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If you are a qualified accountant looking to give something back, this is a brilliant opportunity to support the success of a charity that connects communities and creates local greenspaces.
The Finance Manager will provide financial administrative, accounting and bookkeeping support to ensure the smooth financial running of The Orchard Project. They will produce regular management accounts, coordinate the preparation of the statutory accounts, lead on charity budgeting and forecasting, produce financial documents for funders, and report to the Finance & Compliance Committee (a sub-committee of the Board).
The Orchard Project is the national charity for community orchards. Our vision is that everyone, in cities across the UK, is within easy reach of a thriving community orchard. Our mission is to bring orchards into the heart of urban communities.
Orchards were once a significant part of the UK’s natural environment, but many have been lost to urban development. We want to remedy this, and bring the magic of orchards into cities and areas of urban deprivation, where the environmental and social benefits of greenspace and community growing can make such a big difference.
We inspire and train communities across England, Scotland and Wales to create, restore and maintain community orchards for the benefit of people, communities and the environment. We have been around since 2009, supporting about 600 community orchards in our time.
We provide ongoing support for groups as well as running accredited training programmes in orchard management and forest gardening. Our project work is varied and we work in a range of settings including prisons, schools and in the diverse communities that we serve.
Our total annual income is around £600k, and we have a staff team of 18 people.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A world where all young people flourish, regardless of their background.
Who We Are
LTSB is a social mobility charity that works with bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring they find meaningful, skilled careers – and that firms get positive, effective employees who can make a difference from their first day.
Our four key responsibilities are:
- Promoting opportunities to those from backgrounds that are not normally reached
- Preparing young people for the workplace, and the workplace for young people
- Providing context for their application, and stewarding the hiring process
- Pastoral care – an additional support network for the first phase of their career
We don’t just get young people jobs. We launch careers. When diverse talent is given preparation and support, they don’t just get by, they thrive – and that means more representative management which can better train and retain a more representative workforce. For historic information, please see our Impact Report on our website: www.ltsb.charity
The Finance team consists of a Finance Director and a Finance Administrator role.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the LTSB, and provides commercial focus, leading on financial compliance and governance and overseeing strong and effective financial administrative functions and reporting. With overall responsibility for the charity’s finance function, you will play a significant role as a senior member of the leadership team to ensure the charity can achieve its mission in the most effective and efficient way possible. The FD manages the Finance Administrator who undertakes the day-to-day financial administration.
Day-to-day financial management
- Ensure relevant and accurate records are kept, filings made, and taxes paid as required by HMRC (in respect of Payroll, corporation tax and VAT), pension agencies, Companies’ House and the Charity Commission.
- Develop and enhance the financial and management reporting systems to meet the strategic and operational needs of the Trust including the identification and implementation of suitable software, and upgrades to existing software and office systems to improve processes and systems to bring about efficiencies.
- Ensure compliance with statutory accounting and regulatory requirements of financial and charity governance matters.
- Prepare the annual accounts in accordance with relevant statutory and accounting reporting standards and auditing requirements.
- Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit and any management recommendations raised by the auditors.
- Oversee the management and reporting of all funds received from external funders. Ensure that accurate restricted fund accounts are maintained and that the financial records comply with funder reporting requirements.
- Supervise the Finance Administrator.
- Keep the CEO and Finance Committee informed of material developments on a regular and ad-hoc basis as required.
Strategic financial planning and management
- Prepare quarterly and annual management accounts, including income and expenditure accounts, balance sheet, cash flows, financial performance indicators and supporting notes for the Finance Committee and Trustee Board quarterly meetings.
- Be responsible for the budgeting and forecasting process for the organisation and provide appropriate reporting, variance analysis and support for decision making to the CEO, SLT and Board.
- Developing and leading LTSB’s finance strategy, optimising the charity’s financial performance and strategic position.
- Providing strategic leadership in relation to LTSB’s finances, advising on matters of compliance, risk, and contract performance.
- Accountable to the Finance Committee of the Board for all financial, risk and audit matters working closely with the CEO and Board to achieve a high quality of governance for LTSB.
- Ensure LTSB’s legal and governance responsibilities are undertaken and executed in a robust and transparent way, with trustees updated on any relevant legal and/or governance changes.
