Allen Lane

Allen Lane London, UK
Oct 09, 2018
My client is a group of independent charities that uses a shared back office structure to achieve greater efficiencies and economies of scale. With a diverse range of causes including local, national and international issues; arts, culture, disability services and medical research; they have a vast and influential reach across many passionate subjects. With so many different businesses to support, it is vital that their back office functions are world class. As such they are currently looking to recruit an interim resource to lead on a number of ongoing and new projects to develop and improve their systems and processes. Key duties: Oversee the effective development of the organisation's recently implemented finance system (PS Financials), ensuring a first class reporting suite and user engagement. Ensure an enhanced interface between the grants management system (SQL database) and GL, rolling our additional modules to ensure a seamless connection. Scope out, design and lead on the implementation of a new CRM and travel management system for the business. Ensure excellent communication between stakeholders and technical delivery. The successful candidate will be a strong project manager with a strong bias towards finance and operational systems change. Although aspects of this role may require a technical appreciation, it is essential that you have a proven ability to manage and assimilate a wide range of stakeholders with confidence and assurance.
Allen Lane London, UK
Oct 06, 2018
Leading UK Charity London Salary - £50,000-£60,000 My client, a well renowned and highly regarded UK disability charity is searching for a commercially minded Finance Manager to provide high quality support during an exciting time of transformation and change. This is a key role which acts as a main point of contact for the Marketing, Fundraising and Communication departments, as well as having influence of key decisions across the organisation as a whole. Your key responsibilities will include: Being responsible for the development and delivery of a wide range of commercial services to the business to improve overall performance; Working closely with the finance team to achieve both commercial and financial objectives; Invoking change to help streamline current processes to improve overall performance and manage risks; Building and maintaining complex assumptions-driven commercial financial models to relevant departments; 'Business Partnering' - building strong relationships with stakeholders to develop a firm understanding of the business and its performance drivers. The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified accountant with experience of fundraising finance and the charity sector. You will be commercially minded with the ability to challenge and influence business decisions and drive performance. You will be skilled at building working relationships and work as part of a team. An early application is highly recommended.