Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £65000.00 - £72000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3956483_1617024102
Contact Name: alastair lees
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 29, 2021 14:21

Job Description

Head of Finance - Not For Profit - Up to £72,000 + Excellent Benefits - Swindon

Your new company
You'll be joining a welcoming and inclusive senior management team within a not-for-profit public body based in Swindon with national operations. The organisation truly values diversity and inclusion, and have recently been awarded the Gold Award from MIND.

Your new role
As Head of Finance, you'll be leading the Finance and Procurement Department with day to day responsibility for budgetary and financial management. Specifically, you'll be responsible for;

  • Ownership of the annual budget process.
  • Formulating and monitoring progress of business plans and budgets.
  • Internal financial reporting to aid decision making.
  • Ensuring consistency and quality of all internal and external reporting.
  • Producing long term financial plans.

What you'll need to succeed
My client is looking for a charismatic and engaging finance leader with proven experience at a similar level. Whilst not-for-profit / charity / public body experience is not essential, you will be / have;

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) with significant PQE (8+ years).
  • Experience of preparing and filing statutory accounts and tax returns.
  • Experience of leading and developing a large and diverse finance team.
  • Confident to operate at a strategic level in both a business and finance function.
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills at all levels including board level.

What you'll get in return
In addition to a competitive basic salary, my client offers a broad range of benefits including direct and indirect financial benefits, a range of leave options, and tailored development opportunities.

  • Basic salary between £65,000 and £72,000 depending on experience.
  • Flexible working hours and location.
  • Up to 33 days annual leave with holiday purchase scheme.
  • Generous pension scheme (CSPS), life assurance, childcare vouchers, etc.
  • Varied training programme, personal development leave, etc.

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