Finance Director - Charity (Social Welfare and Community Financial Support)

  • Job Reference: 4707
  • Date Posted: 29 September 2020
  • Recruiter: ARML
  • Location: North West London
  • Salary: £75,000 to £80,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: negotiable + excellent benefits
  • Sector: Finance Director, Finance Controller
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Leslie Walters
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 02083494040

Job Description

Our client, based in North West London, is a £10-12m Charity providing social, welfare, financial and community support to individuals and families across the UK.  Funded by an international organisation, the charity makes a significant impact to the welfare and education of its community.

Due to retirement, the charity is looking for its next Finance Director to work as No 2 to the CEO on the Senior Management Team and take a lead operational and financial role within the organisation.  The role will include:- 

  • Responsible for all accounting, budgeting, reporting and systems in respect of the charity and its agencies and international contacts, ensuring a robust internal control environment.
  • Manage and supervise a team of ten incorporating Finance, Grant Administration, Programme Reporting and Financial Analysis
  • Preparation and presentation of management accounts, annual budget, forecasts and longer term plans and commentary for presentation to Trustee board and Finance Committee
  • Preparation of statutory accounts, liaising with internal and external auditors; oversee the internal audit process, liaising with chairs of the Finance, Audit & Risk and Investment committees
  • Operational management and analysis of grant applications and oversee disbursal of funding in accordance with eligibility
  • Monitor and manage cash flow in conjunction with investment committee
  • Submission of annual returns to the Charity Commission, FSA and HMRC; maintain contact with the charity’s insurance broker for annual reviews; management of payroll, liaising with HR
  • Management, with HR, of member legacies; liaison with executors, preparation of legacy schedule
  • Various other administrative, financial and operational responsibilities 

This role will suit an experienced qualified accountant seeking an all-round high-level financial and operational role, who has an empathy and sensitivity for charity and social care.  Strong IT and systems skills are essential. A senior credible approach is essential to develop trusting relationships with strategic funding partners and international government agencies.