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Job Title: Fundraising Executive (Supporter-Led)
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (full/part time available)
Reports to: Fundraising Manager
Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 dependent on experience
Location: Hybrid or fully remote (once a month in Hampshire office)
This is an exciting time to join Pancreatic Cancer Action in our Decade of change. If you are a proactive, enthusiastic, motivated fundraiser with a can-do attitude we need you to help us to achieve our ambitious strategy by 2030. As a Fundraising Executive (Supporter-Led) you will have a vital part to play in our Income Generation Team. This person will have ownership of supporters choosing to fundraise for PCA through products, community and challenge events fundraising. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and energetic team. We are looking for someone with the creativity and innovation to help increase income over the next couple of years and play a part in our rapidly expanding charity.
Pancreatic Cancer Action, (registered charity No.1137689) was founded in 2010 by a rare survivor of the disease. We are a small team headed by our Founder & Chief Executive who runs the charity plus a board of Trustees, which provides direction for the organisation. In August 2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action merged with Pancreatic Cancer Scotland making our team stronger than ever. Pancreatic cancer has only a seven per cent survival rate and this figure has not improved significantly for over 40 years. Despite it being the fifth biggest cancer killer in the UK, pancreatic cancer receives only three per cent of overall research funding. With a strong focus on early diagnosis, it is Pancreatic Cancer Action’s aim to improve survival rates through awareness, medical education, improved patient information and by funding research specifically into the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Simply, we want more people diagnosed in time for surgery, currently the only potential for a cure.
Develop, Implement and manage an annual programme of challenge events such as the London Marathon, develop and maintain community and corporate fundraising audiences and opportunities across the UK. Ensuring they are within budget whilst always maintaining the highest quality supporter journey.
Support the delivery of the virtual challenge event- Jog Jan. Add insight and support the annual Pancreatic Awareness Month Campaign and help to further develop Pyjama’s for Pan Can to new audiences.
Create and drive forward new fundraising initiatives to maximise income from our existing products and events.
Seek out engagement opportunities to support donor acquisition and retention utilising new and existing channels and platforms.
You will be an excellent relationship manager who can maintain accurate records on our CRM system (Salesforce) to ensure that we develop, engage and update our supporters.
Work closely with other departments, in particular Marketing and Comms, to create engaging products and campaigns. Updating the fundraising section of the PCA website with relevant news, events and opportunities.
Support the Fundraising assistant to fulfill supporters merchandise requests to ensure all relevant support materials are dispatched on time.
Support in the development of Community and/or Corporate fundraising, challenge events and fundraising products, with demonstratable success raising income through one/all methods.
Be competent at data inputting, IT literate and very organised. Empathy and excellent communication skills are vital in this role and the candidate must be able to collaborate and work well as part of a team.
Attending, when necessary, external events, conferences and exhibitions across the UK and being the face of PCA, acknowledging that some of these may involve overnight stays and weekends.
Income and targets
Help to grow Pancreatic Cancer Action’s income from challenge event fundraisers and corporate partners.
Develop ongoing stewardship journey for Community Fundraisers and increase average gift though exceptional supporter care.
Achieve Financial and non-financial targets and KPI’s from challenge events, corporate and community fundraising as agreed with the Fundraising Manager.
Monitor and control allocated fundraising budgets and regularly update the Fundraising Manager.
Prepare and monitor reporting for all online fundraising platforms to fit with our accounting systems reporting this to the Fundraising Manager monthly.
Contribute to PCA’s fundraising strategy.
Liaise with the Marketing & Comms team weekly to establish a consistent flow of Income generating opportunities across all social media platforms.
Perform any other duties that the Fundraising Manager may consider appropriate.
UK driving license is essential – our office is in rural Hampshire and the nearest train station is a 15-20-minute drive away.
