Head of Finance - New Haw

Surrey County Council
32000.00 GBP Annual
12 Jan 2018
14 Jan 2018
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Full time

Job Details

Full Address: Selsdon Road, Hew Haw, Surrey, KT15 3HP

Exact working hours: 30 hours over, 4 days a week with some flexibility in working

About the Role

Main purpose of role

The Head of Finance will:

  • Have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial–related activities including the development of financial strategies
  • Have direct responsibility for accounting, finance, and forecasting
  • Report to the CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the charity
  • Supervise our Finance officer 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 consolidates the recent mergers and builds innovative ways to deliver services to young people. 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 priorities, build effective relationships with senior level colleagues and teams, the Finance Trustee and the Board of Trustees.

You will ensure systems, internal controls and financial management are in place to meet Eikon's financial, contractual, statutory and legal responsibilities.


Day to day financial management of the organisation, including:

  • Ensuring the delivery of monthly management accounts
  • Building and maintaining the systems for setting and managing annual organisational budgets and forecasting
  • Proactively manage the income and expenditure of the charity advising the management team on income shortfalls and overspends on expenditure
  • Manage the charity's finance operations including expenses, invoicing, payments
  • Develop management information systems to meet the needs of the charity
  • Developing greater financial literacy across the organisation by building and maintaining accessible and clear systems and processes, and providing advice to budget holders
  • Reporting to the Eikon Management Team, Audit and Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees

Maintain effective internal controls and leading on statutory reporting and annual audit, including:

  • Ensuring financial procedures are fit for purpose, adhered to and up to date
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory legislation for financial and tax reporting
  • Ensure 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

Additional Information

The Eikon Charity's vision is to develop confident, thriving and resilient young adults who contribute positively to society

Eikon is a nationally award–winning Surrey based charity that has been working in the local community for almost two decades, providing long–term support to some of the county's most vulnerable young people and their families. An independent evaluation has demonstrated the transformational impact our services have – and that the impact lasts into adulthood. Last year we supported over 13,000 young people through programmes in secondary schools, youth centres and out in the community. More recent innovations include winning new contracts to deliver mental health services.

Over the past few years Eikon has gone from strength–to–strength and grown both organically and through mergers with other local charities.

Eikon's aims are:

  • To inspire greater self–confidence, aspiration, and resilience in young people
  • To enable young people to make positive, independent decisions when faced with difficult challenges in their lives
  • To help young people become positive citizens in their community
  • To dramatically reduce the need for subsequent intervention, and costly remedial action later in life

Please note that this vacancy is not part of Surrey County Council, we are advertising this on behalf of a partnership organisation.

Equal Opportunities

Eikon will treat all employees and job applicants equally and fairly and not discriminate unjustifiably against them.

Eikon recognises that people from different backgrounds can bring fresh ideas and skills. It values diversity and welcomes interest from all sections of the community. It is committed to build and reinforce a culture where people value each other and treat each other with dignity and respect.

In developing and implementing its Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy, Eikon is committed to complying with the spirit and intention of all current and any future anti– discrimination legislation including, but not limited to:–

(a) the Employment Rights Act 1996

(b) the Employment Equality Act (Age) Regulations 2006 (Schedule 6 &8 only)

(c) the Equality Act 2010 and any relevant amendments or re–enactments of such legislation.

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