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Job Description – Commercial Manager, Retail
Reporting to: Head of Retail
Contract: Permanent, full time
Salary: £36,000 - £40,000
About FareShare UK
FareShare UK exists to turn an environmental problem into social good. We have a vision that ‘No Good Food should go to Waste’ and a mission to ‘Maximise the Social Value of Surplus Food’. In the UK supply chain alone, two million tonnes of surplus food go to waste each year. At the same time 6.7 million British people don’t always have enough to eat; two million of them are children.
We source this surplus food from fields & farms and from manufacturers and retailers, and help get it onto the plates of those who need it the most. With a UK-wide Network of delivery and retail partners we support over 10,500 UK charities to bring people together and tackle hunger – and help prevent food waste and its environmental impact. However, providing a meal only tackles the symptom of hunger; our food also helps charities to provide people with wrap-around services that lend a hand up more than a hand-out.
The demand for food from our charities is greater than ever, and we are expanding the Food Team (Commercial team) accordingly. If you want to be part of our story and join us at an exciting time in our growth and development, we’d really love to hear from you
Working in FareShare’s “Food Team”, the Commercial Manager will work with UK Retailers to provide increasing volumes of surplus foods to the charities and community groups we support across the country; the success you have, together with your colleagues in the Food Team, will be critical to maintaining our growth.
Your role will be to identify, develop and manage new business relationships and strengthen existing business relationships with companies in the food industry, generating value for the retail partner and to secure growing and sustainable volumes of surplus food for the FareShare Network.
When it comes to our key Retail Partners, you will undertake a strategic account management role leading and coordinating FareShare’s engagement right across our organisation enabling us to leverage the appropriate influence, expertise, and funding from these key partners as well as food.
You will work with Retail Partners to help identify and overcome the barriers which exist to giving surplus food to people in need. These include operational, financial and historical issues, including competition from income streams available to industry e.g. selling surplus food to anaerobic digestion or animal feed processors
You will also be required to work closely with FareShare colleagues within FareShare and across the UK in our partner organisations in order to identify and understand opportunities for creating mutual and shared value.
Main areas of responsibility
Business Development and Relationship Management
- Plan and manage the delivery of the FareShare Food Strategy relevant to your accounts. In your portfolio there will be a mixture of existing retail partner accounts, together with new retail partner targets.
- Implement retail partner account management practices to support continued development and growth of key food partners (i.e JBP style of working)
- Research, investigate and approach food retailers that have the potential to divert surplus food products to the FareShare network.
- Research relevant key personnel within the organisation that will help drive its success and engage the relevant internal departments.
- Prepare and proactively promote the benefits of working with FareShare to existing and potential partners.
- Working with the retail partner and with FareShare’s supply Chain and Logistics Team develop systems and business processes which are appropriate for that partner and which will ensure they are managed in the most environmentally, socially and financially efficient way.
- Be responsible for, and proactively drive, your own lead generation setting of appointments and meetings to progress these relationships
- Scope and implement partnership agreements and/or service contracts between Fareshare and Retail Partners
- Keep up to date with industry and charity insights and ensure this is reflected back strategically across ways of working and account management
- Be responsible for managing and communicating key projects and initiatives to increase food volumes and strategic value, securing support from a range of stakeholders within food partners and across the FareShare network.
- Work closely with Supply Chain and Logistics, Operations and Network Development teams with the aim of optimising food out to our network
- Develop and lead FareShare cross-departmental strategic activity to enable us to derive maximum value from key food partners including liaising with fund-raising, marketing and volunteering teams
- Proactive, organised and able to work under pressure, whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication with effective presentation skills
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
- A good level of numeracy and literacy
- Analytical and data-driven approach to problem solving
- Creative approach to problem solving and developing new opportunities and initiatives
Project and Initiative Management
Competencies and behaviours
As an employer committed to Equal Opportunities, we will assess applications in line with the criteria that we consider either as being essential or desirable in this role.
- Demonstrable experience managing multiple accounts in the FMCG, food, retail or a comparable sector with professionalism and integrity, consistently meeting or exceeding challenging targets
- Good working knowledge of the key players across the food industry and their ways of working
- Successful track record of managing cross-functional projects to tight timescales and budgets, ensuring involvement of all key stakeholders
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at a range of levels and across multiple functions with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to use own initiative working independently and responsibly
- Experience of working in a retail or food industry sector
- Experience of project evaluation, data-driven analysis and impact reporting
- Relationship and stakeholder management experience of large corporate partners
- Knowledge of and interest in Sustainable Development (in particular food waste), Corporate Social Responsibility and experience of its application within the business environment.
