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This post will be responsible for the day to day financial transactions for Gaddum and be part of Gaddum’s central services.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• To input and record accounting transactions to ensure they are in line with the charity’s financial policies
• To provide a professional and comprehensive service in dealing with finance queries raised by suppliers, customers and colleagues
• To assess and identify improvements in the current accounting system and procedures
• Support the process of inputting, checking and issuing expenses for organisation’s employees
• Support the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes
• To work to month, quarter and year end deadlines
• Manage the paperless system and ensure all finance records are filed correctly and are readily available
• To operate a process, which ensures that all Nominal payments and receipts are recorded in a timely manner
• Support processing of all nominal transactions
• Support the Head of Finance with the monthly Management Account process
• Support the Head of Finance with the budgeting process
• Support the Head of Finance with the monitoring of project spend against budgets
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
For over 20 years, the Faith & Belief Forum has been running education, engagement, and action programmes that bring diverse communities together. In schools, universities, and community spaces we break down barriers and find ways for people to work together to improve society. We believe that young people should feel confident communicating and collaborating with anybody, regardless of their faith, belief, culture, or background.
In order to further the impact of our work we are now looking for a Design and Fundraising coordinator to drive our engagement forward
It is essential to have sensitivity to the issues surrounding this area of work and a proven commitment to the aims of the Faith & Belief Forum.
We welcome experience and skills from all areas of a person’s life, including volunteering, community work, paid work, and education.
- Understanding of charitable funding streams and fundraising activities
- Experience and ability to write funding bids, including budgets
- Good organising and administrative skills
- Show own initiative to solve problems
- Experience of working to tight budgets and managing expenditure
- Willingness to travel in the UK and to be in the London office at least once a week
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Team player
- Good research skills
- Experience of working with High-Net-Worth Individuals
- Knowledge and experience of organising fundraising events
A charity are recruiting for an Interim Project Accountant
Your new company
A high-profile London-based charity.
Your new role
Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for business partnering with the finance and programme management teams; leading on project budgets and forecasts and producing accurate and timely financial reports for both income and expenditure and ad hoc financial analysis. Anticipated duration is for 3 months+. To start ASAP. Flexible working - open to hybrid and 100% remote.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified Accountant with experience of project accounting for central government funded projects.
What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
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.
UK-Med is a humanitarian INGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies for more than 20 years. We train medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit. When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control. We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.
We are recruiting a skilled Finance Assistant to join our HQ team to provide excellent financial support. Our medical teams respond to disasters around the world and we work with local emergency teams to build their resilience to future threats. Our work has never been more vital, with disasters becoming more frequent, complex and severe. Can you help build a world prepared to help?
The successful candidate will join a small and friendly finance function playing a key role supporting every aspect of the charity’s work by ensuring the smooth implementation of financial and administrative processes. You will bring experience of working in a finance / administrative support role and will be used to working with electronic financial ledger systems. You do not have to have qualifications in finance, but if you hold or are working towards AAT (or similar) qualifications this may be an advantage.
You will combine your previous experience working with financial accounting processes and procedures with excellent attention to detail to make sure that your work is accurate and precise. You will be good at working in teams as well as working independently with limited supervision. Your excellent communication skills will ensure that you work well with our suppliers, donors and colleagues. You will be comfortable working at pace and thrive on achieving challenging objectives and meeting rapidly changing demands.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and creative Finance professional to join and be part of our dynamic, labour rights focussed non-profit; supporting businesses to tackle labour exploitation and embed responsible recruitment and fair work.
This is a newly created position, leading our finance function to ensure the financial sustainability of our organisation, including developing and maintaining effective governance and controls and rigorous legal and ethical compliance alongside supporting the directors in developing and delivering strategic plans to achieve our organisational objectives in line with our values.
Together with one direct report, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the finance function, including management accounts, forecasts, board reports, preparation of budgets and annual accounts, cashflow, payments and banking.
