Head of Finance

  • Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Change Management & Transformation

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits

  • Contact:

    Jack McGill

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Jack McGill

Head of Finance - Girls not Brides - Central London

Goodman Masson is partnering exclusively with Girls Not Brides to find a new permanent Head of Finance, based in London, to lead the financial direction of the charity and oversee all aspects of its financial management.

The Organisation

Girls Not Brides is the only global partnership entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of more than 1,200 civil society organisations in over 100 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage. Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men and can achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the CEO, the role will:

  • Lead on strategic financial planning and financial management at Girls Not Brides.
  • Ensure financial planning and objectives feed into the secretariat's objective setting and serve well the overarching goals and objectives of the organisation.
  • Develop and maintain effective financial functions including budgeting, management accounts, preparation of annual statutory accounts, and preparation of financial reports to Girls Not Brides funders and to the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensure the smooth running of all accounting, financial transactions and evidence record keeping, managing payroll, managing foreign currency exchange policy and investments.
  • Monitor financial performance, oversee reporting and cash flow management functions and systems.
  • Contribute, as a member of the organisation's management team, to providing critical financial information, analysis, advice and support on financial issues and emerging opportunities to the CEO, management team and the Board of Trustees.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Operations to jointly develop core processes across the organisation.
  • Oversee legal aspects of Girls Not Brides' financial and fundraising work, including trademark registrations and ensure ongoing compliance with UK finance regulation, grant agreements, liaise with the Charity Commission, Companies House and HMRC.
  • Lead on financial risk management including the implementation of appropriate risk management strategies such as financial controls, fraud prevention and systems to ensure value for money through regular reviews of the secretariat's financial operating policies and guidelines and providing oversight and support in implementation of these systems.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with the organisation's donors, auditors, advisors, payroll provider, bank manager, office landlord and other relevant partners.
  • Manage the production of the annual report and financial statements, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, SORP and accounting standards.
  • Manage the external audit process and implementation of the audit findings.
  • Lead on procurement systems and implementation looking for efficiencies and value for money.
  • Set goals and objectives and manage the performance and development of the finance team.
  • Play a key role in developing the financial skills of heads of teams to ensure that they have ownership of their budgets and forecasts.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of scoping and implementing new financial procedures, processes, ACCA/CCAB/CIMA/MBA with significant professional experience in a similar senior-level finance role in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Advanced understanding of the principles underpinning financial management and planning and of demonstrating impact and value for money.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant UK government charity legislation and statutory requirements.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and communicate effectively, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to give clear financial advice and training to non-finance staff.
  • An innovative and initiative-taking approach, with the vision and practical skills to assess, develop, improve and systems and processes.
  • Ability to deal with competing demands, multiple priorities, time constraints and unanticipated external events.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the vision of Girls Not Brides in relation to addressing child marriage and the empowerment of girls and women.

Salary: £55,000-£65,000, plus a generous benefits package

To apply, please respond to this advert by 10:00 GMT on Monday 29th July 2019, with first stage interviews are to be scheduled on the 1st and 2nd August.

If this role isn't quite right, but you are looking for a new finance position within the charity and not for profit sector, please send an up to date CV through to jack.mcgill@goodmanmasson.com and I'll be in touch.

Head of Finance - Girls not Brides - Central London


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