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Chief Finance Officer

Highly competive
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The EY Foundation is an independent pioneering charity which supports young people who are disadvantaged in the job market and employers through four high impact programmes and awareness raising. We bring together the professional rigour and resources of a large professional services firm with the innovation and dynamism of a start-up charity. Working across the UK, we have benefitted more than 1,700 young people and 300 employers to date, and have ambitious plans to continue growing.

Chief Finance Officer

Competitive Salary


Providing inspirational leadership, our CFO will take strategic responsibility for the financial management and direction of the Foundation. This includes developing long-term financial forecasts and commercial strategy, and managing all of our financial systems and reporting. You will also ensure we are efficient and achieve maximum impact from our resources and programme work. The CFO is also key link between our core funder EY and the Foundation, and will engage proactively with our Board and other stakeholders.

We are looking for a fully qualified accountant, with significant leadership and team management experience in a fast paced environment in the commercial, charity or social enterprise space. Critically, you will have managed organisational growth with an in-depth understanding of how to scale financial systems to maximise opportunities. Highly analytical, strategic and responsive, you enjoy working organisation-wide and having input to high level decisions, are a great collaborator with a sense of purpose and fun. As a small but rapidly growing organisation, we need you to be able and willing to be hands on and get involved in the detail too. It goes without saying that you are passionate about supporting young people and have a real drive to achieve social impact.

To learn more about this opportunity, please download the appointment brief below.

You are also invited to contact our advisors at Prospectus, Borge Andreassen and Alex Williams, on 020 7691 1920 or via email at: borge.andreassen@prospect-us.co.uk or alex.williams@prospect-us.co.uk, for a confidential conversation.

EY Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 10 January 2018

Prospectus interviews: 17 – 23 January 2018

EY Foundation interviews: Early February 2018


Download the appointment briefing and any other additional information below.

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