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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a positive individual to join our team as a Senior Project Accountant. You will join us working 35 hours per week, on a permanent basis and will be based remotely. In return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £49,328.20 per annum plus excellent benefits.
This role can be based from home or based at Cats Protection's National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, on the edge of Ashdown Forest. This is a remote location and public transport is limited. If you choose to be home based there will still be some travel to the National Cat Centre required, roughly once or twice a month, please bear this in mind when applying.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021 we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!
The Finance Directorate has a highly skilled team of employees with responsibility for financial accounting and transaction processing, management accounting and reporting, forecasting and budgeting, and payroll. The Charity has an annual revenue budget of £75m and operates a trading subsidiary with income in excess of £2.0m per annum. The team processes around 5,000 supplier payments and 150,000 neutering vouchers per year. In addition, they run a payroll for over 1,000 staff and support over 220 branches and their volunteer treasurers, as well as providing financial advice and support to the 36 centres and a chain of over 100 shops.
Responsibilities of our Senior Project Accountant:
As our Senior Project Accountant you will provide strategic and operational financial management advice and guidance in relation to projects, across the organisation. There are eight current directorates that you will support in the production of business cases, ensuring there are robust financials within them which allows executive management and/or Trustee board to make effective decisions. You will monitor all agreed projects through their delivery and into benefits realisation is also an important factor of this role to ensure the appropriate financial governance is in place, and that any issues impacting the finances and/or benefits realisation of a project are appropriately flagged, and the deliverables identified in the business case are realised..
What we’re looking for in our Senior Project Accountant:
- A qualified accountant
- Significant experience of financial project management along with financial management, including drafting financial models, budgeting, analyzing financial information and correction.
- Confident with investment appraisal techniques
- Experience of working in a complex operating environment and working with multiple stakeholders
- Knowledge of how to produce a business case
- Excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbally, ability to challenge stakeholders where needed and maintain positive working relationships
What we can offer you:
- salary of up to £49,328.20 per annum plus excellent benefits
- generous annual leave entitlement
- contribution pension scheme
- life assurance scheme
- range of health benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme
- and more
Join us as our Senior Project Accountant and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.
Closing date: 6th June 2022
Virtual interview date: W/C 13th June 2022, Second interview to follow w/c 20th June 2022
Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)
Salary: £33,438 - £36,515 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 06 June 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.
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We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
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
SORP, FRS102, the Charities Act and UKGAAP. 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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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.
Location: Remote working in the UK. You will either work from home all the time, or if you are near Devon can spend 1-2 days per week in Totnes. Depending on your circumstances we would also be keen on a secondment to Ghana in your first year. The postholder will expected to undertake frequent travel to Ghana and Uganda.
Our mission is to get preschool children in rural Africa school-ready. At present over 250 million children worldwide fail to receive the education and care they need in their early years which means they are less likely to do well in school, find gainful employment, and are at greater risk of early marriage, early parenthood and even criminality. Current approaches to solving this crisis are not proving effective or scalable in lower middle income countries.
That’s where Lively Minds comes in. We have developed an award-winning Early Childhood Development programme that has been proven to get pre-schoolers in hard-to-reach communities school-ready, so they have a greater chance of succeeding in school and in life. The programme provides marginalised Mothers with a parenting course that empowers them to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources. The programme is delivered through government partners, is cheap and highly scalable. It genuinely has the potential to play a transformative role in ending the global ECD crisis.
Over the past few years the Lively Minds programme, currently operating in over 1000 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda is reaching over 120,000 children, with this figure set to triple over the next few years. During COVID we launched a radio programme for parents and this is now reaching over 2 million households each week. We are extremely proud that the Government of Ghana have now adopted the programme and we have a ground-breaking partnership with them to support them to institutionalise it, fund it and to scale it to 60 education districts, reaching over 4000 communities and 1 million children. We see this partnership as the test case that will provide the blueprint to take the programme to scale in Uganda and elsewhere within the next 5 years.
