Finance Manager - Charity

AMC Professional PLC
19 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a well-known charity in public sector who provide care and support for children across the UK, is a recognised leader in their field; they have helped thousands, in relation to benefits, care advice and a full support network. As a result of additional funding, they are expanding - and now seeking a qualified Finance Manager on a fixed term contract for their head office in Central London.

Core responsibilities:

This role covers both financial and management accounting responsibilities for the main charity - and its subsidiaries. Reporting into the Finance Director, you will also provide cross-cover for both expenditure and income ledgers - and deputise for the Financial Controller.
  • Act as a system manager for the accounting software - Sunsystem - including setting up ledger coding, Year-End nominal ledger closing and opening, and trial balance accounts consolidations
  • Manage regular payment runs for payroll including generation from ThankQ and prepare monthly payroll
  • Maintain the Fixed Assets register, including disposals and acquisitions and process quarterly depreciation charges
  • Prepare and publish the monthly management accounts to budget holders and also prepare monthly financial reports with commentary
  • Manage uploading of yearly and reforecast budgets in Sunsystem and amend as and when required
  • Prepare and monitor cash flow of Internal Audit and provide guidance for cash draw-down
  • Prepare Year End deliverables with the Head of Finance in preparation for external audit
  • Deputise for the Financial Controller as and when necessary

Candidate Requirements
  • Candidates must be a qualified accountant - ACA, ACCA or CIMA (or equivalent)
  • Experience of accounting, managing and reporting of restricted charity funds
  • Experience of preparing financial statements in accordance to SORP2015, FRS102 and Charities Acts
  • Must have public sector finance experience in the UK, ideally within both financial and management accounting
  • Experience of using Sunsystems and preparing detailed Excel reports
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting for VAT including returns to HMRC
  • The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills and an analytical approach to their work - with equally strong and demonstrable problem-solving skills

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