EC1Y, London

£50,000 - £55,000 per year

Temporary, Full-time

About the organisation

Stewardship, from its start in 1906, has had one clear focus; serving the church and sharing the message of overwhelming gener... Read more

Job Description

Are you dynamic yet details-oriented, strategic yet supportive; and ready to take on the challenge of leading a transforming and transformative team?

As maternity cover for the Head of Accounting Services, your role will be to lead and direct a team of ten staff delivering accounting services to over 370 clients (including your own client portfolio); forming client delivery strategy in consultation with the Leadership Team; and ensuring that the team continues to deliver quality professional services.

You’ll have a formal accounting qualification or experience in professional accountancy roles, an excellent understanding of charity finance, and a desire to strengthen Christian causes.  You’ll provide effective leadership to the Accounts Examination Team and ensure we continue to provide an expert and excellent service to our clients.

Main responsibilities:

Service delivery: 

  • Oversight and responsibility for the delivery of the Accounts Examination Service, including line managing other team members, and ensuring clients receive an excellent service which complies with our Service Level Agreement.

  • Managing own client portfolio of 50+ clients, including conducting accounts preparation and examination, and giving professional advice to our clients when appropriate).

  • Being responsible for overseeing the AES budget, monthly KPI results, profitability, utilisation, and capacity workings.

  • Responsibility for overseeing technical compliance:

    • Ensuring awareness of Charity Commission and accounting body best practice on accounting and examinations;

    • Overseeing process and template updates in accordance with changing requirements;

    • Overseeing development and delivery of training within the team and managing others assisting with this.

  • Reviewing resource capacities alongside strategy in developing partnerships with new clients.

Strategy and leadership:

  • As part of the Extended Management Team, working with Leadership Team on short- and long-term objectives for the Accounts Examination Service and the wider organisation..

  • Liaising with the Chief Relationship Officer in strategy, reporting and budgeting.

  • Being part of the Relationship Services Leadership Team; seeking to strengthen cross- team collaboration, and maintain excellent customer service.