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Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)
Salary: £33,438 - £36,515 per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 11 July 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)
Contract: This is a fixed term contract for 12 Months
Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59pm on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Who we are
Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
What we do
We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future
How we do it
We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.
About the role
We have a new opportunity available for a Financial Accountant to join our Finance and Corporate Resource team on a fixed term contract for 12 months.
Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will support them in maintaining a strong and effective control environment for the Society, ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures, as well as compliance with regulatory and governance requirements.
You will be providing effective financial management and control of the Society and of the Society’s Subsidiaries. Preparation of the year-end statutory accounts for the Society in accordance with the Charities
Ideally you will have knowledge and experience in SORP, FRS102, the Charities Act and UKGAAP. You'll liaise with external auditors and ensure on time completion of the year-end audit. You will be preparing analysis and reporting to meet regulatory matters and Tax related matters, including preparation of VAT returns, corporation tax returns, and responding to tax related queries
The Society is in the process of selecting a new finance system for implementation in the next 6 -12 months, preparation of year end and management accounts for the Society’s subsidiary and joint venture. You will have technical understanding of financial controls and procedures and how they are applied in a large complex organisation.
In addition, you will:
- Strong financial background, deputising for the Financial Controller on governance matters,
- CCAB qualified, finalist or part qualified accountant with relevant experience.
- Liaise at all levels of the organisation on operational finance and regulatory issues
- Providing technical expertise and project knowledge on change programmes.
- Strong IT skills including advanced Excel, experience of large financial systems (e.g. the Society’s finance system Navision) and the use of reporting applications to extract data.
- Autonomous working and ability to confidently deal with key stakeholders, including HMRC, tax advisors, investment managers, bankers and auditors.
You may have experience of the following: Financial Accountant, Finance Manager, Accountant, Accounts Manager, Financial Reporting, Management Accountant, Finance Manager, Head of Finance, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, etc.
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We are delighted and proud to be working with one of the highest profile Educational organisations in the UK in recruiting to the newly created opportunity of Financial Accountant.
Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will have responsibility for all financial and statutory reporting and be keen to support in all required areas within a small and lean finance function. You will have strong financial accounting background and have full and proven knowledge of meeting SORP reporting standards.
This is a rare and fantastic opportunity to work for a world class entity who are genuine leaders in their field. Working with a high calibre finance team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a team that delivers an outstanding finance service and prides themselves on meeting strict reporting deadlines. This role will suit a Qualified Financial Accountant with a proven track record of working for a Charity or large Educational organisation. Potential for an immediate start for an immediately available candidate.
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Salary: £42,000 - £47,000 (£16,615 to £18,593 pro-rata) (depending on experience) pro-rata
Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in East London but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate. You should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings up to six times per year (Covid permitting).
Hours: Part time 8.5 days a month (60 Hours per month (flexible))
Contract: Fixed term contract (two years)
Benefits: 25 days annual, excluding bank holidays, and three days off between Christmas and New Year pro-rata.
About The Young Foundation
The UK faces significant social, economic and environmental challenges, which demand urgent collective action.
Today, The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better-connected communities and shape a fairer future. Together with individuals, organisations and policy-makers, we explore new ways to tackle the issues people tell us they care about.
We believe that stronger communities, where people have influence, will secure the greatest wellbeing in society. That’s why we work with local people; to understand the issues affecting them, involve them in research, and innovate with them to drive positive change.
About the role
We are seeking a CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant to perform part-time flexible role, supporting the Director of Finance and Corporate Resources in producing monthly management accounts and liaising with users of the accounts. Overseeing monthly reconciliations and financial controls and performing complex reconciliations.
How to apply
With reference to the job specification, please visit The Young Foundation website.
The closing date for applications is 9am on 27th July 2022
The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 29th July
Interviews will take place w/c 1st August 2022 via video-call.
The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and as part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team we actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.
Upon submitting your application, you will receive an automated response to say we have received your application.
Please note that we review application after the closing date and we regret that we will only be able to reply and give feedback to short-listed applicants.
