Finance Manager

  • Accounting
  • Plymouth

Job Information

Salary :

£32,000 to £35,000 DOE

No. of Openings :

1 opening

Job Type :


Job Description

Working exclusively with a registered charity based in Plymouth, I am recruiting for an experienced Finance Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to be a key member of the Senior Management Team, contributing to the strategic direction and growth of the business. As the Finance Manager, you will be an experienced professional who ideally has worked with the charitable sector. Your experience should also include business development, as well as a track record of motivating and leading staff. Your duties will include overseeing end-to-end finance operations, financial planning and analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, looking to make improvements to procedures and controls, as well as ad hoc projects and requests as and when they come up.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide and interpret financial information and produce accurate financial reports to specific deadlines
  • Review financial data and prepare monthly management accounts, and quarterly cash flow forecasts predicting future trends
  • Work with the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team to formulate strategic and long-term business plans
  • Work with the CEO to prepare the annual budget. Work with budget holders to review performance against budget and ensure the Charity is operating within the agreed budget.
  • Manage budgets, prepare and post monthly accruals, prepayments and similar accounting entries, and ensure the delivery of day-to-day financial operations such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions
  • Produce financial reports for funders, donors, and legacies, to evidence that spending has been in line with any grant requirements and restrictions
  • Research and report on factors influencing the charity’s performance to identify areas for potential growth, improvement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Develop financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk
  • A member of the Finance and Investment Committee
  • Lead and manage the production of the statutory audited accounts (SORP) in collaboration with the charity’s auditors in time for presentation to the Annual General Meeting
  • Develop external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as HMRC
  • Supervise, motivate and lead staff and volunteers
  • Keep and maintain financial records and systems in accordance with Charity Commission guidelines and requirements, and ensure that necessary returns/accounts are submitted to the relevant authorities on time
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation
  • Drive the continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practices
  • Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software (SAGE currently being used)
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company

Essential Experience / Qualifications Required:

  • Significant experience in an accounting finance role
  • Relevant accountancy qualification (s), along with evidence of continual professional development
  • Knowledge of Charity and Company Law in relation to statutory accounts and reporting
  • Commercial and business awareness, with experience of business development and growth
  • Experience of managing, leading and motivating staff with their training and development
  • DBS disclosure required if successfully appointed

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working with charities or good understanding of charities
  • Driving licence and availability of a vehicle for work purposes
  • Previous experience of SAGE
  • Willingness to continue to learn and professionally develop
  • Experience of Charity Log software

If you have the relevant skills and experience and are looking for an exciting new challenge, please submit an up to date CV by using the ‘apply’ button.

For an informal chat about this position, please call Geraldine Ives on 01752 252533.