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Somerset House Trust is seeking a Financial Controller to be responsible for statutory reporting, as well as day-to-day and overall financial control, including oversight of all transaction processing. This role will also be responsible for the quality, effectiveness and continual improvement of financial systems, processes and procedures.
Working closely with the Systems Accountant / Project manager (fixed term contract) and the Finance Manager, the role will deliver systems and process improvements, ensuring information is captured and reported accurately and efficiently.
This role with also work closely with the Finance Manager to ensure processes, controls and reporting are aligned and effective across the function and meet the needs of the wider Trust operation.
1. Financial control
- Responsible for day-to-day and overall financial control, with oversight of all transaction processing, including income/expenditure processing and journal posting, as well as checking/ approving BACS runs and the fortnightly casual staff payroll
- Treasury management to manage cash flow (including agreeing appropriate customer and supplier credit terms) enabling the Trust to meet its commitments and to take advantage of opportunities to earn interest
- Bank account and credit card administration (changes to mandates, electronic banking access and permissions, opening and closing of bank accounts)
- Maintain fit-for-purpose accounting systems including system upgrades, accounts structure and continual improvements to the efficiency of financial processes, working with the Systems Accountant / Project Manager and the Finance Manager to develop the finance system, Access Dimensions, to automate and improve processes and efficiency
- Maintain, review and improve finance policies and ensure they are effectively implemented across the organisation
- Ensure finance team are using the system to its full potential and in line with internal standards, providing coaching and training as required
- Ensure the wider business is equipped to operate key finance systems and processes and that training is timely and effective
- Develop finance ‘how to’ meetings for new starters and refreshers for current employees, with info pack
- Monitor latest developments in VAT and other tax areas, ensuring that the Trust meets obligations and benefits from any reliefs and initiatives available, and working with and influencing Trust departments to ensure financial and tax considerations are factored into project design and implementation
2. Financial accounting
- Deliver monthly financial accounts for Trust and trading company by working day 7, in conjunction with business partnering function (which focuses on P&L), ensuring all key balance sheet reconciliations are completed and up to date, including preparation of the balance sheet for Board reporting
- Deliver annual report and accounts with clean audit, managing and planning the audit and seeking to further accelerate the year end timetable
- Manage reserves accounting and forecasting, working with business partnering function to streamline processes
- Ensure effective and efficient monthly and annual close process
- Supervise and improve bank account transaction processing and reconciliations, and oversee cash handling
- Oversee debtor management, ensuring proactive credit control and that sales invoices are raised promptly and accurately
- Oversee the prompt and accurate transfer of data from sales systems (including Tessitura, Nexudus, EPOS and Shopify)
- Oversee creditor management, including ensuring PO administration and payment of invoices in line with credit terms
- Oversee the preparation and timely delivery of the following:
- Quarterly VAT returns
- Annual PSA return
- Gift aid claims
- Corporation tax returns including exhibition tax claim (if applicable)
- Provide technical accounting advice across the organisation and ensure financial reporting continues to reflect both new requirements and evolving external best practice
- Support the Head of Finance to ensure compliance with covenants and other terms and conditions of any loans, leases or other financial instruments
- Ensure continuous scrutiny of transactions to ensure they adhere the Trust policies and procedures
- Manage, develop and mentor the Accounting Manager and Accounts Assistants
- Lead or participate in various projects and process improvement initiatives focused on improving quality, efficiency and policy and procedure, recommending methods to ensure consistency and streamlining of procedures across the organisation
- Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the bank, auditors and other advisors
- Carry out any other reasonable duties, in line with role requirements
We are seeking someone with the following skills and experience:
- Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
- Experience of leading month and year-end processes and delivering the annual report and accounts (experience in the not-for-profit sector is desired but not required)
- Experience of operating a strong controls environment with ability to use initiative to solve problems and identify the need for changes in systems, processes and policies
- Experience of staff management, staff development and ability to work flexibly and as part of a team
- Experience and current working knowledge of Access Dimensions (desirable)
- Excellent technical accounting skills, with up-to-date knowledge and thorough understanding of key financial principles
- A good working knowledge of VAT, ideally including business/non-business and partial exemption
- Strong systems skills: working knowledge of accounting software packages and databases, with advanced Microsoft Excel skills
- Good working knowledge of reporting under Charities’ SORP (FRS102) and charity VAT and experience of producing statutory financial statements and supporting workings
- Self-motivated with desire to continue to learn and improve both self and company processes
- Able to work effectively with people inside and outside finance function, understanding the business context
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to become the Finance Director of an established and impactful International Development organisation with operations in the UK and Nigeria. As the most senior member of the finance team at SDN you will have significant influence in leading and shaping the future of our organisation.
