Senior Finance Partner

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK Close to London Victoria station. Expected to work 2 to 3 days in the office.
Salary £73,611 (GBP)
Team Finance
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 2:48pm, 17th Apr 2024 BST

Job Description

Title: Senior Finance Partner

Location: London, Victoria (2 - 3 days WFH)

Main requirements: Eligibility to work in the UK and an Accountancy Qualification.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Finance Partner to work for an organisation that is driven by a strong sense of purpose, an enthusiasm for Philanthropy and the desire to make a lasting impact in society.  

About the role:

You will be responsible for delivering full Financial Support to a portfolio of trusts, and to work with the Finance team to provide leadership and deliver key aspects of functional financial support across the SFCT group of trusts, including the preparation and audit of annual financial statements.

As a Business Partner, you will understand the vision and objectives of the trusts, and how this is delivered by the settlor and the trusts' executives. You will also be expected to develop pro-active working relationships with these trust executives.

You will oversee the operation of the Investment Management process for the portfolio of trusts, including providing support for Investment Management meetings, and ensuring effective co-ordination and communication between the trusts and their investment managers.

Working with the Head of Finance and the Finance team, you will be responsible for providing on-going financial advice and guidance to the SFCT group and contribute to the development of policies and procedures as appropriate.

About you:

  • You are a qualified accountant with good experience of accounting processes, audit, financial accounting and reporting for charities, specifically experience of producing financial statements.

  • You will also have experience in charity or company finance, with the proven competence to deal confidently and expertly with a high volume and variety of financial tasks.

  • You have a good and practical understanding of the governance and financial controls required for a grant giving charity with a material investment portfolio.

  • You have experience in the preparation of a wide range of financial information for charities, including annual financial statements, financial summaries, cashflow projections and ad-hoc reports.

  • You will have excellent professional skills of communication, planning, analysis and judgement. Communication skills required include the ability to explain Finance issues to non-financial trustees and colleagues.

  • You have the ability to balance a high degree of responsibility and independence, ensuring work is carried out consistently and effectively in the framework of the entire portfolio. 

  • You have a high degree of flexibility and tact in responding to the different personalities and ways of working of the family and their trustees. An understanding and sensitivity to key deadlines and the impact of the Finance Team's work on the portfolio staff, and an effective time management ability to deliver to those time frames is crucial.

  • Empathy for the trusts’ and charities’ goals is essential. You must have an affinity for an organisation that is driven by a strong sense of purpose and an enthusiasm for the family’s desire to make a lasting impact on their respective sectors.  

  • A proven track record of financial management roles in a complex organisation is desirable, ideally with experience of working as a Finance Business Partner.  Experience of international organisations and social investments are also desirable.

Our benefits:

  • Generous pension scheme (12% employer contribution) with opportunity for personal contribution

  • Pensions advice and speciality retirement planning

  • Life Assurance, critical Illness cover, income protection scheme and will writing assistance

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Long service awards and increasing annual leave entitlement

  • Private health and medical care, including annual medical checkups

  • Employer Assistance Programme (EAP) which includes 24/7 GP appointments, counselling sessions, financial and legal advice, second medical opinion and well-being resources.

  • Learning & Development opportunities, including Management Programme recognised by the CMI and Coaching Opportunities

  • 6 paid volunteer days per year

  • Office closure over Christmas holiday period

  • Away days and many social events throughout the year

And many more.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 17th Apr 2024


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 Wed 17th Apr 2024