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Director of Finance & Operations - Fixed Term

Birmingham (On-site)
£73k - 79k per year + Pro Rata
Job description

Harris Hill is recruiting for a Part Time Director of Finance & Operations – Fixed Term Contract (16 Months) Hybrid near Birmingham.

  • Salary: £73,500pa - £79,000pa FTE.
  • Working pattern: 4 days per week
  • Hybrid Working: 2 days is required at their offices, based near Birmingham.
  • Contract length: 16 Months Fixed Term Contract

Person Specification

  • Qualified accountant (with membership to a relevant professional body, e.g. ACMA, ACCA, ACA, or CA).

The Position:

You will report to the Chief Executive Officer and be a member of the Executive Leadership Team. You will be responsible for a           Management Accountant, Financial Administrator (x2) and an Operations Administrator


Key Purpose      

To develop an operational and financial management model, which is clearly aligned to the delivery of the charity’s strategic objectives and core services.


Key Responsibilities       

  • Overall strategic responsibility for finance and operations including insurance for property and personnel, along with policies, processes and procedures.
  • Leading the annual financial planning process, ensuring that budgets reflect overall strategic plans.
  • Strategic responsibility for ensuring that budgets, forecasts and management accounts are agreed to budgets.
  • Lead contact for commercial aspects of all large projects including those with government bodies.
  • Maintain cash flow forecasts.
  • Manage the statutory annual audit including preparation of financial statements in compliance with relevant Charity SORP and accounting standards
  • Manage the organisation’s payroll.
  • Oversee the purchase and sales ledgers.
  • Lead on VAT submissions, including outsourced VAT exempt calculations.


  • As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, contribute to and oversee the wider operational performance.
  • As a member of the ELT ensure the continued improvement and commercial development.
  • Be the escalation point for all finance, commercial and operational issues


  • Oversee the provision of day-to-day operational support across all activities.
  • Ensure all staff have the necessary equipment to do their roles.
  • Ensure office maintenance, equipment & building purchase/lease, and maintenance are undertaken as cost-efficiently as possible.
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Manging the relationship with the outsourced IT provider
  • Lead on ISO 9001 management framework.
  • Overall responsibility for procurement of, and all contracts with, service providers
  • Overall responsibility for management of cyber security risk and maintaining Cyber Essentials certification.

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.


Posted by
Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 24 May 2024
Closed date: 06 June 2024 at 11:59
Job ref: 45847
Tags: Finance