Finance Director GG104003
Job Industry: Accountancy
Salary: Up to £65000 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Reference Number: GG104003
- Wilkinson & Associates are delighted to have been retained to recruit a Finance Director for the Scottish Association for Marine Science. This leading independent not for profit organisation is Scotland's largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, delivering marine science for a productive and sustainably managed marine environment through innovative research, education and engagement with society.
Based near Oban on the Scottish west coast, their marine research and teaching portfolio is diverse in topic and discipline, global in outlook, project locations and relevance, and delivered by a SAMS team with can-do attitude working in partnership with academic, business, government, regulatory, voluntary and civic society colleagues.
As Finance Director you will support the Director and Executive team in shaping and implementing the strategic direction of the organisation. You will lead and manage the financial team (including contract management) ensuring excellent financial and contract management processes and procedures are in place and in doing so supporting a financially strong and secure future for SAMS.
*As a member of the Executive Group, play a full role in the corporate leadership and management of the Group.
*Responsibility for the financial strategy of SAMS, including planning, performance, budgeting and cash flow
*Collation and dissemination of financial information to key stakeholders including funders, partnering organisations and the Boards
*Preparation and presentation of group statutory accounts and liaison with auditors
*Leading the team and oversight of all financial aspects and contract management
*Involvement in the implementation of the new Netsuite MIS system
The organisation continues to look at new innovations and developments in their areas of expertise and this role will be paramount in helping them realise and deliver their goals and aspirations. Candidates must hold an appropriate professional accountancy qualification and will have prior experience in working in a lead finance position. This is both a strategic and operational role spanning all aspects of the organisation, leading a team and requiring strong stakeholder engagement. Previous charity experience is advantageous, though definitely not essential, and the successful applicant must be keen to continue to shape and drive the evolution and development of both the finance function and the wider organisation. A great opportunity to play a key role in a successful organisation based in a beautiful location on the west coast of Scotland.
Applications should be sent to Guy Gracie of Wilkinson & Associates, on firstname.lastname@example.org , with any third party applications re-directed to Wilkinson & Associates accordingly.
Closing date Wednesday 26th September.