While every effort has been made to outline all the main duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail
2 – 3 years of working within a charitable organisation (essential)
Educated to A Level or Above – or relevant experience (essential)
Previous experience of working in a fundraising team and knowledge of all fundraising income streams (essential)
Previous experience of working with CRM data base (essential)
Excellent verbal and written Communication skills (essential)
Confident at presenting to a wide range of audiences, both face to face and using technology such as Zoom or Teams (highly desirable)
Competent with all Microsoft applications such as Word / Excel / PowerPoint (essential)
Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to adapt to changing priorities (essential)
Positive can-do attitude (essential)
A team player who can motivate and collaborate with others (essential)
Able to prioritise own workload and confident to ask for help when needed (essential)
Ability to be empathetic and to handle difficult conversations sensitively with people affected by pancreatic cancer (essential)
Willingness to work outside agreed hours occasionally. This may include weekend and or evening working (essential)
Willingness to learn new skills (essential)
Willingness to travel around the UK to support fundraising activity (essential)
Access to a car and a UK driving license (essential)
What we offer:
Fair and equal pay (reviewed annually)
28 days leave, plus bank and public holidays
Friendly supportive team
We believe in work life balance and care about results above everything else
Pension scheme with a 3% employer contribution
Flexible working arrangements
Charity sick pay not just SSP
An organisation which takes mental health seriously with awareness training available to all employees and access to mental health first aiders
Health cash plan scheme including children under 16 years with the option toupgrade and add family members
Employee assistance programme
Free on-site parking at HQ
Free tea and coffee at HQ
Dog friendly HQ
Investment in your ongoing development such as conference participation and training courses
And much more!.....
Please note, we will be contacting suitable applicants for interview on a rolling basis, so there is a potential that this vacancy will be closed off earlier than the closing date.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About Urban Synergy
Urban Synergy is an award-winning youth empowerment charity, founded in 2007 with the mission to inspire, guide, and ignite the ambitions of young people.
Our approach focuses on early support, to build confidence and show young people aged 9-24 years of age from underrepresented communities what’s possible. That’s why we connect them with aspirational - yet relatable - role models and mentors, as well as industry-leading companies.
Understanding that every young person, their circumstance, and their dreams are unique, we tailor our school programmes, mentoring, and work experience opportunities to help them reach their individual potential.
With the collaboration of our valued partners, we are building an equitable world where everyone, regardless of their background, is empowered to write their own future.
Expenses and Refunds
Cash flow reporting/ budgeting/ reforecasting
VAT reconciliations (possibly in the future)
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and clients.
PQ CIMA/ACCA or Equivalent.
Pivot Tables & VLookups.
Management accounts experience incorporating reporting, budgets, etc.
Previous Payroll reconciliation.
Experience/knowledge of VAT.
QuickBooks accounting software experience/knowledge.
Equal opportunities statement
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Criminal records check
This post is subject to DBS – Disclosures and barring service checks.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Assistant Management Accountant
We now have a number of exciting opportunities for flexible and proactive individuals to join the charity’s 20+ strong Finance Department.
Position: Assistant Management Accountant
Location: Working principally from home, flexibility will be required for occasional onsite working in Devon, currently estimated to be 1-2 days per week
Hours: Full-time (part-time considered - minimum 21 hours per week)
Salary: £30,000 per annum, plus study support
Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.
Closing Date: Sunday 10 July 2022.
As Assistant Management Accountant in either the Equine Operations and Resources area or the Income and Marketing Communications area (including commercial operations), you will provide support to cost centre managers, together with comprehensive analysis of income/expenditure and will be responsible for monthly accruals and prepayments.
Principal duties and responsibilities within this multifunctional and rewarding role will include the following:
- Assisting in the production of the monthly management accounts, including accruals and prepayments, and writing variance commentary for dedicated cost centres
- Providing a finance business partnering service, giving advice and support to cost centre managers including training and coaching on all aspects of quarterly reforecasting and monthly reporting
- The collation and analysis of high volumes of complex data, interpreting trends and variances from budgets and forecasts
- The provision of high-quality management accounting data
- Management of the General Ledger and Project Ledger
Please note: a generous study support package including both cost and time elements will be offered.