- Maintain up-to-date corporate documents and ensuring that all required documents are filed at Companies House and Charities Commission within the requisite deadlines.
- Undertaking any other duties and projects as may be assigned by the CEO or the Board of Trustees.
- Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with strong financial systems and experience working as a finance director.
- Outstanding and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
- Demonstrable commitment to LTSB’s vision and values.
- Experience of financial statement preparation and audit process management.
- Experience of preparing board papers and presenting to boards.
- Experience of managing grant finances and contract compliance.
- Commercially aware.
- Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns under the partial exemption method.
- Experience of working in the charity sector with good knowledge of charity accounting.
- Experience of overseeing the development of organisational policies, procedures and systems.
- We have recently moved from Quickbooks to Oracle Netsuite accounting software so candidates with a good working knowledge of at least one of these systems would be ideal, although experience of using any similar cloud accounting system would be advantageous for the role
Skills and Abilities
- Strong technical financial and management accounting skills.
- Strong IT skills with advanced Excel skills.
- Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills.
- Proven financial analysis, cashflow management and forecasting ability.
- Excellent communication and reporting skills (verbal and written).
- Proven ability to produce and interpret management accounts
- Proven ability to provide support, and guidance to non-financial managers and colleagues.
- The ability to manage a varied and pressured workload.
- Highly motivated and autonomous.
This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All LTSB staff members are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
This role is ideal for an experienced Finance Director who is seeking flexible hours and home working. Although the FD would need to attend meetings in London they could be based anywhere in the UK. This is a home-based role, and our team works independently with no central office.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word format, when prompted to attach documents, explaining how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work at LTSB in this role.
Please note, all candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 29th May 2022. Applications received after this point will not be considered.
First stage interviews will be held by Zoom during w/c 6th June. Second stage interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 15th June.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Operations Officers (Scotland, London, Southeast, Central, North and UK Education teams).
A starting salary of between £27,000 - £30,438 (UK) £30,508 - £34,389 (London) per annum dependent on region and experience.
Do you enjoy building relationships?
Do you have experience of working with and influencing external stakeholders?
Are you looking for an opportunity that offers a challenge and variety where no two days are the same?
Thanks to attracting some significant funding streams this has allowed us to expand our operations team across the nation, to allow thousands of young people from marginalised areas to be able to complete the DofE Awards. Our programmes give them the opportunity to explore different interests, challenge themselves, learn new skills, develop resilience, and build self-belief.
What is the role?
As an operations officer, your role will involve closely managing the relationships of our partner organisations (known as Licensed Organisations – LOs) and ensuring those within your portfolio offer quality and inclusive DofE programmes to young people.
While managing these relationships, you will also identify and develop new relationships with appropriate educational and community organisations to widen the access of the DofE to young people, particularly those who experience marginalisation.
As part of the regional team, you will be working as one to achieve objectives outlined within the regional business plan which support our national strategic goals. Whilst you won’t be working directly with young people, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are having a positive impact on their future opportunities.
We are currently recruiting for Operations Officers in: Scotland, London, Southeast, North, Central & UK education team.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a team player who has a passion for the development of young people with the ability to engage and influence a variety of stakeholders.
Working as an ambassador for the DofE, you will have outstanding communication skills to inspire and influence young people to participate in DofE. You will be organised and comfortable managing your own workload to ensure LOs deliver DofE programmes to the standards expected.
What will you get in return?
The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart and the wellbeing and development of its people constantly in focus.
You will be joining a team of empowered colleagues working together.
From day one you’ll have access to a generous pension scheme and an employee assistance programme. Through our Flexible Working policy, the DofE provides an opportunity to work flexibly to meet yours and our business needs.
Please click on ‘Apply’ to view our current Operations Officer opportunities across various locations in the UK.
Note: We are also recruiting for a Business Support Assistant in London and other opportunities within the DofE.
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The Finance Manager will be the focal point for WFD’s finance transactions and will have a key role in providing reliable and accurate financial services for WFD.
Reporting to the Head of Finance or Deputy Director of Finance this role will line manage a small team to deliver the day-to-day accounts payable/receivable function across the organisation.
They will lead on delivering financial compliance in line with HMRC's requirements, play a critical role in organising and delivering financial training, including inductions for new staff and ensure financial procedures and policies are understood and followed.
