Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance
Location: City of London
Salary: c£80,000 plus generous benefits package
Job Published: October 21, 2019 12:40

Job Description

A unique opportunity for a skilled finance professional

The College of Optometrists has a rare opportunity for an ambitious and skilled finance professional to join our team to provide strategic financial leadership to the College, alongside facilities, regulatory and company secretarial services.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will:

  • be responsible for the delivery of the College's financial, regulatory and company secretarial services
  • be a key member of the senior management team and pivotal in influencing and driving the changes on the horizon for the College and profession
  • provide proactive financial and operational management support and direction to a small finance team, directors, employees and the College Trustees
  • lead the facilities function ensuring our employees have the tools to do their jobs well and can operate in an excellent working environment
You will have proven experience of:
  • operating at a senior level and advising senior leaders on business and financial issues
  • managing financial systems
  • charity reporting requirements
  • setting and managing budgets
  • producing accurate and timely management accounts and cash flow forecasts
  • producing ad hoc analysis and business modelling
  • providing finance advice and direction on operational and business issues (including investments)
  • maintaining office facilities
  • managing and developing team members
You will:
  • be a graduate, with an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification with post qualification experience gained in financial roles
  • be commercially astute, entrepreneurial and IT literate
  • have a track record of demonstrable achievement preferably gained in either a not for profit environment, the Education sector or a professional membership organisation
  • be highly numerate and have experience of preparation and presentation of budgets and management accounts
  • have strong technical knowledge in areas such as organisational risk management, taxation law, VAT, Charity Commission regulations and Company Secretarial reporting requirements
  • be someone with attention to detail, organisation, accuracy and sensitive to the needs of your various audiences that you will manage
  • be a strong communicator and prepared to roll up your sleevs to cover all accounting tasks to ensure work is completed and delivered on time
When you click apply you will be directed to our website where you can view the full job description and submit your CV and a brief covering letter.  We want to know how your skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the role and of the College's values.  Please also indicate your current salary and benefits package.
First interview date:  Monday 25 November 2019
Second interview date: Wednesday 4 December 2019
Please note if you have not been contacted by these dates then your application has been unsuccessful.
No agencies or other recruitment services please