You’ll also monitor our spending, support bids, contracts and tenders with budget preparation and provide professional advice and guidance to all areas of the business.
You’ll work from home in the UK, in close cooperation with the co-CEOs but with a high degree of autonomy, and will join a friendly, supportive and committed global team, contributing towards creating systemic change.
Who you are:
- A CIMA, CIPFA, ACA (or other relevant professional qualification) qualified accountant with relevant experience of working in a finance role at a management level for a multi-country organisation
- Comprehensive experience with accounts and budgetary software (preferably QuickBooks) and meticulous attention to detail
- A clear and confident communicator with excellent written and spoken English – spoken and written Spanish would be an added bonus!
- Motivated and enthusiastic, able to work independently and with remote colleagues/stakeholders, delivering day-to-day workload with minimal supervision
- Excellent interpersonal skills to build trust and rapport with colleagues across the UK and global teams
- A great organiser, with the ability to set and meet demanding targets and deadlines, and to hold others accountable to those
- UK-based with eligibility to work in the UK
What we can offer you
- A permanent, part-time (0.6 FTE) contract with an initial six-month probationary period
- A competitive salary (salary band £23,625 - £29,925 gross annually pro-rata (£39,375 - £49,875 full-time equivalent) and enhanced employee benefits
- Being part of a growing, innovative, and exciting not for profit organisation
- A friendly global team which is passionate about and committed to fair work, ethical recruitment and systemic change
- Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements
- Working remotely (UK-based), with regular in person and online meetings and social team gatherings
- Employer Pays Principle employer – the full costs of recruitment are covered by Stronger Together in accordance with the ILO Definition of Recruitment Fees and Related Costs.
How to apply
Please send us your CV and motivation letter (max. 2 pages of A4) outlining the skills and experience you have that meet the requirements of this role as outlined in the Job Description
Details: Closing date: 21st August 2022 | Interviews w/c 29th August | Starting date: asap | Location: UK based but working from home| Contract: 0.6 FTE; permanent | Salary: £23,625 - £29,925 pro rata (equivalent of £39,375 - £49,875 for FTE)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- About Us
We are Disability Positive.
- We provide services, opportunities and a voice to people living with disability and long-term health conditions, and their families.
- We know it matters, because we live with disability and long-term health conditions too.
- About the role
We have an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Company’s Management Team, responsible for the effective management of the Payroll Service Team and to ensure the smooth running of the department, providing a payroll service to people with experience of disability and long-term conditions who have become employers of Personal Assistants. Perhaps you have worked in a busy call centre environment and are now looking for your next career progression opportunity…
- You must
- Have experience of managing a large department.
- Have effective leadership and management experience.
- Be able to successfully manage the development and performance of a team, including Employee Relations issues.
- Have experience of Customer service focus.
- Be able to meet milestone targets and goals to achieve outcomes.
- Be able to listen and communicate to a high standard at all levels.
- Be able to improve systems and processes.
- Be able to work well under pressure.
- Have proven planning, time management and organisational skills.
- Be committed to the inclusion of disabled people.
- Employee Benefits:
- 25 days of annual leave, plus Gifted days off between Christmas and New Year and Bank Holidays.
- Company Pension Scheme
- Private Health Insurance with Medical History disregard, and option to increase to Family membership*
- Free Parking
- Does this sound like you?
- Please click on quick apply to download our Candidate Pack and Application Form
- Closing date for applications: 14 September 2022, 23:59pm
- Interviews: 22nd & 23rd September 2022
Disability Positive are an equal opportunities employer. Applications from disabled people/people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions are particularly welcome.
*Private health insurance an option following completion of probation.
Registered charity no 1091744
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you want to make a difference and be part of a vibrant and inclusive organisation that has been helping save lives for more than a century? As one of the country’s best-loved charities, St John Ambulance played a pivotal role in responding to the pandemic as well as ‘everyday’ health emergencies, training, supporting communities, and improving young people’s lives.
