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A charity are recruiting for an Interim Project Accountant
Your new company
A high-profile London-based charity.
Your new role
Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for business partnering with the finance and programme management teams; leading on project budgets and forecasts and producing accurate and timely financial reports for both income and expenditure and ad hoc financial analysis. Anticipated duration is for 3 months+. To start ASAP. Flexible working - open to hybrid and 100% remote.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified Accountant with experience of project accounting for central government funded projects.
What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.
What you need to do now
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As a Financial Wellbeing Advisor your main accountabilities will include:
- Undertake structured assessments to understand specific finance, benefit and debt needs of the Service User using tailored action plans.
- Support service user to claim the correct benefits, gain access to relevant entitlements, and manage under/over payments
- Support service user to obtain a national insurance number, personal photo identification, birth certificate or other documentation.
- Provide advice, guidance and information on statutory and non-statutory service provision within service user’s Local Authority
- Help service user’s to access banking and financial services to meet FBD needs. Through supporting service user’s to develop online banking skills.
- Sign-post service users to relevant agencies/organisations that will support them with their finance, benefit or debt needs.
- Provide advice and guidance ensuring FBD issues do not prevent service users from accepting job opportunities.
- Support service users to develop a personal budget
- Utilise our FCA registered Advisors to support and advocate for service users to address their complex debt issues requiring legal, financial or regulatory advice
- Utilise our evidence-based structured interventions, to deliver tailored specialist training/courses/interventions to develop service users’ financial literacy, including budgeting and personal financial management.
- Provide advice and support for them to better understand loans, including pay-day loans, Buy-Now-Pay-Later, and Universal Credit advances, to those who have a loan, and those who have not yet made their decision.
- Support service users to develop a debt management plan, including helping them identify priority debts
- Use Action Planning to identify service user needs for financial products e.g. contents/life insurance and pensions/SIPPs.
- Provide access to hot desks for service users to access information, emails, apply for benefits/jobs, or drop-in for wider support/signposting
- Liaise with the Probation Practitioner in relation to risk of abusive behaviour/harm and safeguarding concerns
- Design/deliver sessions to address financial issues/enable service user to manage finances more efficiently
- Inform, consult and involve service user in determining rehabilitation plans and activities.
- Work with colleagues and partners and engaging peer and volunteer mentors where provided to ensure that offenders comply with agreed activities and enable access to resources that support rehabilitation.
- Maintain records in accordance with Probation, Prison and Organisational policies and procedures.
- Use relevant information and technology appropriately with proper attention to data security.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- A confident and professional approach to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds who may present with multiple difficulties.
- Ability to motivate service user in their ability to change through both one to one & Group work interventions.
- Ability to proactively manage a caseload of service user in line with the information contained within referrals.
- Able to be adaptable, working in challenging environments whilst maintaining a motivational approach.
- Ability to identify/recognise risk, act according to risk management procedures when completing healthy relationship work.
- Attention to detail particularly relating to recording of work and meeting of deadlines.
- Excellent communications skills with the ability to adapt messages to the audience receiving them and retain confidentiality at all times.
Knowledge & Experience:
- Good basic education, including Maths and English GCSE or equivalent.
- Evidence of continual professional development.
- Experience working with Microsoft Office - Word and Excel
- Experience of working with offenders and/or disadvantaged people.
- Knowledge of the resettlement pathways
- Knowledge of how financial issues can impact on re-offending
- An understanding of the importance of risk assessment and management.
- An understanding of safeguarding adults and children
Desirable Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:
- Any qualification relevant to working with those in Criminal Justice System, for example criminology/ criminal justice/ social care/ mental health/ IAG/ Family.
- Experience delivering finance, benefit and debt interventions
- Knowledge of relevant organisations/agencies which support those with finance, benefit and debt issues/needs
- Life experience such as overcoming difficulties.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A small neighbourhood based housing association in London is currently recruiting for a part time Director of Finance, approximately 3 days a week with very flexible working arrangements. The organisation is focused on building strong relationships with their residents, growing and developing communities and leading the way in having greener more energy efficient homes.