Job Location: Flexible, home and/or our London office. We are currently asking everyone to attend the office on a designated day once a month, so we have the opportunity to meet and collaborate in-person. Outside of this one day a month – plus any other tasks where it is necessary to be in the office to fulfil the duties of your role – it will be up to you whether you want to work fully from home or to attend the office more regularly. We are more interested in the quality and content of your work, and your ability to work with others and to deadlines, than where you work.
Reporting To: Executive Director
Hours: Part-time 3 days per week, but we would consider other part-time hours for the right candidate (we are open to considering flexible arrangements, such as a job share, flexible working hours etc.)
Travel: Approximately 2 trips per year to the SDN office in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Role Overview: The Finance Director is the number one finance position in the organisation which has overall responsibility for the finance function and administrative operations, including HR, legal, risk, facilities and IT. It is a widely scoped role and therefore requires somebody that relishes taking on a broad range of responsibilities - the role is an exciting mix of financial strategy, financial management, accounting, systems improvements, compliance and administration. You will have a solid track record of team and line management, be equally interested in the financial and non-financial aspects of the role (such as HR and IT), and enjoy working with purpose towards driving change, solving problems, communicating effectively, and prioritising workload across the organisation. The role currently leads a team of 14 finance and administrative staff across the UK and Nigeria, so it is therefore essential that the Finance Director can manage priorities and workload across this team in order to deliver work.
Job Purpose and Duties: The purpose of the role is to ensure the smooth running of the finance function and other support services so that they enable the organisation to keep fully informed of all relevant financial matters, effectively allocate resources across the organisation, meet its contractual obligations and manage risk.
Governance and Strategy:
- Ensure that the Board is regularly updated on financial performance, financial outlook and risks to the organisation
- Support the ED in the management of Board meetings, wider Board engagement, and with Company Secretary duties
- Ensure that governance structures established by the Board are implemented through effective policies, procedures and controls
- Contribute towards the setting and implementation of the organisation’s strategy to deliver upon medium and long term goals that meet SDN’s charitable objectives
- Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements in the UK and Nigeria
- Ensure that all stakeholders within the organisation have access to timely and insightful financial information in order to drive effective decision making across SDN
- Be responsible for all aspects of financial planning, financial operations, banking, accounting, donor financial reporting and statutory reporting in the UK and Nigeria in line with Charity SORP, IFRS and UK GAAP
- Oversee and ensure timely budget development for funding proposals in line with donor requirements, which also adequately capture and cover SDN’s costs to run the organisation
- Oversee and ensure accurate and effective financial reporting in line with donor requirements and timelines
- Manage cash flow, assets and staff across the organisation to ensure the optimal use of company resources
- Oversight and management of all financial operations across the UK, Nigeria and project locations
- Lead the end-to-end audit processes for the consolidated group accounts and the UK and Nigerian legal entities
- Continually improve our accounting software, and other internal systems, to make sure they are accurate, reliable, efficient and meet the evolving requirements of the organisation
- Ensure bookkeeping, accounting and banking practices are compliant and fully controlled
- Ensure that there is a strong compliance and control culture imbedded across the organisation through functions such as Internal Audit, Procurement and Risk Management
- Ensure adherence to SDN company policies and to our donor’s grant terms and conditions
- Take responsibility for the HR function to make sure that staff are recruited, motivated and retained
- Ensure that SDN’s administrative operations run smoothly and add value to the organisation
- Make sure that SDN has appropriate IT infrastructure and capabilities
- Periodically review and renew the organisation’s insurance policies to make sure that adequate cover is in place
- Willingness to lead on other support services to make sure the organisation functions effectively
The work we do here at SDN varies day to day so we need someone who is dynamic and reliable, who can work under pressure and deliver efficiently and effectively. As the most senior finance position in the organisation it is imperative that you drive sustainability, transparency and development into all that we do and maintain a commitment to high ethical standards. The successful candidate will have:
- 6+ years of professional finance experience
- Fully qualified Chartered Accountant (e.g. ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
- Experience in preparing company accounts and / or auditing them
- Accounting software experience
- Experience of preparing and managing budgets and financial reports
- Experience of cost management and control
- People management experience
- Experience of working with teams across different countries
- Understanding and experience of managing cultural and value driven diversity within the working environment
- Demonstrated the ability to drive change within an organisation
- Excellent communication and team working skills
- A proactive, energetic and positive attitude towards setting and completing work
- A desire to lead on other support services, for example HR, IT and Legal
- Excellent computer skills, and being especially proficient in Microsoft Excel
- Experience of working at Board level
- Experience of setting strategy and implementing this
- Financial management experience in the not-for-profit sector
- Experience and understanding of International Development matters, concepts and funding
- Experience of contract management and financial reporting to external donors and / or investors
- Experience of working with institutional donors in international development (e.g. UK FCDO, the UN, USAID, EU etc.)
