| March 14, 2024

Director, Finance

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Website Principles for Responsible Investment

About the PRI

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.

The PRI’s three distinct capabilities relate to the core elements of the PRI’s approach to achieving a sustainable financial system.

  • Translate RI (Responsible Investment) thought leadership into insights and practical support that is tailored to what signatories need to progress their RI practice
  • Convene our vast network to create opportunities for collaborative action
  • Harness our global scale to influence policymakers and regulators to effect system change

Job Description
To oversee all financial aspects of PRI’s entities and drive the company’s financial strategy and planning together with the COO.

This role will cover the responsibility for assessing the financial performance of PRI as well as possible risks and investments by retaining constant awareness of the company’s financial position and inform Executive Team when to act to prevent problems.

Reports to Chief Operating Officer – Executive Team member

Manages 1X Head of Financial Administration and 3X FP&A analysts


  • Lead on Finance business partnering approach by providing financial support and planning, including budgeting, forecasting and business analysis to the Executive team.
  • Oversee support provided to budget holders by FP&A analysts with the annual budgeting process and monthly forecasts.
  • Lead the consolidated forecasting process to ensure accurate and timely forecasts for the business.
  • Identify and develop financial key performance indicators to improve Executive team insight
  • Play a key role in the annual planning and budgeting process in collaboration with the Director of Strategy & Transformation. This will include detailed working in an Excel budget model and Executive Team & board presentations.
  • You will have demonstrable experience in financial modelling and investment modelling with the ability to perform financial analysis and report back.
  • Oversee the preparation of timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis for Executive Team and Board (and committees)
  • Ensure adherence to financial laws and guidelines incl. oversight of annual audit and tax filing requirements.
  • Providing line management to a team of finance professionals.

Person Specification

  • Leadership skills (including role-modelling positive behaviours, being genuine and vulnerable, driving change and making things happen) and the ability to think strategically and systemically and act for the long-term benefit of the organisation
  • You will be either ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified
  • Well-developed people management skills (including providing feedback & challenge, coaching and developing individuals) and the ability to build and lead high performing hybrid teams
  • Understanding of Business Partnering within Finance, how to embed this approach and the benefits this brings
  • Ability to budget and forecast at an organisational level including understanding and mitigating risks
  • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills. Identifies trends (and risks) and solves problems in a structured and rigorous way with a view implementing improvement
  • Excellent networking, stakeholder management, relationship management and interpersonal skills. Ability to forge long-term relationships and drive decision-making in diverse, multi-stakeholder groups.
  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others & commitment to fostering an inclusive environment locally and across colleagues globally
  • As this is a global role, international travel may be required.
  • Language skills, other than English, are desirable.

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