Salary £36,000 – £40,000 per annum
Hybrid / Flexible working, with regular UK travel
25 days’ annual leave + 8 bank holidays
Employers pension contribution
Employee Assistance Program
Interest free bicycle purchase loan scheme
Season ticket loan
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.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a National Head of Commercial Training Delivery to join us to lead through a team of Training Managers, delivering courses daily at St John and customer premises across a wide geographic area. The role will also support the strategic ambition developing our future digital training offering and scoping future opportunities. This is a key leadership role within St John Ambulance; the successful candidate will influence and develop the quality and attractiveness of Workplace Training products and services. The candidate will also ensure a cohesive, consistent, and efficient national operation that meets learner, customer, partner and regulator’s expectations.
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) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years, options to buy and sell holiday, 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)
- Experience of operating at a senior leadership level in a relevant organisation or field, including managing managers
- Strong and impactful operational management with ambitious aims and within a complex working environment
- Workforce and resource planning experience, building capacity, and scaling-up activities
- Experience of leading a large team across a wide geographical area with multiple stakeholders and matrix structures within a profitable commercial, customer-focussed environment
About the Role:
- Lead a team of 400+ people to ensure the professional, profitable, and successful delivery of market-leading commercial training programmes in 190+ locations for 250,000+ learners per year, generating £50m+ income
- Lead and develop national projects and initiatives to ensure high efficiency, technological and process improvement, and highly effective services
- Monitor, measure and evaluate success of training courses and deliverables, to demonstrably meet regulator, partner and internal standards. Leading on quality standards and providing relevant reports, implementing improvements, and providing recommendations and proposals to the senior leadership team
- Provide subject matter expertise in programme delivery, quality, content, and capacity building to the Director of Training & Operations and support the leadership of business change across the directorate
- Guide managers in the effective and compassionate leadership of people and management of customers
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.
A large Arts organisations in Central London is looking for a Management Accountant to join the team on a permanent contract. They are offering flexible hours, hybrid working and on the job training with Study Support.
A lovely Arts organisation in Central London, offering hybrid working and flexible hours.
Working with all budget holders, the Finance Manager and the Finance Director to develop budgets in line with the strategic plans on a timely and accurate basis.
The timely production of accurate monthly management accounts and disseminated to all budget holders;
The initial review of draft management accounts with the Finance Manager and Finance Director prior to their circulation;
Holding meetings as appropriate with budget holders to review current spend and develop action plans for achieving budget;
Timely and appropriate commentary on the management accounts by each budget holder including their action plans for how negative variances are to be addressed;
Liaise with HR to produce summary reports that identify staff costs compared to budget by department and/or project and explain the variances.
Active review of management reporting formats and processes ensuring that management accounts remain relevant and key trends are highlighted effectively.
Reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts as directed by the Finance Manager. Reconciliations to be completed monthly
The post holder must be part qualified in a professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) and should be actively studying toward completion.
Excellent numeracy and Microsoft Excel skills.
Must be confident in manipulating data in spreadsheets and using those to present financial analysis in a clear and concise manner.
Management accounting experience within either a commercial or not for profit organisation including month end reporting, forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis is highly beneficial.
Previous experience working in a finance department.
Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and manage conflicting stakeholder priorities.
Strong Interpersonal skills both face to face and over digital media. Able to present financial information in a clear and understandable manner to nonfinance stakeholders.
Ability to work effectively within and between teams to achieve common objectives.
Inquisitive and determined to solve problems and provide appropriate action and solutions.
Proactive and willingness to take ownership and achieve outstanding standards of accuracy and attention to detail.
£38,000 - 41,000 per annum
On the job Training and Study Support
Do you want to make life better for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse?
Galop, the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, is seeking someone passionate about improving life for the LGBT+ community in the UK to be our new Training and Commercial Manager.
Galop works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence every year. We specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and so-called conversion therapies. We are a service run by LGBT+ people, for LGBT+ people, and the needs of our community are at the centre of what we do.
