Finance Reporting and Planning Manager / Financial Controller / Qualified

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P5846
  • Date Posted: 22 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Guide Dogs
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £54,414 to £57,133
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Guide Dogs Jobs, Careers and Vacancies. Accountancy Jobs. Qualified Financial Controller / Finance Reporting and Planning Manager (ACCA / ACA / CIMA) vacancy in Reading, Berkshire Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Qualified Financial Controller / Finance Reporting and Planning Manager (ACCA / ACA / CIMA) with the ability to present, analyse and interpret complex financial data and build highly effective and collaborative working relationships is required by Guide Dogs based in Reading, Berkshire.

 

SALARY: £54,414 – £57,133 per annum + Benefits

BENEFITS: 26 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays. We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

LOCATION: Reading, Berkshire

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 9am – 5pm, 35 hours per week. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Qualified Financial Controller / Finance Reporting and Planning Manager (ACCA / ACA / CIMA) (known within our organisation as a Finance Planning, Reporting and Systems Manager) with the ability to present, analyse and interpret complex financial data and build highly effective and collaborative working relationships.

The Qualified Financial Controller / Finance Reporting and Planning Manager (ACCA / ACA / CIMA) helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by leading a highly-efficient planning and reporting service that provides a holistic view of the financial and operational performance of the Association to the Executive and senior leadership, enabling them to make short and long-term decisions which ensure best use of the organisation’s funds.

As a Qualified Financial Controller / Finance Reporting and Planning Manager (ACCA / ACA / CIMA) you will have the ability to think strategically and understand the broader organisational issues, whilst maintaining a clear view of overall priorities.

WORKING AT GUIDE DOGS

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

 

DUTIES

Your duties as the Qualified Financial Controller / Finance Reporting and Planning Manager (ACCA / ACA / CIMA) will include:

  • Act as deputy for Head of Finance and Planning
  • Set a sustainable financial strategy to present to the Head of Finance and Planning and Executive Directors
  • Build and maintain influential and collaborative relationships with the Executive Directors and wider Senior Management team
  • Responsible for managing the outputs of the planning, budgeting and forecasting and reporting processes
  • Automating the planning cycle to provide fully integrated 5-year plans, budgets and forecasts, introduce rolling forecasting, and streamline the monthly management accounts and manage and enhance operational performance reporting
  • Develop and coach the Planning Managers and the Business Partner to support the business
  • Develop and coach the Management Accounts team to adopt a continuous improvement approach
  • Develop and coach Financial Systems team to increase standardised templates and reports
  • Develop and coach Performance Reporting Manager to work with the Finance & Planning team
  • Seek innovative solutions, working with the Operational Efficiency Lead to model, benchmark and understand the sensitivity of different operational approaches

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • ACCA / ACA / CIMA qualified finance professional
  • Experience across a wide breadth of strategic and financial responsibilities
  • Team leadership and development experience
  • Experience and understanding of the impact of change
  • Demonstrated the ability to build and establish a credible business partnership with all areas of the organisation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of financial and organisational context
  • Formulating and implementing strategy
  • Up to date knowledge of financial analysis techniques
  • An ability to think strategically and understand the broader organisational issues, whilst maintaining a clear view of overall priorities
  • Persuasive and credible influencing skills
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Diagnostic and advisory skills - the ability to take on new concepts, analyse a complex problem/situation, think creatively and advise on a range of options
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills
  • Able to coach Directors and senior managers in order to develop their financial and business management capability
  • Able to present, analyse and interpret complex financial data
  • Tenacity and resilience
  • Excellent business modelling skills
  • Strong Microsoft IT skills, in particular Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom they work. They expect all of their employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-P5846

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