Finance Director

Recruiter
Robert Half
Location
Bristol, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Sep 2019
Closes
23 Sep 2019
Ref
1256957418
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description Society for Endocrinology Finance Director Robert Half are delighted to be partnering on an exclusive basis with the Society for Endocrinology, a world leading authority on hormones based in Bristol, to recruit their new Finance Director About the Society of Endocrinology The Society brings together the global endocrine community to share ideas and advance the discipline by engaging policymakers, journalists, patients and the public with hormone science to encourage informed health decisions, and to demonstrate the value of endocrinology to the wider world. The Society is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity whose activities are made possible by their wholly owned trading subsidiary, Bioscientifica, which publishes research journals, runs events and provides membership services across the endocrine community. This role will work across the entire organisation (known as SfE Group), responsible for Finance and Facilities for the Group as well as acting as a Director and Company Secretary for Bioscientifica. The Role The Finance Director is a vital role of huge strategic importance to the Society's growth plans and to ensure the business continues the upward trajectory set over the past few years. The Finance Director role is based at the Society's modern offices, within walking distance of Bristol Parkway, and will report to the Chief Executive and manage a team of ten staff. Key Responsibilities * Providing effective input to all strategic planning and review exercises * Giving regular feedback to the Chief Executive on issues and progress with regard to financial and related parts of the strategy * Maintaining an overview of SfE Group's current and future financial issues at the widest level * Member of the Executive Team * Provide balanced and considered support to the Chief Executive in consideration of all commercial, business plan and executive matters. * Active participation in the raising and maintenance of high morale across all functions of SfE Group as part of the Executive team. * Continually develop appropriate financial systems to support transactions processing, management accounting, and budgeting requirements. * Develop and maintain an effective control environment to ensure that all transactions are logged, entered into the financial system on a timely and accurate basis. * Manage the production of timely and accurate management accounts, and delivery of same to the senior leadership team. * Manage the process of producing periodic financial forecasts and annual budgets. * Challenge all departmental submissions, and the consolidated results. * Ensuring that relevant and insightful reports are produced for all Bioscientifica Board meetings, and relevant Society committees. * Effective management of the working capital position of the Group through regular review of Balance Sheet control accounts and other balances. * Ensuring that all client monies handled are kept demonstrably separate from Society and Bioscientifica funds, and that all client monies are fully reconciled to underlying transactions. * Represent Bioscientifica in meetings with clients regarding accounting, contract or business development matters as requested. * Monitor Society reserve balances. * Liaising with the auditors to ensure timely and cost-effective auditing, and advice on other accounting matters. * Liaison with the Investment Managers and the Treasurer to ensure that the Society's investments are managed in a professional and cost-effective manner. * Liaison with banker/s to maintain effective management of all bank facilities. * Maintain Society / Bioscientifica cash forecasting model and relationships with F/X trading entities to ensure that proper consideration given to forward F/X trading opportunities. * Ensuring that VAT returns, Companies House and Charity Commission returns, and other required documents are submitted accurately and on time * Keeping the Society's Chief Executive and Treasurer and Bioscientifica's Chair and Managing Director informed of all relevant financial issues. * Providing effective support to the Finance Committee - ensuring that any emerging internal / external issues are raised when appropriate. * Manage, in conjunction with the Facilities Manager, all aspects of Health & Safety, Insurances, property maintenance and work environment. Key Experience * An experienced and capable leader, with a track record of successful, empathetic management of Finance teams comprising individuals of differing levels of technical ability, experience and ambition. * Extensive experience of working with management and team members outside of the Finance function to increase commercial acumen, and a 'challenging' outlook is promoted across the whole business to foster process improvement. * Experience of assessing suitability of accounting software systems, and continual development / improvement thereof. * Strong track record in defining and implementing appropriate control

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