The Finance Manager is also responsible for managing and maintaining WFD’s finance IT systems, accounting software, and is the first-line support for troubleshooting and resolving technical and non-technical issues relating to the financial systems. In addition, they will lead on any internal communications, and on banking procedures.
You will have all the usual characteristics of a seasoned Finance Manager, great planning skills, attention to detail, coaching skills, and will also need to have the following.
A qualified accountant with significant role experience OR qualified by experience with a proven solid track record of managing an accounts department (payables, receivables, cash, and banking functions) and supporting all users on its financial system application.
- International payments experience
- Able to apply strong knowledge and understanding of the key accounting principles and able to engage at different levels in the business, including ability to support, coach and build capacity in non-financial managers.
- Relationship management and administrative experience of business banking software (HSBC . net – desirable) Application/Interview Stage
- Proficient in the use of Business Central (Dimension software desirable) or other financial accounting software-
- Advanced level Microsoft Excel.
- Experience of leading or supporting on annual audits.
- Experience of delivering accounting systems/ procedure training
- Experience of using Microsoft SharePoint
- Experience of providing effective secretariat support to executive or Board level committees Experience of project management
- Experience of compliance management overseas and in a rapidly changing organisation is highly desirable
To Apply by 5th May 2022 visit our website,
We are looking for a highly organised Finance Manager to join our finance team and play a pivotal role in the day-to-day running of the department. Deputising for the Head of Finance as required, you will thrive on detail, your contribution ensuring the accurate and timely reporting of Watershed group accounts and assisting in the development of our financial processes
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a Finance Executive with a professional bookkeeping or accountancy qualification. This is a central role in the organisation with the postholder having responsibility for delivering highly effective financial management, internal systems and controls, as well as producing financial reports and budgets for the Directors, Senior Management Team and CIC members, the Trustees of the Foundation, as well as for a range of institutional donors, sponsors and other funders.
This is a fast paced, demanding role so it is important that you can manage your own workload, use your own initiative and have strong, accurate skills. You will be working across the entire team to provide financial support and may liaise with our Global Network teams too.
The role would suit someone that has experience of financial and administrative systems, is a highly organised problem-solver and great with people. You must also be competent with IT systems although we will provide you with training on the software you will use in your role.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Financial Management, Statutory and Internal Reporting
Deliver effective financial management, internal systems and controls, financial processing and reporting, including preparation of monthly management accounts for review by the Directors team and SMT, working with different currencies to present accounts in GBP where relevant.
Support the Managing Director in the preparation and submission of budgets and financial statements to CIC Members and the Board of Trustees.
Lead on multi-year and annual budget setting, with regular revision and re-forecasting process with budget holders;
Ensure that internal controls are in place and operating properly, including month-end and year-end control procedures;
Oversee all finances relating to the procurement of goods and services at Fashion Revolution: Maintain a log of accounts payable invoices and liaise on relevant queries; Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into Quickbooks; Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures; Ensure that invoices are approved in line with the authorisation limits; Ensure that invoices are processed accurately and on a timely basis; Ensure that invoices and relevant documentation are filed in the correct places and attached to the relevant transactions; staff expenditure processing; Bank reconciliation of GBP and currency accounts.
Ensure filing, record updating, routine returns take place on a regular basis
Oversee the T-sheets timesheet system, including flexitime, holiday and reporting to Managing Director, line managers and team.
Oversee the management of the monthly payroll process, liaising with PAYE processing and Head of Operations and Governance
Oversee annual stocktake of fanzines and any other relevant stock, assets etc for annual accounts.
Ensure all regular payments are maintained without interruption, updating card details as required.
Ad Hoc finance and book-keeping tasks and troubleshooting to ensure the smooth running of financial operations.
Communicate effectively with all other staff and contractors as necessary, assisting with general finance queries.
Fundraising and Donor Reporting
Work with the Managing Director, Board of Directors and Fashion Revolution Team to compile budgets, in different currencies, for restricted income grant proposals or for sponsorship purposes.
Accurately record both unrestricted and restricted income from donors;
Monitor expenditure and staff/contractor hours on programmes funded from any restricted income;
Maintain electronic files of funding agreements and contracts;
Prepare timely financial grant reports to donors and other funders, including collating financial information and pipeline funds, conversion to relevant currencies and adapting reporting in accordance with donor requirements.