Senior Financial Accountant. Interim. £300 per day Ltd. (Outside IR35). Remote or Hybrid
For a large international organisation with presence in over 120 countries, we are recruiting an Interim Senior Financial Accountant to manage the end-to-end accounting processes across their largest business unit including month and year-end close. The Interim Senior Financial Accountant will ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with corporate policies. This role is outside the scope of IR35 and can be worked remotely, so would suit Ltd Co.
- Manage the month-end process. Report to the UK Finance Controller for pre-closing and month-end closing steps
- Review and monitor all accounting transactions and adjustments
- Financial control for the UK region businesses including monthly invoicing and credit checks
- Management of global fee reconciliations and recharges
- Financial control for a smaller UK-based business
- Financial control for a global operations team including roll-out and re-charge processes
- Management of the Shared Service Centre relationships including management of 2 staff in the SSC
- Lead on corporate business processes
- Point of contact for Corporate Finance for Treasury and Tax
- Cash-flow forecasting and reporting
- Review reconciliations for all control accounts to balance sheet accounts
- Manage internal audit and NAO audit preparation
- Develop and roll-out effective finance processes, standards, templates, and systems
- Liaise with Risk and Compliance, SSC, Corporate Finance, Tax and Treasury and External Suppliers
- Qualified Accountant (CCAB)
- Experience in Financial Control and in meeting deadlines
- Experience of SAP financial control system
- Experience of managing a diverse group of stakeholders in multiple locations
- Experience of ERP systems
- Experience of MS tools including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
- Experience of working in international and multi-cultural organisations
- Experience of redesigning and automating processes
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
Are you committed to supporting victim-survivors to thrive? Are you a persuasive communicator? Are you passionate about the work of SEA work and do you embrace our feminist values? We are looking for someone to join our team who has experience of leading a customer vulnerability service or frontline domestic abuse service, who is pragmatic and able to identify practice and policy solutions to complex problems.
Key focus of the role:
- Oversee SEA’s day to day financial services work, including work funded by the Home Office
- Lead on industry and government policy work related to the financial services sector
- Ensure that women with lived experience of economic abuse inform the design and delivery of SEA’s practice and policy work
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Assistant Management Accountant
We now have a number of exciting opportunities for flexible and proactive individuals to join the charity’s 20+ strong Finance Department.
Position: Assistant Management Accountant
Location: Working principally from home, flexibility will be required for occasional onsite working in Devon, currently estimated to be 1-2 days per week
Hours: Full-time (part-time considered - minimum 21 hours per week)
Salary: £30,000 per annum, plus study support
Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.
Closing Date: Sunday 10 July 2022.
As Assistant Management Accountant in either the Equine Operations and Resources area or the Income and Marketing Communications area (including commercial operations), you will provide support to cost centre managers, together with comprehensive analysis of income/expenditure and will be responsible for monthly accruals and prepayments.
Principal duties and responsibilities within this multifunctional and rewarding role will include the following:
- Assisting in the production of the monthly management accounts, including accruals and prepayments, and writing variance commentary for dedicated cost centres
- Providing a finance business partnering service, giving advice and support to cost centre managers including training and coaching on all aspects of quarterly reforecasting and monthly reporting
- The collation and analysis of high volumes of complex data, interpreting trends and variances from budgets and forecasts
- The provision of high-quality management accounting data
- Management of the General Ledger and Project Ledger
Please note: a generous study support package including both cost and time elements will be offered.
With strong communication, collaborative and interpersonal skills, the Assistant Management Accountant will ensure that strong relationships are developed and maintained with operational managers and their teams, improving the impact and understanding of financial reporting on charity performance and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies.
You will have:
- AAT or part qualified CIMA is preferred, although QBE will also be considered
- Experience in a management accounting/finance business partner role
- Experience of a computerised accounting system
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications, particularly Excel, including some experience of dealing with high volumes of data
Knowledge of Open Accounts software, experience of budgeting and forecasting and experience of playing a key role in projects are desirable.
The charity offers a working environment second to none. Based in Sidmouth in East Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – the offices are located in a glorious setting overlooking the sea, there is a staff wellbeing programme and the organisations initiatives have received a royal seal of approval (recently highly commended in the 2021 Princess Anne Training Awards for the response to Covid-19), and the hundreds of resident donkeys – some literally a few yards from your office – will always be pleased to see you!