With strong communication, collaborative and interpersonal skills, the Assistant Management Accountant will ensure that strong relationships are developed and maintained with operational managers and their teams, improving the impact and understanding of financial reporting on charity performance and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies.
You will have:
- AAT or part qualified CIMA is preferred, although QBE will also be considered
- Experience in a management accounting/finance business partner role
- Experience of a computerised accounting system
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications, particularly Excel, including some experience of dealing with high volumes of data
Knowledge of Open Accounts software, experience of budgeting and forecasting and experience of playing a key role in projects are desirable.
The charity offers a working environment second to none. Based in Sidmouth in East Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – the offices are located in a glorious setting overlooking the sea, there is a staff wellbeing programme and the organisations initiatives have received a royal seal of approval (recently highly commended in the 2021 Princess Anne Training Awards for the response to Covid-19), and the hundreds of resident donkeys – some literally a few yards from your office – will always be pleased to see you!
About the Organisation
The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”
Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
You may have experience in areas such as Management Accountant, Accountant, Senior Management Accountant, Junior Management Accountant, Lead Management Accountant, Project Management Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Finance, Finance Controller, Finance Manager, Business Accountant, Finance Manager, Finance Director, Head of Finance, Business Accountant, Accountant, CCAB, Financial Controller, Financial Control, CFO. ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA.
Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)
Salary: £33,438 - £36,515 per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 11 July 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)
Contract: This is a fixed term contract for 12 Months
Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59pm on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Who we are
Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
What we do
We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future
How we do it
We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.
About the role
We have a new opportunity available for a Financial Accountant to join our Finance and Corporate Resource team on a fixed term contract for 12 months.
Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will support them in maintaining a strong and effective control environment for the Society, ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures, as well as compliance with regulatory and governance requirements.
You will be providing effective financial management and control of the Society and of the Society’s Subsidiaries. Preparation of the year-end statutory accounts for the Society in accordance with the Charities
Ideally you will have knowledge and experience in SORP, FRS102, the Charities Act and UKGAAP. You'll liaise with external auditors and ensure on time completion of the year-end audit. You will be preparing analysis and reporting to meet regulatory matters and Tax related matters, including preparation of VAT returns, corporation tax returns, and responding to tax related queries
The Society is in the process of selecting a new finance system for implementation in the next 6 -12 months, preparation of year end and management accounts for the Society’s subsidiary and joint venture. You will have technical understanding of financial controls and procedures and how they are applied in a large complex organisation.
In addition, you will:
- Strong financial background, deputising for the Financial Controller on governance matters,
- CCAB qualified, finalist or part qualified accountant with relevant experience.
- Liaise at all levels of the organisation on operational finance and regulatory issues
- Providing technical expertise and project knowledge on change programmes.
- Strong IT skills including advanced Excel, experience of large financial systems (e.g. the Society’s finance system Navision) and the use of reporting applications to extract data.
- Autonomous working and ability to confidently deal with key stakeholders, including HMRC, tax advisors, investment managers, bankers and auditors.
You may have experience of the following: Financial Accountant, Finance Manager, Accountant, Accounts Manager, Financial Reporting, Management Accountant, Finance Manager, Head of Finance, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, etc.
Ref: 134 234
Salary: £42,000 - £47,000 (£16,615 to £18,593 pro-rata) (depending on experience) pro-rata
Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in East London but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate. You should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings up to six times per year (Covid permitting).
Hours: Part time 8.5 days a month (60 Hours per month (flexible))
Contract: Fixed term contract (two years)
Benefits: 25 days annual, excluding bank holidays, and three days off between Christmas and New Year pro-rata.
About The Young Foundation
The UK faces significant social, economic and environmental challenges, which demand urgent collective action.
Today, The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better-connected communities and shape a fairer future. Together with individuals, organisations and policy-makers, we explore new ways to tackle the issues people tell us they care about.
