Interim Head of Finance

Morgan Law - Finance
02 May 2019
30 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I am currently recruiting an interim Head of Finance for a London based Charity, covering responsibility for all financial aspects of the organisation as it continues to grow.

Responsibilities will include:

Reporting to Management and Trustees

Production of monthly management accounts, forecasts and annual budget

Financial Accounting

Preparation of statutory accounts

Working Capital Management

Cash Flow reporting and monitoring, investment and balance sheet management

Project Accounting & Reporting

Delivery of project accounts to project managers on a monthly basis, support to bid writers and evaluation of new projects.

Management Information Systems

Maintaining robust systems as the charity grows

Team Leadership and Staff Management

Oversee work of Account Payable and Account Receivable Managers to ensure effective Financial Control

The "Person Specification" covers:

Essential Experience:

Financial reporting to management
Delivering to month end and other accounting deadlines
Understanding of accounting standards and best practice as applicable generally and to charities in particular
Functionality of management information Systems and ideally SAGE products including SAGE and Excel automation
Preparation or SORP Compliant Annual Report
Good working relationship with Finance Director with open, proactive and regular communication
VAT returns, insurance and payroll administration
Experience of report preparation for various audiences especially trustees and similar
Experience of project reporting to a variety of funders

Essential Skills:

High standards with attention to detail
Innovative, self-motivated and able to time manage and prioritise workload
Ability to energies and motivate peers
Enquiring mind and ability to challenge and test
Strong Excel skills - macros will be advantageous
Strong presentation and other communication skills, especially with on financial staff
Ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
Ability to identify and solve potential and actual problems
Flexible approach to ensure that deadlines are met

Qualifications/experience required

ACA, ACCA part qualified/qualified

Prior experience of working within the Charity sector is essential

What's on offer?

GBP300.00 per day