We have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Director to lead on financial strategy alongside the planning and budgeting process.
Position: Finance Director
Location: Hove, Sussex (home-working considered)
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per annum plus 15.1% pension contribution
Hours: 35 hours per week with option to apply to use the DBF remote working policy
Benefits: free parking, a range of staff development activities and the Diocesan Pension Scheme with 15.1% employer contribution
Closing Date: 7th July 2022
Interview Date: 11th July 2022
About the Role
We are looking for a Finance Director to lead the financial and accounting operations of all Diocesan funds along with the financial strategy and policy development. You will also be responsible for managing the Accounts team.
As Finance Director, you will have will have both technical accounting and managerial experience and be able to establish strong working relationships with people of all levels and manage a small team effectively,
- Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills
- Be highly motivated with good organisational, literacy and numeracy skills
- Hold a professional accountancy qualification (CIMA, ICAEW, ACCA or CIPFA)
- Have extensive knowledge and understanding of computerised accounts and spreadsheet applications
- Have up to date knowledge of UK Accounting Standards and a familiarity with FRS102, the Charities Acts, trust law and fund accounting.
The successful candidate will also be required to support the ethos, aims and objectives of Christianity, the Church of England and the Diocese, and an understanding of the Church of England and parish governance and structures would be an advantage.
About the Organisation
The Diocese is one of the 42 dioceses which make up the Church of England: we are the Church of England in Sussex. The Diocesan in Hove serves the people of the Diocese: those in more than 360 parishes and more than 150 church schools and the community as a whole. In particular, it assists clergy, church officers, governors and head teachers on matters such as mission, finance, property, education, safeguarding, governance, communications, and improvements to church buildings and reorganisation of parishes.
Other roles you may have experience of could include Finance Director, Head of Finance, Director of Finance, Finance Manager, Financial Director, Financial Manager, Head of Finance and Accounting, Director of Finance and Accounting, Business Accountant, Assistant Finance Director, Accountant, CIMA, ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA.