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Head of Finance

Allen Lane Limited
London (North), London (Greater)
£70,000 - £75,000
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Charity / not-for-profit
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Finance
Salary: £70,000 - £75,000
Permanent, full-time
Hybrid working in the office 2 days a week
Office based in North West London

My client is a major brand in the sports not-for-profit sector, that focusses on communities across the country to promote sport, improve facilities and improve access for young people into sports. They are looking to recruit a Head of Finance to oversee the finance function, modernising the finance department and improving processes. Overseeing a team of 5 you will improve the business partnering function lead on audits and bring the finance department into the modern era as it continues with its ambitious growth plans.

Key areas of responsibilities;

  • Develop and implement financial strategies that support the organisation's visions e.g. treasury management, developing long term cashflow strategies to maximise returns to the organisation.
  • Work with the CFO in preparing and presenting the consolidated budget and plan to the SMT and ARG Committee.
  • Develop high level models to support strategic and operational decision making, such as assessment of financial sustainability of grant applications and monthly reporting to funders in line with contractual obligations.
  • Prepare, analyse, and present financial reports (including the monthly performance pack) in an accurate and timely manner; Review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes, and produce monthly budget versus actual reports and undertake quarterly forecasting.
  • Manage the annual audit process, in conjunction with the Financial Controller, being the initial point of contact for external auditors on operational matters relating to the audit process and providing information and documentation supporting the annual report and accounts. 
  • Drive financial ownership, accountability and understanding across the organisation by ensuring budget owners have the knowledge, skills, and tools to manage their budgets effectively. Ensure effective financial business partnering is underpinned by effective processes and guidance.

Who are we looking for?

  • A formally qualified accountant with relevant experience of accounting gained in a large, complex organisation
  • Proven experience at a senior level in a finance role with responsibility across the entire finance function, including hands on experience in delivering business partnering.
  • An excellent communicator who is able to influence at all levels within the organisation 
  • Analytical with good judgement and decision making capability  

My client offers hybrid working with established training and team practices to ensure full support and engagement at all times. My client is fully open to sector experience. As such we welcome candidates from industry, charity or practice backgrounds. If you are looking to develop your career in charity finance or change sectors, then this is the position for you.

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