Head of Finance

Job Details
  • 4197
  • Twycross Zoo
  • Atherstone
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Up to £48,000 + attractive benefits

Head of Finance

Despite the significant challenges that the pandemic has thrown at Twycross Zoo, we are as determined as ever to evolve and progress with our ambitious plans.

If you are an experienced and qualified finance leader with a commercially focused background gained in a fast paced and progressive business, we want to hear from you.

You’ll need to have a robust nature and be direct yet respectful to succeed in this challenging role, where you’ll bring your commercially driven approach to make a real difference and help propel our organisation forward.

What will this role of Head of Finance entail?

As the Head of Finance, you will support the Zoo by taking ownership of delivery within the day-to-day finance function, working with speed and accuracy. You’ll be part of the operational management team as a key finance business partner providing detailed and useful financial insights for informed decision making, whilst working within a regulatory environment and to tight deadlines.

You will oversee the Management Accountant and our Transactional Finance Assistants, whom you’ll manage, develop and motivate to achieve financial excellence. Your duties will also include although not be limited to:

  • Leading the monthly management accounts timetable
  • Leading on the production of operational financial KPI’s and preparation of the budgeting process
  • Managing the payroll with an outsource provider
  • Overseeing the cash office, transactional purchase and sales ledgers and stock control processes
  • Managing completion of regular balance sheet reconciliations
  • Overseeing the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting cycles to budget holders and the Executive Team
  • Leading on compliance, preparation and reporting of VAT and Gift Aid claims and submissions
  • Managing the annual audit, including preparing financial statements in compliance with relevant Charity SORP and accounting standards
  • Managing of IT outsource, GDPR Officer

What will I need to be considered for this Head of Finance vacancy?

  • Be ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified
  • Proven experience as either a Head of Finance or Financial Controller gained within a fast-paced environment in a challenging role as part of a progressive commercial business
  • Superb leadership skills with proven experience effectively leading and managing a team
  • Detail orientated and able to communicate at senior level with a straight-forward approach to aid informed decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships at levels
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel and accounting software, preferably Sage 200

What will I receive in return?

Staff engagement is at the very core of what we do. We are committed to the fundamental approach of equal opportunities in employment.

As the Head of Finance, you’ll receive a salary up to £48,000, plus 31 days holiday per annum, healthcare and life insurance.

You will be employed on a permanent contract, working from our offices in Atherstone, Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm. Flexibility will be required to meet business needs.

All applications for this Head of Finance vacancy are to be submitted online.

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