Head of Finance Job at Buckinghamshire Council – in Buckinghamshire

Job Description

Reference number


Contract type

Other Organisation (Non BC)

Working hours

Full time/Part time

Date posted

21 Jul 2021, 11 p.m.

Application deadline

20 Aug 2021

Contact email

[email protected]


We have a fantastic opportunity for a hands-on Senior Finance person to join Talkback’s team, at an exciting time of growth.

Are you a person with a passion to help people? If so, would you like to use your skills and work alongside like-minded, committed colleagues to enable people with a learning disability to increase their self-esteem, have more say, and control over their lives. Talkback has worked for over 20 years in a person-centred way with over 1000 people with learning needs and/or autism.

Location: The role is office and home based with a requirement to work in the Amersham office at least 1 day a week and travel across Buckinghamshire, as required, to visit our teams

This is a permanent role.

Salary: £28,000 – £38,000 per annum, dependent upon skill level and pro rata where applicable

Hours: Full and part time hours will be considered, with a minimum of 3 days per week.

Holidays: 23 – 27 days per year, dependent upon length of service and days worked

Pension: A Workplace Pension scheme, where both the employer and employee contribute

Family Friendly Benefits: We are committed to supporting staff in achieving a sensible work-life balance.

Employee Assistance Programme: Staff have access to the support line 24/7

Life Assurance

Critical Illness plan

Healthcare Plan: Money back on medical charges, access to a virtual GP and 24/7 access to health & stress support lines.

Parking: Free parking available on site

About us

Talkback has worked for over 20 years in a person-centred way with over 1000 people with learning needs and/or autism.

At Talkback, our passion is to provide continual personal development for every individual with autism or a learning disability, so they can embrace new opportunities no matter what their age. We ensure that every single person who walks through our door has the tools to thrive in whatever aspect of their life they choose.

Please visit our website for more information

About the role

As Head of Finance you will be responsible for managing the financial assets of the charity and supporting its long-term future through effective and responsive controls, reporting and planning.

You will support the CEO, advise the Board of Trustees and be part of the senior leadership team, providing timely and insightful forecasting, maintaining effective financial control and supporting the CEO in developing business plans and analysis. You will also be handling transactions when needed as it’s a hands-on approach we need.

For more information please see Job description.

About you

Having had experience of working in an SME or Charity environment you will use your experience and knowledge, outside Finance, for the benefit of the people that we support and will be willing to provide hands on support, when required.

About You:
To be successful in the role you will need the following skills/experience:

Fully qualified – ACCA or equivalent

All round experience of working in an SME with excellent operational knowledge

Experience of working within the Charity sector is essential

Proven ability to support change management processes with financial data

Contract management experience preferred

Strong IT knowledge including advanced knowledge of MS Excel

An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills

The ability to work on a range of projects

Collaborative and hands-on style of working

Other roles you may have experience of could include Charity Finance Manager, Finance Team Leader, Finance Analyst, Senior Finance Manager, Interim Finance Manager, Financial Accounting Manager, Finance Manger etc.

Other information

All applicants should return their completed application form/equal opportunities form, by email to: [email protected]

Closing date: 20th August 2021

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS) including checks with past employers (Applicant Declaration must be completed and returned with application).

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults with care and support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”

About Company

Company: Buckinghamshire Council –

Company Location:  Buckinghamshire

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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