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Having undergone a period of change and growth over the last two years – an exciting period that is set to continue – we are seeking a new Finance Director who will work as part of the Executive team to help to set the direction of the organisation and provide leadership, guidance and support to the Executive and Management team.

Key accountabilities of the role

Leadership and management

# Provides outstanding management and leadership to the department and more broadly across Registry Trust Ltd as required.

# Secures results through effective resourcing, championing performance management and setting and communicating clear expectations.

# Provide strategic analysis and advice, as well as suggestions, for opportunities for growth for Registry Trust Ltd, identifying future risk and potential benefits.

# Leads by example to ensure that all staff display a professional attitude towards their work and role model the Trust’s values.

# Act as line manager to all accounts staff, ensuring objectives are set, completing meetings and appraisals process.


#Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives and the board of directors to aid in long-term and short-term decision making.

# Present (as required) financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives, and clients in formal meetings, and reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee.

# Prepare and present the annual financial plan/long term financial plans as required and review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports.

# Manage end-to-end financial audit while acting as the first point of contact for external auditors.

# Track the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement.

# Prepare and post monthly accruals, prepayments and similar accounting entries, prepare management accounts for discussion with management team.

# Lead on VAT and HMRC processes and work with HR Manager to support, and potentially perform, payroll.

# Contract outside services for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary.

# Seek out methods for minimising financial risk to the company, oversee financial compliance requirements.

# Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes.

Working with others

#Builds and maintains excellent working relationships across Registry Trust Ltd.

# Remain aware of the disciplinary code and oversee the operation of the disciplinary process; participate where required in interviews and meetings.

# Any other tasks within the business as reasonably required of a member of the executive team.


# Maintain good relationships with customers and suppliers.

# Attending industry conferences, exhibitions and social events as required.

# Dealing effectively with enquiries or complaints from customers or suppliers.

# To share information with staff to enable the smooth running of the departments and to ensure compliance with changes to legislation.

# Performing and arranging departmental overviews as required.

Planning and organising

# To maintain knowledge of all departmental jobs, always looking for improvement and to oversee the implementation of changes when required.

# To ensure that the department meets company policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

# To liaise with other Registry Trust staff in creating, supporting and developing sales and marketing initiatives, new products, datasets and markets.

Knowledge and experience

# Successful track record of senior management gained within an organisation of comparable complexity and exposure.

# Graduate calibre, experienced qualified accountant (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA).

# At least five years’ significant and relevant post-qualification experience.

# Able to apply strategic financial and analytical skills to commercial and non-financial business decision making and enable others to do the same.

# Experience of Company Secretary duties with considerable knowledge of UK regulations and working with boards.

# Experience of working with Risk and Audit Committees (or equivalents) in ensuring that risk management is embedded throughout the organisation.

# Proven experience of financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.

# Experience in small (less than 50 FTEs) organisations and/or start-up organisations.

Skills and abilities

# Highly effective leadership and management skills with the ability to encourage and develop the potential of team members and encourage collective responsibility.

# Excellent strategic thinker – can balance risks and opportunities, lateral thinking and avoids obstruction.

# Strong financial delivery skills with the ability to identify issues quickly and suggest solutions as well as identify, implement and maintain robust, best practice financial processes.

# Strong analytical skills -able to get to the heart of the issue quickly.

# Effective communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.

# Exceptional presentation abilities.

Personal attributes and qualities

# Energetic and highly motivated with an inquiring mind but strongly pragmatic.

# High integrity and openness with a commitment to good governance.

# Excellent communicator – able to constructively challenge and bring a fresh perspective.

# Entrepreneurial mindset – aptitude to spot opportunities for growth and good at horizon-scanning.

# Confident team player able to build effective relationships with senior team members and stakeholders to influence decision making at a senior level.


# This role attracts a salary of up to £80,000.


# This is a permanent appointment, open to full-time or 4 days a week (pro rata).


# Hybrid working from home and in London. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate effective leadership impact, which will include their presence and visibility within the organisation.

Other benefits

# 30 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays)

# Private Medical Insurance

# Life Assurance

# Income protection

# Pension – 15% employer contribution

# Employee Benefits Platform – Free counselling service & physical, mental and financial wellbeing guidance, retail discounts, cycle to work scheme, gym discounts