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Assistant Director of Finance

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  • Sector:

    Not For Profit

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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We are partnering with a dynamic social change charity as they look to appoint an Assistant Director of Finance into their team. This is an exciting role for an ambitious accountant who wants to make a real difference. You will be taking over the role from one of the charities founding Directors on her retirement and you will report to the Senior Management Team and Board.

This is an extremely flexible, diverse and inclusive charity with a fantastic team environment. They offering this role on a part time basis of 2.5 days per week with the flexibility to work from home the majority of the time. They envisage there to be a requirement to attend the office once every fortnight for meetings.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for;

-All finance strategies, systems and processes.
-Leading the UK finance team and working closely with overseas colleagues.
-You will also provide expert insight and support to the organisation on best practice in charity accounting ensuring we meet meets all our statutory obligations.
-Costing and pricing of our projects, services and products.
-Budget management and
-Financial due diligence, internal audit and anti fraud.

As well as this, you will have to be prepared to roll up your sleeves and pick up the day to day processing of transactions if needed. You will be a member of the dynamic and ambitious leadership team that is ensuring we meet all of the organisation's strategic goals.

What are we looking for?

-A qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent considered).
-Substantial experience work for a charity, the ideal candidate will also have commercial experience in industry.
-Experience of setting up and improving financial management systems, controls and reporting.
-Experience of pricing and costing in a complex environment.
-Demonstrable experience of undertaking work using your own initiative.
-Experience of contributing to the development of strategy, business plans and organisational development.

What's on offer?

-2.5 days and flexible, agile working with the expectation of one visit to the office every two weeks
-30 days holiday per year pro rata
-10% Employer contribution to a personal stakeholder pension scheme (when you contribute 5%)
-Up to £500 contribution for work related training (or £200 for personal development and £300 for work related training)
-Life cover and permanent health insurance

For more information please contact Kayley Haythornthwaite

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

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