Bristol, South Gloucestershire
Up to £55k per annum (dependent on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams. As a Social Care provider we are facing challenging times. In response to the changing landscape across the learning disability sector, we have developed our business strategy, which provides a framework detailing how we run our business support activities, processes and systems across the organisation. We are recruiting skilled and enthusiastic finance professionals to help us enhance and deliver the vision.

You will provide timely and effective support, with challenge where necessary, whilst also maintaining responsibility for a robust financial controls and compliance framework. A key element of the role for your team will be to support Operations with process development, commercial support and business cases which necessitates a complete understanding of how service operations works.

Main duties

- Provide high level analysis and interpretation of operational performance, building on trends, analyses and interpretation, highlighting deviations to expected trends, and evaluate potential impact.

- Provide regular re-forecast of financial performance, including balance sheet, capital projects and cash flow.

- Develop insight and analysis into financial trends and performance, feeding into the ongoing development of operational and business strategy.

- Develop “what if” and scenario modelling through the creation of an organisation wide modelling tool based on financial, and non financial parameters, in order to highlight financial and operational risks and opportunities.

Salary: Up to £55k per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours: Full Time, Permanent, 35 hours

Location: Emersons Green, Bristol

What we Offer

Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also, an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options. Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status. Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme. 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays). A contributory pension scheme & life assurance.

You must be a credible and persuasive qualified accountant with experience of financial control, budgeting, forecasting, modelling and financial analysis techniques.You will need to be a strong leader, and be able to manage competing priorities and thrive in a period of change and ambiguity, whilst providing sound support for your team.

You will provide the FD, the Exec team and Trustees with budgets and re-forecasts looking out 3 years, provide the organisation’s long-term financial dashboard, and providing the assurance that it will continue to be a viable financial going concern into the foreseeable future. You will provide insight and analysis into financial trends and performance, identifying strengths and weaknesses, which will feed back into operational short-term and long-term strategy. You will also develop links between financial MI and non-financial MI/KPI’s

In addition, the job holder will perform scenario modelling on future financial performance, looking at how internal and external sensitivities might impact our business model and financial viability together with significant non Core or developmental activity.

Closing date: Monday 13th April 2020


You may have experience or an interest in the following: Head of Finance, Head of Financial Planning, Business Services, Strategic Director, Head of Business Services, Senior Finance Manager, Director of Services, Head of Services, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Head of Operations, Operations Director, Strategy Manager, Continuous Improvement, Finance, Qualified Accountant, Charity, Third Sector, Social Care, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

Ref: 92790

Posted on: 25 March 2020
Closed date: 13 April 2020
Job ref: 92790
Tags: Finance, Social Care/Development