Reading, Wokingham
£60,000 FTE depending on experience
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time 35 hours per week Flexible working hours, including part time, would be considered for su, Full-time
Job description

The Chief Financial Officer role replaces a previous Head of Finance post and has been introduced to assist the charity transforming its systems and processes. As a new post it has been advertised to appeal to applicants interested in a full or part time role. Consideration of applicant experience, expertise and preferred working hours against achieving the key objectives will be applied accordingly..

As CFO you will lead the Finance team to deliver an outstanding financial support service to the charity. The Chief Financial Officer is a pivotal role within the Senior Leadership Team with overall responsibility for the finances of the charity and managing personnel with a finance team of 3.

As a qualified accountant you will be fully competent in managing budget setting; you will lead in the provision of timely and accurate financial information, effective cost management and financial assessment of new initiatives.  You will work with the team to draft budgets and forecasts; monitoring them throughout the year; and work closely with operational budget holders to ensure they understand their financial position.

You will be comfortable leading change with empathy and collaboration, therefore the ability to build internal and external relationships, communicate well and adapt styles to differing audiences is critical.  Furthermore as a member of the executive team reporting to the Board of Trustees, you will sit on the Finance & Development Governance Committee. In addition to business as usual, you will also contribute to strategic direction of the charity and the development of new projects, tenders and grant applications providing oversight on the financial aspects. Applications from a solution focused person with an interest in taking the lead to further develop the charity’s finance function through systems and processes would be welcomed.

The success candidate will need to have:

  • Significant financial management experience of preparing management accounts
  • Experience and knowledge of financial management information systems
  • Experience of operating at both strategic and operational level.
  • Education to a degree level or a Business Management Qualification with a professional qualification i.e. ACCA, CCAB, ACA, CIMA

To succeed they will need to:

  • Be comfortable communicating effectively both orally and in writing; adapting the message for a diverse audience.
  • Be skilled at motivating and leading a team effectively.
  • Have a high level of analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Be confident making important and high level decisions.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive and based in the Lower Earley office you can join us to play a vital role in our objective to ensure autistic adults are valued by society and supported to live happy lives.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 7th December 2020.

Interviews will take place Friday 18th December and, 2nd Interviews, if required, will take place on Monday 21st December.

Interviews will most likely be conducted on Zoom although consideration to socially distanced meetings in the Lower Earley office may be possibility.

For more information on the role and recruitment timeline please view the attached brief . The recruitment process will take place over 18th December and 21st December. Interviews will most likely be conducted on Zoom although consideration to socially distanced meetings in the Lower Earley office may be possibility. Shortlisted candidates will be informed as soon as possible and are asked to keep those dates free

To Apply: Please submit your application via this website to Julie Harmsworth, HR Recruitment Officer

Your application should comprise: A full CV including a full employment history including relevant achievements; A covering note of not more than two pages summarising your motivation and reasons for being interested in the Chief Financial Officer position at Autism at Kingwood would be welcomed to accompany your application.

We believe the successful candidate will enjoy working with the Autism at Kingwood team, and will find involvement with the charity and its work very rewarding.

If you are a proven expert with a sound financial background we look forward to hearing from you.


Posted on: 24 November 2020
Closed date: 07 December 2020
Tags: Finance, Senior Management

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