We believe that stronger communities, where people have influence, will secure the greatest wellbeing in society. That’s why we work with local people; to understand the issues affecting them, involve them in research, and innovate with them to drive positive change.
About the role
We are seeking a CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant to perform part-time flexible role, supporting the Director of Finance and Corporate Resources in producing monthly management accounts and liaising with users of the accounts. Overseeing monthly reconciliations and financial controls and performing complex reconciliations.
How to apply
With reference to the job specification, please visit The Young Foundation website.
The closing date for applications is 9am on 27th July 2022
The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 29th July
Interviews will take place w/c 1st August 2022 via video-call.
The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and as part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team we actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.
Upon submitting your application, you will receive an automated response to say we have received your application.
Please note that we review application after the closing date and we regret that we will only be able to reply and give feedback to short-listed applicants.
About our organisation
The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation.
We campaign for change, we support farming innovation, we serve healthy food in communities, we support and grow the organic market, and we protect forests. We couldn't do any of this without our supporters, partners, donors and dedicated staff. We make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.
About the opportunity
This is an opportunity to use your accounting and finance skills to make a difference. You will work as part of a busy Group Finance Team, supporting the decision-makers in the Charity by providing them with accurate, timely and useful information. The main focus of your role will be on producing the monthly Charity and Group Management Accounts as well as other regular and ad hoc reports. You will also play a key role in the annual budgeting and reforecast processes and work with the Group Financial Controller to create the Group’s Annual Report and Accounts.
• Qualified accountant or qualified by experience with excellent all-around accounting knowledge.
• Experience in month-end and year-end processes, including production of monthly Management Accounts and annual accounts.
• Good attention to detail and a focus on accuracy.
• Highly organised and able to prioritise to ensure you hit deadlines.
• A strong communicator who enjoys building relationships and working alongside non-Finance colleagues.
• A team player with a positive, flexible attitude.
We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:
27 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays
Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution
Free membership of the Soil Association and discounts on organic produce
Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives
Family friendly policies and flexible working
Cycle to work scheme
Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce
37.5 hours per week
Bristol/Hybrid - 2 days office based per week
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Senior Financial Accountant. Interim. £300 per day Ltd. (Outside IR35). Remote or Hybrid
For a large international organisation with presence in over 120 countries, we are recruiting an Interim Senior Financial Accountant to manage the end-to-end accounting processes across their largest business unit including month and year-end close. The Interim Senior Financial Accountant will ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with corporate policies. This role is outside the scope of IR35 and can be worked remotely, so would suit Ltd Co.
- Manage the month-end process. Report to the UK Finance Controller for pre-closing and month-end closing steps
- Review and monitor all accounting transactions and adjustments
- Financial control for the UK region businesses including monthly invoicing and credit checks
- Management of global fee reconciliations and recharges
- Financial control for a smaller UK-based business
- Financial control for a global operations team including roll-out and re-charge processes
- Management of the Shared Service Centre relationships including management of 2 staff in the SSC
- Lead on corporate business processes
- Point of contact for Corporate Finance for Treasury and Tax
- Cash-flow forecasting and reporting
- Review reconciliations for all control accounts to balance sheet accounts
- Manage internal audit and NAO audit preparation
- Develop and roll-out effective finance processes, standards, templates, and systems
- Liaise with Risk and Compliance, SSC, Corporate Finance, Tax and Treasury and External Suppliers
- Qualified Accountant (CCAB)
- Experience in Financial Control and in meeting deadlines
- Experience of SAP financial control system
- Experience of managing a diverse group of stakeholders in multiple locations
- Experience of ERP systems
- Experience of MS tools including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
- Experience of working in international and multi-cultural organisations
- Experience of redesigning and automating processes
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.??
Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.
We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.
Diversity and inclusion matter to us.
Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.
We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.
About the role
The Museum is primarily funded by Government grant-in-aid and undertakes other income generating activities, such as ticketed exhibitions, retail and catering, science research and consultancy, to deliver its charitable objectives.