It’s an exciting time to join the team as we are going through a period of growth and developing the FP&A/business partner team and therefore several opportunities have arisen. This new role will report to the Lead Finance Business Partner of Community Operations to deliver against the broader responsibilities and strategic direction. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and assistance with the development of financial plans, analysis of the financial performance and forecasts of the Community Operations networks, as well as the delivery of robust management accounts.
We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, flexible working, 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)., free first/mental aid first aider courses, Blue Light and NHS online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, flu jab, eye care, mental health and wellbeing tools and volunteering days.
Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)
- At least 3 years’ experience in managing the day-to-day, monthly and annual production of management accounting processes
- Experience in using SUN and Proactis or similar accounting systems
- Experience in delivering high quality business and financial analysis, that provides insight into business outcome drivers alternative scenarios and options, the future business state, alternative scenarios and options
- Experience in identifying, controlling and managing risk, cost savings and efficiencies
- Experience in managing the day-to-day, monthly and annual production of management accounting processes
About the Role:
- FTC for nine months; 21 hours per week over five days
- Provide impactful and effective finance business partnering to St John Budget Holders
- Supporting to the Finance Team and Business Partners through the delivery of high-quality business and financial analysis with detailed outcomes and benefits
- Work with the relevant stakeholders in the production of the charity’s monthly management accounts and the annual budgeting process that is the aligned to business plans and with all key drivers fully understood
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning. As a charity with rich heritage and a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.
St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive, we have several networks including Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women’s groups. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately in equality, diversity and inclusion.
Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.
Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.
Modern slavery is one of the greatest social injustices of our times. Today, over 40 million people around the world are suffering forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced marriage. It is a global industry, with over $150 billion made each year from exploiting human beings, making it the second largest criminal activity. Human trafficking is both a domestic and an international issue, with exploitation present in countries at all stages of economic development.
Founded in 2008 and committed to ending modern slavery, Hope for Justice has grown into a global charity, working across 5 continents, 10 countries and 32 locations, in the Global North and Global South. It is a private limited company by guarantee, as well as a registered charity, with a Board of Directors/ Trustees that consists of eight Trustees, all of whom, including the chair, are non-executive directors and unpaid.
Hope for Justice has been through a period of significant growth and change since its creation and will continue to evolve as it responds to the political, economic and social environments in which it operates. In response to this it is currently appointing multiple new Trustees.
The key responsibilities of all the Trustees will be to support and develop the Board’s capacity to oversee organisational change, bringing expertise in one or multiple of the following areas: policy, marketing and fundraising, funding and finance and operational risk. In this regard, there is particular emphasis on considering the changing landscape of international development, growing awareness of modern slavery, the risks within the funding environment and the diversification and improvement in performance of the Charity.
Candidates will be senior leaders in their own field. They will be creative with an entrepreneurial approach and be excited to support and develop the values and corporate responsibility of Hope for Justice. The Charity is particularly keen to consider candidates who will help to strengthen the diversity of the Board to better reflect that of the Charity and the global environments in which it works. They will have an understanding of the inherent challenges around profitability and organisational effectiveness in high performing organisations. Though not essential, prior non-executive director experience will be valuable. Experience of working in an international, especially developing country, environment will be equally valuable.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Hope for Justice on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit the Saxton Bampfylde website, by clicking to apply, using reference FAPACB. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 5th September.
Opora is a charity helping Ukrainians fleeing the war rebuild their lives in the UK sustainably and for the long term. Opora helps tens of thousands of Ukrainians in the UK with information, advice and practical support to rebuild their lives in the UK, addressing employability, mental health, accommodation and financial needs. Opora adopts technology-led and entrepreneurial approaches to solving charitable problems for our beneficiaries.
The Managing Director will be responsible for furthering the objects of Opora and ensuring the successful delivery of Opora’s charitable activities across all aspects of the Opora mission. The Managing Director will provide exceptional leadership to our staff, volunteers and represent Opora externally. The Managing Director will be overseeing all aspects of managing Opora’s day-to-day activities, strategic growth, fundraising and regulatory / statutory reporting and financial management.
