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Head of Finance

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  • Sector:

    Not for Profit

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  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matthew Dowson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    26 February 2023

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  • Consultant:

    Matthew Dowson

We are delighted to be partnering with a Membership Organisation in Herfordshire to recruit a Head of Finance. This role is paying up to £75,000 offering remote working.

This Membership Organisation promotes a profession that has had support for 25 years, they want to empower those in the profession to have an impactful career. The organisation has been in existance for nearly 5 years, they have a tunover of c£5m and c50 employees. Their main office is based in Hertfordshire, however the majority of the workforce currently work remotely.

Head of Finance:

  • Exercising strong cash management through robust cash-flow forecasting
  • Managing the operation and improvement of the organisation's financial controls, including ensuring strong liaison with HR on payroll
  • Managing the year-end audit, accounts, tax analysis and statutory financial filings
  • Managing the provision of quarterly accounts
  • Management of banking operations; expenses and credit cards; VAT returns; purchase ledger and payments; membership/sales invoicing and cash/debt collection; Special Interest Group/Regional reporting.
  • Day to day management of a small Finance team, ensuring objectives are set, aligned to the organisation's strategy
  • Mentoring and developing Finance team members, ensuring good succession planning.
  • Preparation of annual budget and quarterly forecasts
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts with variance analyses and supporting commentary
  • Working closely with the Directors and Heads of Departments to manage performance and to control costs
  • Complete all financial documentation and attend Board Committee meetings when required
  • Manage the audit relationship and co-ordinate the annual audit process

Head of Finance:

  • At least 5 years' demonstrable experience in the areas of budgeting, forecasting, and financial control
  • A good understanding of financial management issues and techniques
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully managing a team
  • Experience of finance process improvement
  • Excellent IT skills, intermediate excel - 'VLOOKUP's', 'IF' statements, Pivot tables
  • Ideally, you will have used Sage software or Microsoft Dynamics
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the confidence to present financial information to the Board
  • Structured and methodical, with an attention to detail
  • Team player who works collaboratively with all departments

£70,000 - £75,000

25 days annual leave

Flexible working hours

Remote working, office based 2-3 times a month (Hertfordshire or London)

Contributory Pension

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.