£80000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Finance Director

Are you interested in working for an organisation making a real difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families?

They are looking for a Finance Director to lead and manage the financial and management accounting functions and its subsidiaries efficiently and effectively.

In return they offer an attractive range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service) + bank holidays, flexible working opportunities, 3% contribution towards pension, and season ticket loan. They are a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive workforce and are a Disability Confident Employer. They also hold the Investors in People Silver Award.

Finance Director Responsibilities:

You will lead and manage the financial and management accounting functions of their organisation and its subsidiaries efficiently and effectively, providing detailed financial analysis, trends, and interpretation of financial data on all Society activities, plans and organisational drivers, whilst ensuring that all internal financial controls are in place, statutory requirements are met, and that the social return both on the Society’s financial investment and working capital, are maximised.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to further the objects of their company: contributing to and advising on the management of the organisation and supporting Council in the development of policy and its effective implementation, demonstrating commitment to the mission and values and in order to provide excellent services to blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families.

Finance Director Requirements:


• Chartered accountant (ACA)
• 7 years’ PQE
• Membership of relevant professional bodies
• Excellent leadership and management skills
• Significant PQE, most recently at a senior management team level
• High level of accountancy knowledge, able to prepare accounts to final account stage and lead on delivering year-end audited statutory accounts
• Proven experience of financial modelling and project accounting
• Ability to work at both strategic and operational levels
• The ability to manage financial resources to maximise impact
• Experience of providing financial information and financial analysis for Governance committees composed largely of lay persons
• Excellent analytical skills
• Proven track record of using interpersonal skills to achieve understanding of and compliance with financial controls
• Excellent communication skills, able to work effectively autonomously, within a team, and across departments, on both a 1:1 basis and within groups
• Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing
• Excellent planning and organisational skills
• Ability to adopt a problem-solving approach
• Willingness to improve and streamline current practices to ensure financial systems are up to date and reflect financial best practice.
• Demonstrable experience of building and sustaining collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
• Experience of a regulatory framework and knowledge of current policy environment
• Knowledge and experience of developing, reviewing and adapting financial policies and procedures to reflect changing strategic and operational objectives
• Excellent IT skills with advanced Excel skills and effective and efficient use of computerised financial systems


• Knowledge of Nav Dynamics 2018, JET reports and Sage Snowdrop
• Understanding of the charity sector and SORP

About their organisation:

Our client believes that every blind young person should have the chance to live life without limits. Their values of Trust, Energy, Ambition, and Motivation underpin everything they do, and by giving young people the essential skills to take control of their life, they can unleash their true potential.

Location: London

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £80,000 depending on skills and experience

Hours: 37 hours per week

You may have experience of: Head of Finance, Group Finance Director, Finance Director, Finance Manager, Accountant, Qualified Accountant, Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Financial Controller, Director of Finance, ACCA, ACA, etc.

Ref: 98751
Posted on: 28 April 2021
Closed date: 21 May 2021
Job ref: 98751
Tags: Finance