Head of Finance

Camphill Communities of Ireland is a registered charity that is part of an international movement working with people with intellectual disabilities and other kinds of support needs. In Camphill residents share their home, spiritual and working lives with those who are motivated to meet others as individuals needing support and recognition for who they are, and not as carer and cared for in the conventional sense.

Camphill is a way of life, where each person according to ability contributes what they can towards the well-being of the other. Pioneered by war refugees in Scotland almost 70 years ago, Camphill today numbers over 100 communities in 20 countries. In the Republic of Ireland, 16 communities of varying sizes and settings are home to around 250 residents/day attendees as well as some volunteers and co-workers. As each person with a disability is a unique individual, Camphill has established communities and services that cater to a variety of support needs and is in a continuous process of adapting itself to meet challenges & changes in those needs.

At the core of the community is the recognition of the dignity of people with disabilities, establishing supportive reciprocal relationships with those who provide support as part of the giving and sharing in community life. Camphill believes that no matter what an individual’s disability may appear to be, the spirit – the essential core that makes us all human – always remains whole. Everyone deserves equal respect and opportunities in life so that all may be able to fulfill their potential.

The Position

  • The primary purpose is to support the CEO and Board of Management in CCoI to ensure financial compliance and accountability in respect of the financial business of CCoI in its entirety. The post holder will undertake a leadership role as a member of the Senior Management Team.
  • Financial policy – to establish and monitor a full set of financial policies appropriate to the Organisation. These will include maintaining financial compliance with the requirements of the various regulatory and funding agencies that Camphill interacts with e.g. Charities Regulator, HIQA, HSE etc.
  • Financial control – to ensure that the management of finance within Camphill is fully compliant with regulatory requirements and to ensure that all financial practices carried out in Camphill are handled in an appropriate manner
  • Promote and manage change to maximise efficiency – to manage and monitor the use of the organisation’s resources
  • Financial reporting- to ensure the preparation of year-end accounts and other financial reports as may be required
  • Relationship with external stakeholders – to work closely with Camphill’s external auditors, advisors and other stakeholders as required in respect of all financial matters

The Person

  • A fully qualified registered accountant
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • A minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience
  • Proven experience of participation at senior management/board level of an organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of managing substantial resource allocation and budget management
  • Experience of negotiation with external stakeholders around funding levels and service level arrangements, e.g. HSE
  • Experience of resource management in a large values-based organisation
  • Experience in driving change across a large organisation in establishing and embedding new systems and processes
  • Experience in the Not-for-Profit / Charity Sector and/or Section 38/39 organisations
  • An understanding of Camphill Communities of Ireland’s Vision, Values and Mission

Please apply here and in turn, you will receive an email with all relevant supporting documents to be reviewed, completed and returned by Friday 22nd June 2018.

Should you have any queries in relation to the role please contact Sarah Good at HRM (camphill@hrmrecruit.com).

Salary: €48015 - €62417 Location: Kildare