Deputy Head of Financial Services, Argyle and Bute
Rutherford Cross
March 14, 2023
Argyle and Bute, United Kingdom
Job Type
Public Sector and Not for Profit
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Job Title: Deputy Head of Financial Services

Reports to: Head of Financial Services

Salary: up to £47,500

Location: Argyle and Bute

Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working with a third-sector organisation based in Argyle and Bute in order to appoint a Deputy Head of Financial Services. This is an excellent opportunity to join an interesting and diverse business. The purpose of the role will be to apply specialist financial expertise and management, and to ensure a robust financial control environment. Ideally, we are looking to speak with qualified accountants (ICAS, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) who have experience and/or an understanding of charity accounting.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes, including the preparation of monthly Management Accounts for the Group
  • Review, develop and maintain appropriate financial controls over the finance processes and balance sheet
  • Provide support to the Head of Financial Services, deputising as required
  • Provide support and coaching to project managers throughout the project life cycle
  • Ensure all costs including staff time, are appropriately evidenced and charged to projects in order to meet business requirements and for the submission and audit of claims in line with funder guidelines
  • Developing and monitoring proposal submissions in line with the funder financial guidelines.
  • Coach and support contracts administration staff to develop their contracts administration knowledge base
  • Contribute to the continuing development of the information management system (NetSuite), providing clarity on the organisation’s requirements to the Reporting and Systems Manager
  • Actively participate in governance of the IMS, providing critical review of and input to process solutions
  • Oversee staff allocations, assisting team with management and monitoring of staff resources

The Individual:

  • Professionally qualified accountant (CA/ CIMA/ ACCA or equivalent)
  • Have experience of providing and developing financial information in a diverse organisation
  • Experience and understanding of charity accounting, research and/or education organisation would be advantageous
  • Team management or people supervision experience
  • Some experience of dealing with external auditors and finance providers
  • Excellent communication skills

On Offer:

  • Flexible & Hybrid working arrangements
  • Purchase of additional annual leave – up to 20 days per annum
  • Access to shopping discounts as well as local shop and leisure discounted memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Payroll Giving
  • Salary Sacrifice – pensions
  • Access to wellbeing portals which provide support for mental health, nutrition and fitness and GP referral scheme
  • Occupational health support
  • Welfare support on site
  • Access to free CBT sessions
  • Sabbatical scheme
  • A number of training and development courses to assist you with career development

For more information on this role and details on how to apply please contact Gillian O’Neil at Rutherford Cross.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +447432482882

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