Head of Finance

Guidant Global
18 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
Job role
Head of finance
Head of Finance

Location: Based in Watford with flexible working options

Are you a natural leader in the world of finance? Are you looking for the opportunity to make a real difference within an organisation with great moral and social values?

This opportunity to create real change in our organisation is truly special and we hope you want to come in with your sleeves rolled up, ready for action!

How we work:

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year. Our team changes the lives of 400,000 children, young people and families.

How you'll make a difference as Head of Finance:

In this fundamental post, you are going to be given extraordinary responsibility within Action for Children.

We need your clear leadership and expert insight to guide our management accounting functions, to utilise financial and business partnering expertise to provide advice and coaching to regional Finance Managers where you will play a key role in ensuring appropriate standards and practices for financial management are adopted across the organisation.

You will develop and apply organisation wide standards for transactional processes, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Credit control.

Besides the heavy financial element to this post, it is imperative that you are able to positively empower your team and their wider functions in Watford and London.

What you'll need:
  • CCAB qualification or equivalent
  • Significant senior post qualification experience
  • Significant experience of managing large processing departments and delivering consistent improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and customer-focus
  • Proven experience of presenting financial accounts, reports and data
  • Experience of managing change and delivering consistent improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and customer-focus
  • Proven track record of coaching, mentoring to and problem solving to achieve required financial outcomes
  • Experience of motivating, managing and developing staff to better meet the needs of the organisation
  • The ability to understand issues, break them down into their constituent parts, and to identify root causes and lead Team Based Problem solving sessions to identify and implement appropriate solutions

The benefits and rewards:
  • Salary £72,000
  • Minimum 29 days' holiday (pro rata)
  • Very flexible working arrangements with home-working, and working from the London and Watford locations
  • Plus much more

This is a rare chance to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

Shortlisting Date: Sunday 28 July 2019

Interview Date: Tuesday 6 August 2019

Guidant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.