About the Organisation
The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”
Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
You may have experience in areas such as Management Accountant, Accountant, Senior Management Accountant, Junior Management Accountant, Lead Management Accountant, Project Management Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Finance, Finance Controller, Finance Manager, Business Accountant, Finance Manager, Finance Director, Head of Finance, Business Accountant, Accountant, CCAB, Financial Controller, Financial Control, CFO. ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA.
We are looking for an experienced Christian lawyer with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and with an ability to spot obstacles and come up with creative solutions, to galvanise people and translate big picture ideas into practical processes and systems.
Edward Connor Solicitors is a law firm like no other - we provide Christ-centred legal expertise to Christian organisations, combining the skill and specialism of a high-quality law firm with the gospel mission of a Christian charity.
We are at an exciting point of significant growth as we seek to meet the demands of the Christian market we love to serve. This growth demands changes to the way we work to ensure that we continue providing consistently excellent Christ-centred client service. You will be key to driving that change.
You will serve on the senior management team of the firm, assisting with the development of the firm’s strategy, supporting heads of team with change management and leading the practice management team.
This is a full-time position (although part-time could be considered), working from home.
This role has an occupational requirement that the job holder is a Christian in full agreement with our Basis of Faith.
Population Matters is a non-profit organisation that empowers women to take charge of family size, campaigns for more controlled human consumption, and seeks to tackle the population boom crisis that has been noted by luminaries such as Sir David Attenborough.
- We work with our global partners, friends, and stakeholders to achieve a better future for people and planet.
- We campaign, inform, undertake research and do all we can to encourage an open, fair-minded and constructive debate about population. We aim to create a wave of public awareness and corresponding policy action on overpopulation and unsustainable consumption.
- We promote positive, practical, ethical and entirely voluntary solutions — encouraging smaller families, inspiring people to consume sustainably, with the aim of enabling everyone to enjoy a decent quality of life whilst respecting and sustaining the natural ecosystems upon which all life on earth depends.
- We empower choice. In a world of finite resources, our reproductive and consumption choices are critical for achieving that vision of humanity in harmony with nature, prospering on a healthy planet. We believe everyone should have the freedom and ability to choose a smaller family.
- We are committed to human rights, women’s empowerment and global justice. We believe action to address population must always be consistent with these principles.
What we’re looking for
Having achieved 265% growth in income since 2017, we are in a strong growth position and are looking for a talented Head of Finance and Operations who can contribute to building a resilient, sustainable organisation. You will help us to consolidate our current position and put us on a sure footing for continued growth, as we take advantage of the opportunities available to us.
This is a new role and contributes to the re-organisation and development of our SMT, and represents confident investment in the charity’s future growth. We are looking for someone who can work in lock-step with the Executive Director and Board to develop and implement business plans that are robust enough to accommodate our rapid growth and flexible enough to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
You will lead on the development of our financial systems and management, as well as the management and optimisation of our business operations – covering finance, IT, HR, governance, administration, legal, and facilities. Whilst the role has a mixed portfolio, it’s worth noting that the finance element is absolutely at the heart of the position.
Playing a key role on the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Population Matter’s day-to-day finances and operations remain compliant, responsive and efficient.
We try to avoid prescriptive person specifications, as they limit the diversity of experience on our team. Instead, we have just four questions for you:
- Do you have an accountancy qualification and significant experience of overseeing finance functions in UK charities, with demonstrable success in building robust financial systems within high-growth environments?
- Do you have a keen eye for detail and a desire to drive ongoing improvements, building efficient structures and processes that limit bureaucracy and drive growth?
- Do you have the team building skills needed to work with a highly-motivated, diverse, remote working and internationally operating staff team? Not to forget building a positive, dynamic relationship with our Board.
- Do you have a commitment to the change we’re trying to create and the way in which we’re trying to create it?
If you like what we do, the role is grabbing your attention, and you answered yes to the questions above, then we’d wholeheartedly recommend you read our detailed application pack, by following the link below, and consider putting an application together.
We look forward to hearing from you.
