Genuine Occupational Requirement
- There is a genuine occupational requirement for the postholder to be a practicing Christian within the Church of England or another member denomination of Churches Together in England.
Knowledge & Experience
- Significant strategic leadership experience in financial management, reporting, systems, processes and governance within a highly regulated environment.
- Demonstrable ability to engage, communicate to, collaborate with and influence a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including to board level, from financial and non-financial backgrounds.
- Strong leadership and influencing skills, with the experience of developing and managing a team to design and maintain effective financial processes and management information.
- A proven implementor, with experience of developing, appraising and managing financial and business projects at both strategic and operational levels.
- Demonstrates sound judgement and resilience to manage conflicting priorities and budget/resource restraints, always considering the wider implications of decisions.
- Customer focused with a commitment to providing an excellent service to others.
- Up to date knowledge of Companies Law, Charity Law, Charity accounting requirements, and of trustees financial and other responsibilities, particularly as they relate to financial reporting in charity statutory accounts.
Qualifications & Skills
- Fully qualified and a member of a recognised professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA.
- Meet eligible criteria to serve as a trustee or company director.
- Able to travel and work flexibly across the Diocese and within the Church of England as required, including some evening and weekend meetings.
- Experience of working in the charitable sector and a good understanding of the financial and regulatory issue applicable to a complex charity with trading subsidiaries.
- Some knowledge of the structures and mission of the Church of England, its organisational structure, breadth and dynamics, and the financial implications from ecclesiastical legislation.
- Knowledge of Church Accounting Regulations and of church accounts practice.
- Experience of working effectively with volunteers and engaging with them to ensure they are fully involved.
- Experience of managing an IT function or programme.
- Understanding of UK taxation framework as it relates to charities, including Income Tax, Gift Aid and VAT.