The Director of Finance will oversee the finance function to enable the delivery of the associations business objectives. As well as working closely with the leadership team and the Board, supporting decision making the role will be hands on in the delivery of the finances. Key responsibilities will include;
- Leading on Strategic Risk and performance monitoring
- Preparing monthly management accounts and budget reports
- Producing the annual Financial Statements, budget and 30-year business plan
- Leading on rent setting and service charge budgets
To be suitable for the role you need to be a qualified accountant with experience of working as part of a leadership team. An understanding of governance and regulations as well as strong financial accounting and management accounting experience is essential. An understanding of the housing or wider not for profit sector is highly desirable.
The role offers a hybrid working arrangement with the ability to have a high proportion of time spent working from home.
There are 10 evening meetings per year, normally held on a Thursday. 5 can be virtual and 5 will need to be in person.
Progressive Micro Finance org, which works to create and support high quality financial inclusion companies (microfinance companies) in frontier markets in Africa and Asia is looking to strengthen its capabilities in its London office, through the hiring of a Management Accountant (MA).
The MA will carry out all accounting and reporting obligations of the LLP, in addition to providing analytics support to the Group CEO as well as managing some communication tasks for the Group.
Seeking a candidate with strong analytical and accounting skills, and the role includes the following tasks:
- Monthly and annual statutory accounts preparation and management
- Monthly management accounts report preparation
- LLP accounting
- Quarterly VAT returns submissions
- Carrying out bank reconciliations
- Maintaining & updating fixed asset records
- Managing ledgers
- Producing budgets and forecasts
- Negotiation and administration of company insurances
- Managing cash flow and bank balances
- Preparations of Advisory invoices and recharge invoices
- Processing company business expenses
- Management of international invoices and forex payments
- Preparation and submission of FCA statutory reporting
- Preparation and submission of Companies House filings
- Monthly payroll administration (preparation of payroll; distribution of payslips; submission of payroll information to HMRC; payment of PAYE/NIC to HMRC)
- Preparation of annual P11D reconciliations and payment of any resulting outstanding tax / NIC
Other responsibilities will include
- Preparing analytical management reports as required
- Managing the design and publication of Annual Report
- Overseeing the work of the Administrative Officer as necessary
- Minimum relevant work experience of 3-5 years, including some experience of LLP accounting and reporting
- Completed or in-progress status with CMA, ACCA or an equivalent accounting qualification
- Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
Salary:£37,210 - 40086 - Pro Rata
6 Month Fixed Term Contract - 28 hours per week
ActionAid UK is a member of the ActionAid Federation, an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.
As part of the ActionAid Federation, we work with women and girls, our partners, and dedicated staff in 43 countries to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.
Action Aid UK is looking for a HR Systems Partner, to join them on a temporary basis for 6 months. You will be responsible for integrating and streamlining the various HR platforms, that the People and Culture team use. You will develop meaningful HR dashboards and management information. You will focus on improving efficiency, effectiveness, better data integrity and data security.
Some of your duties:
- Review current processes and develop effective automated solutions, focusing on processes which currently require highest levels of manual input,
- Create and implement system workflows to support efficient and user friendly process
- Deliver ad-hoc and in-depth analysis to provide insights to help shape HR Policies, strategy and business initiatives.
- Develop and run scheduled reports to support business processes such as
payroll, pension reporting, on-boarding, demographic data, resourcing figures and staff cost management.
- Develop and maintain meaningful HR dashboards and people metrics to help forecasting, business planning and the development of forward-thinking people strategies
- Develop and provide HR systems training and ongoing data analytics coaching support to members of the People and Culture team
- Engage with and demonstrate commitment to AAUK’s mission, vision, values and strategic aims.
- Experience of developing reports and dashboards with an HRIS platform
providing useful insights.
- Sage People /Salesforce
Experience in providing training and support to HR and new users of the system
- Ability to manage and prioritise own workload having a systematic approach to work
- Using HR Data and Systems expertise to drive people change that impacts organisations and/or the profession.
