Director of Finance & Operations Bristol

Job title: Director of Finance & Operations

Company: Robert Half

Job description: Above & Beyond are on a mission to make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff who treat them in Bristol City Centre hospitals. With the generosity of donors and supporters they fundraise to: create welcoming environments, provide world class facilities & technology, fund innovative research and support NHS staff with their training & development. It’s a hugely rewarding place to work that would give you a very positive feeling when you see how much of a positive impact they have made!

Based in Central Bristol, they can offer a parking space for the successful candidate along with flexible working arrangements. 4 day working week options can also be considered.

Role Summary:

Providing strategic financial leadership, the Finance Director will, together with the leadership team deliver Above & Beyond’s charitable and strategic objectives. Through the development of robust financial and resource planning, the Finance Director will ensure that Above & Beyond optimises the effectiveness of its people, information technology systems, estates, and finances. The Finance Director’s successful management of their team will create a foundation for the effective use of resources in support of a sustainable and flexible Above & Beyond ready to take on future opportunities.


  • Contribute to strategic planning and policy formation within the leadership team
  • Lead and represent the finance and grants team to ensure operational solutions, systems, HR and IT strategies are co-ordinated and optimised to best support the objectives of Above & Beyond
  • Create and maintain a five-year financial plan, ensuring it supports Above & Beyond’s strategic plan, adapting as priorities develop, and presenting to trustees, which:
  • Includes income and expenditure, cashflow forecasts and key performance measures
  • Provides alternative scenarios and accounts for levels of risk, and takes account of reserves policies and investment strategies
  • Ensures strategic planning addresses and balances stakeholder requirements to meet the needs of the receivers of grants, employees, charitable and fulfils public benefit requirements
  • Monitor and report on financial performance and other performance metrics and key results to the chief executive officer, leadership team and trustees advising immediately on challenges and recommending courses of action
  • Carry out investment appraisals and prepare business cases for major projects
  • Ensure Above & Beyond has a strong foundation of financial control policies and procedures
  • Carry out investment appraisals and prepare business cases for major projects
  • To work with the charity’s external advisors on the investment of funds and ensure appropriate compliance and accounting
  • To lead the grant making team and activities, ensuring the charity’s priorities and objectives on grant making are pursued
  • Ensure effective grant making processes are followed, which adhere to charity policies, and that due diligence is thorough
  • Overseeing the preparation of the annual accounts, trustees’ report and advising trustees on the appointment of auditors
  • Acting as the main point of contact with the External Auditors; ensuring that any action plans arising from the audits are completed on time and progress reports prepared as required
  • Work with the head of IT and digital transformation to develop Above & Beyond’s IT strategy to support its strategic objectives
  • Manage a team including finance, IT and grants

About You:

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA)
  • Prior experience of working within a charity – essential (SORP accounting)
  • Have a strong commercial mindset and prior commercial experience (investments, projects, etc)
  • Be passionate about the organisation & what they do
  • Prior leadership & management experience
  • Be strong interpersonally and be able to partner non finance – have the ability to build relationships at all levels

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join an organisation who are on a journey, so if you enjoy value add, harvesting the rewards of hard work and want to give back to the community then please don’t hesitate to reach out! In this role you can expect to both be challenged and to learn, and will be offered a vast amount of valuable commercial experience to add to your skillset and career!

For more information, please call Carys Daniels or Paige Birks on 0117 993 5400.

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Expected salary: £60000 – 65000 per year

Location: Bristol

Job date: Sat, 07 Aug 2021 04:59:19 GMT

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