Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Durham, County Durham
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3910020_1608647354
Contact Name: Rachael Richards
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 22, 2020 14:29

Job Description

Head of Finance £45,000 - £50,000 + benefits ACA ICEAW ACCA FCA FCCA CIMA ACMA CIPFA Technical Leadership

This well established charitable enterprise based in its own beautiful grounds in County Durham provides services to their local area. With a rental estate, alms houses, care homes, community services, home care, grant provision and organised trips and events within their portfolio, this is an organisation, with a vision to ensure older people live independently, live well and enjoy life, that people living with a dementia, their families and carers live life to the full and that communities are strong, full of hope and resilient.
Their mission is: To deliver excellent quality care and support, placing people at the heart · To be forward thinking, caring, dynamic, a great place to be · To support and empower communities
And their values are: Kind, caring and compassionate · Everybody matters all of the time · Listening, learning and striving for excellence · Putting people at the heart of everything we do

As they continue their journey through digital transformation, embedding significant change, and a move towards more automation and less paper based systems, they are seeking an accomplished and qualified Head of Finance to navigate this multi faceted role within the organisation through the next phase of this growth and development.

You will be experienced, committed and resilient with a high degree of technical capability and most likely have developed your skills within professional practice (although this is not essential). You will ideally have experience in charity accounting, and also demonstrate the ability to engage and communicate effectively and with empathy towards key stakeholders. This will include team members, colleagues, funding bodies, investors and service users.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the charity you will maintain the central function of finance in a high degree of detail with the support of your team of 4, and demonstrate the capability to develop their skills and embed a succession plan for their personal growth and progression in line with the organisation's strategy.

As a proactive and professional Qualified Accountant (ACA/ICEAW/ICAS/CIMA/ACCA), you will be looking for a challenging and busy role which will draw on the full range of your skills. As comfortable dealing with day to day detailed reporting and analysis as you are with discussing strategic objectives, problem solving and training and developing your team, this is a true 360 degree role, and pivotal to the success of the charity.

If you are looking for an organisation which lives its purpose and truly gives back to those who need it most then this could be the ideal opportunity for you. Based within a historic building in beautiful grounds, your surroundings and environment, as well as free car parking on site are an indication of the investment and ambition of the organisation as they look to the future.

If you are interested in this role, and want to have a confidential discussion and review the detailed job specification please contact Rachael Richards,

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