A high-profile international charity with an audacious vision and ambitious partners is looking for an accomplished Finance Director to join its senior leadership team, based in London. As a truly global and inclusive organisation, applications are welcome from candidates based overseas as long as they are able to relocate to the UK.
As a key partner to the CEO you will help to shape the strategic direction of the organisation and will exemplify its core values of transparency, collaboration, inclusion, curiosity and kindness. The charity is committed to building a diverse international team that is representative of all sections of society. They recognise that by encouraging innovative and creative ways of thinking and fostering an inclusive culture they will collaborate more effectively and achieve better outcomes. As the Director of Finance & Governance you will play a pivotal role in building a welcoming culture that encourages diversity, authenticity and belonging.
Reporting directly to the CEO you will have full responsibility for developing and implementing the finance strategy of the charity. You will be a person of the utmost integrity and will provide inspirational leadership to a small finance team. Deep knowledge of the UK Charites sector is a perquisite as is demonstrable experience of developing robust and transparent financial governance processes and procedures.
You will create the annual financial plan and have overall responsibility for budgets and forecasts. You will also engage with key funding partners and deliver accurate, transparent and comprehensive financial reports for the organisation. As the Company’s regulatory officer, you will ensure all Company secretarial, statutory and legal obligations are met on behalf of the Board. Your regulatory responsibilities will include producing a Trustees’ annual report, developing the Company’s statutory accounts, and ensuring full compliance with Charity Company regulators including Companies House and the Charity Commission.
In order to be suitable for this role of significant responsibility you must be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience working at board level in the not-for-profit sector. You will be a meticulous professional with a keen eye for detail and a passion for building the processes and governance constructs that ensure institutional transparency, trust and integrity. In addition to this, you will have experience in venture capital and charitable funding, while a track record of enabling start-ups to rapidly mature would be highly advantageous to your application.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a Finance Director to make a profound impact to the growth and development of a truly inspiring charity with a transformative global vision.