Opora is a very entrepreneurial and dynamic charity, focussed on technology-led solutions to achieve scale of our charitable activities and outcomes for our beneficiaries - the successful candidate will need to embody this approach and principles. We will consider all career backgrounds and candidates who can demonstrate the required skills, capacity and willingness to learn fast, problem-solve and discover innovative, technology-led solutions in support of our beneficiaries. This is a great opportunity for someone to step into a leadership role, act as an owner and help scale-up Opora’s effort and impact.
Overall leadership of Opora
Developing and implementing Opora strategies in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
Developing and implementing new and existing partnerships and funding initiatives
Pro-actively seeking and establishing opportunities to enhance and expand the impact of Opora’s charitable activities
Representing and promoting the organisation externally
Overseeing the day-to-day management of Opora, the Opora platform and online communities and supporting the team in delivery and development of charitable activities.
Planning and development
In conjunction with the Board of Trustees, develop, implement and monitor the business and development plan, including the identification of new charitable projects and risks
Maintain an awareness of the context in which the charity is operating, including policy, legislation, commissioning, social trends and beneficiaries’ needs (especially by proactively analysing Opora’s online community engagement) and use these to develop and adapt the service and support local, national and cross government national policies
Translate organisational objectives into team and individual work plans with clear and realistic targets.
Fundraising / income generation
Develop with the Board of Trustees, and implement, a diverse funding strategy and plan that underpins the sustainability of the organisation, and expands and diversifies the organisation's funding base
Ensure the funding plan is executed effectively through the development of appropriate services and projects that are attractive to funders
Develop and implement an efficient and effective bid identification and writing process that yields sustainable funding to support strategic service development
Present all funding opportunities to the Board for confirmation of fit with the organisation’s requirements
External affairs and public relations
Maintain and develop strong, effective networks and relationships in communities across the UK, with stakeholders, partners, funders and potential funders, local government, beneficiaries and within the wider community, voluntary and special enterprise sector
Promote and protect the aims, principles, policies, interests and reputation of the Opora, developing the profile through appropriate publicity, media and marketing activities, including public speaking, presentations and use of social media
Identify and develop partnership opportunities and work effectively with other organisations and consortia, where appropriate
Liaise with the Home Office and other Departments and contribute to their work at regional and national levels, where appropriate.
Supporting the Board of Trustees
Arrange and attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, including sub committees, working groups, the annual general meeting and any special general meetings
Advise the Board of Trustees on financial, staffing and operational issues and on compliance with the Opora policies and Charity Commission guidance and relevant legislation, company and charity law, health and safety, employment, etc
Report to the Board of Trustees on progress against the business plan and agreed objectives
Prepare and draft Opora annual report.
Ensure day-to-day financial control of the charitable activities within budget agreed by the Board of Trustees
Ensure that all finances are properly administered and monitored, and that appropriate financial regulations and controls are in place and in use at all times
Prepare and review detailed budgets for approval by the Board of Trustees in conjunction with Trustees and / or appropriate sub-committee, accountants auditors
Ensure regular management reports are made to the Board of Trustees on income, expenditure and any variations from budgets
Oversee the correct preparation of accounts and financial statements in conjunction with Trustees, accountants and auditors
Ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met in relation to submissions for funding; grant aid, contracts and any other initiatives.
