Assistant Finance and HR Director

  • Location

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% pension

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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We are proud to be working with our client, a charitable organisation based in Sheffield as they look to appoint an Assistant Finance and HR Director. This is a great time to join a charity that is growing and are able to offer promotion to Finance Director level in the short term.

The main purpose of this role is to work closely with the senior management team and heads of departments to develop the financial strategy and in line with that produce annual budgets and long term financial forecasts including our reserves policy for the Group.

Duties will include;

-Management of the Finance and HR departments including the relationship with the outsourced HR provider.
-Ensure staff, Board Members, and funders in both the UK and overseas receive accurate and meaningful finance reports including management accounts, forecasts, cashflows and budget reports and provide guidance and training where appropriate to help staff and Board members to understand our finances.
-Through effective reporting and support, ensure budget holders manage their budgets effectively and get maximum value for money from them.
-Ensure all Group tax, payroll, statutory and other returns are prepared accurately and submitted on time, liaising with UK and overseas auditors, bankers, Tax authorities, Charity and Company regulatory bodies as required to ensure we meet all UK and overseas reporting and compliance requirements.
-Ensure the organisation receives clean audit reports, with all audit papers prepared correctly and on time and annual financial statements are prepared and agreed with the auditors
-Ensure the organisation complies with best practice in charity accounting and meet the requirements of funders and the Charity Commission
-Effective financial management and reporting on our international work and we get value for money from our foreign exchange activities.
-Work with staff across the organisation to develop effective models for costing our products and services and for developing bid budgets and funding proposals
-Advise staff on appropriate pricing strategies that balance our need to be both commercial and a social enterprise, setting up appropriate tools and providing information to improve decision making in the way we develop prices
-Lead on the development and implementation of People Strategy for the Group that supports our five year strategy, our mutual principle, our behaviours and maximises the benefits of being an international group.

Suitable candidates will:

-Be ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified and will have worked at a senior level within finance for a charitable organisation. Although candidates who have a keen interest to move into the not-for-profit industry for the first time will also be considered.
-Candidates who also have a background in Human Resources is highly desirable
-Strong technical background with experience of group accounting and consolidations
-Experience of setting up and improving financial management systems, controls and reporting
-Experience of pricing and costing in a complex environment

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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