- Experience of working with teams in developing markets
Please review the job description carefully. Applications should be made by end of day 27/01/2022. Please provide:
1. Your CV
2. A two-page cover letter
Successful applicants will be notified of their invitation to a first stage interview by midday 28th January. The first stage interviews will be held online across 2nd/3rd February. Second stage interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 7th February.
Your application will be reviewed but only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the role
The St Mungo’s Finance team has embarked on an exciting period of change, we are now looking for a talented individual who can help us deliver seamless reporting of St Mungo’s current and future performance.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance, we are looking for someone to join the team as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis with the core purpose of developing and leading a robust, accurate and timely Business Performance Management (BPM) process that enables performance visibility and improved decision making across St Mungo’s; alongside taking lead of the St Mungo’s Budget, Plan and forecasting processes.
You will ensure full financial regulatory compliance, including the delivery of accurate and on time regulator returns and supplementary information in accordance with Regulator requirements and support the development and delivery of a clear long term financial systems strategy that enables the Finance team to report effectively with an accelerated month end close. Other key responsibilities will be to develop and lead:
- The monthly BPM process with detailed I&E, reserves, capital and cashflow reporting to the Executive.
- The annual and five year budgeting process including preparation of financials and commentary reporting to the Executive and Board.
- The forecasting process including preparation of financials (detailed I&E, reserves, capital and cashflow) and commentary reporting to the Executive and Board.
We are looking for an energetic and curious individual with a strong desire to deliver high quality analysis. You will be a qualified accountant with a successful track record of leading and managing a FP&A (or equivalent) function, including the management of monthly, quarterly, annual and multi-year reporting. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of and ability to manage planning, budgeting and reporting systems.
Strong direct and indirect people management skills, including the ability to upwardly manage senior staff; your excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with finance and non-finance staff, explaining complex financial issues to non-financial staff are essential; Housing and/or Charity sector experience will be beneficial but not essential.
What we offer
Flexible Working and Pension
- We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
- St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
- Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work.
- We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
- We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 – 2020 we supported 32,800 people across all of our services. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website.
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document available’ tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am 24 January 2022
Interview and assessment dates: 2-3 February 2022
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
Job title: Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
Region: London or Home-based
Contract: Permanent, Full Time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum (plus £4452 London Weighting if applicable)
About The Royal British Legion
Careers in Finance, Commercial and Projects
Across the country, in every city and on every street, the Legion is there to support our Armed Forces community. As the largest charity of our kind, we have 235,000 members, 60,000 volunteers and a network of partners all helping us give support wherever and whenever it's needed.
When it comes to providing this support to such a deserving community, every penny counts. Not just because we owe it to those who have served for us and their families, but also to those who choose to support us. They need to trust that we do the right thing and make the most of their contribution.
It's this mission, this scale, this challenge and the values we all live by, that makes the Legion such a fulfilling place to thrive.
Our Finance, Commercial and Project directorates consist of various sub-departments – such as Business Processes, Financial Planning and Analysis, Procurement, Facilities, Property and the Transformation Office. If you were to join any one of them, you’d help ensure these financial responsibilities are achieved. While seeing that RBL has the means to go on innovating and developing.
We’re looking for an experienced finance manager with exceptional interpersonal skills who is passionate about the charity and welfare sector to deliver high-quality financial support across the Royal British Legion Group of companies.