The Museum is embarking on a major capital investment and fund-raising programme to deliver its mission and transform its offer.
To provide support to the Senior Management Account and the Programme Management Office (PMO) by leading on programme and project budgets and forecasts, producing accurate and timely financial reports for both income and expenditure and proactively assisting in all aspects of the programmes' financial management. Managing one Assistant Management Accountant.
Thriving at the Museum: the way we work
We are proud to work at the Museum and have identified the qualities we all need to embody to reach our shared ambition. This sits alongside the Museum's values and forms the framework for the way we work.
Find out more
What we offer
- 5 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (full time equivalent)
- Generous defined contribution Natural History Museum Pension Scheme (employer contribution 4 - 10%)
- Season ticket, bicycle and rental loan
- Life insurance
- Free admission to our exhibitions and many other paid exhibitions at museums, galleries and institutions across London and the UK.
- Staff discount at our Museum shops and cafes
- We offer a wide variety of training initiatives and opportunities to build skills. Investing in staff development is important to us, and we are ambitious about helping staff to grow and fulfil their potential.
- Affordable membership to the Civil Service Sports Council which offers a range of benefits including an extensive list of special offers and reduced entry fees at a selection of cinema chains, theme parks, theatres, retailers and supermarkets. It also provides entry to up to 300 and other national treasures. For more details, visit
- Membership to our Sports and Social Association (for a small fee), which includes access to our in-house gym and clubs such as football, softball, table tennis and tennis and classes in Middle Eastern dance, yoga and Tai Chi
How to apply
If that sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal,
Closing date: 9 am, Monday, 11th July 2022
Interviews expected: w/c 18th July 2022
Salary: £40,000 per annum
This role is a fantastic opportunity to transition from technical month-end report to commercial analysis of the business with respect to potential risks and opportunities.
We are working with a highly reputed organisation within the arts sector. They are based in central London and will require the successful candidate to come into the office twice a week.
- Produce month end accounts for your department
- Put together your departments annual budget
- Compare actuals vs forecast and provide commentary on variances
- Advise your budget holders on their spend, with reference to risk and opportunities within the department/ wider business
- Produce dashboards to provide a holistic view of departments financial health
- Newly qualified accountant from practice of industry
- Excellent at relationship building
- Salary package up to £51,000
- Renown employer, who is known internationally and across different sectors
- Fantastic development opportunity for an ambitious, qualified accountant
We are looking for an experienced Finance Director to pro-actively lead Watershed’s financial strategy through a period of change and transformation and oversee our day-to-day financial management.
The Finance Director is responsible for all aspects of Watershed’s financial management, in compliance with appropriate accounting standards and practices, company and charity law and associated guidance, including organisational and project budget setting, monitoring and control, financial and management information reporting systems and associated policies, financial controls and fraud prevention, invoicing, payroll, payments and associated banking and accounting, insurance, and audit.
The Finance Director will lead on the digital and systems transformation of the department, designing and managing a two year change process to ensure we have efficient and appropriate processes and procedures to continue to grow and develop the business.
The Finance Director is a member of Watersheds’ Executive Team. They will work alongside the CEO, General Manager and Board to set and deliver the finance strategy, in line with the organisation’s overall vision and business plan. The role is also supported by Watersheds’ Finance Sub Group, which is chaired by Lisa Gardner FCA, a Watershed Trustee and chartered accountant.
Closing date: Thu 18 Aug 1700
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://wshd.to/financedirector
£19,179 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
(Ref: SUS 3744)
Up to 37.5 hours per week, we are open to flexible working patters to suit individual circumstances
Base: Bristol - Hybrid
About the role
As a Finance Assistant you will be responsible for recording and processing the organisation's financial transactions. You will provide a service to the organization by processing transactions on the purchase ledger and the colleague expenses system.
You will arrange invoice authorisation by identifying the correct budget holder for invoices received and process scanned invoices into the invoice authorisation workflow system.