Process and send donation receipts and donor invoices when required.
Attend up to 3 in person meetings per year, travel expenses are covered.
Fashion Revolution is reviewing its five year strategy in 2022, ahead of preparing a new strategy for 2023-2027. As part of this, we will be reviewing the structure of the team which may result in some small changes to the responsibilities of this and other roles.
Experience and capabilities required
5 years experience in working in a finance role.
Excellent attention to detail: highly organised, thorough, accurate and able to meet deadlines
A qualification in bookkeeping or accountancy such as AAT, ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CIPFA;
Proficiency in managing accounts payable effectively and expeditiously;
Experience of maintaining accurate records and developing budgets of income and expenditure in multiple currencies;
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
Able to prioritise and manage concurrent deadlines;
Previous experience of Quickbooks accounting software;
Self-motivated, resourceful and able to work under pressure and react quickly and calmly during difficult situations;
Diplomatic telephone and interpersonal skills;
Good written & verbal skills to aid communication of financial information to lay people.
Comfortable working autonomously and independently, using self-initiative
Desired knowledge/skills and personal attributes
Understanding of remote working tools such as T-Sheets (Quickbooks) Zoom, Slack, Trello and Google Drive
Dependable, reliable, discreet, trustworthy
Team player, enthusiastic and approachable;
Flexible and proactively supportive to the wider team and stakeholders
You will work with:
You will report to the Managing Director and work closely with the Head of Operations and Governance and Board of Directors.
You will support and be in contact with the rest of the UK based central team
You will liaise with customers, global network and external project partners and current and potential funders.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our client, a global network of local environmental organisations, is looking for a part-time Finance Manager, 4 days a week, to maintain and develop a sound and secure system of financial management and
control, and deliver robust financial administration. The role is offered on a fully remote (UK) basis.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Manager will play an integral part of a small and fast paced, entrepreneurial team, as the organisation continues to grow. You will lead on day-to-day financial operations for both the main charity and the trading subsidiary, liaising with accountants to produce statutory accounts, and lead on financial planning. A key facet will be the ability to work closely with the team to advise on continuous improvements on financial and operational process, and business partner with them to aid the delivery of strategic objectives. You will take responsibility for maintain the financial software, modelling, processing invoices, recording income, and striving to improve and enhance financial reporting. You will create and manage budgets internally and with partner organisations, and play a key role in advising on budgetary queries and supporting the Exec Director on developing relevant board information.
The right candidate will be a qualified accountant, or in the process of becoming one, who can thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You will be organised, methodical and keen on the detail, and thrive in taking financial data from a range of sources and present it to a range of audiences, including non-finance. With experience in defining financial analysis to support organisational decisions, you will also be interested by people and see the value of providing robust financial expertise to support their missions. An interest in tackling climate change and investing in environmental protection is desirable but not essential.
Prospectus welcomes candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. Please let us know if we can help you with the application process in any way. We are more than happy to make any reasonable adjustments to enable all interested candidates to apply.
If you are interested in applying to this position, please submit your CV in the first instance. If your experience is suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting.
Could you use your finance and organisational skills as part of a small senior team?
Soundwell Music Therapy Trust is seeking a Finance and Administration Manager. This varied, essential role is at the heart of our charity, which helps people with mental health need get support through music therapy.
Finance and Administration Manager
- Pay: £33,300-£39,000 pro rata
- Contract: Permanent
- Hours: 22.5 hours per week
- Location: From home or our Bristol base in Bedminster, according to preference
- Benefits: 25 days holiday + bank holidays, pro rata. Defined contributory pension scheme. Mileage allowance (restricted to local journeys).
Soundwell provides music therapy in Bath and Bristol for people with significant and enduring mental health needs. We also work with unpaid carers who are in need of support and respite, and provide singing and music groups for mental health recovery and wellbeing.
Group music therapy lessens isolation, and helps people connect and manage difficult emotions and trauma.
We’re a small, friendly team, and would be happy to tell you more about what we do and how this role fits, if you’re considering applying.
