Head of Finance

Michael Page
Liverpool, Merseyside
£40000 - £44000 per annum
20 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
JN -112020-1554129
Danielle Farrell
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

A Unique opportunity to join a local charity to support the community in making a difference and changing peoples lives

Client Details

Leading Charity in Merseyside


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To produce timely monthly management accounts and prepare statutory accounts and budgets.
  • Be responsible for maintaining, developing and implementing efficient financial procedures and reporting to ensure the accuracy of all financial and payroll information.
  • To deal with all aspects of the Charity's treasury management.
  • Prepare VAT returns and maintain knowledge of VAT rules for charities.
  • To ensure the smooth running of the finance department and line manage the finance team.
  • Membership of Leadership team
  • To ensure the overall accuracy and timeliness of reporting from our financial systems and records
  • Prepare monthly management accounts
  • Report monthly on budget variances explaining significant differences.
  • Deal with queries raised by Budget Holders re management accounts and provide help, training and support as required
  • Oversee Restricted funds, Trusts and Legacies, Challenges and prepaid income
  • Draft year end accounts and liaise with auditors
  • Oversee bank and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Oversee and check the monthly payroll preparation
  • To lead on budget setting
  • Actively manage the monies held on deposit to maximise income by periodically reviewing interest rates available and transferring balances between accounts
  • Record transactions on the share portfolio


You will be qualified with experience in Charities, wider NFP/public sector or have a strong passion for the sector.

  • Detailed knowledge and experience of accounting principles : Accountancy qualification( ACA, ACCA,CIMA) or similar qualification
  • Good knowledge of financial budgeting, forecasting, control and planning experience
  • Knowledge and practical experience of Accountancy and payroll systems( preferably SAGE and Access)
  • Excellent Excel skills and knowledge of data bases
  • Knowledge of VAT and how the rules apply to charities
  • Knowledge of payroll legislation
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing at all levels
  • Display initiative and ability to work on own
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A belief in the value of volunteers and of a multi-disciplinary approach

Job Offer

Excellent package with generous benefits

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