Head of Finance

Altum Consulting is delighted to be partnering with Goodenough College, London's finest postgraduate residential community, in its search for a new Head of Finance. The college, which boasts an on-site hotel, events space and the Queen as their patron, provides a truly collegiate experience for 700 of the brightest minds studying at London's top universities.

Reporting into the Director of Finance & Resources, you will have full oversight and ownership of the Financial Administration, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting for the organisation.

You will be responsible for:

  • Management of the finance team including Management Accountants, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Credit Control

  • Working with the management accountant on financial planning, producing budgets and ensuring efficient month-end processes are in place

  • Producing the draft annual financial statements and act as the main point of contact for the auditors

  • Producing annual draft budgets and mid-year reforecasts

  • Working closely with the wider organisation to ensure stakeholders understand their finances and have positive working relationships with the finance team

  • Acting as finance lead on organisational projects

  • Attending and presenting at finance and audit committee meetings

  • Ensure strong and effective financial controls are in place

  • Recruit, train and mentor staff as necessary to fulfil finance's obligations

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA or equivalent)

  • Have strong leadership skills and experience, including the ability to problem-solve

  • Have technical understanding of charity accounting requirements

  • Have strong understanding of VAT and partial exemption

  • Have previous experience of line management

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and capable finance professional from either the charity or commercial sector to step into a role where you will have full ownership and autonomy of the finance department, board exposure and responsibility for developing a team of five. You can become as emerged and engaged as you wish with the services and experience this unique organisation provides to it's community.

To apply for this exciting position please submit your CV today. We will be speaking with suitable candidates as and when applications come through. Interviews will take place w/c 7th September.