Director of Finance and Services

Recruiter
Human Appeal
Location
Cheadle
Posted
05 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Here at Human Appeal we have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Finance and Services to join our team based in Greater Manchester. You will join us on a full time, basis as part of a 1 year fixed term contract and in return you will receive a competitive salary of £65,000 - £70,000 per annum.

Human Appeal is a faith-based charity that aims to abolish poverty by providing humanitarian aid, sustainable development programs and championing advocacy for our beneficiaries worldwide.

As Director of Finance and Services, the successful candidate will oversee the work of the UK and International Finance, Operations and Systems departments at Human Appeal, providing effective financial management and governance processes, as well as contributing to the strategic leadership of the charity as part of the Senior Management Team.

Benefits of joining us as our Director of Finance and Services include:

- 35 Days Annual Leave

- Matched Pension Contribution

- Flexible Working Opportunities

- Employee Discounts and Memberships

Key duties and responsibilities of our Director of Finance and Services:

- Financial management – providing sound financial advice to Trustees, the CEO and SMT, directors, including leading the annual budgeting, financial reporting and assurance activities across the charity

- Quality management – participate in the audit committee, presenting proposals and reports and implementing decisions and recommendations made in liaison with the CEO

- People management – line-management and oversight responsibility for the UK Finance Team at HQ and the International Finance Teams based at our Field Offices in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, as well as the UK Operations and Systems and Development (I.T.) sub-teams

- Supporting organizational effectiveness– ensuring that the appropriate oversight and processes are in place to ensure the long-term financial viability of the charity, advising the Board of Directors on the financial consequences of proposed actions

- Governance – acting as Company Secretary to the charity and any subsidiaries, working closely with the CEO and Board of Trustees to fulfil all the necessary legal and fiduciary requirements of a registered charity, as well as ensuring that appropriate risk management techniques and financial controls are embedded throughout the charity at strategic and operational levels

- External relations – providing an external interface with banks, auditors, pension funds, investment managers, consultants and charity finance specialists, ensuring that the reputation of the charity is actively managed and monitored with all stakeholder groups

- Strategic leadership – play a key role in the day-to-day operations and strategic leadership of the charity alongside the experienced Senior Management Team

What we’re looking for in our Director of Finance and Services:

- Degree-educated in a Finance discipline and a qualified Accountant with an Accounting Qualification (AAT; ACCA; CIMA)

- Minimum 10 years of working experience in a Finance discipline

- Minimum 5 years of people-management experience

- Computer literate and proficient in MS Office Suite with knowledge and experience of Accounts systems such as NAV

- Excellent written and spoken English is essential and additional languages, e.g. Arabic, Urdu are desirable

We are looking to appoint this role ASAP and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so for the best chance of success please click ‘apply’ today to become our Director of Finance and Services – we would love to hear from you.

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