You will post manual invoices, credit notes and expenses to the Dimensions accounting system accurately on a timely basis, following procedures and ensuring all the details including VAT treatment are correct.
You will help to process weekly BACS runs to ensure that all the payments are made with all the correct details by using the online banking system and liaising with senior managers for final authorisation.
You will check, code and process colleague expenses and ensure that expense claims comply with the Sustrans Expenses policy.
You will deal with finance queries and communicate with supplier’s, local authorities and Sustrans colleagues to ensure queries are resolved.
We offer hybrid working, you will be expected to be in our Bristol hub for 2-3 days per week with the remaining days working from home. We would expect colleagues to be based within a reasonable commuting distance of Bristol for this to be achieved.
You should have excellent attention to detail and numeracy skills, with a basic knowledge of accounting terminology.
You should be a self-starter with the ability to organise and prioritise your tasks effectively on a daily basis, with the ability to work as part of a team.
You should be able to communicate effectively both in emails and over the phone replying to queries from colleagues and suppliers.
We will provide training in our systems, but you must have experience of working with an accounting system and be proficient in Microsoft Excel.
We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.
What we offer
In return we can offer hybrid working from home and our Bristol hub and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
- 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
- Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
- Staff volunteer days
- 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
- We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
- Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
- Bike, computer and season ticket loans
- Discount benefits
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
- Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 09:00AM 18th July 2022.
- Interviews will take place in Bristol during the week commencing 25th and 26th July 2022.
To apply, please complete our online application form.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.
We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.
Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.
We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.
Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!
Our partner is an award winning UK based charity, which is promoting different solutions to the issues facing international aid and the WASH sector including standalone social impact businesses and programmes to improve hygiene, sanitation and nutrition for under-fives; designed to increase resilience and self-reliance and improve the lives and life chances of farmers, families, women, girls and young children
We are recruiting a Head of Finance and Governance to support Chief Executive and provide strategic management and operational oversight of finance, HR and business support functions and to ensure that everything is done in the most financially effective manner and in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will be supported by qualified accountants in the UK and overseas and their local teams.
This is a part-time role, which would suit an experienced accountant/company secretary, seeking to work flexibly. The 2/3 days we anticipate this role requiring could be spread over 5 days, if the incumbent found this more convenient and all the requirements of the role can be met
- You will be the ultimate responsible person for all of the charity’s external and statutory financial reporting, including reports to funders, trustees and regulatory bodies, though the bulk of this work will be delivered by the finance teams in the UK and Africa.
- You will provide strategic budgetary and financial management support to the Chief Executive in London and the Managing and Finance Directors overseas, assisting them to develop compelling bids for fundraising and inward social investment and will liaise, if necessary, with the financial managers/reviewers of any potential funders/investors.
- You will provide advice and guidance on HR, contractual, corporate and statutory matters to the senior team in the UK and overseas, consulting/liaising if necessary with our lawyers, auditors, and other service providers in both countries.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1.1. Financial strategy
Supporting the development of financial strategies under a variety of scenarios for internal management, trustee discussion and presentation to potential funders/investors.
Leading on financial discussions with trustees and prospective funders/investors.
Developing the financial competence and confidence of PA/BW’s senior teams.
1.2 Financial oversight
Ensuring that monthly management reporting, budgeting and forecasting is accurate and timely and supporting the needs of management, trustees, project managers, funders and donors.
Reviewing the annual budget proposals raising issues, challenging assumptions and, ultimately, agreeing same with the local teams.
Reviewing the monthly financial returns submitted/presented by the finance teams querying anomalies and overspends and agreeing/requiring actions to be taken.
Updating the rolling forecasts of income and expenditure (reflecting actuals to date), monitoring the bank positions and using this to approve or reject requests for ongoing or exceptional expenditure.
1.3 Financial management
Maintaining up to date Financial and HR Policy and Procedures Manuals and responding to requests for variations thereto or divergence therefrom.
Being the principal signatory and authorised administrator for all UK bank accounts and approving changes to the mandate for bank accounts overseas.