Development of HR Data and Systems practices taking account of wider impact on other approaches to people management and business practices
- Experience in providing training and support to HR and new users of the system
- Knowledge of payroll and HR processes, policies, and best practices
- CIPD qualification
- Worked for a not for profit Organisation
ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.
ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.
We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce and therefore encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQI+ community, the trans community, and those with a disability.
Head of FP&A for one of London's Universities
This university is one of the leading institutions in the world and is made up of a number of academic areas that provide world class education to it's students. With growing student numbers and new enterprise activity, they are now looking to recruit a Head of FP&A to provide team leadership and commercial, decision making support to the executive team.
- Lead a team of commerical finance individuals
- Lead on key budgeting and forecasting, as well as key commercial financial analysis
- Lead on key financial decision making support
- Drive business partnering and finance as a service across the organisation
- Key financial planning, short, medium and long term
You will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent) that has delivered within a commercial finance role already, working with senior leadership to provide decision making support.
You will have led a team already, including all reviews and support.
Salary c£70,000 plus fantastic holiday and pension
The Diocese of Leicester is partnering exclusively with Robertson Bell to recruit to a Director of Finance role on a permanent, full-time basis. The Diocese is made up of a number of legal entities, with each parish being a separate corporate body. The Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee which runs ‘the business’ of the Diocese. The Diocese are now looking to recruit to this key role.
Responsible to the Chief Executive & Diocesan Secretary this Director of Finance will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the finance team. The main focus of this role is to contribute to the fulfilling of the Diocesan Mission by maintaining a strategic overview and designing financial models, ideas and plans for approval by the Bishop’s Leadership Team and DBF Trustees.
The key responsibilities will be:
- Bring a particular financial strategic and management perspective to discussions and decisions.
- Play a full part in other leadership groups including the Senior Management Team of the DBF and attend and play a full part in meetings of the Bishop’s Leadership Team.
- Prepare annual accounts, budgets and forecasts in accordance with agreed timetables and standards and in consultation with budget holders and other stakeholders.
- Act as the primary contact for the Diocesan auditors, bankers, and investment advisors; to consider their advice, to relate them to the policies of the Board and to enact them after appropriate consultation.
- Ensure compliance with the requirements of the Companies and Charities Acts, Taxation and all other relevant legislation in so far as they appertain to the Diocese’s financial and accounting procedures.
- Ensure the provision and monitoring of cash flow forecasts for the Diocese, advise on necessary actions to maintain an appropriate cash balance and implement agreed actions in relation to investments.
- To maintain registers of all investments held and assets acquired, and to advise the Board on the retention or otherwise of such holdings.
- Oversee the diocesan investment portfolio, liaising with the Investment Committee Chair, diocesan Land Agent and Glebe Committee Chair as appropriate.
- Ensure the efficient functioning of the Finance Team, as well as ensuring the proper maintenance of the books of account and the development of the staff.
- Lead the Finance team, build capacity and manage change through collaboration and motivation.
We are a family of over 320 churches, 234 parishes, almost 100 schools and academy trusts, and a growing number of fresh expressions of Church, in villages, market towns and the city of Leicester across 10 deaneries. We often describe ourselves as a rural diocese with urban heartlands and meet in church buildings, houses, community spaces and schools, with chaplaincies extending our ministry into other areas of community life.
The successful candidate will:
- Be a qualified Accountant.
- Have experience of managing financial systems, including setting and managing budgets, management accounts and cash flow, etc.
- Have the first-class ability to prepare year-end accounts and annual budgets in line with charity SORP. (please note previous not for profit experience isn’t essential)
- Strong experience of VAT including partial recovery and corporation tax
- Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate staff, to develop and maintain quality relationships with staff, volunteers, trustees, clients and suppliers.
This opportunity will be based at offices on site at St Martins House in Leicester.
The closing date for applications is 29th August with interviews taking place on the 8th September. Applications will be under constant review before the closing date so please submit your application to our retained search agent Robertson Bell. Apply now to be considered!
We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds.
