Head of finance and operations

ACEVO

  • Salary: £50,000 + benefits
  • Location: Home-based with regular meetings in London
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 27th Jun 2021 BST

Job Description

Reports to: chief executive

Line manager for: finance officer

About ACEVO

ACEVO is the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. Our vision is to see civil society leaders making the biggest possible difference. Together with our network, we inspire and support civil society leaders through connection, skills and influencing.

For over 30 years, we have provided support, development and an inspiring, collective voice for our members across the UK. ACEVO's network of over 1,500 members includes the chief executives of small, community-based groups, ambitious medium-sized organisations, and well-known, well-loved national and international not-for-profits.

We are member-driven, connected, ambitious and honest. Our members drive positive change in their organisations and in their communities, and our peer-to-peer network supports and encourages them at every step of their career.

We have a turnover of around £1m and 16 staff (equivalent to 14 full time team members). In our most recent staff survey, 100% of our team said they enjoy their job and would recommend ACEVO as a great place to work.

Overview of the role

You are responsible for ACEVO’s financial management, governance and administration (including HR, IT and hybrid office arrangements), enabling us to provide the best possible service to our 1,500+ members. Management of ACEVO’s finances is paramount, including budgeting, management reporting, and preparation of year end accounts. You are responsible for supervising financial processing, including authorisation of payments and payroll. With the CEO, you also manage our governance processes, liaising with and reporting to our dynamic and dedicated board of trustees. As a member of the senior leadership team, you have a key role in steering the overall direction of ACEVO.

You will need:

  • A CCAB/CIMA accountancy qualification

  • Experience of financial management including supervision of the key financial processing functions

  • Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and financial planning

  • Experience of providing management accounts

  • Experience of direct staff management, performance review and recruitment

Good but not essential are: 

  • Experience of preparing statutory accounts in SORP format

  • Experience of working with a charity’s trading subsidiary

  • Experience of dealing with governance, and working with non-executive boards

  • Experience of dealing with contracts and business relations

  • Experience of HR processes, including recruitment, absence management and salary review

For more in-depth information on the role, the organisation or our team, download the full job pack here.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 27th Jun 2021

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Removing bias from the hiring process

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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