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Job description

Garden Organic is looking for a Finance & Compliance Manager to support the Director of Finance & Corporate Resources as part of the small but experienced corporate resources team. The role will entail working with the wider team on financial accounts and all aspects of contractual and regulatory compliance.

Post: Finance & Compliance Manager
Location: Head Office, Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry (Hybrid)
Reporting to: Director of Finance & Corporate Resources
Contract Term: Permanent
Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week (although 4 days a week would be considered)
Salary: £34,000 to £38,000 per annum (pro rata if not full time)
Role subject to DBS Check: No

The charity:

Our organisation promotes the know-how and benefits of organic gardening to individual and community gardeners. Showing people how they can encourage ecosystems to flourish in their own growing space has never been more important to stem the decline of plant and insect species and aid nature’s recovery. Our work is set in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and we want to ensure Garden Organic is having demonstrable and measurable positive impact, in particular on SDG 15 – Life on Land.

Why it’s a great time to be joining Garden Organic:

Our charity was founded over 60 years ago, when organic growing was an ‘alternative’ way of life. Today, there is huge interest in how gardeners, consumers and businesses can follow sustainable practices, to do their bit to protect the environment and the biodiversity on their doorstep. With our unrivalled expertise, gained through decades of hands-on organic growing, we are in the best possible position to support people to follow the organic way.

Overall purpose of the role:

Garden Organic is looking for a Finance & Compliance Manager to support the Director of Finance & Corporate Resources as part of the small but experienced corporate resources team. The role will entail working with the wider team on financial accounts and all aspects of contractual and regulatory compliance.

What we are looking for:

Our ideal candidate will bring energy and enthusiasm to the role as well as proven experience in the fields of both finance and organizational compliance together with a willingness to learn. You will ideally be qualified in financial management or working towards qualification along with evidence of your Continued Professional Development and desire to stay abreast of financial practice and regulation. We will consider applicants who are qualified by (proven) experience.

Responsibilities & Main Duties:

Financial Management

  • Act as an effective internal business partner to all colleagues across the charity, providing timely, accurate and relevant information to support the financial planning and performance of all services and functions.
  • Day to day responsibility includes leading month end processes including reviewing and posting journals, purchase ledger, sales ledger, adjustments and balance sheet reconciliations to make sure month end reports are delivered within agreed timelines.
  • Working with the team to produce the monthly management accounts pack including P&L, cashflow, balance sheet and other management reports with financial analysis and comments as required.
  • Working with budget holders on the cycle of budgeting and reforecasting including working to an agreed timetable, setting up templates and working with budget holders to get them completed, plus finalizing them for senior management.
  • Supporting the execution of all day-to-day financial operations and processes including management of payroll, gift aid, charity VAT, membership subscriptions, donations and other charitable income and expenditure.
  • Assisting in managing external relationships with auditors, banks, pension providers, payroll partners and insurers.
  • Managing relationships with stakeholders in relation to efficient issue of invoices, processing of payments, resolving queries etc

Risk Management and Compliance

  • Assist in administrating the charity's risk register in timely manner.
  • Assist the Director Finance & Corporate Resources in managing internal assurance and governance processes, including internal audit and compliance testing.
  • Assist in compliance with contracts with suppliers and landlord as well as supporting compliance in the delivery of charitable service contracts
  • Working closely with Director of Finance and Corporate Resources to ensure that Garden Organic is compliant with all regulatory requirements such as data protection, health and safety, the fundraising regulator etc.
    • Take a key role in the Health & Safety working group


  • It is the nature of the work of Garden Organic that tasks and responsibilities are, in some circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All employees are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description and have to be undertaken.
  • A valid UK driving license would be useful.
Application resources
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garden organic View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 17 July 2024
Closing date: 15 August 2024 at 09:00
Job ref: Finance & Compliance Manager
Tags: Finance,Accounting