Job Title: Head of Finance
Location: London
Reporting to: Director of Finance & Resources
Contract: 18 months fixed term contract
Salary: £62,750-£66,000 per annum
Date closes:Tuesday, 1st September, 10am
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Role Purpose

To lead all aspects of the finance and accounting function and to provide the organisation with relevant and timely information to support decision making.  To manage the day to day finance function proactively.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic oversight and leadership

  • Act as a key business partner to internal colleagues and external partners and provide value add decision support and insight.
  • Prepare schedules and reports for relevant Committees – Finance & Investment, Audit & Risk and Board.
  • Line manage the Finance Manager and Finance Officer with a focus on wellbeing and development.
  • Deputise for the Director of Finance and Resources where required.
  • Be an active member of the Management Group, supporting and contributing to organisation wide projects.

 Financial management

  • Lead the development, consolidation and communication of annual financial plans, budgets and reforecasts including supporting schedules and commentary.
  • Preparation and completion of Statutory Accounts to SORP standard, including production of schedules for auditors and liaison with external auditors.
  • Cash management including cash flow, management of banking relationships and oversight of investment performance.
  • Overall responsibility for payroll including responsibility for managing outsourced payroll provider, outsourced pensions provider and P11Ds.
  • Ensuring PTC is compliant with statutory and HMRC governance.

 Processes and systems

  • Ensure adherence to the financial procedures and controls and where necessary lead the development and improvement to reflect best practice and communicate to the organisation to strengthen internal control framework.
  • Ongoing review of finance and internal systems and providers and working with internal and external stakeholders such as delivery partners to improve processes.
  • Oversight of setting up and implementing processes and controls for restricted grants and preparing budgets and reports for donors as required.

Information management

  • Review and publish timely monthly and quarterly management information including KPI reporting with supporting commentary.
  • Identify and report on key financial risks and performance measures and manage and report on organisation risk register with input across the organisation.
  • Ensure consistent information across Management Accounts/Reporting and Salesforce (CRM system).

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive.  Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our work this job description may be subject to change.  You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

Skills and Experience

  • CCAB Qualified accountant or QBE
  • Previous experience within the not for profit sector in a role at a similar level
  • Experience in preparation of SORP compliant statutory accounts
  • Advanced excel and strong IT skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to prioritise multiple activities and competing demands.
  • Experience of business partnering and effective communication across all levels of non-finance stakeholders
  • Experience designing and implementing new processes
  • Takes initiative, flexible ‘can-do’ attitude and can work independently
  • Strong communication skills, good at building relationships with colleagues across all areas and levels of the organisation
  • Experience of Xero and Salesforce

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We will assess all applications against the requirements for this post as detailed in the job description and person specification and ask for names and education history to be removed from applications.

We are Disability Confident Committed, we welcome and respond positively to applications from disabled people. We will meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process, including making any appropriate reasonable adjustments during the interview stage and to our workplace if selected into post to support colleagues with any form of disability.

If you meet the minimum requirements for the role and would like a guaranteed interview please email, you do not need to share any details about your disability at this stage.

As a Mindful Employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health. We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.

If you have any questions about how Power to Change is an equal opportunities employer please contact our Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Edward on

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