Manchester, Greater Manchester
£30,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 0.2 fte, ideally able to be worked flexibly to respond to monthly / annual workload fluctuations
Job description

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art making and digital invention. We commission groundbreaking projects that challenge the definitions of art and moving image.

We are seeking an experienced Finance Manager to work with Abandon Normal Devices to maintain the company’s finance functions on a part-time, permanent basis. Duties will include inputting sales and purchase ledger, payroll for members of staff, preparation of financial reports and management accounts and working with the company auditors.

Title: Finance Manager
Salary: £30,000k (pro rata)
Contract: Permanent, 0.2 fte, ideally able to be worked flexibly to respond to monthly / annual workload fluctuations
Location: Remote working, with optional use of AND Office in central Manchester
Start date: As soon as possible
Reports to: Director

The closing date for applications is noon Thursday 30 September 2021
Interviews are expected to take place Wednesday 6 October


Data Input

  • Importing of purchase ledger invoices onto Sage 50
  • Processing of sales receipts and credit control
  • Processing monthly PAYE Payroll and Pensions management for between 4 and 8 staff

  • Processing Petty Cash and Credit Card transactions and preparing monthly bank reconciliation

  • Detailed analysis of complex projects as required by funders

Finance Management

  • Implementation of financial controls to ensure efficiency, stability and good governance, maintenance of records to provide a clear audit trail.
  • Administration of payroll, pension contributions and associated reporting
  • Timely preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts, highlighting of significant points, and discussion with senior staff and trustees as required
  • Monitoring against budget, and investigation of variances
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts, including accruals and other adjustments.  Preparation of audit working papers and liaison with Auditors including attendance at meetings with auditors as required

  • Working with senior staff to prepare annual budgets and provision of information to inform the business model.
  • Provision of relevant, realistic, well thought through professional advice which is in tune with the business model and turnover 

  • Assisting senior staff with reporting for funders, including ACE and occasional multi-partner and/or international projects
  • Monitoring activity against specific projects and funding streams
  • Monitoring VATable activity (we are currently below the threshold for VAT registration)
  • Forecasting and monitoring cashflow in detail, in close collaboration with the Director
  • Attendance at, and preparation of papers for, quarterly meetings of Finance Sub-Committee and of the full Board
  • In conjunction with the Director, ensuring that all Companies House and Charity Commission filing is completed on time
  • Annual review of internal controls


  • 4+ years experience in a similar role

  • An Accounting Qualification

  • An understanding of Charity/CIC/3rd Sector Accounting Practices
  • A skilled user of SAGE 50, including integrated project, payroll, pension and banking modules
  • Demonstrably strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills

  • A proven ability to independently prioritise own workload
  • A demonstrable interest in the arts and creative industry 


Posted on: 16 September 2021
Closed date: 30 September 2021
Tags: Finance, Management