Director of Finance

Job reference: 000078

Closing date: 28/04/2021

Salary: £71,000 per annum

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 36.25 hours per week

Town Name: Scotland

Cornerstone are a pioneering organisation who are passionate about the care and support they provide in local communities throughout Scotland. They are also one of Scotland’s biggest charities and run multiple services which are leading the way in transforming the future of health and social care in Scotland. These include services for people with a variety of needs including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and dementia.

They thrive on teamwork and their dedicated staff are at the heart and soul of the organisation. Through teamwork, trust and empowerment, everyone plays a vital part in helping to achieve their purpose - to deliver high-quality care and support that enables everyone to live a valued life – the life they choose.

Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Finance will have the primary responsibility for leading and managing the Finance function to ensure strategic and operational financial planning, monitoring, and reporting to enhance the decision-making process for Cornerstone. You’ll ensure that the organisation complies with all statutory and external requirements and regulations, establishing long-term financial stability. This will include business planning, budgeting, forecasting and negotiations and oversight of financial IT systems. As a complex organisation, Cornerstone need structured reporting and planning to enable them to address the needs of the people who use their services. The Director of Finance will actively participate in the Resources Committee and the Board in terms of providing insight into the finances of the organisation, providing not only descriptive but predictive data to inform decision making.

You’ll have a strong Finance Team around you and will be part of a business partnering methodology that fosters positive and proactive relationships with colleagues and other key stakeholders. You’ll coach, support, value and empower your team members and help them to embrace change and strive for continuous improvement.

BTA are leading the search to find Cornerstone a good leader with ambition and conviction and the ability and desire to inspire colleagues at all levels. Self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative, you’ll have the ability to lead a highly performing team with a commitment to coaching and mentoring to empower others.

Experience of working within the third sector or social care is not essential, but you need to have working knowledge of charity account regulations. With a professional qualification on a related discipline (CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CIPFA) you’ll also have experience of working within a dispersed organisation of similar size.


Please email us at or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Interview Date: Tuesday 4th May