We run three national support helplines: for LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, survivors of so-called “conversion therapy”, and LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime. We provide advocacy services, both in London and nationally, for LGBT+ victims who need longer-term support. We are person-centred, empowerment-based, and trauma-informed – meaning our focus is always on helping our clients decide what is best for them and then supporting them through their journey.
We use what we learn through working on the frontlines with clients to work on national and local policy changes, to improve outcomes for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence. We build evidence through key pieces of research, like our upcoming report on LGBT+ experiences of sexual violence. We push for legislative change, improved statutory guidance for victims, and a better understanding of the needs of LGBT+ people around the country.
This new role will sit within our wider Fundraising and Comms team, working with our Head of Fundraising and Comms to diversify our funding and income streams. The Training and Business Development Manager will be responsible for the development, sales, and delivery of all commercial training packages, other paid-for services and consultancy work, and for identifying other potential sources of income for the organisation. The role additionally supports the Head of Fundraising and Comms in key income-generating activities with individual and corporate supporters, as well as working with our Comms Manager to produce content and resources around abuse and violence for public consumption.
You will oversee the development and growth of our commercial training offer, ensuring that it provides meaningful change for our community as well as providing an income stream. You will ensure a strategic approach to our commercial work, ensuring it is always linked to our mission to provide support to LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence, as well as rooted in our specialist knowledge. You will ensure all training packages and external resources are developed in line with our brand and key messaging. You will also be responsible, with support from our Head of Fundraising and Comms, for forecasting income and reviewing progress over time to ensure that the work remains commercially viable and contributes to the long-term sustainability of the organisation.
You will work with clients and supporters from the corporate sector as well as the VSCO sector in order to maximise income and impact as well as help to steward and develop those relationships, alongside improving the response to LGBT+ victims of abuse and violence in those organisations. You will develop, market, coordinate and be able to deliver these products directly to clients as required. You will identify new opportunities for commercial products and income generation through your insights gained from working with these networks and with the wider Galop team. You will support the Head of Fundraising and Comms in other activities geared towards relationship building and income generation as needed.
At Galop, we believe that life should be safe, just and fair for all LGBT+ people, and that includes our staff in the workplace. We believe in equity and understand the importance of inclusion for staff with a wide range of lived experience. No matter your age, race, faith, orientation, gender identity, disability, or class, we want you to feel welcome here. To that end, Galop has a multi-year Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion plan in place, currently focusing on equity and inclusion for trans and BAMER members of staff. We are committed to listening and learning, and to constant improvement. We believe it is our job to make sure that all our staff, particularly those from minoritised backgrounds, feel welcome, safe, and able to thrive at Galop.
Galop’s offices are located in London. This role will have the option of hybrid working.
Full Time (35 hours per week)
Officers and/or freelance facilitators as required by programme growth
Head of Fundraising and Comms
Galop uses the NJC scales. This post is on NJC scale points 26-29 (£34,165 – £36,624 per year including London Weighting).
Applications should be submitted by 10:00am on 11th July 2022.
First round interviews will be held from week beginning 18th July 2022.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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
Management Accountant, Central London – Arts & Theatre, up to £40,000
A new Management Accountant position has become available in a leading theatre organisation based in Central London. This is an excellent opportunity for part qualified accountants looking to move into a more commercial and forward looking role. We are looking for bright and engaging juniors who want to progress in a small and supportive production finance team.
- To work with the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to monitor, analyse, and report on actuals, budgets and forecasts.
- To take responsibility for monthly reporting activities and ensure that information is presented in a meaningful, transparent, and timely manner.
- To take ownership for monitoring income and expenditure to ensure budgets are met or targets achieved. A key process of this is ensuring variances to forecast or budget are thoroughly investigated in a timely manner.
- To calculate all royalties due across all platforms based on their royalty cycle, and methods of calculation.
- To be involved, in operations team and Finance Department special projects, annual budget setting, reporting roll out, finance systems process improvements, modelling work, and any other general requirements.
- To be responsible for the month and year end processes for departmental budgets, including the posting of accurate accruals, prepayments and deferred income; and to reconcile and provide commentary on any variances to budget and forecast.
- To assist the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and auditors in year-end statutory accounts reporting.