About the role
This is a unique opportunity for a Finance expert to join a fun, high impact, mission driven organisation. This could be an ideal opportunity for a Finance expert who’s gained experience in another sector and is looking to transition to a not for profit. Lively Minds is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation. You will have the opportunity to work on varied and cutting-edge topics and contexts. You’ll be part of a lively ambitious organisation, determined to have a major positive impact on the world. We work hard, at a fast pace, in a challenging environment. Our work is demanding but provides plenty of opportunity for innovation, responsibility, growth, collaboration, creativity and fun. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled and to feel appreciated and valued in their work. . You will be offered the opportunity to develop through targeted learning support which will include external learning opportunities or Coaching.
We are looking for a Head of Finance to manage all aspects of the organisation’s finances. Our current annual budget is approximately £3m and we plan to grow this to £5m by 2025. Your role includes, setting and managing budgets, supporting fundraising strategy and proposals, overseeing spend and financial controls and processes. You will lead the finance teams in Ghana and Uganda made up of a Finance Manager in Ghana, four Finance Officers, and a Procurement and Logistics Officer.
To succeed in this role you will need….
- to be comfortable delivering a complex programme to the highest standards, working at pace with a high degree of autotomy
- to be innovative & results-oriented. We operate in resource-poor settings, with challenging stakeholders and with limited financial resources and capabilities.
- to be willing to go the extra mile. We need you to be proactive and constantly seeking ways to do things better.
- to be business-minded. In order to spread our impact, we need you to help us secure sustainable income, gaining the support of government, funders and key stakeholders
- to be a leader. You will need to role model professionalism, determination & resilience, a growth mindset, and passion for the work and our organisational values.
- to be actively involved in delivering growth; as a small charity, we need you to be adaptable, with the ability to advise on strategic finance matters, as well as being hands-on when necessary
- Professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
- 5 years post qualification experience delivering full range of financial and accounting services required by a charity or small business
- Wide experience of managing grants and donor reporting
- Experience in maintaining strong financial controls
- High proficiency in financial modelling and advanced Microsoft Excel with the ability to present complex information effectively to a non finance audience (including experience in VBA automation and using Excel’s data model to directly interact with other systems)
- Experience of managing and developing people
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Experience working with remote teams
- Experience working in Africa
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.
We are seeking an experienced finance professional who can help our organsation to reach new heights through strong financial planning, communication, leadership, and ambition. We are part-way through our first year of our 2021-24 strategic plan which aims to transform the organisation into a central part of student life at the University of Northampton. As an organisation which is proud of its diverse membership, we would also like to encourage applications from people of colour and people with disabilitiesto help senior leadership team better reflect our membership.
The duties of the post holder are:
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
- Lead the development, management and delivery of NSU’s finance, commercial, and insights activity.
- Responsible for driving income generation across the Union, including but not limited to; partnerships, services, sponsorship, and fundraising.
- As part of the Senior Leadership Team, lead UNSU strategic and operational planning; enabling the delivery of NSU’s priorities and projects.
- Oversee, via delegated budget holders, budgets for the Membership Services and other NSU functions, including production of annual budgets and reporting on cashflow, and I&E variances monthly as required.
- Manage the relationship between NSU and the University’s Director of Finance, ensuring there is open, transparent, and regular dialogue between the two organisations, and that there is confidence and assurance in NSU’s activity.
- Deputise for the Chief Executive Officer by representing them and NSU at NSU, University or External meetings, events and other engagements.
- As the senior manager responsible for the finance, commercial, and insights functions, oversee recruitment, selection, induction and ongoing leadership of relevant staff.
- Support the Trustee’s Finance and Risk Committee and Chief Executive Officer by taking operational responsibility for managing the financial sustainability and statutory compliance of the Students’ Union.
- Accountable for the maintenance of financial, legal and risk controls across all services including compliance with all financial processes and procedures including ensuring submission of relevant information requested in a timely fashion.
- Oversee the year end statutory accounts preparation and audit, ensuring clear and timely communication of outcomes with relevant stakeholders
- Lead on the annual internal audit process, ensuring that actions are followed up and reported to the University’s audit committee.
- Lead on the development and maintenance of NSU’s Risk Register, working with the board and NSU staff to ensure progress against agreed actions and the identification of new risks.
- Ensure the department’s operations are compliant with national and local legal requirements including Health & Safety and NSU’s internal policy and procedures.
- Take overall responsibility for all health and safety matters within the organisation by chairing the internal Health, Safety and Risk Committee.
