Director of Finance and IT

Would you enjoy the challenge of increasing an organisations income whilst ensuring financial sustainability? Looking for a Director of Finance and IT position? Keen to work for a prestigious charity? Are you a credible Director who has proven experience at Executive level? If yes, please read on!

Now looking for a permanent Director of Finance and IT, this organisation plays a vital part in securing the future of postgraduate education and is constantly striving to be the best. Alongside providing education this charity promotes information sharing and ensures best practice is carried out by professionals at all time. With a membership total of around 25,000 this charity has exciting growth plans and the Director of Finance and IT will be responsible for leading such projects.

Main responsibilities of the Director of Finance and IT will include:

  • Delivery and development of financial and IT strategy.
  • Control and monitor the budget setting process.
  • Oversight and leadership of the Finance and IT functions.
  • Direct management of three reports and six indirect reports.
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive to oversee risk management throughout the charity.
  • Ensure best value through software, hardware and service agreements through negotiation with suppliers and contractors.
  • Close liaison with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team, Trustees, internal and external Stakeholders and the audit committee.
  • Provide strategic long term financial planning, and modelling.
  • Run the monitoring, development, maintenance and upgrading of all IT systems.
  • Lead on statutory reporting and present regularly at Board meetings.

This Director of Finance and IT will be based in central London and will benefit from excellent employee perks. This is the perfect position for someone with previous exposure to leading a Finance and IT department for a charity with a turnover of around £15-25 million.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, or equivalent).
  • Have significant experience as a Finance Director with a sound knowledge of IT functions.
  • Have extensive experience in financial planning, budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Have previously worked within the charity sector.
  • Have managed a minimum of three people.
  • Have previously improved and increased an organisations income.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable criteria includes:

  • Experience working within a membership body.
  • Proven experience growing membership numbers.

If you feel this post could be of interest to you then please do not hesitate in applying as applications are being reviewed daily.

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