- To assist the financial accountants with relevant balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring postings are clear and understood by all, and balances substantiated.
- To become a ‘super user’ of the organisation’s financial reporting tools and purchasing systems, providing support to other users as required.
- To line manage the Assistant Management Accountant and Finance Assistant
Key Skills & Qualifications:
- Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA accountant looking to complete their qualification
- Experience working in a finance team, preferably with some work towards the management accounts already
- Keen interest in the Arts and Theatre would be desirable
- Experience in charity is preferred
- Energetic, enthusiastic and a team player – willing to get involved and help out the function as a whole
- Able to work independently and autonomously
Salary - £32,000 - £35,794 + Up to £5,000 accountancy allowance
The Government Property Agency is changing the way the Civil Service works and is at the forefront of Government's transformation agenda; reshaping the relationship civil servants have with their place of work. The Agency is central to the delivery of key Government policies including moving 22,000 Civil Service roles out of London by 2030 and tackling climate change by contributing to the Net Zero agenda. To do this we are delivering a major change programme across the UK and consolidating our portfolio in order to save £1.4 Bn over 10 years.
Beyond the bricks and mortar, the GPA is about providing great workplaces for our people. Through programmes like Hubs, Whitehall Campus and Smart Working you will be in the vanguard of creating model working environments and promoting flexible working practices.
The Management Accountant role in the GPA is integral to ensuring transactions are accurately recorded, producing management information, forecasts and supporting the business and GPA clients to make informed decisions. Working across a diverse portfolio of projects and related overheads, the post holder will need to build key relationships across the business, ensuring accurate management accounting and providing analysis and analysis interpretation to key stakeholders.
The responsibilities of the Management Accountant will include:
- Producing management accounts for relevant budget holders
- Preparing property reconciliations to ensure all expenditure has been fully recovered from tenants
- Preparing balance sheet reconciliations including accruals and prepayments
- Analysing financial performance to identify variances and ensuring transactions are accounted for correctly
- Preparing and processing journals
- Supporting internal and external audits
- Facilitating forecasting and reporting
- Identifying trends, risks and opportunities in the financial data
- Ensuring Record to Report principles are embedded within the GPA
- Producing financial reports for GPA clients
To be successful in the Management Accountants post, you will be:
- Working towards or, willing to work towards professional qualification
- Good experience of management accounting, ideally in a public sector context
- Strong attention to detail and ability to analyse and interpret significant amounts of financial data
- Good experience of using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
- Proficient using Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets
- Ability to communicate complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders
- Ability to work in a geographically dispersed team
For more information or to apply please use the link, or contact Michael Swinburn or Jack White at our retained search agent, Robertson Bell.
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.
A leading social housing provider with an excellent employer brand based in London.
Reporting to the Head of Group Accounting, your role will be responsible for providing a comprehensive group accounting and corporate financial reporting service across the group, including assisting with the annual external audit and production of financial statements. In owning a number of group entities, you will assist in the production of consolidated monthly and quarterly reports, plus monthly ad hoc reports for the SMT and Board. As a technical accounting expert, you will provide a variety of financial accounting advice around various activities and business portfolios, and have a focus on driving continuous improvement across systems, controls and the group consolidation process. Your role will also assist in developing the consolidated budget and ongoing forecasting to improve business performance.
The Successful Candidate
- Qualified accountant with strong academic background
- Experienced either from industry or from a practice/audit background
- Demonstrable knowledge in group consolidations and financial accounting in a large complex structure
- Technical understanding of FRS102 or similar IFRS standards preferred, plus exposure to external audit
- Highly numerical and analytical with solid commercial acumen
- Strong communication skills with ability to explain complex technical accounting issues to senior stakeholders
What's on offer?
Basic salary from c.£55,000 plus access to full suite of benefits including 26 days annual leave, excellent pension scheme, employee assistance programme and life assurance. Well located with excellent transport links and a hybrid working approach that encourages a flexible approach to the working week. Opportunity to work for an inspirational leadership team who have a enviable track record in developing exciting and varied careers.