You will need to develop trusted relationships with Directors and other senior leaders to ensure that the RBL’s financial plans are fully aligned with our strategy. Through the leadership of a team of Finance Business Partners, you will ensure that the charity’s budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes are robust and that Directorates are provided with the high-quality financial advice, challenge and support they need for effective decision making. You’ll be an effective leader, able to motivate others to achieve and maintain a high-performance culture.
A keen problem solver, you will have a strong focus on customer service, proactively identifying opportunities to drive improvements in our productivity and effectiveness. As a key member of the Finance leadership team, you will contribute to the Directorate’s operational plans and take a lead role in projects to improve our financial systems and processes.
Please note that this role can be based at our London office, which is located at Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA, or can be home based. London Weighting will be offered to candidates based at Haig House with an expectation to attend the London office regularly. Candidates taking up the role on a remote basis will not be eligible for London Weighting, however all work-related travel expenses will be paid.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.
We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.
It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be.
It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
How to Apply
Please apply by clicking ‘apply online’.
Closing date for this role is: Thursday 27th January 2022
For 75 years, the ICA has used its buildings and platform to celebrate the arts, influence culture, and bring people together to share radically progressive ideas. As we face some of the most complex ecological, economic and social justice challenges ever seen, both nationally and globally, the ICA’s critical approach is needed more than ever. Over seven decades, the ICA has staged numerous groundbreaking exhibitions and legendary concerts, and its cinema continues to be a major voice in independent film. Today, our programme – across exhibitions, performance, cinema and film, theatre, music, architecture, design – is dedicated to issues of racial justice, social justice, and the championing of voices at the forefront of progressive culture.
The ICA seeks a proactive and experienced Financial Controller, with a relevant accounting qualification, to oversee the day to day running of the finance department, ensuring accurate financial accounting. Managing the payroll process and cash resources, working in co-operation with the Director of Finance producing robust management accounts, forecasts and budgets, managing ad hoc finance projects and ensuring strong internal financial control systems are implemented and effectively operated.
The Financial Controller will exercise strong financial control whilst successfully managing the day-to-day finance function and will carry out necessary accounting work. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced and qualified individual with an analytical mind and a proven track record of managing a finance team within a small to medium-sized organisation.
Contract: Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week)
Salary: £40,000 per annum
To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter, stating your notice period. Further details can be found on the ICA website.
Closing date: Sunday 30 January 2022
We will be shortlisting on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The Institute of Contemporary Arts is committed to upholding the Equality Act 2010 and encouraging equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by the ICA.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities, and industries, and we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. Whilst some of our offices have barriers to access, we are taking steps to resolve these, and in the meantime continue to encourage interest from applicants who require reasonable adjustments within the workplace.
King’s College London are looking to recruit a CCAB qualified accountant (or similar demonstrable experience) into the role of Financial Accountant to work with the Head of Financial Accounts in the running of the university’s Financial Accounts function, with a particular focus on statutory reporting and financial control work.
The role holder will aid in the performance of the university’s financial year end and have responsibility for the preparation of the university’s annual consolidated financial statements and monthly financial statement reporting packs (including briefing senior finance management). They will aid the Head of Financial Accounts in maintaining and continually improving the university’s financial control structure and processes. The role holder will also manage the relationship with the university’s external auditors.
This will be a challenging role suitable for someone with a technical accounting background and experience of preparing or auditing financial statements for complex organisations, and with strong problem-solving skills. The role will often require designing new approaches/solutions and independent working on mini projects. The Financial Accountant will have strong communication skills and in particular be able to explain complex technical accounting to non-specialist audiences.
The role will involve the line management of at least 1 person.
This is a permanent full-time role offered on hybrid working basis, with a minimum 2 days per week in the office (Tuesday and 1 other day).
Recruitment for this role is through Ivy Rock Partners, please contact Phil Southern to apply or if you have any questions about the role.
Head of FP&A for a large well known UK charity. Leading on all FP&A activity and reporting into the FD.
This is one of the UK's largest charities. They have huge income from fundraising and support a couple of key vulnerable groups across the UK. As a national social welfare charity that has done better than expected throughout the pandemic, they hold ambitious plans to increase the amount of people they can support across the country.
