Head of Finance

Campaign Bootcamp
31 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
An exciting new role at a rapidly growing charity dedicated to supporting people to challenge injustice and inequality. You'll lead our Finance function, working with the team to build and run efficient systems. Campaign Bootcamp is a charity dedicated to increasing diversity and excellence in campaigning. We do this through running training programmes that give people the skills, confidence and community to change things that matter to them. As part of our plan to increase our work tackling injustice and inequality we are expanding our work to support groups within marginalised communities to campaign on issues that affect them. This will include deepening our work in the UK and growing our programmes outside the UK. A key part in our expansion will be appointing a Head of Finance, a new role we've created to be a key member of the Management Team responsible for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the charity. The Head of Finance will: have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities including the development of financial and operational strategies. have direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting and strategic planning report to the Executive Director and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the charity. supervise our Finance Manager and manage the relationship with our external accountants and auditors The successful candidate will be joining the organisation at an exciting time as the organisation scales into new countries. You'll be a crucial part of the management team, ensuring the organisation is in total control of its current and future financial position. To succeed in this role you will juggle competing and time-bound priorities, and build effective relationships with senior level colleagues and teams. You will work with the Board of Trustees preparing papers for and attending quarterly sub-committee and Board meetings. You will ensure systems, internal controls, and operational management are in place, in order to meet Campaign Bootcamp's financial, contractual, statutory and legal responsibilities. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: Day to day financial management of the organisation. Including: Ensuring the delivery of monthly management accounts. Managing the Finance Manager Reporting to the Board of Trustees and Finance sub-committee. Building and maintaining the systems for setting and managing annual organisational budgets and forecasting. Working with the Fundraising, Programme and Senior Management teams to ensure efficient development of the organisation. Ensuring financial procedures are fit for purpose, adhered to and up to date Managing the annual audit and liaising with the external auditors. Developing greater financial literacy across the organisation by building and maintaining accessible and clear systems and processes. Maintain effective internal controls to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory legislation for financial and tax reporting. Including: Managing and updating the risk register. Ensuring we meet our legal requirements across all areas of the business Work with our legal advisors, accountants and any other appointed partners. Ensuring effective use of the resources available to Campaign Bootcamp, in line with value for money policy. Monitor and update our systems and processes to ensure they remain current, appropriate and fit for purpose. Including: Provide strategic leadership on Information Technology, and ensure IT strategy and systems meet the needs of the organisation. Provide oversight of human resources policy and practice, ensuring compliance with legal and best practice. Provide oversight and man age to office management and insurance policies. Supervising organisational set up internationally: Managing the process of creating contracts for staff in new territories. Managing risk management in new territories. Managing all t ax, legal and compliance matters. Monitor and direct strategic business plans to ensure the future financial sustainability of the organisation: Working with the Executive Director to deliver strategic financial planning and development and modelling of a range of scenarios. review and develop the financial strategy linked to Campaign Bootcamp's strategic direction and priorities. Leading on statutory reporting and annual audit: ensure effective financial controls, and compliance of all statutory requirements and accounting in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and the Companies Act. lead on the preparation of the annual accounts, liaise with auditors and ensure accounts are filed on time with the Charity Commission and Companies House. maintain relationships with external auditors andfinancial stakeholders. Working with the Executive Director, other internal stakeholders and external contractors to build efficient systems using our Salesforce database. Over the last year we've moved many of our core business functions to Salesforce. You'll work closely with our team and our external consultant to ensure that our systems are efficient and fit for purpose. (Note, you don't need to have experience working with Salesforce to do this work) Person specification: Essential Experience, Knowledge and Skills Experience working at a strategic level with a multidisciplinary leadership team. Experienced financial strategist, with commercial skills. Experienced and well connected within the charitable sector and a thorough understanding of the current issues and complexities. Demonstrable experience in a senior management position at a small, medium or large experience. Demonstrable experience in financial management and interdepartmental budgeting across a number of contexts. Excellent analytical problem solving skills. Ability to communicate complex financial matters to non-financial staff. Experience of providing support to human resources management. Experience of managing IT systems and willingness to devote a proportion of time to IT development and managing contractors. Experience of working with and being accountable to a Board of Trustees / Directors. Desirable: Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA). Clear understanding of the charities SORP and The Charities Act. Clear understanding of accepted accounting principles, tax, National Insurance and pensions legislation, and knowledge of QuickBooks and Salesforce. Experience of working in the Campaigning or not for profit sector. Experience of working with unions and staff associations. Terms: Deadline: 0900 (UK) Tuesday the 19th September. Hours: Up to 40 hours a week. We would welcome applications from those who which to work part-time. Salary: GBP45,000-GBP55,000 dependent on experience Contract: permanent. Probationary period: 6 months. Holiday: 28 days holiday per year. Pension: Contributory pension scheme in place. Location: at our offices in East London. We would welcome those who would like to work in other locations, as long as they're willing to visit London occasionally.