Approving and signing off all cash transfers
2. Programme support
2.1 Programme budgeting
Preparing, discussing, reviewing and agreeing the financial budgets for individual projects and/or generic programmes.
Assisting the teams with costing, pricing, taxing and other financial sales related issues.
2.2 Programme reporting
Maintaining cumulative records of expenditure by funder and overseeing the preparation of funder reports and audit completion statements confirming the full dispersal of funds.
Submitting financial claims to statutory funders as and when required.
3. Corporate obligations
3.1 Statutory reporting
Being the principal point of contact between the external auditors the Treasurer and the board.
Agreeing the annual audit timetable and priority audit areas with the external auditors
Reviewing the draft statutory accounts produced by the local finance teams, agreeing the split between restricted and unrestricted programmes, calculating carried forward balances and agreeing same with auditors.
Confirming the appropriate use of restricted income, writing the trustees’ annual review, securing an unqualified audit report, responding to the annual audit letter, convening and managing the AGM.
Reviewing and signing off all statutory filings and ensuring compliance with all regulatory restrictions and statutory obligations.
3.2 HR and legal
Ensuring compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements in the UK and all other countries of operations.
3.3 Trustee management
Preparation of board papers and management of board meetings.
PERSON SPECIFICATION (Desirable)
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Relevant financial, HR and legal experience and qualifications
Familiarity with complex donor reporting and of managing restricted/unrestricted funding
Experience of working in an international and highly regulated environment
Awareness of investor relations in a social investment and entrepreneurial context
Understanding of managing business support systems, including ICT and procurement
A thorough knowledge of HR systems and processes
An understanding of staff management and a willingness to support staff development
Experience of managing organisational development and systemic change
Excellent written and oral communications skills
RTW in the UK essential
Population Matters is a non-profit organisation that empowers women to take charge of family size, campaigns for more controlled human consumption, and seeks to tackle the population boom crisis that has been noted by luminaries such as Sir David Attenborough.
- We work with our global partners, friends, and stakeholders to achieve a better future for people and planet.
- We campaign, inform, undertake research and do all we can to encourage an open, fair-minded and constructive debate about population. We aim to create a wave of public awareness and corresponding policy action on overpopulation and unsustainable consumption.
- We promote positive, practical, ethical and entirely voluntary solutions — encouraging smaller families, inspiring people to consume sustainably, with the aim of enabling everyone to enjoy a decent quality of life whilst respecting and sustaining the natural ecosystems upon which all life on earth depends.
- We empower choice. In a world of finite resources, our reproductive and consumption choices are critical for achieving that vision of humanity in harmony with nature, prospering on a healthy planet. We believe everyone should have the freedom and ability to choose a smaller family.
- We are committed to human rights, women’s empowerment and global justice. We believe action to address population must always be consistent with these principles.
What we’re looking for
Having achieved 265% growth in income since 2017, we are in a strong growth position and are looking for a talented Head of Finance and Operations who can contribute to building a resilient, sustainable organisation. You will help us to consolidate our current position and put us on a sure footing for continued growth, as we take advantage of the opportunities available to us.
This is a new role and contributes to the re-organisation and development of our SMT, and represents confident investment in the charity’s future growth. We are looking for someone who can work in lock-step with the Executive Director and Board to develop and implement business plans that are robust enough to accommodate our rapid growth and flexible enough to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
You will lead on the development of our financial systems and management, as well as the management and optimisation of our business operations – covering finance, IT, HR, governance, administration, legal, and facilities. Whilst the role has a mixed portfolio, it’s worth noting that the finance element is absolutely at the heart of the position.
Playing a key role on the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Population Matter’s day-to-day finances and operations remain compliant, responsive and efficient.
We try to avoid prescriptive person specifications, as they limit the diversity of experience on our team. Instead, we have just four questions for you:
- Do you have an accountancy qualification and significant experience of overseeing finance functions in UK charities, with demonstrable success in building robust financial systems within high-growth environments?
