Devizes, Wiltshire
£45,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

A well-established community and youth focused charity in Devizes, Wiltshire is seeking a Head of Finance & Business Development.

The role will be offered as a Fixed Term Contract for 22 months, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

The role represents a chance to work for a fantastic organisation who provide wide ranging and essential services to the local community.

The successful applicant will be a fully qualified ACCA, CIMA or ACA accountant, with a strong understanding of charity accounting and funding, along with significant staff management experience and demonstrable commercial and business development acumen – ideally at SMT level.

Although there is currently increased flexibility due to Covid, it is expected that a significant part of this role will be office based – so applicants should live within a commutable distance.

The role will involve:

-Line managing a small team of 2-3 staff

-Preparation & presentation of financial reports and budgets to the CEO and board

-Review finance policies and procedures for the charity and its subsidiaries

-Preparation of annual charity SORP accounts

-Reporting to funders & donors

-Oversee the production of all monthly management accounts, budgets and forecasts

-Lead on all tax & VAT duties

-Company secretarial duties

-Oversee the IT department

-Lead a business development project on the charity’s outdoor activity centre

-Profiling and advising on income and cost optimisation and commercialisation of the charity’s activities and spending, including investments

-Property management duties covering the main office and activity centre – tenancies, health & safety etc

Candidate requirements:

-Fully-qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

-Demonstrable experience in a similar role at senior level in a comparable organisation

-Leadership and staff management experience

-Detailed knowledge of charity accounting – Charities SORP, restricted, unrestricted and designated funds, and trading subsidiaries

-Track record of managing and reviewing VAT

-Sage experience desirable but not essential


Closing date: 31st December 2020

Interviews: January 2021

Please send your CV for further consideration

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Refreshed on: 19 December 2020
Closed date: 18 January 2021
Job ref: MM01
Tags: Finance, Business Development