About the role
The Finance and Administration manager is part of our Senior Staff Team and is responsible for the smooth running of the charity, alongside the CEO and Lead Services Manager.
From budgeting to payroll, invoices to annual review, the role comprises all the charity’s financial activity and reporting. It also has responsibility for our HR, systems and administrative functions. It is a varied, pivotal role.
You can be based from home or from our Bristol hub in Bedminster (according to your preference), with occasional travel within Bristol and Bath for meetings and events. We are a flexible, supportive employer and can accommodate a variety of working patterns.
An excellent multi-tasker and project manager, you will have experience in organisational finances within a charity. You can easily turn your hand to new systems, as the management of all our systems, including CRM and IT, are part of this role. Familiarity with Excel and using an accountancy package is essential, as are good interpersonal skills and time management.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
My client is a major brand in the international development sector. With an income of over $1 billion, they reach out to the most vulnerable members of society in over 120 different countries, delivering immediate and lasting change.
At present they are undergoing significant global transformation through a number of ambitious but critical change projects. One strand is the deployment of a new global financial data model to introduce better in country programme management as well as impact visibility.
As such they are looking for additional support within their finance transformation team to support with the communication, deployment and delivery of the model to member offices.
A truly unique role, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of financial data as well as be very comfortable working outside the realms of a traditional accounting position. Having previously worked in large global organisations (commercial or charity), you will also have played a key role in major data driven change programmes.
Ambitious and with an appetite for best practice, this is an excellent opportunity to have a real impact on a globally recognised brand.
This role can be 100% remote, as such candidates across the UK are encouraged to apply.
Our partner is an award winning UK based charity, which is promoting different solutions to the issues facing international aid and the WASH sector including standalone social impact businesses and programmes to improve hygiene, sanitation and nutrition for under-fives; designed to increase resilience and self-reliance and improve the lives and life chances of farmers, families, women, girls and young children.
We are recruiting a Head of Finance and Governance to support Chief Executive and provide strategic management and operational oversight of finance, HR and business support functions and to ensure that everything is done in the most financially effective manner and in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will be supported by qualified accountants in the UK and overseas and their local teams.
This is a part-time role, which would suit an experienced accountant/company secretary, seeking to work flexibly. The 2/3 days we anticipate this role requiring could be spread over 5 days, if the incumbent found this more convenient and all the requirements of the role can be met.
- You will be the ultimate responsible person for all of the charity’s external and statutory financial reporting, including reports to funders, trustees and regulatory bodies, though the bulk of this work will be delivered by the finance teams in the UK and Africa.
- You will provide strategic budgetary and financial management support to the Chief Executive in London and the Managing and Finance Directors overseas, assisting them to develop compelling bids for fundraising and inward social investment and will liaise, if necessary, with the financial managers/reviewers of any potential funders/investors.
- You will provide advice and guidance on HR, contractual, corporate and statutory matters to the senior team in the UK and overseas, consulting/liaising if necessary with our lawyers, auditors, and other service providers in both countries.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1.1. Financial strategy
Supporting the development of financial strategies under a variety of scenarios for internal management, trustee discussion and presentation to potential funders/investors.
Leading on financial discussions with trustees and prospective funders/investors.
Developing the financial competence and confidence of PA/BW’s senior teams.
1.2 Financial oversight
Ensuring that monthly management reporting, budgeting and forecasting is accurate and timely and supporting the needs of management, trustees, project managers, funders and donors.
Reviewing the annual budget proposals raising issues, challenging assumptions and, ultimately, agreeing same with the local teams.
Reviewing the monthly financial returns submitted/presented by the finance teams querying anomalies and overspends and agreeing/requiring actions to be taken.
Updating the rolling forecasts of income and expenditure (reflecting actuals to date), monitoring the bank positions and using this to approve or reject requests for ongoing or exceptional expenditure.
1.3 Financial management
Maintaining up to date Financial and HR Policy and Procedures Manuals and responding to requests for variations thereto or divergence therefrom.
Being the principal signatory and authorised administrator for all UK bank accounts and approving changes to the mandate for bank accounts overseas.
Approving and signing off all cash transfers
2. Programme support
2.1 Programme budgeting
Preparing, discussing, reviewing and agreeing the financial budgets for individual projects and/or generic programmes.
