Head of Finance #722

London, UK
£60,000 - £65,000
10 Jun 2022
10 Jul 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Head of Finance #722

£60,000 - £65,000

London, UK


Our partner is an educational establishment. They are seeking a Head of Finance; in addition to overseeing the integrity of the accounting and finance function, the successful individual will support the establishment in developing income streams, and in the professional and career development of the finance team.


  • To review, strengthen and implement strong and appropriate financial controls.
  • Support the senior leadership in strategic organisational development & business planning; and in preparing for and attending Finance Committee meetings.
  • Liaise with internal staff on the proper investment of new funds, and in monitoring and reporting on the performance of these investments.
  • Lead in the preparation of the annual organisational budget, cashflow forecasts and reforecasts.
  • Provide oversight into the accounting & finance function, including leading on the preparation of the year-end accounts & audit, and ensuring that the organisation is compliant with all relevant financial and tax legislations.
  • Prepare and submit the quarterly VAT returns and annual tax returns.
  • Financial reporting & undertaking analysis as required.
  • Fund management – including reviewing the calculations to award grants and bursaries, oversight of processing of donations, and maintaining proper distinction between unrestricted and restricted grants.
  • Support the fundraising team in developing alternate, mainly corporate revenue streams.
  • Line management and coaching of finance staff.


  • Qualified accountant, with experience leading a finance function, offering both financial oversight as well as strategic operational and fundraising input. Specific knowledge of charity accounting requirements, including Charity SORP, unrestricted and restricted grants funding.
  • Strong analysis, systems/IT skills.
  • Strong business partner, with developed communication skills – able to communicate financial information to a range of finance and non-finance staff and stakeholders, both verbally and in writing.
  • Previous experience of working in a role coaching/mentoring staff.
  • Proactive, able to manage a varied workload, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Empathy with the ethos and aims of the institution.

This is a London-based permanent role. The staff are expected to be in the office full-time, however, if you are seeking hybrid work arrangements, these might be accommodated.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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