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Strategic Finance Manager

The Croydon Almshouse Charities - Initial one year contract with possibility to go permanent

14 hours per week (flexible)

c. £22,000 pa (fte £55,000), dependent on experience

Here at The Croydon Almshouse Charities, we have been at the heart of the community since 1447. Now our thriving and historic charity manages three almshouses and the Croydon Relief in Need charity. Through these two separate charities we provide sheltered accommodation for older people to live independently and provide financial grants to organisations and individuals in Croydon to benefit those who need it most. We also manage a portfolio of commercial and residential investment properties.

We are looking a Strategic Finance Manager to support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to make the most of our charities. Based at our Elis David Almshouse, you will become an important part of our community of residents and staff. With your strategic mindset, you will focus on reviewing, developing and overseeing financial policies and procedures, ensuring that our reporting is accurate and timely. You will provide the CEO with monthly management accounts and lead our business planning, forecasting and budgeting. Plus, you will attend Finance & Audit Committee meetings and the Board, liaising directly with Directors (Trustees).

With a good understanding of investments, you will carry out a cost/benefit analysis and advise on a range of projects, including the purchase or development of new properties. With an eye on the future, you will understand market conditions and economic trends. With a collaborative ethos and excellent leadership skills, you will manage the Finance Administrator and foster a great working relationship with our Financial Consultant and other external stakeholders.

To join, you will need a professional accountancy qualification, along with a background of operating at a senior level in a medium and/or large organisation. We will also expect you to have some practical experience of investment management. You will have great project management skills, the ability to analyse information and pay close attention to detail. Proactive and determined, you will thrive when working independently and in partnership with the CEO.

In return, you will work in a supportive and rewarding environment. You will also have 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata) and you can take part in the generous workplace pension scheme.

Closing date: Sunday 31 January 2021

How to apply

Please contact Andreas Efthymiou, Associate Consultant – T: 07546 415 794 or E: to have a confidential discussion.

To apply, please visit the Penna website.