Assisting the teams with costing, pricing, taxing and other financial sales related issues.
2.2 Programme reporting
Maintaining cumulative records of expenditure by funder and overseeing the preparation of funder reports and audit completion statements confirming the full dispersal of funds.
Submitting financial claims to statutory funders as and when required.
3. Corporate obligations
3.1 Statutory reporting
Being the principal point of contact between the external auditors the Treasurer and the board.
Agreeing the annual audit timetable and priority audit areas with the external auditors
Reviewing the draft statutory accounts produced by the local finance teams, agreeing the split between restricted and unrestricted programmes, calculating carried forward balances and agreeing same with auditors.
Confirming the appropriate use of restricted income, writing the trustees’ annual review, securing an unqualified audit report, responding to the annual audit letter, convening and managing the AGM.
Reviewing and signing off all statutory filings and ensuring compliance with all regulatory restrictions and statutory obligations.
3.2 HR and legal
Ensuring compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements in the UK and all other countries of operations.
3.3 Trustee management
Preparation of board papers and management of board meetings.
PERSON SPECIFICATION (Desirable)
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Relevant financial, HR and legal experience and qualifications
Familiarity with complex donor reporting and of managing restricted/unrestricted funding
Experience of working in an international and highly regulated environment
Awareness of investor relations in a social investment and entrepreneurial context
Understanding of managing business support systems, including ICT and procurement
A thorough knowledge of HR systems and processes
An understanding of staff management and a willingness to support staff development
Experience of managing organisational development and systemic change
Excellent written and oral communications skills
RTW in the UK essential
Location: Germany, France, UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, preferred, other European countries negotiable.
Remuneration: Depending on experience (including unpaid and other experiences) and capacity to take on responsibility, the base salary range, if based in London, £45,000 - £60,000 p.a. If the successful candidate is outside of London, UK, the salary will be adjusted based on local market equivalencies.
Overtime Status: Exempt (hours, country dependent)
Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project U.S. is a team of experienced change-makers with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. With affiliated programs and staff in Australia, the United States, and across Europe, we have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organizations to drive powerful change towards our mission.
We have a dynamic and nimble organisational culture. We’re serious about supporting our people to thrive as we tackle the urgent climate challenge.
We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We take the broadest possible view of diversity and encourage First Nations people, people of colour, people living outside of cities, people living with disabilities, neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone. You can read our commitment to this work here.
About The Role
The Finance Action Organisers Network (“Finance Action”) is a global network of independent hubs in key finance locations made up of NGOs, grassroots groups, individuals and activists. Together in their local communities, and across the world, Finance Action is uniting for climate justice by building grassroots power to shift major financial institutions away from funding fossil fuels. The Sunrise Project builds the capabilities of Finance Action, supports hubs with funding and technology, and provides guidance on strategies and actions.
The Coordinator will uplift the work of those they are supporting to connect local communities to global hubs to grow a social movement that aims to end fossil fuel funding to address climate change. The Europe Coordinator will work with local finance hubs to deliver key elements of work, as well as collaborating on the collective work within Finance Action by: supporting capacity building; connecting mobilisations to sustained powerbuilding; running strategy sessions and planning workshops; connecting trainers to organisers to support local needs; directing funding/grants; and leveraging the exchange of knowledge and skills. On a day-to-day basis, the role undertakes a variety of organising activity from working with local organisers to share and amplify calls to action; to providing training and support on: organising, campaigning and storytelling, and capturing and sharing lessons learned with the broader global community.
First and foremost you are a passionate organiser, with hands-on experience helping activists and groups mobilise and organise to build social movement momentum. You’re an intersectional relationship builder, who engages deeply with others and can bring diverse groups of people along the campaign journey. You believe in horizontal leadership and have a knack for enabling future leaders and empowering activists to take their next step.
You’re articulate and comfortable presenting and training small to large groups of like minded people, either virtually or face-to-face. You understand the political and economic drivers of social campaigns and can lead, motivate and engage with people across a large network spanning many countries. You’re adaptive and responsive to those you are supporting. You understand that organising from the bottom up ensures local voices and needs are listened to and are reflected in campaigns to help shift people from achieving small wins to gaining wins at scale . You’re an engaging and inclusive storyteller, who believes in the power of sharing local struggles to support global powerbuilding.
