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PT Finance Manager. Charity. 2 dpw. FTC. Remote. c£40K FTE

  • Position:
    Finance Manager
  • 24 Mar 2023
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Job Description

Are you passionate about bringing financial expertise to a charity with a global mission? This part-time and flexible role is an excellent opportunity to do just that. 

Our Client

Our client are part of a global movement of over 60 organisations and tens of thousands of committed individuals and organisations. Together, they are working to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering, to ensure a safe and just future for all.

As a charity, they have long championed the need for engineers to understand the vital role that we all have to play in addressing the great challenges facing society today.

The Role

This roles core responsibility is to provide critical business functions related to financial management, budgeting, operations and compliance. The post holder will work closely with the CEO, Trustees, Operations and Activities Co-ordinator and service providers.

Working closely with our clients Chief Executive, staff team, trustees and outsourced services, you will manage the processes and systems that support the day to day running of the organisation. You will also be expected to proactively identify opportunities for improvement, making informed recommendations and implementing once approved. This broad and varied remit means you’ll need to be comfortable balancing the day to day and making time to think and act strategically, taking into consideration our people and culture, data and best practice.

Your ongoing responsibilities will include:

Financial management

Lead responsibility for all monthly financial processes to include: payment run

staff payroll

all bills reviewed and approved

payments reviewed and approved as first approver monthly management accounts and forecasting

bills and invoices reviewed and approved for production of management accounts management accounts reviewed, ensuring correct coding, and income & expenditure compared to budget

forecasts and scenarios revised and/or produced based on latest information provided in accounts

debrief of finances to CEO/Treasurer (as required)

routine liaison with accountancy and HR service providers routine support to CEO and budget holders

annual budget planning and management

 prepare annual budget for Trustee approval, with details on commitment cycles, fixed and variable costs

prepare quarterly budgets for the Board

ensure we have clear sight of costs for all our activities and their profitability lead on support to remuneration committee

Operational Management

creation of annual operational plan and supporting activity/budget lines, together with CEO updating of risk register, including support to Audit and Risk Committee, with CEO support

support CEO on recruitment and on-boarding processes for staff and trustees support CEO on contractual arrangements

support CEO to ensure staff appraisals process runs to schedule


Lead on key aspect of compliance, to include:

lead on annual returns to Companies House, with focus on financial reporting lead on annual returns to Charities Commission, with focus on financial reporting lead relationship with external auditors, ensuring audit requirements are met ensure compliance with relevant charities legislation/guidance

The Candidate

The successful candidate will hold a recognised qualification such as AAT, be part qualified, qualified or will be qualified by experience. You will have experience of managing finance operations and of effectively managing operational functions across an organisation or team. Experience of identifying and implementing improvements based on insight and/or data. You will be able to demonstrate that you are proactive, with the ability to work effectively in a team and independently.

Experience of working in a small sized organisation would be beneficial. Along with excellent interpersonal skills and experience of engaging and working collaboratively with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Competent in the use of accounting software: Xero or comparable tools is key for success in this role.

 Our clients values are expected to be shared and upheld by all employees. Passionate about our purpose. Team player. Respectful. Professional. Open and inclusive. Inquisitive. Dependable. Creative.

The Terms

This is a part-time position with a commitment of two days pro rata per week (37.5 hours). We operate flexibly with hours core hours of 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday. This ensures our clients teams can work together effectively as a team as well as enabling them to be supportive of any personal commitments you may have outside of work.

The team works hybrid, with a mixture of home working and office. Our clients HQ is in a modern workspace in London co-located with a vibrant range of charities. All team members are expected to attend an in-person team day once a month.

The starting salary is circa £40,000 per annum, depending on experience, pro-rata for two days a week.

You will have access to a workplace pension scheme that is compliant with auto enrolment legislation and is also enhanced: our client will match contributions of up to 5% of salary.

You will have 24 days annual leave plus public holidays plus the period 27-31 December. You will be able to take a volunteer day each year.

You will have access to a Staff Development Scheme in support of continued professional development.

*Full Time Equivalent - actual salary will depend on hours worked.
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