London, Greater London (On-site)
£42,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

A fantastic small UK arts charity is seeking a new Head of Finance & Operations on a full-time, permanent basis.

The role manages one member of staff and reports into the Director of Finance & Business. It is a wide ranging post covering finance, operations and compliance and would best suit someone with experience in a similarly broad role in a small charity.

Although the office is in central London, the organisation are happy to offer a significant remote working option, and applications from candidates outside London are welcome.

The role would best suit a fully-qualified accountant with ambition and drive to improve. The organisation has secured significant funding and is in good financial health, and the role represents a change to join an organisation that has a tangible impact on society through its well-regarded programmes.

The role will involve:

-Work closely with the Senior Management Team to ensure that our financial systems and processes are agile, providing support and guidance to colleagues in using them

-Oversee the production and implementation of organisational budgets and 3-year forecasts

-Create financial models to assist the organisation in managing financial sustainability as its operating model evolves. This will also include frequent management of going concern forecasting

-Ensure monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports are provided to managers

-Oversee financial administration and bookkeeping, ensuring efficiency and high standards

-Maintain and develop effective financial policies and procedures

-Oversee the payroll system including pensions

-Lead the development of costing programmes and models for sales and commissioning of activity

-Lead the statutory accounts process acting as the main point of contact with the external auditors

-Provide financial information for funding bids, tenders and pitches

-Work with colleagues to ensure that income generation processes are effectively integrated with finance systems (e.g., Gift Aid declarations)

-Line manage and support the growth and development of the Finance Officer

-Monitor performance and ensure financial KPI’s and targets are met or exceeded

-Manage consultants and other third-party contractors as required

-Ensure effective IT systems are in place, including management of external support provider, oversee purchasing of equipment, security and disaster recovery arrangements

-Ensure effective platforms and systems are in place for commercial sales

-Oversee the management of agreeing and maintaining key contracts, suppliers and procurement processes including the landlord relationship

-Lead on legal, regulatory and compliance issues for the organisation, sourcing expert external advice as needed

-Oversee insurance requirements across the organisation

-Ensure organisation is compliant with GDPR legislation

-Act as Health and Safety lead, managing expert advice as needed

Candidate requirements:

-Qualified finance professional: ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA

-Broad-based experience of financial management including operations, planning, financial accounting, treasury and taxation

-Experience of charity accounting including preparing statements for audit

-Have a strong blend of technical and managerial skills

-Demonstrable experience of working at a strategic level and being responsive to change

-Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and deliver to deadlines, a varied, and sometimes conflicting, workload, in a fast-paced environment

Salary: £42,000-£45,000 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 19th January 2022

Interviews: 26th & 27th January 2022

Please send your CV for further consideration.

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Posted on: 06 January 2022
Closed date: 05 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: MM22
Tags: Finance, Operations