Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kendal
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: 2021-11-16
Contact Name: Rachel Holland
Contact Email:
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Description

Company Details and Job Overview:

Kenton Black Finance have partnered with a not-for-profit organisation in Cumbria as they seek to appoint an experienced finance lead. This position offers a good combination of technical and commercial accounting duties with many business partnering elements to the role.

This position is based at their Kendal offices, however flexible working arrangements including a hybrid working approach can be discussed to allow for some remote working.

Your New Role as Head of Finance:

This position sits as number 1 in finance and manages a team of 5-6 finance staff. Some specific duties will include:

• Overseeing the production of management accounts and month end activity
• Ownership of budget monitoring, reviewing income, expenditure and capital
• Leading the finance team, being responsible for their training and development
• Delivering robust financial strategy to meet organisational objectives
• Maintaining strong relationships with various internal and external stakeholders including senior management and external auditors
• Leading the development of financial systems and processes (this will be a key focus for the next 12 months)

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered, you will be fully CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CIPFA qualified with strong technical ability and a proven record of leading a finance team effectively. It is imperative that you can demonstrate examples of driving process changes, ideally leading on system implementation projects. An effective communicator, you will have the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders in both finance and non-finance roles. Although not essential, knowledge of the frameworks for public sector/local authority accounting is advantageous.

Salary and Reward on Offer:

The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive induction and handover into their new role. alongside a competitive starting salary, an impressive benefits package will be offered inclusive of the local government pension scheme, healthcare scheme, and a generous annual leave entitlement with additional leave given for charity involvement.

You will also benefit from flexible working options including a hybrid working arrangement.

Please submit your CV to Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance for immediate consideration.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.