Financial Operations Manager BLUF83632

Wimbledon Park, London (Greater)
Circa £55k per annum plus benefits
13 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Job Title
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Operations Manager BLUF83632

Wimbledon – with occasional travel within the UK. Moving to East Croydon in 2020.

Circa £55k per annum plus benefits (25 days annual leave, contributory pension, health coverage and flexible working)

Job Type: Full Time Hours – 35 hours a week

Closing Date: Tuesday 25th June, with interviews to be held on Tuesday 2nd July

Who they are

Our client is a leading national charity that provides a range of support services for adults and young people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs or physical disabilities. They believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries. 

Making it happen- Your Role

The Central Finance Team provides financial accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, management accounting, treasury, financial systems, processes and control structure to support their £95m national operations.  It also provides financial services to support the three divisional finance teams enabling support for the four hundred plus services across the UK.

The Financial Operations Manager reports to the Director of Finance. The role has full responsibility for providing an efficient and effective financial operational service to the organisation. The role will lead and develop the payroll, purchase ledger, sales ledger and cash/treasury functions to ensure that they run efficiently. 

About you

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will be a qualified accountant with proven team management and development experience. You will be technically up to date with a practical knowledge of FRS 102.

You will have a high level of integrity, honesty, respect and empathy, being prepared to make decisions and recommendations for improvement and happy taking responsibility for outcomes.

You will have had previous exposure to high volume transactional environment within a multi-contract service sector organisation is ideal with experience of service based not for profit operations desirable. Commercial acumen is a must preferably from having worked as a business partner.

You will have had staff management experience, with the ability to build a team, encouraging cross-learning and consistent service delivery.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working with and improving systems and processes.
  • Experience of liaising pro-actively with external advisors notably external and internal auditors.
  • Experience of managing a non-routine VAT environment is desirable.

You will be dynamic and self-motivated, and have the ability to motivate your team and develop a strong group with high engagement.  Be confident and effective in your communications and have the ability to influence others and build strong working relationships. They are looking for someone who has drive, ambition and the potential to move on to the highest roles within the organisation.

Rewards and benefits

In return for your passion and commitment, they offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 25 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays , pro rata for part time) , which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service
  • Pension contribution
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications
  • Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)
  • Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers 

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.