Allen Lane is delighted to be a assisting a London based membership body with the recruitment of an Executive Director of Finance and Commercial. This well-established organisation work to provide improved healthcare globally and are looking for a strategically focused Finance Director to lead the organisations financial sustainability whilst also promoting the growth of commercial and development opportunities. Reporting to the CEO the role will include but by means be limited to:
- Work closely with the CEO and executive team to deliver the organizational mission, vision and financial strategic objectives
- Lead on the delivery of long-term financial planning. Ensuring the delivery of statutory and legal financial obligations
- Management of the organizational investment portfolio in line with company strategy. Providing financial advice to the CEO and Executive around financial investment strategy
- Leading on the generation of innovative and enterprising income streams
- Negotiation and management of key organizational contracts
- Oversee the response to sponsorship and major funding opportunities
- Provision of effective budget management
The ideal candidate for this role will be a qualified Accountant who has operated at a similar level in a previous role. Experience of managing investments and a proven ability in successful commercial development is essential as is recent and relevant experience in the charity sector.
In return the organisation offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
This role will close on the 25th June.
In partnership with Ivy Rock Partners, WaterAid is looking to recruit a new Head of Management Accounting.
WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Since we started in 1981, we’ve remained resolutely focused on tackling these three essentials that transform people’s lives.
Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good. Children grow up healthy and strong, women and men get to earn a living, whole communities start to thrive. It sounds normal and it should be.
This position sits across in the Corporate and UK Finance Team and is based in London. This role will work have a matrix leadership for management accounting across WaterAid UK, working closely with international management accountants and also other federation management accountants.
The focus of the role will be to lead a step change in the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of budgeting, forecasting, and reporting using technical systems knowledge and excellent people skills to provide specialist financial advice to enhance well informed decision-making based upon insight derived from data and reflection.
We’re looking for:
- A professional accounting qualification, preferably CIMA but will accept ACA, ACCA or CIPFA if supported by relevant professional experience.
- Ability to work beyond the confines of the traditional finance area and is commercially astute: applying the wider local and business context and incorporating this into short and long-term strategic thinking.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and ability to build effective working relationships with both finance and non-finance colleagues and work in a collaborative way but also the proven ability to influence at a senior level
- Strong planning and forecasting experience providing practical and strategic advice to senior management teams
- Proven experience of using insight and analysis to provide trends, inform and drive business decisions
- Excellent knowledge of a budgeting and forecasting system and a working knowledge of financial accounting systems
- Proven ability to use BI tools for performance insight
- Experienced in increasing financial literacy and building capabilities in others.
- Experience in managing, coaching, motivating and developing a high performing team
- Positive, proactive and flexible approach. A self-starter that can cope well with changing and conflicting priorities
- Highly organised, with the ability to prioritise and co-ordinate multiple tasks and confident to work independently
- Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these
- Experience of working effectively in different cultures, preferably gained in an International Development Organisation
- Knowledge or previous experience of Charity Financing
Please contact Phil Southern from Ivy Rock Partners for more information.
- You will need to submit your CV and a brief statement of motivation by Wednesday 13th July
- Shortlisting on Friday 15th July
- Interviews will be held with WaterAid week commencing 18th July
FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 10,000 frontline charities and community groups. During 2021, we redistributed 127 million meals, the equivalent of 4 meals every second through our FareShare Regional Centres and our retail surplus model FareShare Go, reaching over 1 million people.
FareShare exists because of two hugely important and highly topical issues. As a consequence of supply and demand, huge volumes of food are grown or made in the UK and a small percentage ends up as unwanted surplus with little commercial value. At the same time, there are many thousands of frontline community groups and charities that are providing a vital safety net for the most vulnerable in our society. We seek to squeeze as much social good out of that uneconomic surplus by getting it to almost 10,000 such groups across the UK whilst they provide essential wraparound support services for their beneficiaries.
The Cost of Living Crisis and before it, the COVID-19, have shone a spotlight on the issue of food insecurity in the UK and with it, FareShare’s ability to get food to vulnerable communities nationwide. It is estimated that over 4.7m UK households are now experiencing food insecurity and whilst the equivalent of 1.3bn meals of good surplus food occurs each year, FareShare believes that it is wrong for these two situations to co-exist.
To combat this, FareShare is moving into an ambitious 4 year programme to achieve unparalleled growth in both our food volumes as well as our fundraised income. We are driven by the opportunity to secure even more of the food available at farm gate, manufacturing and retail levels and to do this, we need to maximise our new groundswell of public support to generate the funds needed to operate at this greater scale.
