Head of Finance and Operations – London

Ref: 277 Date Posted: Wednesday 21 Jul 2021
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Head of Finance and Operations.  Medical Professional Body/Charity.  Hybrid working (mixture of home and office in central London based)  £55k to £60k plus benefits.  Full Time Permanent role

A stunning opportunity for a qualified Accountant with experience of working in a senior finance role of a charity. 

Our client is seeking a talented all rounder who can lead and inspire a team as well be hands-on to produce financial and management accounts for a well-respected medical charity.

Job purpose

The Head of Finance and Internal Operations is a key leadership role within the senior management team of organisation.

You will be an experienced line manager and a strategic thinker who is energised by leading a internal operations resources team and working in a high profile charity that delivers change at pace.

You will enjoy working across boundaries, collaborating with your peers within the Society and with other staff and motivating your team to deliver high quality performance.

You will lead a small team to deliver the finance, IT, CRM, office management services and membership applications and renewals function.

You will use both strategic reasoning and planning skills as well as your significant experience of “hands on” operational delivery. You will be the most senior finance professional in the charity and a key member of the Senior Management Team.

You will work closely with the Chief Executive to support the delivery of the charity’s activities and provide assurance to the Trustee Board about our financial activities ensuring we comply with all financial regulatory requirements.

Key accountabilities

To line manage a small team motivating them to deliver high performance and quality member experience.

To be an active member of the senior management team working across boundaries to collaborate with other Heads and support the CEO to deliver the charity’s annual operational implementation plan.

To lead the annual budgeting process, contribute to the annual business planning activities and provide strategic financial advice in verbal and written format to the CEO, Trustee Board and Council.

Produce monthly management accounts, including analysis of income and expenses against predicted budget for the year and forecast expenditure to year end providing explanations and solutions to help mitigate risks.

Lead and manage the third party external auditors to ensure the production of statutory audited accounts (SORP) for the Charity.

Collaborate with the Head of Communications and the Governance and Policy Manager to produce the Trustees Annual Report demonstrating the charity’s impact over the preceding 12 months.

Provide professional financial advice on grant applications for charitable funding from third parties.

Responsible for liaison with the bank on behalf of the Society and coordinate signatories as required.

Ensure that invoices and payments received on the membership database are processed accurately, reconciled with data on Sage Pay and ensure day to day financial records are correct and up to date.

Manage 3rd party payroll provider to ensure accurate and timely monthly salary payments and all PAYE matters are dealt with.

Manage pensions provider to ensure accurate and timely pensions provision



Qualified (ACA, ACCA and CIMA) with at least 5 years post qualification accounting experience, and 1-2 years charity exposure.

Strong knowledge of the charity accounting SORP and charity governance and other relevant charity legislation

Experience using Quick books or other online databases for management accounts, financial  monitoring and processing invoices

Experience working with third party sub-contractors to ensure budgetary compliance.

A breadth of senior management experience working at Trustee Board level and providing strategic advice to a Chief Executive

Experience in business planning and project management.


To apply please send your CV.