Strengthening and growing organising hubs in key financial centers by working with organisations on campaign strategies, plans, timelines, and tactics.
Identifying local organising needs and taking action to build their capabilities by delivering training, running workshops, connecting trainers and organisers to each other, directing funding support, and collaborating with hubs in other locations.
Convening local network meetings and facilitating calls designed to build greater connections and achieve growth in the movement.
Collaborating with hub partners and organisers to build, expand, and maintain networks and high level relationships with NGOs, potential partners, grassroots groups, social movements and civil society in key areas.
Utilising online and offline tools to share the experiences and learnings of hubs including writing website copy, curating and publishing stories, developing toolkits and trainings.
Managing budgets, directing funding support and small grants for European hubs.
Collaborating with the broader Sunrise Project team to identify and support opportunities for synergy across program areas and campaigns to ensure we have the biggest collective impact possible.
Aligning programmatic strategies andObjectives and Key Results (OKRs) with Sunrise’s Values.
Required skills and experience
Significant experience developing and implementing long term organising and/or campaign strategies, preferably within Germany, France, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, or other European countries.
Strong skills and experience in using digital campaigning and digital tools to mobilise effort, build momentum and bring about social change.
Demonstrated experience in building capabilities and/or supporting a network in organising and running campaigns via training, workshopping, running meetings, coaching new leaders, developing toolkits and sharing learning resources.
Well-developed cross cultural verbal communication skills including, presentation, training, facilitation, conflict resolution, and influencing skills.
An ability to write engaging content e.g. storytelling skills.
Flexibility with the ability to pivot and leverage different types of organising strategies and tactics.
A collaborative mindset and a proven ability to work effectively in alliance with diverse stakeholders.
A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice.
If you meet some but not all of the criteria for this position, are unsure, but you’re keen on the role - please get in touch. We value and recognize experience that has been unpaid, from the grassroots or is lived experience.
You must have legal work authorization for the country in which you will be working. The Sunrise Project will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
The following requirements may be required - please check for details:
Intermittent travel with advanced notice
Employment background checks may be required
COVID-19 vaccinations in accordance with local legislation and/or Sunrise policy
How Sunrise supports its staff
The Sunrise Project is committed to creating a workplace that supports our staff to do their best work and develop professionally. We have the following in place to help us achieve that, noting that benefits listed may vary in accordance with the Professional Employment Office (PEO) we engage with for this role.
Statutory benefits and entitlements of the country in which you are employed.
Sunrise may provide additional benefits, where in-country entitlements are less than our standard package, where applicable including:
Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)
Solidarity and community leave up to 1 week p.a.
Floating public holidays (cultural leave)
Gifted leave (during Christmas and New Years public holidays)
Flexible work policy
Employee Assistance Program
Additionally, our offering includes:
A commitment to your professional development
Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings
Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow
A co-developed initial 3 month work plan to set goals and provide clarity on your role and responsibilities
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Congregation of La Retraite has its origin in the 17th century in Brittany , France, providing spiritual retreats for women. Today, the sisters continue to respond to the human and spiritual needs of our time by journeying with people as they seek inner stillness, meaning and focus in their lives
About the Role
Reporting to the Area Leader, the Finance Director has a key role in the financial and business management of the Charity. The facilitation of effective governance and representing the Charity at Conferences, Seminars and Public meetings are also important requirements of the position.
The successful applicant will be a motivated individual who is experienced in supporting business decisions, will have great attention to detail, be strong in technical and finance systems and have excellent organisational and communication skills. Working with Senior Professional advisors on a regular basis during career to date should also be demonstrated.
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My client, a growing and dynamic Charity, is looking to recruit a finance business partner – a maternity cover in the finance team.
They are looking for an experienced business accountant to work with the charity and wider finance team in order to implement a programme of significant change to their finance systems and processes.
You will be expected to analyse current processes, systems and data and identify possible improvements and develop creative solutions.
The aim is to deliver better value for the business through provision of better information, faster delivery of reports, a greatly improved user experience and enhanced stewardship.
There will also be a number of ad hoc projects that will need supporting from a financial point of view
Prior financial experience in a management account or analyst role would be advantageous and the ability to be a self-starter, work with the wider business and engage with stakeholders at all levels is extremely important.
