Head of Finance
Head of Finance Burford, Oxfordshire About Us: Blue Cross are one the UK's leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes. Now, we're looking for a Head of Finance to oversee all aspects of finance and provide management to the Finance Team. The Benefits: - Salary of GBP55,000 - GBP65,000 - Pension scheme - Company sick pay - Life insurance (after probationary period) - Employee assistance programme, including a 24/7 confidential counselling line, support with personal issues and financial advice - Develop your career with a charity that's been supporting animals since 1897 If you are seeking a leadership role with one of the UK's best loved and well-known animal welfare charities, this is the role you've been waiting for. Having raised a record breaking income of over GBP35Million in 2016, we have successfully invested in raising further funds and have achieved returns of over GBP5 for every GBP1 spent. As such, our organisation is in strong financial shape and you will have the chance to maintain our healthy margin which will enable us to keep on with our outstanding work. What's more, we have driven down the cost of many of our activities, meaning that it is costing less to rehome many of our animals without affecting levels of care. This is the ideal time to join and help us to make a real difference to the lives of so many pets and animals that need our help. So, make a difference with your career and apply today. The Role: As the Head of Finance, you will be tasked with ensuring the financial health of our organisation and managing the day-to-day operation of the Finance Team. Ensuring the team meets and exceeds targets, you will develop individual team members' capabilities to further ensure that Blue Cross' requirements are met. Your role will also involve: - Delivering accurate financial and management accounts - Overseeing annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting - Preparing statutory accounts for Blue Cross and two trading subsidiaries - Acting as the main point of contact for internal and external Auditors, investment advisors and insurers - Preparing all board-related papers - Leading the development strategy for the Finance Department - Identifying and driving cost saving measures About You: To join us as the Head of Finance, you will need: - To be ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified - Significant experience in a financial leadership role - Business awareness and commercial acumen - Demonstrable knowledge of the practical application of VAT and Gift Aid rules - Proven people management skills, an excellent team player mentality and the ability to lead, motivate and develop teams - Demonstrated commitment to change and continuous improvement - The ability to develop innovative ways to improve service delivery in area of responsibility and to work under pressure to achieve tight timescales - Experience in setting, controlling and managing budgets - Experience in performance reporting Other organisations may call this role Head of Finance, Senior Finance Manager, Finance Director, Head of Accounting, Head of Accounts, Finance Manager, or Head of Financial Operations. Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. So, if your next career move is as our Head of Finance, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.