We have an exciting opportunity for two Senior Account Handler to join our team based Lancing, West Sussex.
We will offer you a competitive salary of £29,481.40 per annum, Band D, Level 3-inclusive of a market supplement.
Hybrid working with a minimum of 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home.
We are looking for someone with strong communication skills, who can adapt to different and challenging scenarios.
Being able to work successfully as a part of a team part but also take the initiative to handle situations independently, where possible/appropriate.
The Senior Account Handler Role:
Your role will be to act as a prime contact point for Unity's portfolio of clients comprising of individual Scout and Guide groups or other external small charity clients for their insurance requirements. You will ensure efficient administration and management of their policies and the overall client relationships through excellent customer service. Additionally, you will encourage them to purchase any additional insurance needs from Unity to meet the company's business objectives.
Key responsibilities as our Senior Account Handler:
- Offer information, guidance and quotes to existing clients in respect of their insurance needs
- Cross sell and up sell relevant products to existing clients
- Offer information, guidance and quotes to prospects in respect of their insurance needs and converting these to clients
- Achieve targets set in respect of existing client revenue retention, new business growth and lead generation
- Administration of policies in line with the objectives of accuracy, speed and completeness
- Collection of premiums income in line with Unity policies
- Work as an effective member of Unity staff
- Comply with all business and office procedures and FCA rules
- Pro-actively review all insurance procedures in use and suggest continual improvements
- Processing and handling of claims for clients
What we are looking for in our Senior Account Handler:
- Experience of youth charities and their insurance needs
- Experience of working in the commercial insurance industry
- Computer literate and experience of using insurance systems
- Knowledge and experience of FSA Compliance and TCF practices
- Positive attitude and ability to deal with difficult situations and customers
- Ability to develop solutions to customers insurance requirements
- Ability to work to deadlines and/or under pressure
- Good customer service skills
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Good organisation skills
- Ability to work towards target
What we can offer you as our Senior Account Handler:
- 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years’ service and 32 days after 5 years’ service
- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year
- Life Assurance
- Simply Health Scheme
- Generous Pension Scheme
- Free car parking
We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer…
- Up to four personal days paid leave a year
- Maternity/Paternity Leave
- Childcare Vouchers
- Flexible working hours
- Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits
- Study and volunteer leave
Closing date: Friday 19th August 2022 at 23:59
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click ‘Apply’ now!
The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
Strictly no agencies.
This is an exciting time to join our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) as we embark on our new five year strategy, aimed at Making Every Moment Count: supporting people with a life-limiting illness, caring for people and their loved ones at end of life.
This vacancy arises due to the current postholder moving to a new role following a very successful four years with the Charity, during which time there has been continual growth and development.
The Director of Finance works as a key member of the SLT, holding lead executive responsibility for:
- Information Governance
- External contracts (currently consisting of ICT, Telephony and Hairdressing salon)
Job Ref: KF593627CamFD
Location: Cambridge, CB22 3FB
Type of contract: Permanent
Hours: 22.5 p/w
Salary: Circa £60 - £65k pa pro rata (pay review pending)
The role provides strategic leadership and financial strategy for the Charity and is accountable for the provision of financial and performance information to enable the SLT, Finance & General Purposes Committee and Board to maintain the financial viability and sustainability position of the Charity. There are three direct line management reports and the post also holds responsibility for the outsourced IT contract. An Executive Assistant supports the work of the SLT.
This is a permanent, part-time position open to qualified Accountants (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA or equivalent). Additionally, candidates are required to have:
- Full membership of a UK recognised professional accountancy body
- Substantial post qualification experience in both accounting and management, working at a senior level
- Experience of working with and advising Boards/ Trustees
- The ability to participate in an Out of Hours on call rota
- Driving licence and access to vehicle for work purposes
It may be possible to undertake some of the role from home following satisfactory conclusion of a three-month probationary period.
Please note that the salary quoted is based on full time hours and needs to be pro-rata’d for part time posts. We regret that we are unable to negotiate salary above the maximum stated within the advert.
