Mercy Ships
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Up to £65,000 (DOE) plus excellent benefits package
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Hays Senior Finance is proud to be working in partnership with Mercy Ships who have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Director to join their executive team in Stevenage.

Mercy Ships is a faith-based charity, bringing safe surgery to people in Africa who have no access to healthcare or money to pay for it. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has visited more than 56 developing nations. Passionate to serve those in need and to leave a lasting impact for the future of those they serve.

With its financial base in the UK as well as their main international office in Texas USA, Mercy Ships drives business development and growth to more than 56 developing nations. Mercy Ships has transformed more than 2.7 million lives since 1978 and have completed more than 1100 community development projects.

The Finance Director is a key and pivotal appointment where you will be based at their offices in Stevenage and have the opportunity to travel to Texas USA to develop key relationships with finance teams and the executive board.

You will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for overseeing all day to day financial controls, processes and financial compliance. Lead and manage the operations team and manage all financial and other admin duties for the charity. Provide strategic leadership to the CEO and Trustees producing board and management level financial and KPI reporting and work with the Treasurer to run the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.

Proven knowledge and experience of commercially driving a business forward is essential. You will also have a high attention to detail and excellent analytical skills, be able to understand processes, work flows and have excellent report writing and communication skills. You will have strong skills in strategic planning, monitoring and reporting on the delivery of plans and projects and experience in UK government contracts and funds and statutory accounts.

The successful candidate will be a finance professional and a qualified accountant and have at least 3-5 years' experience working in a similar role as a Finance Director. You will be commercially aware and have the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues across the organisation.

Above all you will have a strong degree of commercial acumen, with the ability to influence high level stakeholders and create insightful financial information that will drive business performance.

This is an exciting time to join Mercy Ships and if you feel you have the experience, drive and the passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is hugely satisfying and brings great benefits in an inspiring and supportive working environment.

In return Mercy Ships are offering a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package including incredible flexible working options.

All third party & direct applicants will be sent directly to Rohit Jain at Hays Senior Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process.

For more information about the role and organisation please contact Rohit Jain, Business Manager at Hays Senior Finance who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Mercy Ships.

Closing date for all applications will be on: Monday 17 th February

Interviews will commence on: Thursday 27 th February (times tbc)

Mercy Ships is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Posted on: 30 January 2020
Closed date: 16 February 2020
Job ref: 3754412
Tags: Finance