- Lead the finance team to ensure the accurate and timely production of monthly management accounts.
- Ensure a strong internal control framework and effective financial policies and procedures are in place and actioned.
- Be responsible for the SU’s payroll system and ensuring that PAYE regulations are adhered to at all times.
- Ensure that insurance cover is adequate for all areas of the SU, whilst maintaining value for money.
- Manage relationships with University finance staff, NSU auditors, tax advisors, insurance providers and banks.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The role of Finance Team leader sits within the Operations department of a growing Charity. Supported by the Head of Operations this role is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking to develop their career within the finance industry.
The ideal candidate will be keen, hard working with an eye for detail and an ability to analyse financial data and to present findings. You will have line management responsibility for a Finance and Operations Assistant and together you will oversee and deliver effective financial operations including (and not exclusive) payroll, credit control, monthly reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes and monitoring cash flow.
Terms: Full Time (40 Hours)
Salary: £27,816.00 per annum pro rata
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Insurance, Employee Discount App
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Advantage Africa supports people affected by poverty, disability and HIV to improve their education, health and incomes. Our work helps people to help themselves and build a better future for their families and communities. More information is available from our website, Facebook page and Annual Report and Accounts.
We are seeking a Finance Manager to enable Advantage Africa and its partners to deliver cost-effective development among some of Africa’s most vulnerable people and meet its statutory requirements as a UK registered charity.
This is a part-time position, reporting to the Director, for which 18 - 21 hours per week will be required at times to be agreed. The job can either be located at Advantage Africa’s office in Olney or from home, with occasional visits to the office by mutual agreement.
Summary Job Details
Advantage Africa is an equal opportunities employer. The salary will be in the range £26-£30k (pro-rata) according to skills and experience. You will be eligible to join our workplace pension scheme with an employer contribution of 5%, subject to a minimum personal contribution of 3%. There will be a probation period of three months with regular reviews. The starting annual leave allowance is 25 days pro-rata, plus statutory holidays.
The position involves taking full responsibility for Advantage Africa’s day-to-day financial management and statutory reporting. The post-holder will ensure that Advantage Africa’s financial records and systems are maintained and improved through the work summarised below. The role may involve managing volunteers to undertake some of these tasks.
Book-keeping and data management: Ensure the effective recording of all financial transactions, with appropriate coding, approval, data entry and filing using Advantage Africa’s CRM (Salesforce) and accounting software (Xero).
Bank transactions, payments, transfers and deposits: Ensure that all required bank transactions are completed, with the required paperwork filed and the accounts system correspondingly updated.
Payroll: Manage the payroll to ensure that staff and HMRC are paid on time, and any schemes, supplementary payments or deductions are administered correctly.
Financial accounting: Ensure that the accounts are accurate, complete and give a true picture of the financial activity and status of the organisation.
Financial management, planning and reporting: Produce all financial management reports as required by the Director, Programme Managers, Trustees and other stakeholders, to effectively manage the organisation, including the annual budget and monthly management reports.
Other accounting tasks including Gift Aid records and claims, maintaining bank and charity accounts, ensuring restricted funds are ring-fenced and expenditure against them monitored. Support other UK staff and partners in East Africa in their financial management and review and improve Advantage Africa’s financial policy, procedures and systems.
Produce the annual report and accounts and annual returns in the correct format to comply with company and charity law and the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and manage the Independent Examination.
Other tasks will include evaluating and comparing suppliers, preparing for Trustees’ meetings and presenting the financial reports, managing the implementation of various policies, staff holidays and IT systems. As part of a close-knit team working in a small organisation, you will need to be flexible to fulfil Advantage Africa’s strategic goal of better lives for vulnerable people. You may be asked to analyse data used to measure the charity’s impact or appropriately target our communications. Furthermore, there is potential for the role to develop according to your specific skills, capacity and interests. This might for example include supporting the growth of our partners’ financial skills, taking on the role of Company Secretary, managing our IT or harnessing the potential of Salesforce to improve our fundraising activities.
Please see the Application Pack for a more detailed job description, person specification and application form. To apply, please then email us with your CV and completed application form.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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
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.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A not-for-profit organisation are recruiting for an Interim Finance Business Partner
Your new company
A London-based charity.