Closing date: 15th August (midday)
Interviews: 30th August 2022
If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.
We are committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality of opportunity for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community. Therefore, candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview. We are also working to increase diversity throughout the organisation and we particularly welcome applications from BAME people who are currently under-represented.
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults who draw on care and support and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
ARHC encourage and support vaccine uptake, as this remains the best line of defence against COVID 19.
No agencies please.
We are looking for a Finance Business Partner to work proactively and collaboratively with Directors, Senior Managers, and other budget holders as the primary point of contact to support and coach them across the full Finance remit to enable delivery of financial targets, key performance indicators and to raise the level of commerciality and financial awareness across Battersea.
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 160 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.
Our Finance & Corporate Services Team
Battersea’s Finance and Corporate Services Department incorporates a range of functions that support the rest of the organisation. From IT helpdesk and systems support, to financial accounting, legacy administration, procurement and facilities management, these teams work strategically and collaboratively to ensure that Battersea can be here for every dog and cat.
What we can offer you
Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:
- 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
- Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
- Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£100), optical (£100), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£325) every year
- Annual interest-free season ticket loans
- Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
- Life insurance
During the Coronavirus restrictions, our animal-facing staff continued to work on site and our office based staff worked from home. We are currently operating a hybrid working model with our office-based staff splitting their time between site based and home working. We believe this will support office-based staff to maintain the benefits of home working, while allowing for collaboration and interaction with our animal-facing staff and maintaining a connection to our cause.
As such, you’ll be expected to work in our Battersea office for at least 50% of your working week.
So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.
We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers and Trustees. We aim to ensure that this commitment, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together. We would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented at Battersea.
Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022
Interview date(s): w/c 22 August 2022
For full details, please download our recruitment pack. To apply, click the button below. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised; we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications is received.
Haringey Education Partnership
Haringey Education Partnership is a not-for-profit, schools-led school improvement company established by Haringey and Enfield schools in partnership with Haringey Council from September 2018. We exist to improve outcomes for children and young people through delivering the best school improvement available anywhere in the country. We support all types and phases of schools in Haringey and Enfield who want to work with us and our family of 100+ schools.
Our vision is to inspire our schools so every child and young person is able to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Our mission is to raise outcomes for all in HEP schools so achievement is as good as, or better than, anywhere in the country.
We are seeking to engage a highly motivated and experienced qualified accountant to lead the finance function following a period of set up and growth.
This is a hands on, top-table strategy role, and you will have the assistance of a part-time finance assistant.
We are a small company and the post holder will be expected to contribute broadly across the business, particularly in identifying and delivering new commercial opportunities.
The role straddles financial and management accounting, and the post holder will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in being the chief financial advisor to the board, and in being a business partner to the leadership team and beyond.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensure that business processes, administration and financial management are as efficient as possible
- Assist the Chief Executive in the identification and delivery of business development opportunities
- Undertake and present the finance work associated with new services or products, ensuring that the associated commercial strategies (such as pricing) are appropriate
- Act as chief financial advisor to the board and the finance committee
- Act as business partner to company budget holders in the preparation and presentation of tailored financial management information
- Lead the maintenance of the accounting system (Quickbooks)
- Lead planning and forecasting activities with business partners to achieve business and company goals
- Prepare and present financial reports for the company’s finance committee and board
- Prepare and present financial forecasts by modelling scenarios
- Ensure legal compliance with respect to Insurance, Companies House and HMRC requirements
- Prepare revenue, expense, cash flow and balance sheet analysis as required
- Lead on the preparation of the annual budget
