Head of Finance & Operations

11 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Finance & Operations

Working alongside Finance and Operations Director, this is a senior role with significant authority. He/she will manage the finance and operations team and will be responsible for adherence to the review and implementation of financial controls and for providing high quality financial and management information. In addition, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the various programmes and managing the funds team in the operation of awarding funding to third parties to deliver the training that supports industry needs.

Key responsibilities:

To formulate, implement and manage systems and processes to maintain effective financial controls.
To ensure that the finances of the organisation are managed effectively within approved budgets, expenditure controls and cash flow. Ensuring the organisations assets are safeguarded and employed effectively.
Oversee the provision of all financial reporting information required by internal and external committees as required including, but not limited to, the Finance and Audit Committee and external stakeholders
To prepare the annual statutory accounts and manage the audit process in liaison with external auditors.
To ensure contractual arrangements are monitored and controlled and that they are only entered into when their commercial and financial consequences have been fully considered by the organisation.
To oversee, manage and ensure compliance and effective reporting on company's contracts whether in drawing funds from external bodies, or making grants from funds received or from company's own funds.
To advise on best practice in contract applications and bids in securing future funding.
To ensure that contractual finance obligations are met and that funding is drawn down in an appropriate and timely manner.
To develop organisational templates and procedures for the effective costing and recharging of activity in support of existing and future funding.
To oversee the Treasury function within Company to ensure that appropriate management and control is maintained.
Contribute to business planning and strategy

Projects and Investments
Manage a team - working closely with the Sector leads to develop appropriate funding schemes and integrated systems and processes.
Work with the Sector leads to ensure their proposed application and assessment guidelines are consistent.
Leading the assessment of applications to the Investment Funds and making grant recommendations.
Ensuring that all systems and procedures are responsive, timely, flexible, streamlined and as customer focussed as possible.

Qualified: ACA, CIMA Or ACCA

This is an immediate start. We seek someone who is either immediately available or on a very short notice period.

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