You will also need to adapt quickly and be able to fit within a small and close knit team.
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join our team. This is not your typical ‘accountant’ position and has been created to add much-needed capacity to the Finance Team on project accounting. The postholder will provide financial support and guidance to large grant-funded programmes and will assist in financial management of some consultancy projects. They will be partnering with the programme and project staff, and will therefore be working with staff with a differing degrees of financial experience.
- Prepare budgets and financial proposals for projects.
- Support Project Managers with budget reforecasts, cost recovery and income recognition calculations.
- Review and interpret financial information and prepare monthly project reports for Programme and Project Managers.
- Track project budgets and monitor project expenditure.
- Review project finance procedures and methodology and suggest improvements and/or develop methodology where appropriate.
- Ensure client/donor compliance requirements are met in financial records and reporting.
- Provide oversight of contract and funding agreement requirements and ensure relevant personnel are informed of obligations.
We are looking for someone who is adaptable, agile and able to demonstrate an analytical and methodical approach to problem-solving. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to develop budgets and forecasting expenditure and be skilled in analysing financial data using Excel at an advanced level.
You will need to have at least 2 years’ experience of working in a similar project-focused position and be educated to degree level in social sciences, economics, international development (or similar) or have equivalent relevant experience and be at least part-qualified in one of the following: ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.
If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you. Please download and read the full recruitment pack and apply with your CV and cover letter to our online application portal.
Early applications are highly encouraged; we will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As we are recruiting on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to end recruitment without notice.
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Are you an experienced and dynamic finance professional looking for a broad, hands-on exciting position in a growing charity? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for an agile and experienced Head of Finance to lead Brake’s operational finance function and also maintain and develop our financial systems and operating processes. We are looking for someone who has previous hands-on experience; ideally in a similar-sized or larger organisation. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, this role is a very hands-on finance role leading on all aspects of financial accounting across the charity, providing clear financial insight at all times. The Head of Finance will work closely with our leadership team and undertakes the most senior finance role within the organisation.
Currently the finance team consists of the Head of Finance and a Finance and Admin Officer (who reports into the Head of Finance). While nothing is guaranteed, there is potential for growth across the charity and therefore we are looking for a Head of Finance who can demonstrate experience and capability to step up into a more senior finance role, overseeing a more complex finance function with additional line management responsibility.
Who we are
Brake is the national, acclaimed charity tackling the daily, horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively.
We have a 25-year reputation for shouting out for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families.
- management and administration of book-keeping using Xero;
- operation of Sage Payroll and pensions for c.45 staff;
- preparation of management accounts and financial reporting information for the charity’s finance committees monthly. Attendance at monthly finance committee meetings;
- preparation of the annual budget and monthly forecasts;
- processing of invoices, arranging supplier payments, resolving queries and debtors;
- managing bank accounts holding the charities’ working funds and its reserves, both online and offline;
- working alongside the auditors (managing the audit process end to end) and the Treasurer, generating year end accounts documents and submitting returns (including VAT returns, GiftAid claims etc) to the relevant authorities (including Charity Commission and Companies House) ensuring they are compliant with charity legislation;
- leading the identification and implementation of improvements to finance processes, as agreed with the Chief Operating Officer;
- working closely with all budget holders, supporting colleagues with financial matters, notably in preparing and checking a) budgets and b) financial expenditure reports required by sponsors and statutory funders; and
- line management of one member of staff.
- experience of working in a similar hands-on role in a finance management capacity in the not for profit sector;
- a recognised accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA);
- excellent knowledge of financial processes;
- experience of using Xero and Sage software and adept at Microsoft Office;
- the ability to produce high quality financial reports;
- an analytical mindset, able to work as a financial adviser for non-finance functions, providing insightful analysis and guidance;
- the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple responsibilities;
- proactive, problem solving ability and strong interpersonal skills; and
- a values-driven approach to life; you want to work for a charity.
About the team and how we work
- You will be joining a skilled, dedicated and friendly team.
- Our team works remotely and encourages use of sustainable transport.
- Brake actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We employ based on skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
- Employees are subject to driver licence checks. If you drive, please note we do not accept applications from serious traffic offenders due to the nature of our work.
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