- Assist management to make better financial decisions to improve financial sustainability
- Provide the management and development of the financial assistant
- Review and process payments of creditors and employees (payroll is currently outsourced)
- Participate and, where appropriate, lead in the execution of changes to procedures, policies and systems to facilitate expansion, compliance and scaling of the business
- Prepare final accounts and lead the external audit
- Prepare and submit quarterly VAT returns and the annual corporation tax return
- Build and maintain constructive relationships with auditors, solicitors and the bank
- Oversee the correct accounting for the relationship with HEP’s charitable arm, HEP Horizons
- Any other duties commensurate with the role
- Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CPFA)
- Demonstrable CPD
- Financial Accounting
- Technical knowledge commensurate with a small business
- Preparation of VAT and Corporation tax returns
- Preparation of final accounts
- Leading on annual audit
- Management accounting
- Budget preparation and monitoring
- Evidence of business partnering with non-finance managers
- Preparation and presentation of financial management information to committee and board
- Business Development
- Evidence of working commercially, preparing finance work for business development
- Evidence of cross-organisation working
- Evidence of commercial development aptitude
- Evidence of managing and developing staff
- Evidence of influencing skills
- Have strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Be able to build relationships quickly
- Be adaptable with good organisational skills
- Be a team player, with the confidence to lead, motivate and influence
- Have a commitment to customer-focussed working
- Have a passion for improving outcomes for children and young people
- Have an understating of the issues around diversity and anti-discrimination and a commitment to both
- Salary:£60-70k per annum + 30 days holiday + generous defined contribution pension scheme
- Full-time, 35 hours per week (will consider part-time for an exceptional candidate)
- The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check
Please submit a comprehensive CV AND with a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 setting out your interest in the role along with details of how you would deliver on the responsibilities of the role and how you meet the skills and experience required.
Interviews: HEP will commence interviews for this role w/c 22nd August
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Highly respected and ambitious University in the South West is looking to recruit an Interim Head of Financial Operations for a 6-12 month FTC with a potential view to a permanent position.
The main purpose of the role is to:
- Ensuring strong financial controls and accurate and timely collection, payment and recording of accounting transactions
- Managing x 3 direct reports.
- Supporting the teams as they transition to a new system with associated changes in processes and record keeping. (Current Head seconded full time to the project).
Main Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Actively manage the three Financial Operations team leads in order to ensure University financial regulations, accounting procedures and policies and being followed.
- Actively manage the delivery of a fully effective, customer focused financial operational service, overseeing the quality of the specialist support and professional advice provided by the teams.
- Motivate and manage the financial operations staff, engendering a feeling of mutual trust, dignity and respect, and ensuring constructive communication within the team
- In line with steer from the Director, set objectives for the Operations team and three team leads, proactively managing their performance through regular 1:1s, team meetings, staff development reviews (SDRs) or mid year reviews.
- Identify any training needs and implement requirements as appropriate in consultation with the Director.
- Ensure effective and efficient procurement arrangements are in place that demonstrates value for money to students whilst offering appropriate support to Professional Services and Academic Schools, acknowledging logistical and business continuity pressures to deliver services or new contracts to a timescale which may not be flexible.
- Maintain sound financial controls for all systems used by finance including e-tendering, web-based ordering system, payment platforms, payroll system, finance system, SITS fees and SITS fund manager.
This would ideally suit someone who is very process focused, has a hands on approach and is good with people and running a small team. Prior educational experience advantageous but not essential
Brunelcare is an award-winning Bristol-based charity and housing association providing high-quality housing, care and support for older people in the South West. We believe passionately in supporting older people to remain independent, with the best quality of life, for as long as possible. Housing is provided by 1,000 properties across 33 sites, three extra care housing sites and a retirement village, and we have plans to finance a significant period of development. Care is provided in people’s own homes, in five specialist care homes, and two reablement facilities. We employ a dedicated team of 1,200 people to deliver all our vital services and an overall income of £42m. We are widely recognised for our expertise and excellence in caring for people living with dementia and for supporting their families.
The last few years have brought uniquely challenging circumstances for our beneficiaries, staff and resources. However, with renewed focus from policymakers and commissioners on the importance of social care and with significant recent investment in improvements to our business and homes beginning to bring reward, we are excited and ambitious for the next chapter in our development.