There has never been a more exciting time to join a relevant organisation which delivers both social and environmental impact, at such a crucial time.
By joining us you would be leading some of our most important work in helping us generate more support from donors, corporate food and fundraising partners, foundations and volunteers as we strive in our ambition to meet the demand for food to support the UK’s most vulnerable.
FareShare’s Strategy & Vision
Vision: We have the vision of a UK where “No good food goes to waste”.
Mission: To use surplus, fit for consumption, food to feed those who are vulnerable in the UK by supporting front line charitable organisations that tackle the cause and not just the symptoms of food poverty.
Our Purpose: We are doers. We are a community. We change lives.
Passion – for our cause and the challenge that lies ahead
Ambition – to go the extra mile and drive the change that must happen
Respect – for ourselves, each other, our volunteers, our partners and our beneficiaries
Collaboration – it’s only by working with others that we can be stronger
Focus – on providing the best service possible so that we deliver and achieve the most for our clients and customer
We are looking for an enthusiastic and collaborative financial planning manager to join us at this time of growth. You will bring strong communication, analytical and systems skills, an open mind and a curious and innovative approach to our financial planning and reporting, focusing on system development, effective project management and empathetic communication with key stakeholders. You will have a desire and confidence to navigate through change.
This is an exciting time to be joining FareShare and the finance team as we continue our ambitious strategy to grow food volumes and income, and to develop long term sustainability. Your role will be pivotal working alongside Head of Finance and Director of Finance and Resources to deliver high quality financial planning to support the delivery of our strategy.
Main areas of responsibility
Planning, co-ordinating and managing the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes in association with departmental colleagues and management to agreed timetables.
Production and ownership of appropriate models to support the budgeting and forecasting. Making recommendations for improvements to financial planning tools and methods used at FareShare
Planning and co-ordinating the medium-term financial planning process in support of the organisation’s strategic planning.
Supporting the growing Fundraising team to develop the financial modelling needed to support the income growth plans.
Producing monthly organisational management information reports.
Working closely with the business partners to provide high level analysis on the organisational financial performance.
Making improvements and developing management information and other financial reports in line with the changing organisational requirements and a number of new projects and initiatives being undertaken.
Leading on system development projects including the potential integration of financial systems with other operational systems used within FareShare. Making recommendations for finance system improvements and supporting the team with system related projects as and when required.
Providing project and business partnering support to various key stakeholders, as and when required, currently covering 3 regional centres. Some travel to the regional centres may be required.
Assisting the Head of Finance and Director of Finance and Resources with preparation of reports for the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees
Skills, experience and abilities
- CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualification or non-UK equivalent
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
- Experience of managing and developing the financial planning cycle in an organisation undergoing significant change and development; Excel advanced level skills and knowledge of various accounting systems;
- A good track record in financial management, systems development and process improvement.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt style and approach to different audiences.
- Ability to build effective relationships across teams, ensuring staff are supported, motivated and challenged to achieve objectives, ability to influence change.
- Experience in designing processes and delivering solutions to drive improvements and efficiencies.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Commercial financial management experience within the food industry or logistics industry.
- Experience of working in the third sector with a strong fundraising department
- . • Knowledge of Sharperlight reporting or utilising inbuilt reporting from financial systems
Values and behaviours
- Enthusiastic approach
- Ability to communicate to stakeholders clearly and succinctly
- Openness to change and ability to adapt • Flexibility and ability to work well as part of a team and alone
- A commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Curiosity and empathy with FareShare’s mission and strategy
- Salary £50,000 per annum
- Hybrid / Flexible working, with regular UK travel
- 25 days’ annual leave + 8 bank holidays
- Employers pension contribution
- Employee Assistance Program
- Interest free bicycle purchase loan scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Flexible working
Location: flexible, however travel expected to our central London office at least twice per week and for induction
About the role:
We are recruiting a fully qualified accountant and finance manager to join our Finance team. As the lead for the Finance team, this role is key to ensuring Frontline remains financially stable and plays a key role in supporting colleagues across the organisation to achieve their overall mission and goals. Leading on the effective management of the Finance function, the Finance Manager will provide robust financial planning and management information to support decision-making.
