London, Greater London
Up to £70,800
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced finance professional to provide high-quality financial management and statutory accounting at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Director of Finance

Up to £70,800

Full time, 35 hours per week



About us

The RCOG is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally. We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.

About the role

As Director of Finance, you will lead and develop the Finance department’s team of seven staff members, ensuring the provision of effective support to the College and continuously developing the team’s organisational value. The role forms part of the Senior Leadership Team of the College.

Working closely with the Executive Director of Finance and Resources you’ll manage operational finances through the maintenance of strong financial systems, policies and procedures, and develop annual budgets and forecasts to meet objectives set by the Board of Trustees.

The role will include working collaboratively with individuals across the organisation in order to provide support and oversight of monthly management accounts, forecasting, budget and variance analysis. You will also work with our auditors, bankers and regulatory bodies overseeing the preparation of our annual statutory accounts as well as business plans and investment appraisals. The role also oversees a current project to change our chart of accounts and upgrade our internal reporting functionality.

About you

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Accountancy qualification – ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIPFA
  • Significant post-qualification experience in senior financial and management role gained in a similar, complex organisation
  • Extensive budgeting and financial planning, forecasting experience, and knowledge of charity taxation, in particular VAT partial exemption
  • Knowledge of restricted funds and their application within the context of a commissioning environment
  • Treasury management with significant cashflow forecasting experience and knowledge of investment portfolios, management of day to day banking relationship
  • Experience of implementing a new chart of accounts


As a key member of the team, you will be located in our brand new, bespoke offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Free staff lunch (on-site only)

Please note that due to Covid-19, all College staff are currently working from home.

How to apply

To apply, please visit our website via the Apply button, to download the full Job Pack and Equal Opportunities Form.

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Friday 16 April

The RCOG believes that only by building a diverse and inclusive organisation will the College, our staff and our members be able to reach their full potential. We are committed to building a culture where respect and understanding are fostered, where each individual is appreciated and supported as the unique person they are, and where the diversity of people’s backgrounds and experiences is positively valued and harnessed. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. To find out more please see our Equal Opportunities Statement and Equality and Diversity Policy.

[We are only accepting applicants with a right to work in the UK; we are unable to sponsor people requiring a work visa]

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Posted on: 06 April 2021
Closed date: 16 April 2021
Tags: Finance, Senior Management