We are now seeking to appoint a new Director of Finance. Reporting to our Chief Executive as a member of our leadership team and Board, your key responsibilities include:
- Embracing collective responsibility for the leadership of Brunelcare, contributing to corporate decision-making, policy formulation, business development and the delivery of strategic aims and objectives
- Leading our financial strategy and ensuring accurate and incisive financial and management information to comply with statutory requirements and enable us to make informed decisions.
- Managing our treasury function, including reporting to the Board and preparation of the annual treasury management strategy
- Assessing all new business opportunities, modelling different variables as well as identifying risk and sensitivities.
- Jointly leading the development and fulfilment of our ESG commitments, including our stated ambition to become a Net Zero business.
- Developing the Finance & IT team, individuals and self, to enhance performance and improve business standards, ensuring that all the team have the skills, attributes, abilities and experience to do their job effectively.
- Supporting the IT team in delivering a comprehensive service whilst also achieving the major milestones of our IT strategy and investment.
- Promoting strong external relationships and liaising with other organisations to share best practices and ideas.
We are looking for a qualified accountant with senior management experience and the ability to think strategically and commercially, ideally bringing some understanding of social housing. You will be an inspirational and compassionate leader, championing our values and bringing a strong focus on supporting our managers and wider teams to deliver first-class services.
Our hybrid working arrangements would enable you to work in the office or remotely, with our expectation that you’d typically be in the office for up to a couple of days per week with some flexibility around this.
Closing date: 22nd August 2022 at 11.30 pm
Do you want to develop your career in Finance in a team that makes a real difference? Do you want to work with one of the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charities? Join Shelter as a Financial Control Coordinator.
• You will have a can-do attitude, with a desire to continuously develop professionally.
• Part qualified accountant/intending to study for an accounting qualification (CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent)
• Demonstrable experience of performing balance sheet reconciliations and resolving issues successfully.
• Excellent attention to detail, with a high level of numeracy and intermediate Excel skills.
• Strong time management skills, with the ability to balance multiple deadlines and changing priorities, reprioritising work when required.
• Some experience of using accounting software, such as Unit4 Business World or a comparable system.
About the role and team
The Financial Control Coordinator is responsible for performing reconciliations, posting journal entries and resolving any issues identified. You’ll also ensure accurate balance sheets are maintained by applying good financial controls and ensuring debts are collected on time. We’re keen to support your development so you will also support on risk management activities and financial controls testing and findings.
Shelter’s Finance team prides itself on working collaboratively and with great communication. We work to ensure Shelter’s resources are safeguarded and to support decision making organisation wide. This secures our financial sustainability that will enable us to achieve our vision of a home for everyone. The Financial Control team leads on monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring accurate reporting across the board. The team also leads on effective credit control, allowing us to optimise cash flow.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
FP&A Manager: up to £64,890. Permanent, SE London
For a large University, we're recruiting a permanent FP&A Manager to lead a high performing team responsible for budgeting and forecasting processes and analysis across the University supporting key stakeholder groups. Accountable for group-wide budgets, forecasts, monthly processes and decision-making frameworks, this role will be a business process owner for Oracle EPM. This role will suit someone with a strong business partnering mindset representing excellent service delivery and someone who is forward-looking and proactively provides decision support, and critique to support financial decisions.
- Own the budgeting and forecasting process, working with the Finance Business Partnering teams
- Coordinate Faculty and Directorate management information to prepare and present executive reports
- Business owner of the EPM system, overseeing ongoing development and training
- Analysis of performance and efficiency improvements
- Commercial and financial modelling, costing, and pricing, due diligence, and resource allocation reporting
- Development of a University-wide analysis on cost saving and revenue optimisation
- Lead a high performing team including the mentoring, development, and empowerment of individuals
- Work collaboratively with Senior Finance Business Partners and senior leadership team to enhance the Oracle EPM capability
- Support the CFO finance transformation programme
- ACCA, ACA, or CIMA qualified with strong management accounting and FP&A experience, ideally from the Higher Education or Commercia sector.
- Experience of leading Finance teams and providing leadership to senior management teams
- Experience in building and maintaining financial models
- Oracle EPM Cloud experience
- Track record of developing and coaching staff to reach their potential
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.