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Head of Finance

Morgan Law Recruitment
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK working for and with refugees. We provide personalised, transformative services to people at all stages of the asylum determination process, enabling them to live with dignity, understanding and hope, and ensuring they are equipped and supported to influence the decisions and debates that affect their lives. We also advocate for the fair treatment of refugees in the UK generating a strong evidence base from our service delivery experience, and working cooperatively with a wide range of partners and peer organisations to strengthen the impact of everything we say and do.

Our vision is of a UK that respects the dignity of everyone who seeks protection, regardless of the outcome of their claims, and ensures that those granted asylum are supported to live safe and fulfilling lives. Our mission is to be a tenacious, resourceful and effective champion of refugee rights, transforming refugees' lives, holding governments to account and changing public attitudes for the better.

We are now seeking to appoint to the new post of Head of Finance. Reporting to our Executive Director to Finance & Resources. you will set the strategy and direction of the finance function. Key responsibilities will include:

1) Lead the annual budgeting process with budget holders and to draft the annual budget, cash flow forecast and other information within the strategic parameters set by the Senior Management Team and Trustees.
2) To oversee quarterly re-forecasting exercises and changes to budget during the year, keeping the Executive Director Finance & Resources informed of all budgetary changes and seeking authorisation for changes or escalating issues as appropriate.
3) To ensure that the financial, contractual and operational implications from new activities and funding bids outside of the budget process are identified and understood within management.
4) Lead in the development and implementation of financial control systems and procedures, including proper delegation of authority within the organisation
5) Draft the full statutory accounts for review by the auditors and senior management team cand eventual presentation to trustees for approval in line with the organisational timetable;
6) Ensure that the Charity meets the requirements of the Charities SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) and sector best practice;

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a track record of achievement at a senior level in a similar sized organisation. You will be an experienced, visible and inspiring leader, sharing our passion for social justice and championing the difference that strong financial management can make to our front line activities.

For further information or to apply, please contact Rohen Cardle at Morgan Law.

The Closing Date for applications is Monday 4th July.
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