Head of Finance

Posted on 06th April, 2021
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Finance to lead and manage a small part-time finance team, with the overall responsibility for the finances and budget of Chichester Cathedral.

Position: Head of Finance
Location: Chichester, with flexible and home working considered
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: Pension contribution, 34 days’ leave including Bank Holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, Free onsite parking and flexible working opportunities

Closing Date:  Monday 10 May at 5pm
First Interview Date: Friday 20 May
Second Interview Date: Friday 27 May

The Role
The Head of Finance, working closely with the Executive Director, will actively contribute to the Cathedral's strategic planning, providing strong financial and commercial guidance.  They will also ensure that all aspects of financial management are properly conducted and provide accurate, relevant and timely financial information to the Cathedral’s governing bodies.

Duties include:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of the Cathedral’s financial management including its trading subsidiary which consists of a shop, holiday let and accommodation business.
  • Assessing and making commercially sound and pragmatic decisions and recommendations for change and ensuring they are implemented.
  • Contributing to strategic planning, writing and inputting to business plans, providing support to enable sound business decision making ensuring financial considerations are fully considered.
  • Preparing and monitoring annual budgets, working closely with the Executive Director and colleagues in other teams and overseeing the production of accurate monthly management accounts, balance sheets, cash flows and funds allocations.
  • Preparing year-end financial statements.
  • Liaising with auditors.
  • Providing commentary and analysis, presenting as and when required.
  • Overseeing staff payroll, pension contributions and HMRC returns.
  • Monitoring property and investment income.

About You
As Head of Finance, you will have a desire to understand and engage with the Cathedral’s Christian mission and comfort in supporting its role as a living church.

You will have experience of:

  • Working as a ICAEW, ACCA or CIMA qualified Financial Controller, Head of Finance, Finance Director or a role at a similar level
  • Using accounting systems

You will have:

  • The ability to combine strategic thinking and the ability to be hands on
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate financial information effectively to non-financial audiences
  • Confident leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve their personal and organisational goals

You may also have experience in areas such as Finance Manager, Finance Director, Head of Finance, Business Accountant, Accountant, CCAB, Financial Controller, Finance Control, Financial Control, Chief Finance Officer, CFO. ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, Senior Financial Controller, Director of Finance, Church, Faith, Not for Profit, Charity.

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