- Lead a team of commercial finance staff
- Lead on all FP&A activities for the organisation
- Work closely with budget holders and the SLT on decision making support
- Produce effective reporting and analysis for trustees and senior leadership
- Develop systems, data and technology to support better finance information provision
- Long term financial planning and strategy support
You will be a fully qualified accountant with excellent financial planning and analysis experience, where you have worked closely with senior leadership, presenting detailed analysis on a regular basis. Not-for-profit experience is not essential, but an understanding of a national, complex organisation would be highly beneficial.
Salary up to c£65,000 plus benefits.
Working from home available, with the main office based in London.
We are working closely with a successful and growing educational organisation who are seeking an experienced Head of Finance to join their busy Finance Team on a permanent basis. This role will have 4 direct reports and 3 indirect reports. This is an international organisation so you will be working across 7 different countries. The main responsibilities will cover management accounting and month-end procedures, Statutory reporting and charity governance, membership, payroll, and pension administration.
- Review and coordinate monthly management and report to the Director of Finance and budget holders.
- Support and supervise the senior members of the accounts team on day-to-day management of the department and all training needs are met.
- To coordinate the UK's group audit, having close liaison with the auditors and ensuring clean audit reports and filing of financial statements within statutory deadlines.
- To be apart of the UK Audit Committee
- Provide support to ensure the database is well maintained and data integrity is not compromised
- Responsibly for the UK payroll and checking monthly payroll, pension reports and year end procedures
- Provide financial support and advice to all staff within the organisation
To be considered for this role you must be qualified and have a proven track record as a successful Head of Finance. To have worked within a not-for-profit organisation would be desirable but isn't essential. This is a very hands-on role and need someone who is confident and can support and train and growing financial team. This is a permanent role working 35 hours a week with a hybrid working environment, the offices are based in Central London. If you have the above background and skillset and keen to know more please apply to TPP Recruitment 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.
Head of Finance
Women in Prison
Part time (3-4 days per week)
£44,220 FTE (includes ILW
Women in Prison (WIP) is a national charity that delivers support for women affected by the criminal justice system in prisons, in the community and through our Women's Centres. We campaign to end the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment.
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will be responsible for taking the lead on financial management, technology system developments and innovations, as we move to a more agile working model.
As expected for a role at this level you can expect the usual areas of responsibility including managing a small team, operations, IT, facilities, governance, in addition to acting as Company Secretary and leading on the annual audit.
The successful candidate is likely to have a formal qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA and bring demonstrable experience of working within the charity sector, ideally a grant funded organisation, and working at both strategic and operational levels.
There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to join us as we seek to diversify our funding base and demonstrate that community alternatives to prison are cost effective and sustainable.
We actively encourage applications from women from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from Black, Asian and minorities women and women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system. The role is only open to women, in accordance with the sex-based exemptions of the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.
In line with legal requirements and the nature of WIP’s work, this post is:
- restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010;
- subject to a Right to Work check; and
- subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (basic)
- subject to ID verification vetting
Closing date: asap but 10am Friday 4th February latest
Location: Office (London) / hybrid working (two days in the office per week)
We are working in partnership with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the UK's pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, which was established in 1986, following the disappearance of 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh. The Trust is widely regarded as a field expert in lone-working and personal safety training, stalking training, as well as consultancy. It has a long history in robust campaigning and ground-breaking research, as well as offering life changing support services to victims of Stalking. The National Stalking Helpline was set up by the Trust in 2010, it has helped over 45,000 victims since its inception, and is the only service of its kind globally. In recent years the Trust has also launched specialist advocacy services, stalking perpetrator management programmes and specialist trauma informed programmes for victims of stalking.
They are now seeking a new Head of Finance and Administration to lead the Trust’s accounting, financial management and financial reporting, ensuring the provision of timely financial information to enable the Board, Chief Executive and wider leadership team to fulfil their duties. The postholder will play a key role in managing financial risk, be a core member of the Trust’s leadership team, working closely with the Chief Executive to implement a robust financial strategy, and be responsible for key administration duties, including the maintenance of the Trust’s HR policies and procedures, GDPR compliance, managing relationships with key suppliers and maintaining communication with Trust’s landlord.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
- Five years’ experience in a financial management role (CCAB qualified, or part-qualified, depending on experience).
- Proven experience of budget setting, financial procedures, management accounting, and risk management.