A little bit about you:
We are looking for a qualified accountant with relevant experience in a management or financial accounting role who is able to work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment. You will have a proven track record and passion for managing people, along with skill in developing and influencing external stakeholder relationships.
We have increased the diversity of Frontline’s workforce in the last 12 months, but we need to do more to have greater ethnic minority representation in our senior roles. We know the value ethnic minority voices bring and therefore, we are strongly encouraging applicants from these backgrounds to apply. We are also a disability confident employer and welcome applicants with disabilities. Please let us know how we can make the recruitment process more accessible for you by emailing our People team, the email address is on the link to this job advert.
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Location: Central London with flexible working
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full-time/35 hours per week
Contractual status: Permanent
We are looking to recruit an ambitious and skilled Finance Manager to join us at the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
The Finance team that sits in the Business and Resources Directorate are instrumental to the successful running of the RCR. The Finance team lead by the Finance Manager play an important role. Along with the day-to-day processing of invoices and transactions, creation of management accounts and reporting, the Finance Manager will help the business understand and address risks, set targets for growth as well as monitor and understand performance.
The Finance Manager will further support the RCR by delivering the organisations financial objectives, building strong working relationships with managers to inform reporting and through this deliver decision support to managers and directors to deliver improved financial performance outcomes for the RCR. They will also support the Executive Director, Business and Resources in the delivery of effective risk management activities and reporting; lead effective business planning and ensure their leadership of the finance function results in the delivery of good services including excellent financial reporting to stakeholders.
The successful applicant will need to have line management experience as they will be responsible for managing and motivating two talented direct reports as well as provide effective and reliable advice to colleagues across The College to ensure the best financial outcomes.
We have ambitious goals here at the RCR, so if you have a commercial financial mindset, a “can do” attitude and are excited by challenges please consider applying and making a difference to a charity that’s focuses on supporting doctors who to deliver medical imaging and cancer services.
If this sounds like the opportunity for you then you can find out more about the Finance Manager role, the RCR and how to apply in the candidate pack.
Why join us?
Make a difference to the lives of Doctors and the specialities they work in every day!
Hybrid working (60% working week can be done remotely)
Modern working environment
Equipment provided to work from home
Generous annual leave allowance
Excellent pension scheme
Interest free season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
We are a dynamic charity and trading subsidiary in the medical-research field. With a 35-year reputation for excellence, we provide a high-quality contract-research and medical-recruitment service, as well as managing conferences and clinical-fellowship programmes, raising funds and awarding grants.
Having successfully weathered the storm of the pandemic to date, our growth strategy depends on bringing in the best people to plan, deliver and support our services and programmes, working closely with the CEO, Directors and Trustees. Joining a very small team, this role is fundamental to the performance of all business activities and the reputation of the charity and company for excellent financial administration and corporate governance.
This is a varied finance management and business administration role, requiring both breadth and depth of experience, knowledge and skills in the charity, commercial and/or university sectors. Self-motivated, with a keen customer focus and attention to detail, this role will suit a highly competent multi-tasker, eager always to provide the best possible service to the highest possible quality.
Minimum 5 years post-qualification experience in at least two of the following: charity, commercial or university finance roles
Experience of working with Directors/Trustees and senior executives
Direct experience of management- and financial-accounting responsibilities
Experience of grant management and treasury functions
Experience of supporting committees and other business/corporate services
Expert knowledge of bookkeeping and accountancy services as required
Expert knowledge of payroll/pension, data-protection and document-retention needs
Knowledge of relevant accounting policies and corporate financial-compliance issues
Hold Chartered Accountant certification and have evidence of up-to-date CPD
Educated to degree level
Excellent numeracy, and oral and written communication skills
Excellent IT skills especially Excel and Quickbooks or other accounting software
Meticulous electronic and paper filing and cataloguing skills
Use of online conferencing facilities
Essential Aptitudes and Attitudes
Attention to detail and respect for commercial confidentiality at all times
Positive attitude to the importance of relationship-building at all times
Self-motivated and happy working autonomously to support WHR’s wider effort
Flexible approach to meet both long-term and short-term business needs
Unafraid to admit mistakes, along with a keen desire to learn from them
Deadline for applications: Monday 18 July at 12noon
Interviews will be held at Charterhouse Square, London on Friday 29 July
Preferred starting date: early September 2022
Cover letters should be addressed to Mr Justin Cross.
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