Head of Finance

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
£45,000- £50,000
11 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
Finance & Legal
Full Time
Contract Type

The Organisation   
Whiteley Village, a registered charity managed by The Whiteley Homes Trust, near Walton on Thames is set in 225 acres of beautiful Surrey woodland. The Village contains 262 almshouses, a care home and extra care apartments for 500 older people of limited means. New approaches to care, sustainable accommodation, and meeting the demands of modern society are all part of our ambition. The Village is about to enter an exciting new phase of investment and development to ensure its future for the next 100 years. Our vision is to be one of the best places to age in Britain.   

The Role   
Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the position of Head of Finance will form a key part of the Senior Management Team and will be responsible for a small finance team leading on the Trust’s financial records, payroll and financial performance reporting. Key duties will include ensuring tight financial control and delivery of the Trust’s financial strategy, in alignment with the overall organisation vision and strategy. Other duties will include:

-Lead on the development and implementation of the Finance strategy in line with Trust’s long-term strategy and management plan
-Continually monitor financial systems and processes to identify improvements and efficiencies
-Identify needs and opportunities to improve the Finance function and provide business information to the Board of Trustees
-Consolidate and evaluate budgets in conjunction with financial strategy
-Motivate and lead the Finance team providing leadership, direction and clear objectives
-Report and present results to Management team, Leadership team and Care, Community and Resources Committee
-Ensure all financial activities and reporting are in compliance with financial regulations including the Charity Commission
-Attend management, Committee and Board meetings as required
The Person   

Candidates need to be confident, commercial, hands-on and comfortable working within a small team. We are ideally looking for candidates who are passionately committed to the organisation’s work, and committed to helping them achieve their vision and aims. Other essential criteria include:      
-Fully qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
-Experience and knowledge of the charity, housing and care sectors     
-Significant experience in financial management, statutory accounts production, SORP, budget process management, forecasting and producing board reports 
-Experience of leading, motivating and developing a finance team providing excellent service to customers
-Demonstrate the ability to be a finance business partner to all stakeholders and external agencies        -Significant line management experience within a finance function 
To Apply                
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