Staff and volunteer management
Ensure and promote a positive, flexible and inclusive workplace where everyone is passionate about supporting Opora’s beneficiaries
Ensure that the very best people management practices exist throughout the whole employee/volunteer lifecycle
Ensure that a comprehensive trustee/staff/volunteer strategy and annual plan is developed and put in place, to include effective recruitment, training development, and performance management
In accordance with the Opora organisational procedures, assist the Board of Trustees in implementing and monitoring employment policies and procedures
Experience and skills
Fluent English required; Ukrainian or Russian preferred
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a very entrepreneurial, fully-remote working environment required
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to represent Opora to the community, its stakeholders and partners required
Ability to manage competing priorities and dynamically prioritise workload, ensuring all ongoing and project tasks are completed on time required
Demonstrable knowledge charity governance, general management best practice required
An entrepreneurial mindset, with outstanding organisational, leadership and community-building skills required
Prior fundraising experience from donors, grants, trusts in a small charity preferred
Experience in working with vulnerable groups and beneficiaries, strong knowledge of safeguarding best practice both online and offline preferred
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a Finance Coordinator who is inspired by Finance and Nature.
Job title: Finance Coordinator
Salary: Starting from £25,000 per annum (FTE)
Working hours: 28 hours per week
Location: Home-based (UK)
Benefits: 32 days of paid annual leave, including public holidays per annum (FTE), flexible working and TreeSisters operates a discretionary wellness scheme which currently offers six wellness days (FTE) pro-rata per annum
About the Role
At TreeSisters, we envision a world where it is normal for everyone to protect and restore themselves and their world. Our mission is to inspire everyone to rebalance with nature and lead global action to increase reforestation.
The Finance Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the organisation's financial administration, from processing payments, raising invoices and keeping the accounting system up to date and functioning effectively and efficiently. They will be responsible for all balance sheet items, including monthly bank reconciliations, fund reporting and production of the monthly management accounts.
Core accountabilities of the role
- Prepare management accounts.
- Make all company payments and monitor income streams.
- Ensure compliance with Government institutions.
- Assist with the audit.
- Administer payroll.
- Support the Head of Finance.
For more information, please see the job description.
To apply for this position, please complete our employment application form on the link above. Please note that the application closing date is 9am (BST) on the 8th of September.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
TreeSisters is committed to a long-term, ongoing, organisation-wide journey of dismantling systemic racism and making our team and network as inclusive as possible. At TreeSisters, we want to encourage everyone to become restorers of the planet. We accept and welcome all whatever their culture, nationality, religious persuasion, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, gender, race or age. We aim to be an inclusive organisation allowing people to be themselves.
Who Are We?
TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places restoration into everyone’s hands. Our mission is to inspire everyone to rebalance with nature and lead global action to increase reforestation.
We bring communities together and put solutions in their hands. By ethically funding the planting of over 26 million trees in places like Brazil, Borneo, Kenya, India, Madagascar and West Papua, we provide a measurable way to restore life and mitigate climate change.
Our mantra is to make restoration the new normal. We actively encourage the cultural and behavioural shift required to move from a consumer to a restorative culture. With a focus on gender parity, we seek to empower women globally and champion the feminine within all of us toward personal and collective action on behalf of the earth. With our relentless desire for integrity, ethical, environmental action, decolonisation, and deep listening to Original Peoples, TreeSisters is looking to change the world. We want to inspire and encourage the feminine in everyone and allow people to fully and generously express their unique gifts on behalf of themselves, each other and the forests we love and need.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Base location – Negotiable, including hybrid working and some attendance at NIoT Head Office in Blackburn
This is a unique opportunity to join the National Institute of Teaching at the start of its journey as a newly formed organisation. The Institute will boost the quality of teacher and leader development nationally by generating and interpreting research, applying the insights to the design and delivery of high-quality teacher and school leader development programmes, and sharing it with the sector.
The Chief Operating Officer will be a pivotal member of the Institute’s Executive Team, leading the Finance, HR, IT, Contract Management, Registry and Quality Assurance teams. It will also work directly with the Board of Directors, CEO and Executive colleagues to design and develop the organisation’s principles and strategy as it grows.
The Institute is run by the School-Led Development Trust, a charity founded by four of the country’s leading school trusts: the Harris Federation, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Oasis Community Learning and Star Academies, and supported by the Department for Education. We are building a school-led movement, strengthening relationships and collaboration across the system.
