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Salary£55000 - £60000 per annum
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LocationCambridge
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I have the pleasure of recruiting a Head of Financial Reporting for an outstanding Cambridge based charity. Following a recent strategic review there is a clear plan for further growth over the next 4 years.
Due to this my client is looking for a highly talented and enthusiastic accounting professional to oversee the production of quality and timely financial information to various stakeholders – the Board of Trustees, management, donors, auditors and other partners.


As Head of Financial Reporting you will lead a team of 4 Management and Assistant Management Accountants, providing key performance data relating to all areas of the charities work. As a key member of the UK finance team, the Head of Financial Reporting is part of the global finance team working across 5 countries with responsibility for financial planning, management accounting, analysis and reporting.

 
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

• Lead the timetabling, production and review of monthly Financial Statements and management pack prepared

• Review quarterly financial reporting packs shared with the Board of Trustees, including income and expenditure trackers and cashflow trackers

• Lead in delivering the year end external audit process

• Support with review of financial reports and supporting documentation to the  portfolio of donors

• Review and sign-off of proposal budgets to potential donors

• Treasury and exchange rate management

• Provide financial analytical insights that drive quality for  operational performance

• Analysis of finance data, produce metrics/stats using trend analysis to identify actionable patterns

• Oversight of consolidated balance sheet reconciliations for the group accounts

• Track and review progress against assumptions made in the annual financial plan and strategic plan

• Oversight and monitoring that operating costs are in-line with target

• Lead the re-budgeting of donor contracts

• Oversight on quality control of accounting related input data going into the financial system

• Review analysis of results through weekly, monthly and quarterly flash/ KPI reporting

• Provide technical support, guidance and expertise to colleagues overseas

• Set and manage the international finance team’s priorities and deliverables

• Experience of successfully leading the external statutory audit process and preparation of accounts in compliance with Charity SORP

• Familiarity with financial reporting/compliance requirements of grant awarding bodies (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, US State Department, European Commission or similar)

 
Though not essential, a professional accountancy qualification ACA,ACCA or CIMA  would be highly desirable. You will be an expert user of MS Excel and will possess strong technical financial reporting skills. Experience of managing and coaching is also important as is a passion to make a difference.

To discuss this excellent opportunity and organisation in more detail please do get in touch and contact me on 01223209888 or mark.wishart@prs.uk.com

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