Head Of Finance

Michael Page Finance
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

To manage the operation, outputs and performance of the Finance Department and to contribute to the strategic direction of the finance function. Responsible for treasury management, tax administration, statutory and management reporting of the business.

Client Details

The UK's leading charity for mental health.


Responsibility for the production of Statutory Financial Accounts

Source of expertise relating to VAT, Corporation Tax, PAYE and ensuring that these areas are appropriately managed.

To oversee the treasury function including cash-flow planning and achievement of investment income opportunities

Lead on the Financial Performance Reporting to the Board and its subcommittees as appropriate

Leading the budget planning process and preparation of the annual budget for the Society ensuring strong processes are in place for resource allocation and performance monitoring at all levels of the Society.

Responsibility for driving improvements to and the maintaining of the Internal Financial Control Framework

Oversee projects to improve the performance of Finance processes across the organisation

Providing sound financial advice to directors and other senior management.

Lead the Finance Department in the production of financial statements which are fully compliant with Charities SORP, Company Law and any additional requirements of the Charity Commission, as appropriate.

Oversee monthly, quarterly and annual financial activities to ensure the timely delivery of accurate and timely financial performance reporting to the Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees.

Working with senior budget holders within the Charity, its trading subsidiary and other relevant parties to produce annual budgets in line with organisational strategy.

Leading on and improving the systems surrounding all aspects of project budgets, organisational forecasts and business planning, with a particular focus on the financial information flows between Fundraising and Service Managers.

Work with other Senior Managers across the organisation, creating viable business models and tools for financial decision making which support the business strategy

Provide guidance and project management where necessary to ensure financial systems, procedures and process changes are made as and when necessary to enable changes in reporting requirements.

Working with the Director Resources in developing performance metrics and critically appraising the current activities of the organisation.


Qualified accountant with proven experience in the preparation of Statutory accounts and detailed knowledge of Charities' SORP

Significant Charity sector experience

Proven track record in managing teams

Experience of working directly with and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Good IT literacy & excellent Excel skills

Job Offer

£50,000 - £60,000

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 10%
  • childcare vouchers
  • discount shopping
  • cycle to work scheme

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