An opportunity has become available for a Director of Finance to support a fast-growing climate change organisation.
The Director of Finance will play a key strategic role in enabling the organisation to deliver its mission. The role will be expected to contribute to organisational strategic direction, providing support, advice, positive influence and constructive support to the Board and Senior Management.
Whilst your career might have been within a larger organisation, you will still retain the ability to apply your knowledge within a small and agile finance team working from different locations.
Ideally, you will have worked in an international environment, perhaps in a knowledge-rich or consulting business. You will have a passion for applying this experience to the not-for-profit or charitable sectors.
To be suitable for the role you need to be fully qualified with a CCAB or equivalent finance qualification. You will have proven ability to build influential relationships across the group and with funders and demonstrate accountability to Board level.
This role will be based from home at first before transitioning back into the Central London office when safe.
Responsibilities of the Director of Finance:
As a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Finance Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The responsibilities of the role are to:
- Provide high quality strategic financial planning, modelling and analysis that supports professional, accurate and risk-based decision-making. The Director will lead on the preparation of financial planning and annual budgets through to year-end audit with the support of a high calibre team
- Develop financial strategy and operations to underpin funding growth and delivery of group objectives
- Report to the Board on financial performance, strategy, risk and resilience
- Develop and support effective financial management across the group, with legal entities internationally
- Producing comprehensive financial reports for key stakeholders both nationally and internationally
- Have oversight for the development of the finance control and systems infrastructure to ensure the organisation and team have the tools necessary to support the growth of the organisation
- Provide effective leadership and professional development to the Finance team to ensure service excellence through skills and systems, with experience of developing teams to produce high integrity accounts and financial information
- Ensure that colleagues across the organisation are supported to deliver their resource responsibilities to a high standard, decisions are financially robust, compliance obligations are met; and risk is effectively managed
- Managing all aspects of Treasury; ensuring cash flow and ForEx forecasts are robust and fit for purpose in the current environment
- The successful candidate will demonstrate inspirational leadership skills, business acumen with multi-office/country experience, and the drive and nous necessary to allow the organisation to further grow and develop
- Highly developed cultural awareness and used to dealing with colleagues at all levels of the business
- A results orientation, with the ability to encourage changes to existing mind-set
- Importantly, our Director of Finance must have excellent people and communication skills, and an outstanding work ethic
Experience and Knowledge:
- A qualified accountant (e.g. ACA or ACMA) with significant knowledge and experience of leading a finance function to successfully deliver the full range of financial management activities
- Experience of successfully reviewing, designing and delivering change to/in a finance function. Including effectively engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, leading and supporting staff and ensuring that change is positioned to deliver optimal outcomes
- Experience of providing leadership and management to a cross-functional team. This should include providing guidance, development, management and challenge with the ability to deploy a range of management styles. Experience of driving high performance, developing staff and managing issues of performance and conduct successfully
- Highly developed skill in building relationships for influence across a range of culturally, geographically and professionally diverse colleagues. Ability to actively listen, and understand the perspectives, and own the priorities, of others; to influence and build better mutually beneficial outcomes
- Intellectual curiosity including a strong disposition to seek out diverse views, engage with difference of option and consider new and novel ways of doing things. Ability to adapt plans and approaches to a range of contexts
Applications will be considered over the holidays and candidates with relevant profiles will be contacted in the New Year.