HR & Payroll Manager
Up to £32,000
37 hours per week
Sheffield Museums Trust is the independent charity that operates six of the city’s leading museums and heritage sites and cares for Sheffield’s collections of art, human and industrial history and natural science. We work with our communities to tell the remarkable story of Sheffield and its people, and celebrate its reputation for excellence in art, craft, making and innovation. Together with local, regional and national partners, we showcase home-grown creative talent and bring outstanding cultural experiences to the city.
We’re a people-focused museums service that strives to represent, celebrate, and inspire the communities we serve and visitors to the city alike. We believe our staff team is our greatest asset; each of our colleagues plays an important role in enabling the city’s museums to thrive and helping audiences to find meaningful connections with the collections we care for and the stories they tell.
As a valued member of the team, you’ll get 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time) and wellbeing support through our employee assistance programme. We also promote a flexible working culture.
For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, hybrid working and flexible start and finish times. Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what’s possible for the role.
About the Role
This is a new and exciting role, and the successful candidate will have the scope to really make a difference.
As the HR & Payroll Manager, you’ll provide operational HR support on all people related issues as well as managing the monthly payrolls to ensure that each stage of the process is completed correctly and that our colleagues are paid, and third-party payments are accurate and on time.
You will be responsible for the provision of a high-quality HR and Payroll function, and you’ll also support senior managers to maintain and develop a positive organisational culture.
Fundamental to the role will be the maintenance of HR & Payroll records to enable accurate and timely reporting that supports and informs operational and strategic decision making.
The successful candidate will have:
- a CIPD level 5 qualification and a willingness to undertake a payroll qualification
- experience providing HR advice and guidance to managers
- experience of working with HR/ Payroll systems (including as an Admin user)
- knowledge of employment and payroll legislation
- excellent attention to detail, numeracy and record keeping skills
- proficient in Microsoft Excel, able to use complex formulas
- be committed to providing the highest standards of customer service
This vacancy is open ended. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. It is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment as applications will be assessed on a regular basis.
All applications should be submitted using our Networx Recruitment system. Please note that we do not accept CV’s. No agencies please.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Home based, UK or Europe
This is a critical support function to the Finance, HR and Administration team. It is a multi-faceted role with responsibilities for accountancy, in particular the management of the annual audits and accounts. Be the point of contact for HR and Administration functions. Working with our accounting firms, payroll firms in the respective countries, this role will lead on all of the audit processes for the UK, EU and Australian arms of the Foundation and will also provide support to the US and Hong Kong as and when necessary.
- Lead on the format and messaging of the global accounts and global annual review and ensure that we provide an accurate and transparent report.
- Lead on the UK, German, Italian, Luxembourg and Australian audits and work with relevant stakeholders to ensure they are completed accurately and on time each year. Point of contact between the finance team and external auditors to ensure queries are resolved throughout the audit process.
- Work with the gift processing teams, third party fulfilment houses and the Finance team to ensure all income and expense records are filed correctly to support annual audit processes and in line with charity/company regulations.
- Ensure accurate coding is in place across all financial systems.
- Monthly accountancy - perform or assist with the book-keeping for each market as required.
- Manage staff expenses including reimbursement.
- Point of contact for staff credit cards. Manage allocation and use.
- Manage global bank accounts. Responsibility for keeping signatories, users and authorisers/directors up to date and in line with internal policies and when there are staff changes. Provide financial info to the Finance team as required. Oversee the set up of new accounts as required.
- Ensure day-to-day banking is carried out in line with our Customer Service Charter.
- Manage monthly transfers between bank accounts, supplier accounts and merchant providers for all markets in liaison with Finance team located at headquarters. Obtain required approvals and ensure operational balances are in place.
- Carry out finance related reconciliations such as expenditure reconciliation, bank reconciliation and payment platform reconciliation.
- Point of contact & account manager for payment platforms and merchant accounts, keeping information up to date etc.
HR and Administration:
- Recruitment and retention, including labour engagement for UK, German, Italy, Luxembourg and Australia.
- Work with our Global HR team to ensure Training and Development, performance maintenance, employee relations are well maintain.
- Coordinate / arrange the European staff salaries, and other markets as required.
