Head of Finance

New Haw, UK
16 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Eikon is a nationally award-winning Surrey based charity providing long-term support to some of the county's most vulnerable young people and their families. The organisation, which was founded more than two decades ago, has grown significantly in recent years and has a proven background in improving the lives of young people through providing transformational services.

We are looking for a part time Head of Finance to take responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all the financial related activities of the organisation and assist in developing financial strategies with the CEO and the rest of the Senior Leadership Team.

Your key responsibilities for this Head of Finance role will include

Day to day financial management and timely preparation of monthly management accounts
Build and maintain systems for setting and managing annual budgets and forecasts
Oversee and manage expenses, invoicing, payments, payroll and VAT
Monitor cash flows and manage banking relationships
Develop and maintain management information systems and internal controls
Liaise with auditors and lead on the preparation of the Annual Report & Accounts
Ensure all Charity SORP and Charity Commission regulations are met

Key skills required for this Head of Finance role will include

Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA / CIPFA or equivalent) or qualified by experience
Proven experience within an SME commercial environment
A clear communicator both written and verbal
Have a flexible approach and be results-driven with a pro-active approach
Previous knowledge and experience of Sage and preferably Xero as well
Previous experience of working within a Senior Leadership Team
Understanding of the Charities SORP and The Charities Act is desirable

The organisation is happy to be flexible on the exact number of hours worked but any less than the equivalent of three days per week is unlikely to be sufficient to fulfil the requirements of the job. This position offers a great opportunity to take on a leading role in a dynamic and professional team dedicated to improving the lives of young people.

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