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Head of Finance

Job Details


  • Job Type
    Permanent
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Salary
    Competitive based on experience
  • Closing Date
    May 29th, 2022
  • Job Description
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Summary of Role

The Head of Finance will be responsible for financial control, management and reporting of the charity’s worldwide resources. The post holder will provide senior management and Trustees with the financial information, advice and support they need to lead and manage the organisation effectively.

This role will ensure that the charity meets all its statutory and regulatory compliance requirements. The role will also be responsible for the implementation of the charity’s strategy, budgets and performance reporting through the management and development of the finance teams.

About the Role

The main responsibilities of this role will be to:

  1. To oversee the implementation, control, and reporting of the organisations strategy, budgets and performance.
  2. To develop, improve and continually review MA’s compliance and control environment. Ensuring financial policies, organisational standards and financial controls at Headquarters and overseas Country Offices are both fit for purpose, robust and adhered to.
  3. To ensure regulatory requirements are met relating to the production of the statutory accounts.
  4. To provide leadership in the budget setting process, providing suitable information to managers and budget holders, leading discussions on budget allocations and presenting financial plans and budget to the Board.
  5. To Business Partner with other departments with a view of improving control and feedback of information.
  6. To prepare Group Monthly Management accounts for the leadership and board of trustees.

About You

With a strong academic background, the successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant who has already operated at a senior level. Ambitious and with an appetite for change and best practice, you will be an engaging leader who can negotiate across all internal functions. Technical skill, team management and communication skills will be essential elements of your personal tool box in order to deal at the top level of this organisation.

To be successful in this role:

  1. Fully qualified and accredited accountant (ACA, ACMA/CIMA, ACCA).
  2. Experience of working in international organisations, preferably in not-for-profit sector
  3. Proven experience of managing finance in a complex environment (e.g. income/funding streams, multi-currency/multi-country environment, international offices and consolidation of accounts).
  4. Proven people management experience.
  5. Proven experience of collaborative working as part of a high performing team at a senior level.

Why you should Apply

If you are self-motivated, with the ability to work with a high degree of autonomy this role is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Head of Finance to be able to lead on, build and develop the financial control, management and reporting of the charity’s worldwide resources. You will be joining a supportive, highly-skilled, passionate organisation as a specialist in your field.

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