Finance Manager

3 days left

Elevation Networks
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a senior role within a fast growing multi-award winning youth employment charity. The working hours are flexible, and you will get the chance to further your professional development, and have access to a range of employee benefits.

We are looking for an experienced Finance professional with strong leadership and strategic skills. Ideally a qualified accountant or management accountant.

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting and financial management of the charity. This includes reporting on the financial performance to management and the Finance Committee.

  • Contract Type: Permanent Contract
  • Location: London
  • Reporting To: Chief Executive
  • Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 p.a.
  • Start Date: February 2017

Financial Accounting

  • Maintaining the organisation’s accounting system and bookkeeping records, and implementing best practices for financial management
  • Ensure the Sage Accounts system is reconciled on a monthly basis - reconciling to bank statements, trade creditors and debtors, and dealing with posting errors, etc
  • Prepare and maintain Fixed Asset module and petty cash accounts on Sage
  • Reconcile petty cash and company cards, and prepare expenses reimbursements
  • Make payments of all authorised invoices by BACS, making bank deposits for petty cash and fund transfer for prepaid cards
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns and upload of annual return on Charity Commission and Companies House.
  • Effectively organise and manage internal and external audits where appropriate.
  • Prepare list of requirements for audit at financial year-end and liaise with accountants in producing the financial statements

Management Accounting

  • Work with senior managers to produce and monitor quarterly cash flow forecasts, and annual budgets
  • Meeting with the Treasurer and Finance Committee and preparing quarterly financial reports for board meetings
  • Provide sound financial advice to Trustees, the Chief Executive Officer, and other senior management
  • Assist with financial aspects of contract negotiations and grant/tender applications
  • Coordinate all accounting and taxation services and advice for the charity
  • To undertake other duties, of a similar professional nature, at the request of the line manager

Payroll Administration

  • Verifying time sheets and draft calculations monthly salaries for fixed, casual and seasonal staff. Calculate and pay net salary to employees.
  • Assist in carrying out month and year end processes essential for statutory and other returns
  • Reconcile all payroll payments to the financial ledger
  • Support with pensions and salary sacrifice administration


Experience, Skills, Knowledge

  • At least five years’ finance management experience in a working environment
  • Extensive experience with financial procedures, such as management accounts, cash flow forecasting and financial reporting; particularly for charities
  • Track record of managing tight budgets, as well as restricted funding and overhead absorption against multiple income streams
  • Strong IT skills including intermediate or advanced knowledge of Excel and Sage 50 Accounts
  • Experience of working with nominal ledger as well fixed asset module, control accounts and reconciliations
  • Understanding of VAT and PAYE
  • Exceptional record keeping skills, a high degree of accuracy in work practices and the proven ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Dynamic self-starter with ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and learn quickly
  • Ability to deal with sensitive matters professionally and confidentially


  • A degree in a relevant field (e.g. Economics / Accounting / Finance) or relevant certification/accreditation such as CIMA or ACCA
  • Experience using Sage 50 Payroll
  • Ability to extensively management the finances of a multi-regional organisation
  • Knowledge of salary sacrifice schemes and pensions administration
  • A general understanding of UK charity laws and regulatory requirements.