- Oversee supplier accounts/services & contract management: Keep records up to date, manage payments, maintain online accounts eg, office facilities and insurances. Management of global PO Boxes and international postal services. Ensure they are renewed in time.
- Manage all subscription requirements for the Supporter Engagement team (IT, sector, compliance etc).
- Management of staff mobile phone contracts.
- Control and monitor purchasing costs, including office.
- Manage UK petty cash.
- Manage the global fixed asset registers.
- Create and manage inventory of staff resources incl. IT equipment.
- Assist the budget preparation.
- Assist with the creation of performance reports and other (ad hoc) reports as required.
- Provide support for financial, HR processes as required.
- Design and maintain filing systems.
- Ensure that inter-department and inter-personal relationships are positive, cohesive, and contribute to the overall mission of AAF.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with management in regard to work procedures and employee relations.
Continuous Improvement and Misc.:
- Contribute to the on-going review, development and implementation of changes to improve the productivity and efficiency of AAF.
- Participate in staff training and performance and development appraisal process to assist in the achievement of AAF objectives and mission.
- Ensure procedure manuals are updated in line with changes.
To apply Please send CV’s with covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and why you should be considered for this role.
Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Finance Manager – Part Time (22 hours), home based role.
Civitas Recruitment are delighted to be working with a fantastic organisation that are one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. The charity offer’s services to various communities including LGBT+ young people and adults. An exciting opportunity exists for a Finance Manager to join the team. As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the sound management of the organisation’s finances. The postholder will be responsible for the production of management reports and statutory reporting. The post holder will report directly to the CEO and manager 2 staff members. Home based role, 22 hrs a week flexible over a 4-week block. Option does exist to work from one of the Yorkshire offices.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be suitably qualified and will have had exposure to the charity sector. You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of managing the finance function of an organisation. Up to date knowledge of relevant UK legislation and statutory requirements is required for this role. You will have proven ability to provide support, guidance, and training to financial and non-financial colleagues. You will have strong IT skills with advanced Excel and have good knowledge of accounting packages e.g., QuickBooks or Sage.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged.
Child’s i Foundation is a Ugandan based social impact organisation with an international reputation for advocating child rights and creating community based alternatives to orphanages. A small non-profit with a big impact, we work with governments, national partners and our worldwide network of supporters to highlight the harm and cost of orphanages in Uganda and globally. We’re helping to reimagine the whole child protection and care system, repurpose orphanages and rebuild services at the heart of communities that are designed to strengthen and support birth, foster and adoptive families. Because every child needs a loving family, we are Child's i.
We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with experience/knowledge of international development accounting. This role will provide effective financial management to our teams in Uganda and the UK.
This is a home-based role in in the UK, with occasional meetings with the UK team, and potentially an annual trip to Uganda, to strengthen the accounting & financial management systems and ongoing monitoring.
You will have overall responsibility for the financial management and financial stability in the UK. You will also provide support to, and work closely with, the finance team in Uganda, to ensure effective financial management at the group level.
You will ensure there is strong financial management accounting and budgeting systems in the UK and Uganda, ensuring effective management of our cash and reserves, and ensuring the organisation is running in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Role and responsibilities
Management Accounting & Budgeting
Manage month-end processes in the UK, including posting journals, P&L review, balance sheet reconciliations, and producing UK Management Accounts
Review and interrogate Ugandan monthly management accounts and provide feedback & support to the Uganda finance team.
Produce consolidated monthly management accounts, including variance reports, rolling cash-flows and reserves forecasts.
Prepare quarterly board packs including key UK, Uganda and group financial information, including forecasts and scenario planning as appropriate.
Supervise and oversee the UK Payroll and ensure HMRC compliance.
Prepare the UK budget, oversee preparation of the Ugandan annual budget, and prepare annual consolidated budgets.
Prepare the annual accounts, including consolidated accounts.
Prepare for the annual audit, including liaising with auditors and overseeing the implementation of audit recommendations.
Ensure accounts and relevant returns are filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission each year.
Work with the Programmes & Fundraising teams in the UK and Uganda on preparing budgets for grant proposals and costing activities.
Support the organisation to ensure full cost recovery.
