Interim Head of Finance and Operations

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Charity
Date Posted: 12/10/2021
Salary: £70,000 - £75,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB18171
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Are you a senior finance professional looking for a role with a broad remit and regular Board level interaction? Are you well versed in grants management and familiar in environments with complex income streams and multi-national stakeholders? Are you looking for a role in a not for profit organisation applying strong commercial acumen?

My client is a not for profit organisation whose focus is on achieving a sustainable future and delivering successes surrounding climate change. With headquarters in attractive offices in London and partnerships in multiple nations, the organisation has a huge scope of influence.

The role of the Interim Head of Finance and Operations is a 15 month FTC and will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Be the finance lead for the organisation, reporting directly to the Chief Executive and delivering full financial stability
  • Lead a number of Operational areas including Fundraising and HR, establishing and maintaining an environment of operational robustness
  • Lead on the financial management of a complex series of grants, providing expert level reporting on grants management
  • Lead on all financial management including budgeting, forecasting, routine management accounts, and delivering year end and audit
  • Act as the key point of support for the Chief Executive for all business areas, providing the Board with an exceptional service in terms of internal reporting
  • Manage a team of three staff as well as numerous outsources Resources relationships.

This is a rare opportunity to join an organisation involved in high profile work in a role that is ever evolving – the post is sure to change during the course of the contract and the post can be shaped by the successful postholder in response to new funding being awarded. Those candidates looking to combine their finance and operational expertise with a passion for climate work should be particularly enthused about this role.

This role offers the chance to do 2-3 days working from home each week. To be considered, these are the criteria to meet:

  • Have substantial experience in a senior finance role in an environment with complex grant funding income streams, where you are the lead on grants management
  • Be an experienced manager, who can not only manage staff but ideally outsourced relationships in non-finance operations, ideally in small organisations £8m turnover or less
  • Have strong core finance skills such as budgeting, forecasting, financial planning, financial analysis, ideally all within the not for profit sector.

Applications are always under review – apply now as the post will close as soon as the right candidate comes forward.

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