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Finance Director - Conservation

Job Title: Finance Director - Conservation
Contract Type: permanent
Location: North London, London
Industry:
Salary: Competitive
REF: CT0702FDNL_1518022765
Contact Name: Claire Thomas
Contact Email: claire.thomas@vitaefr.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Finance Director - Conservation
North London (occasional international travel)
Competitive salary based on experience

Our client, an innovative and dynamic international conservation charity, is seeking a dynamic senior finance professional with an entrepreneurial mind-set to take up the role of Finance Director at their international head office, based in London.

This truly unique role would maybe suit some looking to take a break from the private profit sector and who has a genuine interest in putting their commercial skills to use in a fast-paced dynamic development charity that has double in size over the past few years and continues along its impressive expansion journey (You may also be currently working within the charity / not for profit / NGO sector). The other background that would be of interest would be those already working within international development or someone seeking a career change outside of a finance and strategy consultancy.

A pivotal member of the senior management team working in partnership with the exec team, the role is fully immersed in the development and implementation of the organisations growth strategy. There is arguably no better time to join this growing entity at a truly exciting expansion phase, deploying ground-breaking sustainable conservation solutions on an international scale. Although based in London the role will require some international travel.

Key Responsibilities
*Contributing to the planning and implementation of the charity's growth strategy
*Supervising of all aspects of financial management
*Overseeing the organisations investments and financial reserves
*Leading financial planning, budgeting and forecasting
*Overseeing all banking, currency and international payments
*Monitoring donor budgets and assisting on the donor budgets
*Overseeing statutory accounts preparation and associated audit
*Monitoring donor budgets and assist with donor reporting
*Leading governance and statutory matters with external stakeholders
*Developing financial procedures and systems for both UK and international offices
*Ensuring financial and management information accuracy level and its timely distribution
*Leading the risk monitoring, management and reporting across the organisation
*Assisting fundraising team with the production of business cases and associated reporting
*Fulfilling the company secretary role and manage board meeting administration
*Formulating improvements to finance and operations processes

What we are looking for
*An experienced senior finance professional
*An experienced leader ideally with some international exposure
*Experience of international conservation, development NGO, or from a Finance and Strategy Consulting background looking for a career change
*Experience of operating at a senior management level and contributing to an organisation's strategic direction
*An entrepreneurial mind-set naturally focused on raising team performance to reach organisation strategic objectives
*Ability to and willingness to undertake "hands-on" tasks
*A relevant professional chartered accounting qualification, preferably ACA, ACCA or CIMA.
*Responsive to change and proficient at meeting deadlines in fast-paced environments.
*A passionate interest in and commitment to conservation projects is essential.

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