Head of Financial Accounting & Operations - 1 year FTC

Job Title: Head of Financial Accounting & Operations - 1 year FTC
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Up to £75000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3913152_1609850376
Contact Name: Peter O'Sullivan
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 05, 2021 12:39

Job Description

Head of Financial Accounting & Operations required to join a large not for profit organisation. 1 year fixed term contract.

Your new company
This is a multi million point income organisation with a complex structure encompassing a variety of areas. The finance team operate in a shared service system and are currently in the midst of some exciting changes including around systems and processes. The finance team operate with a collaborative and friendly culture.

Your new role
Reporting to the FD and responsible for Financial Accounting & Control team, Financial Processing team, Tax & Compliance team, Operations and Change Manager, and Payroll. The post has 5 direct reports and 30 indirect reports. You will have oversight of the statutory reporting for four multi-million pound charities, their trading subsidiaries, three multi-employer pension schemes, a common investment fund and a number of other smaller entities. You will lead the delivery of customer-focussed, efficient transaction processing and cash management services within a robust control environment. The Finance team is undergoing significant change, in-step with the changing needs and ambitions of the organisation. This is a 1 year maternity cover opportunity for someone to support the team to embed new roles and responsibilities following a recent restructure, and to adopt two new key business systems due to go live in the year.

What you'll need to succeed
This is a leadership role and requires someone who can take on the operation responsibilities as well as the staff management. The ideal candidate will have experience of both implementing and embedding change. You will have experience of working with larger, complex organisations (open on sector background - happy to consider someone moving into the sector from the commercial world). You will be a qualified accountant with significant post qualification experience.

What you'll get in return
This is a well known, impactful organisation and the contract offers the opportunity to oversee a time of significant change. The organisation will offer work-life balance with some element of working from home available for the long term. The organisation also offers a competitive package of benefits including 28 annual leave days, flexible working opportunities and a pension scheme of 8-15% employer contribution.

What you need to do now
Please apply ASAP to be considered. We will be considering applications before the closing date.

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