Finance Director (part-time)

Bristol, UK
£45,000 - £50,000 pro-rata depending on experience
09 Aug 2022
09 Sep 2022
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Part time
Experience level

Fantastic opportunity for a part-time finance director to bring their expertise and steer to this impactful community energy organisation in Bristol.

The main purpose of this job is to contribute to Bristol Energy Cooperative’s business objectives by:
• Providing strategic financial guidance to fully realise the organisation’s potential.
• Overseeing policies and procedures to ensure sound financial management and statutory compliance.
• Managing Company finances.

Main responsibilities
• Providing strategic financial leadership to the Board and Executive managers through financial analysis and guidance.
• Overseeing financial policies and procedures to ensure effective financial management.
• Advising on the financial relationships between the TopCo and its subsidiaries.
• Providing business cases including the preparation & maintenance of Excel models that allow for multiple variables.
• Monitoring financial performance against financial targets.
• Managing the company’s accounting function.
• Project accounting, including the tracking of WIP against budget & measurement of benefits (financial, environmental & social).
• Ensuring financial, tax and statutory regulations are complied with.
• Cashflow, liquidity and debt management.
• Working with budget holders.
• Supporting the organisation through an exciting period of growth by ensuring the appropriate transition of processes and the implementation of appropriate internal controls.
• Attending board meetings and presenting management reports.
• Overseeing the timely and accurate preparation of the company's accounts and presenting the Annual Accounts to investors.
• Establishing working relationships with external parties and acting as a representative of Bristol Energy Cooperative.
• Supporting commercial negotiations and sourcing capital.
• Managing the contract with the company’s share registrar.


Knowledge, skills, and experience required
• Significant commercial Finance Director experience, including within SMEs.
• Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification.
• Good strategic thinking and critical decision-making skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong IT skills.
• High integrity and motivation to ensure good governance.
• A commitment to not-for-profit and community benefit principles.
• An energetic and enquiring mind.
• Knowledge of the Community Energy sector or a curiosity to learn about it.

Hours + renumeration

The time commitment for this role is 15-20 hours per week, which can be worked flexibly. There is an annual pro-rata salary of £45,000 - £50,000 depending on experience, and a 5% employer pension contribution. Working on contract is also an option. Bristol Energy Cooperative is an equal opportunities employer.


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