Finance Manager

Cambridge, UK
12 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Manager


£35,000 - £40,000

Are you an experienced Accountant who would like to work for an organisation who really make a difference to the wider world?

I am working alongside an established charity in Cambridge who are currently looking for a Finance Manager to join them on a fixed-term contract for 12 months.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for the following:

Team Management
  • Work closely with and provide cover for the Financial Controller and other finance staff as required.
  • Provide ad-hoc support in finance matters to Secretariat staff.

Financial management, reporting and compliance
  • Support the Financial Controller in the monitoring of the annual budget and the provision of regular finance information to department/divisional managers and the management team.
  • Working with Financial Controller in ensuring global financial and budgetary information meets the needs for internal effectiveness, and external compliance for the charity as a UK registered charity and company, and for its international branches (including different legal entities).
  • Work with the Financial Controller in ensuring financial reporting and audit requirements for UK Charity, Company and Tax authorities are met, together with supporting Regional Directors and their staff meeting such local compliance requirements for their international offices.
  • Work with Financial Controller to ensure that the overall financial information systems retain their integrity and are developed to meet the needs of the organisation.
  • Ensure maintenance of adequate and proper records for all financial transactions of the organisation, including keeping appropriate donor records and ensure acknowledgement of donations.
  • Manage operational funds of the charity, to ensure sufficient liquidity and optimise usage across all locations.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with professional advisers such as auditors and banks.
  • Contribute to the provision and co-ordination of appropriate administrative support to project managers, especially in relation to legal aspects (contracts), finance management, finance reporting to donors and the procurement of capital equipment.

Financial planning and development
  • Work together with the Financial Controller to develop and maintain appropriate financial policies and procedures across the organisation's decentralised operations to adequately manage financial risks.
  • Provide financial advice to project development staff in the preparation of project budgets and proposals, to increase effectiveness of fundraising efforts.
  • Contribute to provision of appropriate training in finance matters to staff.

This role will suit an Accountant who has experience with working to UK reporting standards, experience of staff management and possible some project accounting. The ideal candidate may be qualified by experience or studying ACCA or CIMA.

If you are interested in this position then please apply today as interviews are being scheduled for the next two weeks.

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