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  • Ref: JW781

Cathedral Appointments are pleased to be working alongside Exeter Cathedral for the recruitment of a Finance Director. In this substantially new post, we are looking for a Finance Director with the vision and expertise to develop strategies to enhance significantly the Cathedral’s short-, medium- and long-term financial viability. The Finance Director will provide strategic financial direction, and will ensure rigorous financial discipline across the organisation. As a member of the Senior Management Team, and as the person responsible for delivering financial reports directly to the Chapter (the governing body), you will play a key role in business planning, budgeting, financial reporting and analysis. The FD will have operational responsibility for the Finance Department.

Finance Director responsibilities include...

Key Accountabilities:

·         Lead, direct and develop the financial team and activities of the organisation

·         Take a hands-on role in the organisation’s business planning activities including 5 year plans as well as the annual business planning cycle and budget preparation

·         Provide the governance and management groups, including all budget holders, with the management accounts and information, financial models, budgets, forecasts and KPI data need to run a successful & well controlled organisation

·         Review regularly operational results and variances between actual, forecast and budgeted results

·         Take a lead role with senior managers and Chapter developing approaches to improve financial performance and realise business opportunities

·         Lead and develop the team in delivering weekly and monthly reports and management accounts.  Provide experienced and measured commercial insight where applicable

·         Provide high quality support, guidance and analysis to enable the senior management

       team to make well informed strategic and tactical

·         Ensure that all statutory information is compiled and produced in line with regulatory requirements

·         Involve yourself in key project work. Take an active involvement in project steering groups relating to the organisation’s major system and operational projects

·         Ensure overall compliance with HMRC and other relevant bodies of the organisation’s tax affairs

·         Manage and take responsibility for the organisation’s working capital and cash flow requirements as well as taking ownership of our banking arrangements 

Finance Director requirements include...

In order to be successful you will be a commercially focused, qualified, experienced FD with a proven track record of organisational change/development. You will have the necessary experience/confidence and skills to provide financial reporting and strategic direction in a diverse and demanding client group. The right candidate will be a team player able to operate across multiple functions with both finance and non-finance staff. This opportunity represents the chance to join one of the cornerstone organisations of our City. 

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