14th March 2018





Head of Finance

Prism the Gift Fund



Role: Full Time, permanent.

Location: Marylebone, London, W1

We are looking for an experienced Head of Finance to support our CEO and key stakeholders with a high-quality finance service in this new role within our small yet growing team. The successful candidate will have experience of hands-on accounting practice within the Charity Sector and the ability to explain complex financial information to members of the team at varying levels as well as promoting financial accountability.



The Organisation:

Prism the Gift Fund (Prism) increases giving to charity by offering a personal service to those donating large sums of money. We are a registered charity working with high net worth individuals, foundations and groups of donors to administer their charitable giving. Our growing team is a talented team of exceptional colleagues who are professional, dynamic and hard working. On 7 March 2018, Prism the Gift Fund won the MPF Award for Management Excellence 2018 for ‘Best Philanthropy Engagement’.




· Partnering with the Head of Internal Systems and Operations and Senior Relationship Manager to ensure all appropriate financial processes and controls are in place

· Managing the Finance team and supporting them to provide a high quality financial service function

· Training and developing the Relationship Managers on all financial aspects and ensuring full compliance with FCA regulations

· Providing financial reporting which is both accurate and adds value strategically

· Managing SAGE and ensuring all client reports are accurate

· Oversight and input into the preparation of quarterly VAT returns and VAT invoices for Prism and associated organisations

· Oversight and input into the preparation of quarterly statements and gift aid tax statements for clients

· Management of all financial input into the individual client software system including the updating and monitoring of client balances

· Partnering with external stakeholders to ensure all annual accounts are submitted

· Oversight of Prism’s investments – recording all investment information, liaising with asset managers, managing paperwork for new investments and gifts of assets etc



The Candidate

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has strong inter-personal skills and can get the processes and controls working smoothly. We are looking for someone talented and engaging, with a positive attitude to work who can quickly develop the team towards a high quality financial service function. You will be highly organised, conscientious and process driven with the ability to create a focus on the monthly finance timetable and financial controls. This is a role for someone who is passionate about financial leadership and enjoys working as part of a small team.

· Educated to degree level or equivalent

· Highly numerate

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability and confidence to communicate effectively at all levels and with a diverse range of stakeholders

· Experience of working with confidential or sensitive data with knowledge of how to communicate and store information safely

· Focused with meticulous attention to detail and proven ability to undertake tasks required to a high level of accuracy

· Extremely organised with the ability to work under pressure, use initiative and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines

· Experience of managing bespoke databases and maintaining records and filing systems accurately

· Excellent computer skills being proficient in Microsoft Office and other software tools for managing a variety of internal processes

· Knowledge and understanding of the Charity Sector

· Previous experience of Sage accounting system

· Leading accountancy qualifications desirable but not essential



If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and covering letter to Sara Kyte @ Sara@KyteLesterAppointments.co.uk

Please provide evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the role competencies and ensure your cover letter includes details of your latest salary and notice period.