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Head of Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £54000.00 per annum

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    Matthew Dowson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    30 July 2023

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  • Consultant:

    Matthew Dowson

We are excited to be partnering with a Not-for-Profit organisation in Lancashire to recruit a Head of Finance. This role is paying up to £54,000, 40 days annual leave (excluding public holidays) and a Local Government Pension.

This Not-for-Profit is a leader within their Sector and prides themselves on offering a friendly and supportive culture, which creates outstanding results they have achieved.

Their biggest strength is the development they offer to their staff, well-being is at the heart of everything they do, which ensures they provide effective leadership and management.

Head of Finance:

  • Production of the monthly management accounts.
  • Business partner with key internal and external budget holders providing the ability to talk to non-finance stakeholders.
  • Improvement of financial processes and controls ensuring mitigation of risk.
  • Lead on the implementation of new accounting software.
  • Prepare annual accounts for audit and work with the external auditors during year end.
  • Ensure timely completion of the financial returns.
  • Completion of annual budgets and business plans
  • Line manage the finance team in their Lancashire office.
  • Manage budget and capital plans to achieve value for money.
  • Attend Finance and Audit Committee meetings.
  • Deputise for the Deputy Director of Finance where appropriate.

Head of Finance:

  • Professional Accountancy Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CGMA(CIMA), CIFPA or equivalent) is essential.
  • Previous experience in a similar role or environment is critical.
  • Proven experience of direct line management of a team, inclusive of coaching and developing team members.
  • Ability to speak with non-finance staff effectively.
  • Knowledge of payroll systems would be desirable.
  • A proven track record of running the full financial management cycle for an organisation would be advantageous.
  • Any examples of previously implementing a new finance system would be desirable.

£50,000 - £54,000 per annum.

Annual cost of living increases on salary.

35 days annual leave + 5 additional days + public holidays.

Holiday Plus Scheme - buy up to an additional 10 days.

Flexible working policy.

Local Government Pension Scheme (17.6% employer contribution), Defined Benefit.

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay.

Sick up - full pay up to 6 months (dependant on length of service).

CPD package for additional professional development.

BHSF Healthcare Plan.

Free use of Gym on-site.

Free car parking at their Lancashire office.

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