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Head of Finance and HR

Michael Page Finance
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Head of Finance & HR required for leading Mid Sussex Public Sector body

Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA Accountant required

Client Details

Established Mid Sussex Public Sector body are looking to recruit a Head of Finance & HR candidate. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and provide leadership for the organisations' finance services and act to continuously improve the financial information management and technology strategies which support the finance services of the organisation to meet its strategic and operational objectives.


To manage the day-to-day financial and accounting operations of the Association by:
  • Maintaining an internal reporting system and account structure that ensures transparency and accountability for all financial activities
  • Providing accurate and timely information to Boards and actively participate in meetings. This includes cashflow reporting and variance budget analysis
  • Preparing annual statutory accounts including planning and managing annual audits
  • Compiling annual budgets and assure appropriate resource for program spending needs, and monitor expenditure to ensure compliance with Board approved budget
  • Overseeing the inputting of financial data, invoice processing, banking and payments
  • Maintaining Sales and Purchase Ledgers including a Purchase Order System
  • Overseeing the credit control / debt management process Head of Finance & Operations Last
  • Reconciling bank accounts
  • Preparing and submit VAT returns
  • Managing the: PAYE/payroll service; pension scheme; cash flow and investments
  • Maintaining IT based accounts package linked to membership database
  • Managing reporting from Sales ledger, overseeing the finance reporting library, to ensure efficiencies and added value Delivery of financial support and advice by:
  • Providing forecasts and other data analysis as required
  • Advising on future financial planning policy taking account of legislative changes
  • Assisting with the preparation of the Year End Accounts and annual audit
  • Undertake other work as required by the Chief Executive. HR & Office Services
  • Leading HR & office service strategies in partnership with our HR Manager, keeping Senior Management Team and employees updated on HR initiatives. Oversee employee relation matters (including investigations) in compliance with our HR policies and procedures, UK law and HR best practice. Governance
  • To ensure legal compliance of the Association ensuring that statutory forms are promptly filed with Companies House and the Association's responsibilities under the Companies Act are fully complied with. Line management
  • Provide leadership and effective management to drive innovation in delivery of service, motivating the team to implement a culture of customer service.


Fully Qualified in Accounting practices with relevant and strong experience of financial accounting and financial management
  • Post holder should have a confident and assured manner and be able to liaise with staff and members , and to work with individuals at all levels
  • High degree of integrity, confidentiality and personal qualities necessary to earn respect and cooperation from all stakeholders
  • Team player, with strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a strong attention to detail
  • Good IT knowledge and experience

Job Offer
  • Flexi time
  • Hybrid working
  • 35 hour week
  • Season ticket advance (paid back monthly)
  • On-site parking
  • Tailored learning and development, including formal training, attending events and knowledge sharing sessions
  • Career opportunities
  • Active employee voice
  • Life assurance
  • Casual dress Fridays
  • Generous pension
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