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Head of Finance

Michael Page
London, England
GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Charity and not for profit
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Head of Finance is accountable to the Chief Executive and Managers for providing strategic financial and business services direction and oversight across the organisation. You will be responsible for budgeting, financial management, and reporting, and you will collaborate closely with the Chief Executive to give efficient financial direction to the Treasurer and the Board of Trustees.

Client Details

Our client is a nationwide organisation owned and directed by Deaf people for Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL). Our client focuses on national campaigns for equal rights as well as efforts at the local level to empower Deaf people to gain access to local public services. As a Deaf-led membership organisation, 85% of our client's workforce is Deaf, as are all their Board members.


  • You will oversee management of yearly accounts, budgets, business analysis, and management information.
  • You will oversee the Finance team and provide great business service and support to around 25 employees across the UK.
  • You will provide financial leadership by monitoring all aspects of the organisation's finances and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and rules.
  • You will be responsible for setting up of efficient policies, procedures, systems, and practices to support the organisation's smooth operation, as well as being proactive in developing new systems and processes to suit the demands of the organisation as it grows.
  • You will be responsible for budgeting, financial management, and reporting, and you will collaborate closely with the Chief Executive to give efficient financial direction to the Treasurer and the Board of Trustees.
  • You will be responsible for organising and managing the financial planning cycles, governance, and management reporting procedures, as well as managing interactions with external stakeholders to ensure value for money, contractual compliance, evaluation, and quality assurance processes.


  • An ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent trained accountant with strong Excel skills is required.
  • A track record of excellent leadership and management, including the ability to maintain a strong and motivated team and contribute to strategic planning processes.
  • Proven track record of establishing and maintaining internal and external business networks and relationships at the senior level.
  • Understanding of taxation issues such as VAT and payroll.
  • A thorough awareness of the charitable environment.

Job Offer

  • £45,000 - £55,000 per annum.
  • Opportunity to work part time
  • 27 days annual leave a year plus 10 bank holidays annually
  • 1 day in the office a week.


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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