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Finance Change Lead

Comic Relief
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Finance Change Lead

Salary: £42,173-£47,423

Location: Our offices are in London, and we are a hybrid working organisation

This is a fixed term contract until the 31 January 2023.

Virtual Interviews to take place on the 7th & 8th of July

Purpose of job:

The Comic Relief Finance Team is in an exciting period of transition as it implements a new Finance System (Xledger) and embeds new more effective and efficient finance processes across the team and the wider organisation.

The Finance Change Lead will manage and lead the deployment of a transformational change project alongside the implementation of Xledger, ensuring we move to a best-in-class Finance and Procurement model, with processes and systems embedded across the organisation. This role will help define and develop the culture of Finance and Procurement across Comic Relief whilst building trust with key stakeholders and user groups.

Key responsibilities:

Change Management

Lead all aspects of transformational change to help deliver first-class organisational wide Finance and Procurement processes, including:

Establish user groups across the organisation, working with the groups to manage change and embed new ways of working.

Support the development of new procurement processes to be rolled out across the organisation, including documenting key processes.

Define, develop, and implement culture change against the new target finance and procurement model, including reporting KPIs to measure the success of the Xledger implementation across the wider organisation.

Bring a "non-finance" perspective to the development of organisational wide finance change.

Project Management

Perform a central project management and driver role for the organisational wide roll out of Xledger, identifying user groups, stakeholders and contributors and engaging them in the project.

Work collaboratively with stakeholders and colleagues within the organisation to develop all necessary high-level organisation-wide road maps and activity plans that are needed to embed new finance processes and systems across the organisation.

Work diligently and effectively to enable the successful delivery of the project, including identifying and overcoming blockages and mitigating any risks.


Develop training materials using the Xledger train the trainer model to support the implementation of Xledger and new organisation wide finance processes.

Facilitate training sessions on finance processes and systems across the organisation.

Develop and embed long term induction training on all relevant aspects of Finance for all new starters to the organisation.

Person specification

Essential criteria

Experience of business change and of different approaches to project management

Collaborative worker, able to work closely with a range of finance and non-finance stakeholders and bring challenge to existing ways of working.

Effective relationship builder with strong stakeholder management skills

Experience of working effectively in cross-functional project teams.

Excellent verbal and written skills, including the ability to explain technical information to non-technical people

Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.

Desirable criteria

Experience of implementing people and cultural change

Background in finance or procurement process implementation

Experience of design and delivery of training

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme

To apply please visit our website and apply online.

Closing: 12:00pm, 05th July 2022 BST

Inclusivity at Comic Relief

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That's regardless of your gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

Be valued for being yourself
Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed
Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background
Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen - with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.
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