The Prince of Wales Hospice seeks a Head of Finance in Pontefract, UK.

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Candidates must be qualified accountants - ACA / CIMA / ACCA / CIPFA
Candidates must have management experience of a highly effective finance team

About Our Client

The Prince of Wales Hospice has been providing care to people with a life-limiting illness since 1989. Our services are available to all adults with nearly all coming from our eastern Wakefield catchment area.

The Hospice provides care completely free of charge, round the clock, 365 days a year.

We aim to help families in the most difficult times, through day services, inpatient care and outpatient services. Each year we help nearly 1,000 local people, including patients with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or motor neurone disease (MND).

We don't just ease physical symptoms like pain, but emotional and spiritual difficulties too. And the majority of patients who stay with us return home after their symptoms have been helped.

Our care also extends to the carers and families of our patients, who often need us just as much. As a healthcare service, we are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

We receive a grant from the Wakefield District Clinical Commissioning Group each year that covers less than a third of our costs. For the remaining £2m, we rely on donations and fundraising from people in our community. Our registered charity is overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees.

The jobholder will be based at the Hospice which is just 5 minutes from J32 of the M62

Job Description

As number one in finance at The Prince of Wales Hospice, the Head of Finance is a key position within the senior management team and provides great opportunities for the successful candidate to really add value in developing income generation across the Hospice, as well as ensuring compliance and financial control.

The Head of Finance will play a key role in shaping the future direction of the Hospice as it continues to enhance, develop and expand its quality specialist palliative care provision. Key areas of delivery will include:

Working closely with the Chief Executive and senior management team, determining the finance strategy and the annual finance business plan for the Hospice and obtaining the agreement of the Board of Trustees to the strategy and business plan, taking responsibility for delivery of both.
Working with the Chief Executive, playing a key role in liaison with external bodies to secure grants and future funding for the Hospice.
Ensuring finance systems and processes, including payroll, are effective, up-to-date and operate in line with legislation and the requirements of external bodies.
Ensuring the preparation and submission of all relevant Charity Commission, Companies House, HMRC and other required returns.
Leading and ensuring effective annual budgeting and planning processes in conjunction with the senior management team; to administer and review all financial plans and budgets; to monitor progress and changes and to keep the senior leadership team abreast of the Hospice's financial status and variances from the budgeted position.
Proposing innovative solutions to defined problems to ensure sound decisions are made across the Hospice.
Effectively managing the Hospice's cash flow and forecasting.

The Successful Applicant

This is a great opportunity for candidates to use their accountancy skills to add value to The Prince of Wales Hospice. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experiences:

Qualified accountant - ACA,ACCA,CIMA or CIPFA
A proven track record in managing and developing a high effective team with good leadership skills
Ability to champion the finance function across the Hospice and coach line managers in budget management
Experience of VAT and Gift Aid
Ideally some experience of the voluntary or healthcare sector and knowledge of clinical commissioning groups or other NHS bodies.

What's on Offer

The salary on offer is between £46,266 and £53,285 depending on relevant skills and experience.

The jobholder will be based at the Hospice which is just 5 minutes from J32 of the M62

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