Overall purpose of the post:
To provide strategic leadership and hold accountability for the operations functions of the National Institute of Teaching in order to:
· Provide exceptional support to the Trust Board, CEO and Senior Leadership Team, allowing them to deliver the programme, academic and research aspects of the Institute;
· Lead and develop the operations departments of finance, IT, HR , contract management and the registrar & QA function;
· Conduct strategic financial planning to support the decision making of the Board and Senior Leadership Team;
· Build leadership capacity at all levels.
Main duties and responsibilities:
⮚ Building and leading an effective and cohesive operations team;
⮚ Working with the Chief Executive and SLT to create appropriate short, medium and long term strategy;
⮚ Communicating and implementing these strategies across the operations functions and wider staff of the organisation;
⮚ Creating and co-ordinating annual financial and operational plans to include appropriate targets for heads of operations functions;
⮚ Reporting regularly to the Chief Executive and the Board on the progress of the organisation against financial, strategic and operational plans;
⮚ Managing the senior team who currently have responsibility for the following: finance, human resources, health and safety, site management, IT, registry & quality assurance and contract management;
⮚ Providing leadership to the Board on finance and accounting strategy to optimise the NIoT’s financial performance and strategic position;
⮚ Developing and overseeing the quality of management information, budgeting and forecasting processes;
⮚ Liaising with the Institute’s legal partners to ensure legal compliance to relevant company and charity legislation;
⮚ Ensuring the continued evolution of sound information systems to enable the Board, CEO and Executive team to make measured strategic and operational decisions;
⮚ Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including the ESFA, HMRC, the DfE and external auditors;
⮚ Ensuring that the NIoT makes effective use of technical innovation in achieving its strategic and operating plans;
⮚ Ensuring the operations structures, systems and processes are appropriate to ensure long and short term plans will be achieved;
⮚ Liaising and negotiating with third parties over the maintenance and development of service level agreements and contracts for the delivery of some aspects of advice and support to the organisation and reporting these to the Chief Executive and Board accordingly;
⮚ Implementing best practice in recruiting, developing, managing and supervising staff;
⮚ Working with the Board to continue the development of outstanding governance policies and practices;
⮚ Acting in the capacity of Company Secretary to the Board and other companies and charities operated by the Board;
⮚ To represent the Board or Chief Executive Officer to regulatory authorities, the media, stakeholders and the public as required;
⮚ Having due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people and to follow the safeguarding procedures;
⮚ Demonstrating an active commitment to their own professional development.
There will be five main teams in the functions that this role will be accountable for
· Finance team
· HR team
· IT team
· Registrar & Quality Assurance team
· Contract Management
What we are looking for
Knowledge & Experience
Relevant managerial and professional experience in a related area at a senior level
A successful record of working within a changing environment and a commitment to the delivery of best value services
A sound knowledge or experience of relevant legislation and regulatory environment
An innovative leader with a vision for strategic financial leadership
Knowledge of experience of the charity sector would be advantageous
A degree and/or professional qualification relevant to the post and/or equivalent learning
through professional experience
Ability to demonstrate a business focus and commercially minded approach
Ability to win support for new ideas and concepts through effective advocacy skills
A strong understanding of ICT and its potential for the effectiveness of the organisation
A proven ability to successfully manage resources effectively
The ability to translate a visionary/innovative concept into a practical implementation
A commitment to the aims of the National Institute of Teaching, with a focus on
improving schools and communities to raise standards for children;
A commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential
leader with the ability to operate at a strategic level
A team player with excellent communication skills and robust and focused approach to
the delivery of key strategic imperatives
Highly motivated, with an inquiring mind and a passion for excellence and innovation in
pursuit of success
High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
A mature and balanced approach to the assessment and management of risk
An ability to use the full range of leadership skills and qualities, including emotional
intelligence, as appropriate to the situation
Someone who is resilient and determined but can also provide support, demonstrate
empathy and deal with staff and situations in a sensitive and considerate manner
External: Department for Education at all levels, key decision makers across the sector including CEOs, contractors, ESFA, HMRC
Internal: Fellow Executive members, Campus Principals, Board of Directors
Working at the National Institute of Teaching
Key benefits available to all Institute of Teaching staff:
· Flexible start and end working times (core hours between 10am and 4pm);
· Flexible working opportunities;
· 27 days’ holiday a year (plus 8 bank holidays).
