices and payments and producing monthly reconciliations for our Head of Operations and Co-CEO. You will also work with our teams to ensure compliance with our financial policies, process petty cash and expenses and work with our external accountants each year to provide the information needed for our accounts.
To help High Trees manage our HR functions, you will work with our Operations Team to induct new staff members, coordinate staff CPD training, support notetaking at HR meetings and work with the teams to ensure compliance with our HR policies, procedures and HR paperwork. You will use our online portals to record staff data, manage online HR functions and train new staff in its use. You will also work with the teams on the recruitment of new staff including organising interviews and collecting references.
You do not need to have specifically used Quickbooks before, but will have at least two years of experience using some form of accountancy software or finance system, and be proficient in managing financial admin using excel. You will be a highly organised administrator, be methodical in your approach and be a good and clear communicator. You will have the skills necessary to balance the various functions of the role and will be enthusiastic about working with a charity to improve their systems and processes.
This is an exciting Senior Director of Finance role working for an international charity. Reporting to the CEO of the charity who is based in California, the senior Director of Finance is responsible for the day to day running of the financial operations including financial reporting such as preparing year end and audit, and SORP accounting.
Working closely with the Senior executive team, the successful Senior Director of Finance will advise on long term financial plans. Looking after a small team of 3 people, applicants for the position of Senior Director of Finance must have experience in a similar ideally in an international charity. Experience of ad hoc projects such as system migration is hugely desirable but working knowledge of Unit4/Agresso ERP is essential.
This is a full-time interim role, with some flexibility to work from home. If you are interested in applying for the position of Senior Director of Finance by sending your CV to [email protected]
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.