Group Finance Manager
Title: Group Finance Manager
Location: Haywards Heath, UK
As the Group Finance Manager you will provide leadership of a vital area within Sightsavers UK Head Office Group Finance function, ensuring continued high quality and efficient financial management processes and systems which service the needs of the global organisation and guarantee compliance with internal policy and the external regulatory and legislative environment. This position will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Group Accounting and Finance Systems teams, and the Subsidiaries and Business Finance Manager, and will also support the Financial Controller.
The successful post holder will oversee the preparation of the group year-end statutory accounts and annual report, including working with the external auditor within audit process deadlines; be responsible for the strategy and plan for continual improvement of group finance systems, contributing to the delivery of efficient and well controlled general financial operations across the global organisation and maintaining and developing robust financial controls in relation to head office financial operations, in accordance with the Financial Framework and monitoring compliance thereto.
As an ideal candidate you will have experience in a global organisation of implementing and monitoring a robust internal financial control environment, have previously prepared statutory accounts and overseen external audit processes and have a background in change management in developing and implementing improvements to financial management systems and processes.
You will be a good leader and manager, with an interest and aptitude in supporting developing your staff and teams.
You will also have knowledge of taxation matters, have previously worked in a complex international environment, be degree educated (or similar), and have a relevant professional accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA). Experience of the charity and not for profit sector is desirable, but not essential.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or essential professional skills but if you feel you are ready for this challenge and responsibility, please read the complete Job Description for further details
Closing Date: 7th May 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 20th May 2019