Diversity and inclusion
The National Institute of Teaching is committed to creating a diverse environment and ensuring that all qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment. We are committed to fair and inclusive recruitment practices and are open to job shares, secondments, part-time, and flexible working schedules.
Things to know
• All National Institute of Teaching staff are subject to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The level of check which will apply shall be an “Enhanced” level check.
• We regret that we are currently unable to sponsor visas.
How to apply
· Closing date: 21 August 2022
· Shortlisting: w/c 22 August 2022
· First round interviews: w/c 29 August 2022
· Final interviews: w/c 5 and 11 September 2022
We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that it is considered in the selection.
If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangement for an application to be submitted within the original time-frame.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Sightsavers is looking for a Finance Systems Training Administrator – a new role within our expanding Finance Systems team to act as an intermediary between Sightsavers head office and the global offices.
Location:UK remote – with occasional travel to Haywards Heath, when required or UAE – Dubai
Hours: This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours worked and some home working
About the role
We are looking for a Finance Systems Training Administrator to help us lead in trainings of financial systems used at Sightsavers and to provide support for all tasks around administration and maintenance of these systems. You will join at an exciting time for Finance Systems at Sightsavers as the team takes on a wider remit of projects across the organisation. A major part of this role will be to provide support to internal stakeholders whilst embedding new operational and financial systems and processes, including developing communications and training plans. Key duties include:
- Ensure training and support is sufficient to meet end user needs, while maintaining the control environment in accordance with the Global Financial Framework
- Identifying training needs within the organization and developing training programs to meet those needs
- Organising and conducting training for existing and new staff across all country offices, to ensure systems users have access to the tools and materials they need to undertake systems processes appropriate for their roles
- Preparing training materials to teach and guide staff in properly utilising system applications
- Facilitating the finance systems maintenance and administration procedures including code and user set up, exchange rate update, period end processes, system interface monitoring and user queries via the service desk portal
- Providing support to business customers based overseas in embedding new operational and financial processes and developing training plans and eLearning materials
- Assisting in on-going review of financial systems, processes and information flows to help identify opportunities for efficiency improvements and control enhancement
- Maintaining process documentation and ensure this integrates with Sightsavers Global Financial Framework.
- Developing into a system training and administration expert across all Sightsavers financial systems
- The role may include travel to Sightsavers country offices
This is an ideal opportunity to build on your existing training and administration experience. To succeed in this role, you will need:
- Fluency in English
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Experience in developing training content and efficient delivery of training to staff of diverse cultures
- Experience in system maintenance (desirable not essential)
- General knowledge of accounting principles and able to demonstrate relevant practical experience. Studying for an accountancy qualification would be beneficial but is not essential.
- Experience of working in a complex international organisation.
- Understanding of the International Charity Sector and regulatory environment- desirable
This is a varied role, please read the full job description for further details. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
Sightsavers offers some fantastic benefits. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts. If you choose to work in or are visiting our collaborative, modern office space, you will find it an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London.
To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. Please note that there will be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our modern and collaborative offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW)
We anticipate that remote interviews will take place in mid-September and the evaluation process may include a role-specific task to be completed by shortlisted candidates in advance of this. Due to project deadlines, we will review applications as soon as they are received.
Closing Date: 11 September, 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate, to provide a key role in the finance team for an exciting UK Charity dedicated to improving the nation’s numeracy at a time when the profile of the charity and the numeracy issue is rising.
