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Director of Finance

Missing People
London (Greater)
£62,000 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2022

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Director of Finance

£62,000 per annum pro rata

Part time.  455 annualised hours per year.  7 to 14 hours per week as agreed with Chief Executive.  Must be able to commit to flexible working.

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for financial management and strategic financial overview of the Charity.
  • To contribute to the corporate needs and development of the charity, with advice and input grounded in sound financial strategy and legal principles.
  • To maintain effective management systems and controls to safeguard the financial integrity of the charity and ensure that all departments are promptly and accurately informed about their financial performance.
  • To fulfil the role of Company Secretary, to ensure the charity complies with all relevant aspects of charity, company and other appropriate law. 

Key Accountabilities


  • Oversee preparation of annual budgets, cashflow forecasts and other management information required to ensure the Charity operates within agreed financial parameters.
  • Review monthly/annual finance reports prepared by the Head of Finance for presentation to CEO and the Director Group, Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.
  • Oversee the Head of Finance’s consultation process to monitor and improve financial management of all departments and to ensure that best practice is observed throughout.
  • Ensure completion of the annual audit and the statutory accounts.
  • Hold overall responsibility for banking, legal, property and other relevant relationship 


  • To act as Company Secretary ensuring that all constitutional, legal and policy requirements are met, acting as a key cheque signatory, and overseeing all financial matters
  • Remain up to date on any statutory or legislative changes affecting the finances of the Charity       
  • To hold responsibility for the charity’s reporting and compliance obligations with Companies House, the Charity Commission, OSCR and any other relevant bodies
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • To deal with all business relating to meetings of the charity and related companies, including annual report and accounts, drafting of agendas and notification to members, Trustee appointments, business to be discussed, organisation of the meeting and matters arising

Experience needed

  • working as a Finance Director in similar size or larger and/or bigger organisation.
  • strategic financial planning including budget cashflow preparation and offering support to non-financial staff with budgetary responsibility
  • working in the role of Company Secretary


  • Qualified chartered accountant or management accountant (FCA, ACCA, CIMA etc)

Abilities, Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Participate as an active member of the Director Group and provide guidance and support to other Directors.
  • Proficiency in the use of Sage or similar accounting software;
  • Knowledge of charity accounting standards, best practice financial management and key issues facing the sector i.e., SORP

About Missing People

Our Vision is that every missing person is found safe. Somebody goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds. We are a non-judgemental, highly skilled team of staff and volunteers working for everyone who needs us. We provide free confidential support, help, advice by phone, email, text and online, including the opportunity to reconnect. We also coordinate a UK wide network of people, businesses and media to join the search when someone goes missing.

Missing People is an independent charity that relies on donations

For more detailed information, please see Job Description/Person Spec, and letter from the Chief Executive.  

Closing date:  23:59 on 27/01/2022

First Interviews:  w/c 31/01/2022

Second Interviews:   w/c 07/02/2022

Please ensure you include your CV as well as a Supporting Statement that demonstrates how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification. This statement is crucial to help us consider you for the role, so remember to address each criterion in the person specification and specifically highlight any relevant experience and skills you have, and why you want to work at Missing People. Please also explain any gaps in your history.


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