- Sound working knowledge of UK GAAP, Charity SORP and FRS 102.
- Experience of using Sage Line50 or similar.
- Experience of crisis and change management.
- Experience of working with a trading arm or with a social enterprise is advantageous
We are seeking a strategic and practical individual, who is results driven, calm under pressure, proactive and adaptable, with strong interpersonal skills. Collaboration and teamwork will be key in this role, as will the ability to present and explain complex financial and other management information to a varied audience. The post holder will also be expected to deputise for the Chief Executive as required.
For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Charisma Charity Recruitment, quoting reference JO2927.
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: 2 February 2022, however applications are being reviewed and interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.
Interviews: There will be 2 stages – interviews to be held throughout January/early February.
Start date for new appointee: Early March.
Head of Procurement, up to £78,500 + Benefits | Permanent | SE London
For a large University, we are recruiting a Head of Procurement to work closely with the CFO in the effective management of the supply chain and delivery of a first-class service-driven culture with value for money at its heart. The Head of Procurement manages a team of 7 and will best suit someone with excellent leadership skills and the ability to continuously review and enhance procurement processes with an emphasis on business partnering.
- Lead and manage the programme of procurement, stock and materials including tendering, purchasing, risk management and contract administration
- Lead a customer-centric approach to procurement activities, utilising continuous improvement
- Create and implement procurement techniques to deliver value for money and social value
- Enhance stakeholder experience via challenging the existing ways of working and improving processes
- Lead benchmarking performance activities to other UK Universities
- Motivate, lead and develop team members and create a highly performing service delivery culture
- MCIPS with strong strategic procurement and supply chain background
- Strong technical procurement knowledge and understanding of tendering, contract, and project management
- Strong category experience across Estates, IT, and major outsourcing
- Higher Education experience would be ideal but is not essential as is the experience of working with consortium arrangements
- Experience of leading and transforming procurement in a multi-site environment
- Experience in managing and developing highly performing teams
- Strong experience in managing purchasing solutions in ERP of e-business systems
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.
Prospectus is delighted to be partnering with a national mental health charity to appoint their new Head of HR on temporary basis. This is an exciting opportunity for a developmental candidate looking to take the next step up in their career, with the potential of going from a temporary role to permanent.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Head of HR will ensure the provision of consistent, robust and expert HR advice to the Chief Executive and other senior management colleagues. Working as part of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will develop the strategic direction of the charity and implement agreed business plans within the sphere of the role.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
- Working as part of the Senior Management Team to develop the strategic direction of the organisation and implement agreed business plans within the sphere of the role.
- With the Management team, developing effective solutions that help achieve strategic business objectives and contribute to a positive culture while enabling employees to build their capabilities.
- Managing the office facilities to ensure the charity has a safe, secure and welcoming office environment.
- Motivating and managing a high performing team, including setting a clear vision to guide the team's work.
Able to engage, motivate and deliver organisational change, the successful candidate will lead, and work with the wider team, to deliver the human resources objectives for the organisation and support the CEO in operationalising key people strategies. You will line manage staff, as well as key relationships including external technology advisors, and you will support your team to manage the relationships they hold.
As a specialist Recruitment Practice, Prospectus is committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role.
My client is small organisation that is looking for interim support to provide cover for their Financial Controller position.
- To lead, manage and motivate a team of 2 staff to deliver the financial accounting services to the organisation and its other entities.
- To ensure compliance with all statutory reporting requirements completing the annual reports and accounts.
- To ensure policies and procedures are in place across the organisation to promote effective financial control and ensure compliance within the regulatory framework.
The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant (qualified by experience also welcome) with a track record in complex technical accounting as well as a hands on approach. Previous sector experience, strong communication skills and immediate start required.
This role has been assessed as inside of IR35. Due to current government guidelines this role will be home based, after which a very flexible hybrid model will be introduced.
A small and highly specialist museum based in central London is seeking a Financial Controller on a permanent basis.
The role would be best suited for an ambitious part-qualified or fully-qualified accountant at Finance Manager or Financial Controller level with prior experience managing the finances of a small charity or arts organisation.
Please note this role can be done on a 4 day per week basis (part-time) or on a full-time 5 day per week basis. It is anticipated that the role will involve a mixture of home-based working and office-based working, with significant flexibility.