Review financial reports for donors prepared by the Uganda Team, ensuring accuracy & completeness of submitted financial reports.
Ensure compliance with donor rules & requirements with respect to finance.
Cash & Reserves Management
Actively manage cash flow to ensure adequate cash levels are maintained throughout the year, including cash flow forecasting.
Ensure strong Restricted & Unrestricted Fund management; track & forecast the movement on funds each month and take any follow up action as needed.
Actively manage exchange rate risk, ensuring the charity minimises exchange rate losses and mitigates against the risks effectively.
Financial planning and operations
Work closely with the CEO, the team in the UK, Uganda, and board of trustees, to support the organisation’s objectives and strategic plans.
Attend, and contribute to discussion at, quarterly meetings of the Board of Trustees and sub committees.
Develop resource strategies that support organisational objectives and that align with current and future needs of Programmes and Fundraising teams.
Review and strengthen the control environment of the UK and Uganda office, ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures are robust and that the organisation is meeting is regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements.
Monitor and investigate any financial performance issues in Uganda and recommend appropriate remedial action.
Assist the team in Uganda to develop financial management capacity.
Any other responsibilities as required from time to time by the CEO.
Person specification skills and experience required
Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), desirably with international development knowledge/experience.
Knowledge and experience of using QuickBooks or similar accounting system.
Some experience in grant management and reporting.
Experience of working with Restricted & Unrestricted funds and a good understanding of the challenges this can pose.
UK charity experience, including charity SORP
Some experience of developing and strengthening accounting and financial management systems, policies and processes.
Able to present complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to build rapport with others from a range of backgrounds.
Excellent written and spoken English, and ability to write concise reports for a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
Resilient, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Able to work in a standalone capacity with regard to managing the finance function.
At Child’s i Foundation we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. The statements in the person specification are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
Child’s i Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
This role is open to UK residents only.
We will actively consider flexible working arrangements.
Closing date: 10th July. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
How to apply: Applications should include a CV (max 3 pages) and a one page cover letter stating how you meet each requirement and why you are interested in the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Finance (Islamic Charity, home based within the UK)
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with an international Islamic food charity determined to free people from devastating hunger. The charity develops and delivers charity projects so they can have the greatest impact possible on the lives of some of the world’s poorest people and most vulnerable people in regions such as Afghanistan, Malawi, Pakistan and Bangladesh. An exciting opportunity exists for a Head of Finance to join the charity. As Head of Finance, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of existing and new financial systems and will ensure high quality implementation and reporting of all financial aspects of the charity. It is a remote role, working one day a week paying £400 per day or £20,000 per annum PAYE.
Who are we looking for?
Candidates will be fully qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or CIPFA) and will possess at least 10 years' experience in a financial leadership position. You will also have experience of financial strategy including financial planning and modelling. You will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and have the ability to communicate complex information. You will be strategic in your approach and be able to adapt to working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a strong affinity to the charity's mission and cause.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged as we will be reviewing on a rolling basis.
My client is well-known international brand working globally in the fight against poverty. Due to a peak in their workflow, they are currently looking for a Finance Business Partner to support them through their busy budgeting period.
- To manage the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for your business unit.
- Review of monthly numbers with key budget holders, understanding variances and actioning as appropriate.
- Implement improved financial performance management processes, by pioneering a business partnering approach with budget holders.
- Provide insightful analysis to support the business with decision-making.
The successful candidate will hold a full professional accounting qualification. You do not need to have worked in the charity arena before, however a proven track record in business partnering and commitment to excellence are essential. This role requires someone who is technically able but also ambitious with strong communication skills.
This role will be home based and inside of IR35.
Working with a very high-profile national charity supporting people with a range of issues such as debt and housing. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious and innovative finance team.
Reporting to the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis you will have responsibility for several operational areas and will work closely with operational managers and directors to set budgets and monitor them throughout the year, providing decision making support. Some of the project areas will have restricted funding and therefore reporting will reflect that. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with department wide projects such as a systems upgrade.
You will also be responsible for managing 1/2 members of the team. You will be a qualified accountant and established experience of preparing management reports and acting as an effective business partner. You are likely to have worked in the charity sector and understand restricted funds.