Head of Finance

at We Make Change in London

We Make Change is a bit different from most startups - we're a community of Changemakers - people who want to use our skills to change the world.

We do that by connecting individuals with the people and charities fighting for the causes they care about. We then use our skills to volunteer, exchange ideas and develop projects with a range of charities.

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity, but whatever skill you have and whatever cause you care about, you can change the world and by becoming a Changemaker you can help to make it happen.

Job Brief
We are looking for a Head of Finance to provide advice on the best path of growth for the organisation while also overseeing all financial aspects of the organisation’s strategy.

Responsibilities
Form a close working relationship with the Executive Team and Advisory Board.
Provide leadership to the Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the organisation’s financial performance and strategic position.
Oversee all of the organisation’s accounting function.
Contribute fully to the development of organisational strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.
Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.
Lead and develop finance teams.
Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans.
Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed.
Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies.
Present annual accounts to investors.
Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met.
Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate.
Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisors.

Requirements
Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification
Meet the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
Exceptional communication skills at all levels
Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies
Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.
High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

Time commitment
The time commitment can be as little as 4 hours per week, depending on your availability.

Location
The role will be performed remotely, so applications are welcomed from across the world.

As the role is as a volunteer, it is unpaid, but it offers a great opportunity to gain experience, while helping to change the world!

Whatever cause you care about, whatever skill you have, if you want to change the world, then become a Changemaker by applying today.

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Published at 23 Nov 2017
Expires on 15 Mar 2018


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