Your new role
Reporting to the Head of Finance Business Partnering, you will be responsible for accurate monthly management reporting; leading on project accounting; budgeting and forecasting and performance monitoring. Anticipated duration is for 4-5 months. To start ASAP. 100% remote working available.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified Accountant with strong finance business partnering experience.
What you'll get in return
The opportunity to add value in a varied and interesting role.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
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.
Acorn Early Years is a charitable social enterprise providing childcare and early education, operating day nurseries, forest schools, out-of-school clubs, and specialist early years catering and training services. We are an agile organisation that is growing rapidly, despite the challenges facing the sector, with just over 400 employees and an expected turnover of approximately £10m this year. We are now seeking an exceptional Chief Operating Officer or experienced Operations Manager to work directly with the CEO, board of trustees, and Senior Leadership Team to provide operational leadership.
As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for implementing the operational strategy, overseeing day-to-day operational excellence, and further developing Acorn’s social impact and the achievement of our charitable objects. We are seeking someone with management experience of growth, and of developing systems and processes to ensure operational efficiency. In a rapidly changing sector, we need resourcefulness, adaptability, and excellent communication skills. We pride ourselves on having an ethic of care across the organisation, and strong ethical values, and are fortunate to have a strong team of dedicated, highly skilled and professional team members, both in our central support office and across the sites.
You will report directly to the CEO, and will oversee operations, including IT, and service development, ensuring that Acorn have the appropriate up to date tools and technologies. You will work closely with departmental leads, and will ensure charitable compliance, monitor performance metrics, and provide the board of trustees with management information. You will also lead the sustainability strategy and ensure that this is embedded across the organisation.
We are looking for a team player with excellent project management skills, experience of business development and systems knowledge, but also someone with a passion for social impact and ethical practices, including environmental sustainability. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join Acorn at this period of our growth and development.
Expectations of the role
- To provide strong leadership and management whilst overseeing the day-to-day operations of Acorn’s central support team
- To develop strong, trusting relationships with the CEO, senior leadership team, and colleagues across the organisation, and support the CEO by providing excellent operational leadership
- To ensure operational processes remain efficient and effective, and are suitable to support future growth
- To ensure performance and impact is effectively monitored, and improvements are identified and sustained
- To ensure good governance is practiced, and all operations remain compliant with relevant legislation
Role and Responsibilities
- Collaborate with the CEO, ensuring the organisation’s strategy and budget are drafted and adhered to
- Coordinate the effective analysis of internal operations, and use evidence to inform improvements
- Project manage the opening of new provisions and services
- Develop and oversee the implementation of new or reviewed processes
- Review, update and implement policies and procedures, ensuring sufficient controls are in place
- Oversee the effective communication of all operational policies procedures and documentation
- Collaborate with the Facilities Manager to ensure the effective implementation of an IT strategy that will enable long-term sustainable growth and quality improvements
- Collaborate with the CEO, to oversee the preparation of high quality business plans, annual reports, grant applications, business development applications, or any other formal documentation
- Fulfil all statutory duties and responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer, including ensuring the organisation is compliant with data protection legislation, updating data protection processes as required, actioning data protection requests, making any statutory notifications, and responding to any data protection queries in a timely manner
- Maintain regular and effective communication with the CEO, and communicate with the board of trustees as required
- Management and operational experience
- Budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting experience
- Project management experience
- Change management experience
- Management of IT development and systems
- Business Development
- Effective and supportive line management
- Process improvement
- Experience managing quality assurance or internal audit processes or systems
- Working in a charity/not for profit organisation
- Working in the early years sector
- Working as a Data Protection Officer
Skills and attributes
- Leadership and management
- Highly organised, with an attention to detail
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Ability to think and act strategically
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in witing
- Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
- Flexible to changing priorities
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are recruiting for an Area Services Manager for our supported housing and community services.
Covering: Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Life provides accommodation and support services to Mum’s with children under the age of 5 and Mum’s to be. We are passionate about providing strength-based services which meet the needs of the service users. Ensuring positive outcomes are achieved during their time with Life.
Requirements – Home Working with frequent travel.
Life is a UK pregnancy and maternal support charity that helps over 60,000 people a year to manage pregnancy and pregnancy loss with dignity and courage so they can flourish.
