Role details

Interim Finance Director

West Sussex   •   £200 - £300 per day (£51,996 - £77,994)   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Interim Finance Director
  • Charity based in Sussex

About Our Client

Charity based in Sussex

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the charities development of its financial strategy, providing sound financial advice to Board directors, the Chief Executive and other senior management colleagues. Contribute to the preparation of the charity's strategic plan.
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive and other senior colleagues as part of the leadership team and as a member of the Executive Committee. Support the Chief Executive on the charity's relationship with current and prospective investors.
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual budget and forecasts. Ensure the appropriateness of the key assumptions included in the charity's financial plans and annual budget proposals. Provide advice to senior management colleagues and directors on these matters.
  • Ensure that an appropriate financial policy framework is in place to guide the charity's financial decision-making.
  • Lead the financial management of the charity, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in its fulfilment of its functions. Ensure accounting records comply with current legal, regulatory and tax requirements and applicable accounting standards, and plan effectively for changes in applicable requirements or standards.
  • Take the lead on financial matters between management and the Board of directors (the "Board") and its related committees, supporting the Chief Executive accordingly. Advise the board and senior colleagues on major financial issues and the likely financial consequences and risks of proposed courses of action.
  • Contribute effectively on behalf of the finance function to the charity's risk management & internal control systems and management of enterprise risk. Develop financial management mechanisms that minimise financial and related operational risks with well-designed and appropriate controls.
  • Ensure any potential weaknesses in the system of internal control in relation to the finance function that have been identified by Internal Audit are addressed and any resulting recommendations implemented promptly.
  • Oversee the preparation of the statutory annual accounts and ensure appropriate arrangements are in place for the annual external audit process.
  • Oversee the charity's capital monitoring and forecasting processes, providing accurate and timely information on the charity's capital position.
  • Lead on oversight of the management of the charity's investment portfolio, which is outsourced to an external manager. Lead on cash flow management and ensure arrangements for the management of market and liquidity risks are in place and operating effectively.
  • Ensure all accounting, financial, legal and tax regulatory requirements are met in relation to the PRA, the FCA, the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP); Contingency Funding Plan (CFP); Recovery & Resolution Plan (RRP); and the Individual Liquidity Systems Assessment (ILSA)
  • Monitor and provide recommendations on effective revenue and pricing strategies and ensure appropriate cost control disciplines are implemented and adhered to. Ensure that effective mechanisms to measure both the inputs, and the outcomes of the charity's operations, are in place with supporting management information and key performance indicators.
  • Provide accounting services for use by managers in planning and controlling the work of the charity, including financial accounting, management accounting, forecasting, budgeting and control systems.
  • Plan and manage the charity's tax liabilities under existing and proposed legislation. Evaluate the tax liability impact of contemplated courses of action, minimise the tax burden and deal with tax authorities.
  • Lead the finance team, providing strategic direction to their work and providing coaching, mentoring and support for their ongoing development.
  • Ensure arrangements are in place to manage external relationships with auditors, the FSA and HM Inland Revenue as required.

The Successful Applicant


  • Graduate
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA)
  • Able to demonstrate a tenacity and drive to progress and develop role
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Strategic thinker with an ability to deal with changes and potential restructures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability in juggling a range of different tasks and willingness to work extra hours to meet deadlines
  • Numerate and computer literate, comfortable working with databases and using technology

What's on Offer

£200 - £300 per day

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