Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: circa £40,000
Reference: AH
Contact Name: Evie Cramb
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 22, 2019 16:41

Job Description

Asia House is a centre of expertise on trade, investment and public policy. We drive political, economic and commercial engagement between Asia and Europe. We deliver advice and actionable insights through our in-house expertise and extensive network of senior decision makers.

Asia House is an independent, objective and trusted advisor to governments, public institutions and private sector organisations.

Asia House is seeking a Head of Finance and Administration.

The role will be part of the senior management team and will have responsibility for Asia House’s financial management and key administrative functions, and will involve liaising with departments across the business, supporting them in managing their budgets and financial planning.


Job Title: Head of Finance and Administration

Reports to: Chief Executive

Based in New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP


Key responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate and up to date accounting records for Asia House and its subsidiaries, using Xero
  • Work with the CEO and managers to prepare comprehensive annual budgets
  • Produce quarterly management accounts and provide the CEO with relevant accurate periodic reports, including variance analysis and commentary for the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.
  • Prepare the statutory accounts and supporting schedules for Asia House, and Asia House Enterprises Ltd and assist the statutory auditors during their audit
  • Prepare and submit VAT returns, and Charities Commission/Companies House returns
  • Manage the monthly outsourced payroll
  • Other administration duties as and when required including GDPR and overseeing contracts/leases


Skills and qualifications

  • Fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Proficiency in financial accounting & reporting, including external statutory reporting and audit
  • Experience with and a high level of proficiency using Xero 
  • Management accounting experience including budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A high degree of integrity, tact, diplomacy
  • Committed, enthusiastic and able to use initiative to drive the business forward