- Do you have a keen eye for detail and a desire to drive ongoing improvements, building efficient structures and processes that limit bureaucracy and drive growth?
- Do you have the team building skills needed to work with a highly-motivated, diverse, remote working and internationally operating staff team? Not to forget building a positive, dynamic relationship with our Board.
- Do you have a commitment to the change we’re trying to create and the way in which we’re trying to create it?
If you like what we do, the role is grabbing your attention, and you answered yes to the questions above, then we’d wholeheartedly recommend you read our detailed application pack, by following the link below, and consider putting an application together.
We look forward to hearing from you.
About the role:
An expansion in our portfolio and pipeline of restricted funds has led to the creation of this opportunity. Reporting to the COO, you will be responsible for technical support and oversight of all major financial aspects of our grants and other restricted funds. You will support our fundraising team, country teams and partners with the financial aspects of proposal development and project implementation, monitoring, and reporting. You will support our forecasting processes and enhance our management information and control environment.
A qualified or part-qualified accountant or with a strong depth of relevant experience, you will be highly analytical and have excellent communication skills to present complex information in a relevant and clear way. You will be a team player who can deliver under tight deadlines, and you will have a passion for supporting our country finance teams and partners to enhance their own capabilities to manage the financial aspects of grants.
In return, we’ll provide you with the chance to have a real impact in a collaborative and ambitious organisation who are proud of what we do and the difference we make and will provide the opportunities and guidance to help you to develop and grow.
About Hope and Homes for Children:
We believe children belong in families, never orphanages. Because orphanages harm children. The majority of those who experience life inside an institution suffer violence, abuse, and neglect. Denied the chance to grow up in a family, they’re more likely to become homeless later in life, to have run-ins with the law, and to experience mental and physical health issues.
The shocking truth is that these are almost always children who have, or could have, a family to look after them. To love them. But every day, a broken system puts pressure on parents to give up their children. They'll be safe from war, can escape poverty, will get an education. False promises. No child should have to trade their family for their future.
Today, over 5.4 million children are trapped within institutions. It’s not right and it must stop. Children deserve so much better. Always.
Since 1994, Hope and Homes for Children has been working to stop the institutionalisation of children. We’re 250 people, in ten countries, inspiring organisations, including the UN, EU and governments around the world, to close the doors of orphanages forever. Instead, we fight for every child to feel the love and belonging of a safe family home.
Location: Flexible within the UK, with occasional trips to our Salisbury or London offices.
Contract Type: Permanent.
Hours: 30-37.5 hours (4-5 days/week)
Salary: £38,000-£42,000 gross per annum, pro-rata, if part time.
Closing Date:? The final cut off for applications is 12th July 2022.
To apply, please upload your CV and a brief cover letter (500 words max) which briefly summarises your career, how you meet the person specification and why you’d like this role.
Other information: This post requires the post holder to have the right to work in the UK.
HHC actively encourages equality and diversity, and we look to recruit across age, gender, ethnicity, and background as we believe diversity brings us closer to our mission of eliminating orphanages.
You may have experience of the following: Finance Manager, Accountant, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, Post Qualified, Finance Team Leader, Financial Accountant, Management Accountant, Qualified Accountant, Accounts Assistant, AAT, Accountancy, etc.
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The postholder will be responsible for supporting Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE)'s small and dynamic staff team in project delivery and supporting the development of organisational systems, maintaining them on a day-to-day basis. The postholder will have a specific role supporting the Board and coordinating Board and Member meetings, and in the delivery and financial reporting for an EU funded project called REDREAM.
Bath & West Community Energy is a not for profit, Community Benefit Society. Since 2010 when it was set up, BWCE has built over 12 MW of community owned solar power systems and one small hydro scheme, enough power to meet the equivalent annual electricity demand of around 4,000 homes. BWCE is working to put people at the heart of the energy transition, placing ownership and control of energy in the hands of consumers via clean energy projects that actively involve and benefit local communities.
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