Location: London, City of London
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: 3‑12 months
Activity: Finance & Fundraising
Posted: 8 Jul 2019
Closes: 24 Jul 2019
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Head of Accounting Services (Maternity Cover)


This is a role which gives an opportunity to someone who is dynamic, strategic, is enthusiastic about serving the organisation’s Christian mission, prizes excellence and leads others well.

As Head of Accounting Services, your role will be to manage a team of ten staff  delivering accounting services to over 370 clients (including your own client portfolio); forming client delivery strategy in consultation with the Leadership Team; and ensuring that the team continues to deliver quality professional services.

Main responsibilities:

Service delivery: 

  • Oversight and responsibility for the delivery of the Accounts Examination Service, including line managing other team members, and ensuring clients receive an excellent service which complies with our Service Level Agreement.
  • Managing own client portfolio of 50+ clients, including conducting accounts preparation and examination, and giving professional advice to our clients when appropriate).
  • Being responsible for overseeing the AES budget, monthly KPI results, profitability, utilisation, and capacity workings.
  • Responsibility for overseeing technical compliance:
    • Ensuring awareness of Charity Commission and accounting body best practice on accounting and examinations;
    • Overseeing process and template updates in accordance with changing requirements;
    • Overseeing development and delivery of training within the team and managing others assisting with this.
  • Reviewing resource capacities alongside strategy in developing partnerships with new clients.

Strategy and leadership:

  • As part of the Extended Management Team, working with Leadership Team on short- and long-term objectives for the Accounts Examination Service and the wider organisation..
  • Liaising with the Chief Relationship Officer in strategy, reporting and budgeting.
  • Being part of the Relationship Services Leadership Team; seeking to strengthen cross- team collaboration, and maintain excellent customer service. 

Salary:                         £ 50-55k, depending on experience.

Closing date:              24 July 2019 – interviews to take place 31st July & 1st August

Please complete our standard application form, together with an equal opportunities form, and a copy of your C.V.


If these are not attached to this document, please download from

For further information, please contact Helen Thomas, HR Administrator.

Address:          1 Lamb’s Passage, London EC1Y 8AB

Telephone:      020 8502 5600 extension 304


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Stewardship is a Christian financial support services charity, connecting people and resources to advance the Kingdom of God.
1 Lamb's Passage
City of London
Tel: 020 8502 5600