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Head of Finance

Head of Finance
Salary: £47,500- £50,000 - Depending on skills and experience.

Contract: Permanent role.

Working Hours: Full-time working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Location: Oxford, with regular UK Travel
Line Management: Finance team of 6
Reporting to: Finance Director
Deadline to apply: 9am on Monday 15th July 2019

The Post
The Head of Finance reports to the Finance Director and will lead a team of 6 staff, managing the day to day finances of the company, its UK associates and property management contract clients.

The Head of Finance carries a high degree of delegated authority for leading the company's financial affairs.

You will play a significant role in the growth and development of the company.

Job Dimensions
Turnover c £10 million - Ethical Property plus major contracts and partnerships for which this role provides the Finance service.

Key tasks

Your responsibilities will include:
Budgets, Forecasts and reporting
, Maintaining the business planning model for the whole organisation, ensuring it meets the needs of organisation;
, Developing business plans for new properties, contracts and development opportunities;
, Designing, organising and overseeing all aspects of the budget process, and ensuring deadlines are met;
, Overseeing the production of the monthly management accounts pack;
, Reviewing management information with the Finance Director and budget holders;
, Overseeing the production and review of management accounts for Ethical IT LLP (50% owned JV) and Property Management Contracts;
, Presenting financial information including at Board meetings of property management contract clients;
, Leading the financial aspects of the annual rent and service charge review including developing reports and models;
, Supporting and advising managers on budgeting, costs and profitability.

Financial Accounting
, Reviewing Balance Sheet reconciliations and undertaking regular Balance Sheet reviews with the Finance Director;
, Organising and overseeing the year end close process, liaison with auditors and dealing with all issues arising;
, Overseeing the production and review of statutory accounts for Ethical IT LLP (50% owned JV) and Property Management Contract client bodies;
, Maintaining up to date cash flow forecasts and treasury management;
, Publishing clear timetables and duties and ensuring they are communicated to and understood by the Finance department and other employees;
, Developing financial policies and procedures to meet the changing needs of the Finance department and its internal and external customers;
, Supervision of all day-to-day accounting for the company, associates and property management contracts - purchase ledger, sales ledger, credit control, cash and bank, fixed assets;
, Maintaining and up to date knowledge of relevant accounting standards, VAT and audit requirements.

Team management
, Managing and developing the Finance team, ensuring they receive regular supervision, support and training;
, Developing the roles and responsibilities of the Finance team as the company grows;
, Working with the HR team for any recruitment in the team.

, Assimilating and maintaining Super-user level knowledge of the financial software packages in use;
, Being the department expert on the financial system;
, Training non-financial employees in the operation of financial systems.
, Leading the Systems Review Group looking at company-wide systems and making recommendations of improvements and upgrades;

Person Specification
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they have the following:

Essential knowledge and experience:
, Experience of working as a Head of Finance/Financial Controller;
, Qualified accountant;
, Excellent spreadsheet skills;
, Experience of managing and developing a team;
, Experience of leading finance teams through the year end process;
, Evidence of strong commitment to social and environmental issues and an understanding of what Ethical Property means by its triple bottom line approach;
, Excellent IT skills, including the management and development of financial systems.

Personal competencies and skills
, Collaborative leadership skills with the ability to demonstrate motivation and self-management and with strong team-work skills;
, Able to establish strong credibility and inspire confidence with colleagues and external clients;
, Customer-focussed approach to providing a finance service;
, Thrives on change and understands how to manage a team through a period of change;
, Able to make decisions based on appropriate analysis of the risks and opportunities involved;
, A high level of personal organisation, able to effectively plan the work of the team, and communicate this;
, Excellent communication skills.

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