Position: Finance Officer
Location: Flexible options: working from home and/or working from the office near Brighton
Hours: Full Time or 0.8 FTE
Salary: £26,000 per annum FTE
33 days’ holiday a year including bank holidays. Company pension scheme. Flexible approach to office/hybrid/remote working. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic plan. Employee Assistance Programme and other staff benefits. Multiple staff social opportunities.
Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2022
About the Role
As Finance Officer, you will work closely with the Head of Finance to manage the financial procedures for the charity, building relationships across the organisation to help ensure that the financial systems are robust and understood by all. You will be involved with helping teams across external relations and projects understand how the finance function can help them deliver the best value interventions and campaigns for beneficiaries. You will be part of the Operations team, helping to form the bedrock of the charity. This is a new role within a rapidly growing organisation and offers considerable room for growth and development.
Key responsibilities of the Finance Officer include:
- Monitoring and processing all incoming invoices to the organisation, ensuring that approval processes are followed correctly.
- Processing expenses and pre-paid card transactions for all teams and ensuring they are approved and paid in an accurate and timely manner.
- Maintaining accurate electronic filing and storage of all necessary documentation.
- Accurate processing of bank transactions onto the finance system and reconciling all bank accounts regularly.
- Reviewing and regularly reconciling all supplier records within accounting software.
- Raising sales invoices as required and taking control of debt collection.
- Working with the Head of Finance to provide an expert finance function for the charity, contributing to the production of monthly accounts, assisting with project reporting to funders, and monitoring budgets and forecasts with budget holders.
The charity is looking for an experienced finance officer who is organised and focused with experience in accounting software. It’s not imperative that you come from the charity sector if you can show that you have relevant transferable skills and an understanding of what it takes to be successful in this role. This is a fantastic opportunity within a small but ambitious and dynamic organisation making a real difference in people’s lives and livelihoods.
To succeed in the role of Finance Officer, your key skills will include:
- Experience of Sage 50c Accounts with remote data access or similar accounting software/package.
- A proven understanding of financial procedures.
- Relevant experience within a finance office.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Good organisational, multi-tasking and prioritisation skills.
- Being flexible and proactive in your approach, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Competent in Excel and willing to learn new systems and embrace digital improvements in efficiency and processes.
About the Organisation
This is an independent charity dedicated to helping people feel confident with numbers and using everyday maths. You will be joining the only independent charity in the UK dedicated to improving the nation’s numeracy at a time when the profile of the charity, and the numeracy issue, is rising.
Established in 2012, its mission is to empower children and adults in the UK to get on with numbers so they can fulfil their potential at work, home, and school. Their aim is to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy, and offer practical ways for people to improve their numeracy – in the community, the workplace, and formal education.
You may have experience in areas such as Purchase Ledger, Senior Purchase Ledger, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Sales & Purchase Ledger Officer, Accounts Payable & Receivables Officer, Finance Officer, Payroll and Purchase Ledger Officer, Accounts Payable Officer, Purchase Ledger Manager etc.
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with a growing, innovative charity working with refugees and asylum seekers. Spearheaded by a dynamic and passionate CEO, the charity looks to assist with the cost of transport which often is a barrier to integration and mobility for those on very low income and means. The charity looks to alleviate this issue by matching refugees and asylum seekers with reconditioned, abandoned or donated, old bikes around the country. The charity is in its 10th year and is in the process of donating their 10,000th bike. An opportunity exists for a Temporary Finance Officer to join the team. It is a temporary approx 6 month contract (that can be made permanent), working full time and will be home based in the UK.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be minimum AAT qualified and have experience of working with QuickBooks or similar accounting applications. Candidates will have at least 3 years experience in a similar role, of which one year must be working within a charity. You will possess detailed knowledge and experience of bookkeeping and UK payroll requirements. You will have excellent attention to detail and a strong working knowledge of Excel for both reporting and basic data analysis as well as other Office applications. A good understanding of charity SORP and FRS102 would be a bonus, however it is not essential for the role. We are looking for candidates that can start immediately.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged as we will be reviewing on a rolling basis.