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Head of Finance

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: £400 - £450 per day
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: kmMA
  • Recruiter: Kelvin Murphy
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Finance Director - 6 Month Contract - Not for profit Media Co.

My client is creative non-profit organisation. They are experts in media, mobile, brand and international development: a unique mix of skills that we use to solve global problems in a different way.

They work across the world. They create for young people in ways they love and interact with. And it's all delivered through the media and mobile tech they use every day - from apps that build skills, to TV dramas that explore vital issues, to magazines written by those affected.

Context of Role

You will work closely with the CFOO and be responsible for the day to day delivery of global financial services and supporting the SMT make sound business decisions in line with the charities mission.

In addition, you will have an explicit and active role in the Year End & Audit process, so the ideal candidate will come from a very similar background.

What You'll Do

Your primary responsibility will be to provide leadership and management to the global finance team - with a total team size of a dynamic 12, including direct management of 3 staff members in the UK; a Financial Controller, Finance Manager and 2 Business Partners, 2 indirect reports and matrix managing the Finance staff in country; that's 4 x finance managers and 2x finance officers.
    • Implement process change into the global accounts and continue to oversee and ensure delivery of the finance transformation towards a best in class Finance including the implementation and embedding of Adaptive Planning across the Organisation, development of the Finance Strategy and objectives.
    • Development and implementation of the groups treasury, investment and reserves, overheads allocation policy in line with the wider Finance strategy.
    • Lead on the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting cycles initiating process change where necessary.
    • You will be heavily involved in the global year end and audit process ensuring the Charity is a breast of the SORP and reporting requirements.
    • Providing insightful analysis surrounding costs and pricing of bespoke projects
    • Be the Business Partner to the CFOO and Deputy CFOO, regularly reporting Financial and Management Accounts to them
    • Work alongside the CFOO, LT and Product Owners, to provide commercial insight and advisory on the best path of growth for the business.

Who You Are
    • Experience within a global charity or foundation
    • Demonstrable experience of Finance Controller for a medium organisation/Charity (£25 million+) or Head of Finance for a small charity (£15 million)
    • Involvement or oversight of finance transformation/systems implementation
    • Multi entity/international exposure inc multi currency and FX understanding
    • Demonstrable achievement of financial results
    • Effective communicator at a senior level, written and verbal
    • A positive and solution-oriented strategic thinker
    • A collaborative problem-solver, able to work flexibly as part of a global team in a fast-paced and changing environment
    • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, able to manage conflict and handle sensitive issues, particularly in cross-cultural and cross-departmental contexts
    • Five years post qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA
    • End to end all round financier with excellent technical skills and working knowledge of charity accounts and SORP
    • Financial Accounting (inc taxation), management accounting and Financial Planning (budgets/forecast/business plans and model)
    • You will be ambitious and with an appetite of best practice, you will be an engaging leader who has a passion for the mentoring and development of staff.

What Else You Should Know

This role is being recruited on a 6 month fixed term contract basis

If you think you would be a good fit for this role then please apply now.
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