Head of Finance - Respect

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Office Location: Hub Hub, 20 Farringdon St, London EC4A 4BL however we expect this role to be largely home based with some travel for meetings as required.

Responsible to: Operations Director

Responsible for: Finance Officer

Salary: Point 53-56 £52,772-£55,849 including ILW plus 6% employers pension contribution and other benefits

Hours: Flexible, ideally full time but part time (minimum 28 hours) will be considered. The workload will be more intensive at certain times of the year than others (e.g. producing quarterly accounts and forecasts, statutory accounts and budget setting) and we require someone in post who is able to be flexible according to workload. In return we offer home-working and flexible working hours.

About Respect
Respect is a pioneering UK domestic abuse organisation leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships. Respect supports frontline organisations across the UK, so that together we can end domestic abuse.
Respect’s work is wide ranging:
• we campaign to improve policy and practice and to ensure that
perpetrators are held to account
• we offer accreditation to ensure specialist interventions are safe and
• we provide training, events and support for individuals and organisations
working in the sector
• we operate the Respect Phoneline for perpetrators, and the Men’s Advice
Line for male victims of domestic abuse
• we support up-to-date research undertaken by specialists in the field
• we use our expertise and influence to help shape government legislation
and policy and we fundraise to ensure important work continues to happen.
• We have several strategic partnerships with the public sector and other
organisations working in the field to develop innovative, multi-agency and
community-based interventions.

Today Respect is a thriving UK charity with an income of approx £2m per year and a current staff team of 38 people. Our profile is growing because of our adaptability, expertise and pioneering approach.
Respect has seen rapid growth over the last few years with an income of £750k in 17-18 rising to over £1.9m in 2020/2021. We are looking for a Head of Finance who can lead on our financial reporting and management, support staff to oversee budgets, and develop processes to ensure the effective flow of information. This is a great opportunity to join a unique and ambitious organisation in a senior role at an exciting time.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals from a wide range
of backgrounds and across all protected characteristics1, particularly from people
from the following under-represented groups on our staff team:
• Black and minoritised people
• Disabled people
We always welcome and support applications from those who have personal
experience of domestic abuse.

Key responsibilities

The Head of Finance is a member of Respect’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT),
responsible for:
• Financial management and control
• Financial compliance and risk
• Development of systems and processes to ensure all staff are equipped to
manage budgets and contribute to reporting and sound financial management.

Financial management and control

• Oversee day to day finance operations, in accordance with Respect’s policies and procedures and charity Statement of Recommend Practice (SORP) requirements
• Prepare accurate and timely annual budgets and quarterly management accounts and supporting commentary (including forecasting and cash flow) for presentation to the SLT and Trustees
• Maintain banking relationships and monitor cashflow to ensure that Respect has sufficient funds available to meet payments as they fall due
• Close the books at the end of the financial year
• Oversee the annual audit, providing the auditors with all the necessary information to enable them to complete their audit and prepare the statutory accounts
• Oversee, review, develop and implement Respect’s finance strategy, systems, policies and procedures
• Ensure Respect has robust anti-fraud and anti-bribery and corruption measures in place
• Provide financial advice and reports to the SLT and other budget holders as required

Financial compliance and risk

• Ensure compliance with all taxation matters, primarily but not limited to VAT, PAYE and GiftAid, liaising as appropriate with Respect’s professional advisers.

• File Respect’s annual returns and accounts with Companies House and the Charity Commission in accordance with the required timeframes
• Ensure Respect has appropriate insurance
• Manage financial risk, taking a proactive approach in identifying and mitigating risks, reporting to SLT and to the board.
• Ensure all Respect’s contracts are good value, fit for purpose and comply with Respect’s procurement policy, including overseeing contracts for office facilities, IT, telecommunications, , payroll, insurance, audit, Working with others, managing self

• Development of systems and processes to ensure all staff are equipped to
manage budgets and contribute to reporting and sound financial management.
• Line manage Respect’s Finance Officer, ensuring that they are supported through induction, training, supervision and appraisal in accordance with Respect policies and procedures, taking action to manage issues of conduct or capability, including formal disciplinary investigations / action, and to resolve issues of grievance in accordance with policies and procedures
• Attend Respect’s Senior Leadership Team meetings, working closely with other SLT members to help further Respect’s goals
• Report to Respect’s Board meetings and sub-groups
• Maximise own personal development by positively contributing to induction, supervision, training and appraisal
• Conduct all work in a professional manner, in keeping with the aims and principles of Respect and complying with all Respect policies and procedures and legal requirements
• Carry out any other duties as required by the CEO/Operations Director and the Board of Trustees 


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