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Head of Finance

Ivy Rock Partners Ltd
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Ivy Rock Partners are supporting The House of St Barnabas to recruit a Head of Finance to join their Central London team. This is a brilliant opportunity to join an organisation that is tackling homelessness and unemployment in a commercial, financially sustainable way.

The House of St Barnabas is a charity working to break the cycle of homelessness. We run a social business, our social purpose members' club in our Grade I listed home on Soho Square, where we support individuals who've been affected by homelessness to achieve lasting good work, a secure home and a supportive network . We are seeking to re-define the notion of a private members' club, challenging stereotypes around ideas of exclusivity and creating a community united by a passion for social change.

The Head of Finance will report into the Finance Director but will oversee the day-to-day running of the Finance function. There is a real opportunity to develop this function, gain exposure to working with the executive team and progress within this people-focused organisation.

Key Responsibilities will include
  • Preparing the annual report and accounts and overseeing the audit
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts for divisions across the organisation
  • Driving improvements across systems and processes with a mandate to invest into key processes (such as the payments process)
  • Developing the management accounting pack and making improvements where necessary
  • Managing the Finance team, encouraging development and providing high quality line management and technical support

Role Requirements

This position would be suitable for a professionally qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA), or someone qualified by experience in a similar role, with experience preparing management and statutory accounts. A thorough working knowledge of the Charity SORP (whether through audit or accounts preparation) is essential, as are strong system skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to build credibility and relationships across the organisation and bring an attitude of continuous improvement to the position.

Working Patterns and Application information

This role can be either full-time office based or operate on a hybrid model. For information on flexible working patterns, hours, or to discuss your suitability, please contact Kate Marriott at Ivy Rock Partners to review the JD and discuss an application.

Inclusion is a core value of House of St Barnabas, embedded throughout our planning and operations throughout the organisation. We strongly encourage applications from applicants from a range of backgrounds and strive for diversity of age, ability, gender identity, marital/civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or pregnancy/maternity leave status.
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