Director of Finance
Harris Hill are recruiting for a Director of Finance and Resources for this national membership charity based in Berkshire/Hampshire Boarder
You will take responsibility with the Chief Executive and other members of the Senior Leadership Team for all aspects of running the charity. Lead, direct and develop the Financial, HR and IT activities and act as the Company Secretary.
Main areas of accountability:
As part of the senior team:
Contribute to the strategic analysis of the organisation;
Secure the financial position of the charity by evaluating performance and investments;
Review the progress of agreed priorities for areas of responsibility and redirect focus, resources and activity as required.
Deliver the agreed KPIs as agreed in personal Performance Objectives.
Direct the production of timely, relevant and accurate management information including monthly management accounts
Report regularly the financial state of affairs to the Board of Trustees.
Direct and control the preparation of the annual report and accounts for the charity, and its Trading subsidiary
Drive efficiency and effectiveness in management reporting.
Maintain sufficient procedures and controls to provide accurate accounting information and to safeguard the Assets of the charity by ensuring robust controls at HO and all branches.
Take responsibility for treasury management to ensure optimisation of cash and investments.
Take appropriate action and advice to minimise the exposure to UK taxation and ensure efficient compliance with VAT. Support Fundraising team in developing tax-efficient and compliant model for future.
Take responsibility for planning and managing the budget for the charity.
Maintain adequate insurance cover is in place to minimise the risks faced by the charity.
Assess and agree potential risks for the charity and put the necessary monitoring and control processes in place.
Maintain relationship with the charities Auditors and Tax Advisors.
Operational Company Secretarial, HR and IT
Have a sound working knowledge of current and impending Charity legislation and its implications;
Be the main point of contact with the Charity Commissioners;
Act as the Company Secretary in governance matters;
Safeguard the best interests of the charity and its subsidiaries where legal contracts are necessary;
Have a sound working knowledge of current and impending business legislation and its implications; briefing individuals within the organisation as appropriate;
Maintain an up to date IT work/office environment which delivers consistently to the users;
Evaluate the charities HR processes and implement agreed improvements
Reports to job holder:
Central Services Manager
Qualified Accountant (ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA) with 7-10 years financial and management experience, including significant experience in SME environment
Pragmatic hands-on style willing to roll up their sleeves when necessary
Commercial awareness and an understanding of business issues;
Effective communicator who acts with diplomacy, discretion and integrity;
Interpersonal skills and gravitas to unite and engage at all levels, including Board level
Prior experience of working in Charity desirable but not essential