Head of Finance, Compliance and Performance

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
02/11/2020 23:59
£70,000-£80,000 depending on candidate's experience
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Head of Finance, Compliance and Performance
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Trinity Court, Wokingham
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
2 Nov

Further information

Optalis was launched back in 2011 as a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) to provide Adult Social Services on behalf of our shareholders. We were the 2nd LATC in the country to do so, and now we are one of the largest in the UK with around 700 employees striving to make a difference to nearly 5,000 customers across Berkshire.

And now, we are looking to appoint a Head of Finance, Compliance and Performance to be responsible for providing high quality leadership for the Finance and Compliance aspects of the company.

As the Head of Finance, Compliance and Performance, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational Finance function and providing supervision and oversight of the Compliance, Governance and Performance functions (Quality Assurance, Health and Safety, Information Governance, Management Information) and associated processes.

You will be expected to work as a key member of Optalis’ Senior Management team in supporting the performance of our strategy to deliver services which represent best value and quality in a way that supports our vision. As a qualified accountant, you will need a solid understanding of the principles of governance and risk management in order to drive quality and compliance across all our services, as well as managing and delivering Optalis’ Data Protection Officer (DPO) responsibilities.

To succeed, you will need to demonstrate comprehensive experience of financial management, a thorough understanding of business principles and practice, and an in-depth professional knowledge of performance management and quality assurance frameworks. You will need to operate effectively in a demanding and pressurised environment at an organisation with a clear agenda for growth and innovation. You should have the ability to lead, manage and direct staff from various professional backgrounds, offering positive and flexible leadership to inspire, motivate and support them.

At Optalis, our strategy is ambitious and innovative and dependent on inspired and inspiring individuals who enjoy working in fast moving, progressive environments. Our values are very important to us and we want employees who possess qualities in-line with them. So if you’re a respectful individual, with high integrity, and a passion for supporting the most vulnerable people in society, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal chat, please contact David Birch, Chief Executive Officer, on 0118 977 8734 or Jeannette Crisp, Director of HR & Corporate Services, on 0118 977 8611.

The closing date for this role will be 1st November and we will be looking to hold interviews w/c 9th November 2020.

Optalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our staff and customers. We would like to remind successful applicants that they will be required to undertake a DBS check and to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

Optalis is a local authority trading company owned by and delivering adult social care in both The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council.
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