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Interim Finance Director

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Charity
Date Posted: 07/07/2021
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB16466
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Are you an established senior Finance interim looking for a new opportunity to have a huge impact on the viability and success of a not-for-profit organization with a huge international reach? Are you used to joining organisations at the critical moment and providing key financial support to aid meaningful decision making? Do you have a history of “steadying the ship” and giving stability in environments of high risk?

My client is a London-based not-for-profit organization with a c£5m turnover, engaged in numerous fascinating research projects. They have a strong reputation internationally, and are currently facing a complex series of challenges, with a number of factors influencing their success and viability over the coming months. They are recruiting for an interim Finance Director on a six month engagement to:

  • Finalise the draft accounts, having quickly understood the complex nature of existing projects and factors affecting the financial viability of the organization
  • Liaise with auditors and field queries with gravitas and credibility
  • Create financial models to influence short term strategic decision making
  • Design the financial strategy for the short to medium term
  • Support a junior member of staff, being hands-on with creating stability in the day to day running of finance.

This will be an excellent opportunity for someone who likes to transform Finance and create an environment of success that echoes the high standards and success of the organization it supports. This role can be performed either full or part time and the right candidate will add huge value to the prospects of the organization and ensure the viability it deserves for years to come.

The role can be performed in a hybrid working pattern, ideally with two days of on-site presence each week. Candidates looking for three, four or five days per week are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should:

  • Be fully qualified as an accountant with significant experience in interim roles in which you have transformed the financial strategy of an organization
  • Be familiar with the challenges raised dealing with restricted funding, ideally with exposure to a research funding environment
  • Be a credible senior leader, experienced in small organisations in the not for profit sector which diverse income and expenditure portfolios
  • Be available for a quick start and be able to commit to the full duration of the contract.

Applications are under constant review – please apply now. Please note the role does fall within IR35 legislation.

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