The role reports to the Finance Director and manages 1 part-time Finance Assistant. Responsibility covers management of accounting records, publishing financial management reports, analysing financial data, monitoring expenditure, and coordinating with external auditors.
The role involves:
-Oversee all company accounts.
-Prepare quarterly and year-end management reports to the highest level of accuracy, verification and functionality separating restricted and unrestricted income and costs.
-Reconcile all Balance Sheet accounts and make appropriate adjustments to all reserves.
-Monitor internal controls and manage financial transactions including the posting of purchase invoices and the preparation of sales invoices.
-Perform the credit control function and report overdue balances to the Finance Director.
-Assist the Finance Director with the preparation of annual budgets, quarterly forecasts and cash flow statements.
-Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported.
-Collaborate with external accountants/auditors to ensure proper compliance with all regulations.
-Monitoring and reporting individual restricted funds.
-Process all gift aid claims.
-Prepare all financial information to enable the Charity to claim Exhibition Tax Relief and liaise with external consultants.
-Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities.
-Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies.
-Minimum part-qualified ACCA, CIMA or ACA
-Prior experience in a financial management role in a small charity or arts organisation
-Experience of producing charity management accounts and fund accounting unsupervised.
-Self-starting, proactive and technically proficient with Excel
-Experience reporting to a Finance Director (desirable)
-Experience with Navision (Nav) accounting package (desirable)
Salary: circa £35,000-£40,000 per annum
Closing date: 28th January however interviews will be happening ASAP / on a rolling basis
Please send your CV for immediate consideration.
Head of Internal Audit
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 per annum
Location: Stratford office, high flex (1-2 days in office)
Working pattern: Full-time (We're happy to have a discussion around flexible working)
Application method:?In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we operate an anonymised shortlisting process. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the work history section of the application form and answered the application questions as these will be used for shortlisting. CVs are required for all applications, however they will not be reviewed as part of the shortlisting process.
Closing Date: 25th January
We will be shortlisting as we receive applications and there is a possibility that this role may close early. We therefore encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.
It's an exciting time to join CRUK as we continue to build the leadership team for our newly formed Chief Operating Office (COO) directorate. In this key role, you will be responsible for establishing and leading our internal audit strategy and framework, and you will also be accountable for developing and undertaking the annual audit plan. You'll act as a subject matter expert for all internal audit recommendations for Cancer Research UK, and in turn, you'll be supporting the organisation in its vision to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Provide?leadership?and constructive challenge?on internal control matters?and promote?continuous improvement in the?charity's internal control environment?in line with best practice.?
Manage all internal audit work in line with the?charity's Internal Audit Charter and?Institute of Internal Audit's?(IIA's)?professional standards.?
Development of a rolling?three-year?risk-based?Internal?Audit?Plan?considering?the work of the charity's?risk,?compliance,?and assurance functions.?
Completion of?Annual Internal Audit Plan?and?other internal control work?&?presentation of the results?of the work?conducted?to senior management and to the Audit Committee.?
Manage?internal audit recommendations?to?provide evidence?that required remedial action has been taken by responsible management, reporting progress.?
Provide?expert?advice and?support for management on?internal control related matters.?
Establish and maintain key relationships throughout the?charity and with Audit Committee members?to promote the internal control agenda and?as a means of obtaining?the?information needed to perform functional duties.?
Horizon scan and keep informed of any potential or planned changes in the external environment impacting?CRUK's internal audit strategy & framework.?
Manage the?internal audit?team ensuring effective performance management and continuous professional development of staff.??You will be responsible for creating a positive culture which recognises success,?develops,?and drives high performance and rewards results to retain talent within the team and wider function.??
Key Skills and Experience:
Significant experience of managing an internal audit function in a?large and complex organisation.?
Significant?experience of?working with?senior management and?Audit Committee?on internal control and related matters.?
Good?knowledge of the IIA's professional standards.?
Excellent interpersonal,?communication,?influencing and negotiating skills.?
Excellent report writing skills.?
Ability?to constructively challenge management?on internal control and related matters?and to?maintain the?independence of Internal Audit.?
For full details of the role and to view our benefits, please see our Candidate Pack
What will I gain?
Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, and much more. We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all our roles wherever possible. For most of our office-based roles you'll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average. You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.
If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.