Head of Finance

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
20 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Full time
Head of Finance working for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Ideal for a candidate with experience of managing a companys finance function

About Our Client

Since 1904 the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing has provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling teachers to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and spread the joy of dance.

As a registered educational charity and membership association, the ISTD's mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up–to–date techniques for our members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards. We support our members through updated teaching syllabi and techniques, plus a wide variety of courses, summer schools and congresses.

Job Description

As the Head of Finance your responsibilities include:

Taking the lead all aspects of Finance: Statutory Accounts; Monthly Management Accounts; Cash Flow; Controls, Policies, and Procedures; Financial Compliance and Appraisal; Finance Training; Business Partnering and working with the Senior Management Team.
Manage the Budgeting process in an efficient and consultative manner and deliver the operational budgets on time, presenting this to managers or committees as required.
Working with Heads of Services to ensure effective Budgetary Management.
Acting as a deputy to the Director of Finance on all financial matters.
Directly manage the Finance Team and lead in their development.
Lead in the efficient operation and implementation of approved Treasury Management Procedures including: the provision of accurate cash flow forecasts
Change and process management both from a technical and cultural aspect.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will be a CCAB qualified accountant with experience of leading a finance function.

You will need to have good all–round accounting skills, with the ability to produce Year–End and Management Accounts. It is key that you are able to demonstrate a good understanding of tax matters. Furthermore the role requires excellent communication skills, and you should be able to effectively partner with a wide–range of senior financial and non–financial stakeholders, as well as lead a team of five.

You will have experience of managing a finance team (a minimum of two people). It is essential that you can demonstrate strong management skills and evidence managing a team through a cultural change whilst sustaining engagement levels. A manager with great interpersonal skills who is adept at developing and coaching a team would do well here

What's on Offer

GBP60,000 + Excellent Benefits

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPCYZ

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