Our services include
· Supported housing and community support
· Counselling and skilled listening
· Free pregnancy tests and baby supplies
All our work is underpinned by the following universal human values:
· Humanity – All people are special and equal.
· Solidarity – We’re with you and for you.
· Community – We’re better together.
· Charity – Doing good for one another.
· Common good – Building a better world.
To be successful you need to be passionate about delivering high quality services that support women and children to thrive. You will be confident managing services and staff to work in line with Life’s Vision and Mission. You will be adept at dealing with a range of people at all levels to maintain a high quality service, promote services and seek new opportunities. You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate both internally and externally when representing your area, your team and the organisation.
You will be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding of the needs and barriers for vulnerable service users dealing with pregnancy or bringing up a young child. Alongside recognising and responding to the impact on staff wellbeing when providing services at a range of levels. Including early help, child in need, child protection, leaving care and looked after children.
You will have demonstrable experience and a sound understanding of delivering strength-based services, ideally in a trauma informed way, to ensure independence, choice, and control for Life’s service users. (Training on Trauma Informed Practice will be provided). As well as having experience and knowledge of Safeguarding practices.
You will be committed to ensuring your team provide a high quality service in line with identified priorities and departmental budgets. Whilst inspiring and leading your team with enthusiasm, energy and a can do attitude.
IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and understanding the importance of working within equal opportunities, safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines are essential.
At Life we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer:
Generous holiday allowance, starting at 25 days per year, plus 8 Bank Holidays, (for full-time positions, pro-rated for part-time positions)
Birthday leave (following a successful probationary period)
Extra annual leave for long term service
Paid Enhanced DBS check
Length of service awards
Company Pension Scheme
If this sounds like you and you want to work as part of a passionate team, please provide your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the following criteria:
Experience in the delivery and management of support and/or care services.
Experience in delivering results in line with organisational aims
Understanding the needs of vulnerable people and Safeguarding Children and Adults
Ability to promote the charity to a wide range of individuals and external contacts
Ability to negotiate and influence others
Demonstrate Self-motivation and Resilience
Ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered
Our Values and Commitment to Safeguarding and Equality
Life is committed to protecting all staff, volunteers and service users from harm of any kind. Life expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality within our organisation by encouraging applications from all backgrounds.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. Life takes its obligation to protect the rights of children and vulnerable people very seriously; therefore, the successful candidate for this post will be also subject to extensive background checking, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) which is paid for by the Charity.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
#Care to join us?
We are looking for three Community Fundraising Officers to join our friendly and welcoming team here at Hft. This is your chance to make a real difference to people's lives.
Location: Remote working with occasional travel to events, services, communities and the Bristol head office.
Salary / hourly rate: £29,586.95
Employment type: Full Time
Hours per week: 37.5
What will you be doing?
There has never been a more exciting time to join us. With a new Fundraising plan, we are ambitious to grow to help even more people with learning disabilities and Community Fundraising is key to this.
We are looking for a dynamic fundraising relationship manager to join our team. As Community Fundraising Officer, you will maximise income and awareness for Hft by developing regional fundraising activity.
A creative individual who is able to implement a targeted approach to Community Fundraising, driving income growth amongst focused community audience groups. You will be well supported as part of a team of community fundraisers on their journey to financial growth to achieve ambitious targets. You will be equipped with tools and resources from our integrated campaigns and products to help manage fantastic supporter relations to increase engagement and positive net contribution to Hft.
What’s in it for you?
There are a range of benefits and career development opportunities at Hft. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training, and support along the way.
With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people to live the best life possible.
- Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options.
- Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
- Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
- 25 days holiday (pro rata for part time staff)
- A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
We ask all our teams to take advantage of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is offered to frontline support workers as a priority group.
We strongly encourage all colleagues to remain fully vaccinated as part of our wider infection control procedures. This includes Central Support Services colleagues as they may be required to visit services as part of their work and/or work alongside colleagues who do.
Find your place with us and change lives.
Closing date: 07/06/2022
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.
You may have experience of the following: Team Coordinator, Team Leader, Care Leader, Senior Support Worker, Day Centre Team Leader, Disability, Vulnerable Adults, Day Service Team Leader, Learning Disabilities Charity, Third Sector, NFP, Social Care etc.
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