Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.
The National Church Institutions (NCIs) are national administrative bodies that work together to support the mission and ministry of the Church of England. Their activities are hugely varied, ranging from management of a multi-billion-pound investment fund, to a grant-giving charity, a housing service for retired clergy and the administration of four multi-employer pension schemes.
The Finance department is a shared services function working across the NCIs to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective finance service to each organisation, and helping to co-ordinate joint projects where appropriate. Finance incorporates transaction processing, financial and management accounting, SAP systems support, payroll and procurement.
The Finance Operations and Change Manager is a critical role working across the Finance team to develop and enhance our processes, driving efficient working practices and improving service quality.
You will be responsible for designing and implementing improved processes within an appropriate control framework, setting service delivery standards for each team and developing tools to monitor performance and drive continuous improvement. You will lead a range of improvement projects across the Finance team to drive efficient working practices and improve service quality.
You will be a CCAB qualified accountant, and an experienced change manager, well versed in business-processing mapping, process optimisation and re-engineering. You will ‘know what good looks like’, be up-to-speed with industry best practice techniques, and be able to foster a culture of sustainable change and continuous improvement. You will be someone who is always looking to improve processes and work smarter, collaborating with your finance colleagues to drive best practice in everything we do.
You will be a strong communicator, passionate about what you do and able to inspire enthusiasm in others. You will be able to engage in a credible way with a wide range of stakeholders to optimise solutions, achieve buy-in and promote excellence.
You will be based at Church House, Westminster, London although currently, employees are working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Interviews will be held remotely using Zoom w/c 8th February 2021.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
Process and system improvements
Responsible for leading a programme and agenda of continuous improvement within the Finance department, including:
Internal controls and compliance
Responsible for ensuring finance processes are designed to maximise efficiency, accountability and oversight, including
Service quality and stakeholder communication
Responsible for supporting the finance team to improve customer service and engagement and through building strong relationships with stakeholders and developing internal monitoring tools, including:
We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.
Excellence, Respect, Integrity
We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here
As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.
As a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone, job applicants, customers and other people with whom we deal, are treated fairly and not subject to discrimination. We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We continuously review our policies and processes to support our aim to create a workforce as diverse as the nation the Church of England serves..