Chief Financial Officer

Competitive salary & benefit package.
13 Oct 2016
13 Nov 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

New Town Partnership are delighted to be managing the search for a CFO on behalf of a leading third sector organisation.  Our client has an excellent reputation within the NGO sphere, with a global footprint in everything it does.  This role will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.


The CFO is a senior level appointment reporting to the Chief Executive (with access to the Board) and as such the selected individual will be expected to play a significant role in future growth and strategic direction.  Leading a team in the UK as well as reporting lines in several of the geographic regions, the candidate will have to be an inspirational leader, empowering those they work with and understanding the need for appropriate delegation as required.


A broad overview of responsibilities are outlined below:


  • Responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s financial reporting, policies and systems


    Manage donor reporting and financial compliance on both public and private grant activity


    Manage the building of new teams and all recruitment for the financial function.


    Lead strategic initiatives that will enhance the organisations cash position


    Ensure the proper functioning of the organisation’s financial and account systems and implement changes and new operating procedures as necessary


    Oversee all statutory financial reporting to outside regulatory authorities’ and to the Board of Directors


    Oversight of tax planning, compliance, cash management, budgeting and financial planning and analysis


    Management of all organisational assets including all treasury and investment functions


This is a senior appointment and critical for the organisation’s continued success. As such, the calibre will be expected to be high. In order to be considered for this opportunity you will have to demonstrate evidence of the following:


  • Substantial charitable sector experience and deep understanding of the complexity of the financial regulations in the sector


    Financial exposure out with the UK and experience of working in different regulatory environments such as Europe and Internationally


    Degree education with an accountancy qualification


    A desire to live or relocate to Scotland is essential (relocation package is negotiable)


This is an opportunity to move into an iconic organisation in its field and offer genuine strategic direction and team leadership. A high level of personal gravitas and emotional intelligence will be required to work affectively across the geographical landscape and ensure good communication at all levels. A degree of travel will be an essential part of the post.


A competitive salary is on offer and further details available on request. In the first instance please submit your CV to our Executive Search Partner, Jane Gilchrist at the New Town Partnership who will be managing all aspects of the appointment of this role.