Business Finance Manager
Location: Moorgate, London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum DOE (including London weighting)
Could you manage budgetary process and financial matters to enable effective decision-making at the executive level?
The British Red Cross is looking for a Business Finance Manager who will be the first point of contact for over 60 budget holders on all matters relating to budgets including Staffing, Operating Expenses and Capital Expenses.
What you will be doing
As a Business Finance Manager, you will ensure that the executive directors for HR and IT and their heads of departments have clarity on the approved financial framework and through financial planning, analysis and constructive challenge enable them to deliver within it.
Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning and Performance, you will deliver a professional finance support service to ensure that there is clear financial reporting to aid decision making and drive value for money whilst also ensuring there is a strong internal control environment within the HR and IT directorates.
With an operating expenditure budget of £24m+ and £8m+ capital expenditure budget, this is a key role providing a valuable contribution to the achievement of the directorates' strategic and financial objectives.
This is a uniquely challenging and rewarding role, where you have the opportunity to work for a leading UK charity and be part of the world's largest humanitarian movement.
What we are looking for
You will be a qualified accountant (from a CCAB recognised body) with sound knowledge of accounting standards & practices (such as IFRS, Charities SORP, IAS 38, etc).
You will have strong financial control and accounting skills with the ability to plan and manage the finances of substantial projects and activities in both IT and non-IT areas such as HR & People functions.
You will have Senior Business Partner experience, having previously provided financial advice and support at both Executive Director level and to Programme Management Boards
You will have excellent multitasking and prioritisation skills with experience of managing the budgeting process in a large organisation, meeting month-end and tight reporting deadlines.
You will be highly computer literate with an advanced working knowledge of MS Office, and advanced Excel skills.
(Please review the attached Role Profile for more information about this opportunity)
Behind every great cause there's a great team making everything possible.
In the Financial Planning and Performance team, our goal is to properly allocate our funds and resources to maximise the level of aid we can provide to those that need it. We also make sure everything we do is in line with our values and we are a fully compliant and transparent operation.
Even though we're a busy bunch, we never lose sight from the fact that the work we do is crucial to the work of the organisation, and therefore vital to the lives of those in crisis.
Closing date for applications is on Sunday the 28th of February 2021 with interviews to follow shortly after this date (via Zoom).
What you get in return
As well as a rewarding career with a global charity, you'll get access to a wide range of benefits, these include:
⦁ 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
⦁ Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
⦁ Up to 6% contributory pension
⦁ Flexible working policy
⦁ Genuine investment in your professional development
A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated, and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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