Birmingham, West Midlands
£32,118.0 pro-rata
Permanent, Part-time, 6 - 16
Job description

We are a leading Brain Injury Charity who have radically transformed our support services during the last 6 months through new ways of innovating to ensure our clients know that we remain committed to supporting them on their journey to independence. 


We are looking to recruit an experienced Accountant to join us as a FINANCE MANAGER who will be responsible for providing a comprehensive financial service to support the charity’s day to day operational service delivery, business aims and strategy.

The Role:-

  • With a focus on customer service, income generation, cost control, compliance and sustainability, the Finance Manager will be responsible for the management accounting, ensuring effective system and controls are in place to safeguard the company finance and comply with all legal requirements including GDPR
  • Working with the CEO, prepare financial plans and charity budgets and provide financial advice and support to the Department Managers as required
  • Develop the financial performance of the charity


  • Budgeting & Accounting – Support the CEO with preparation of annual budgets for Board approval. Ensure costs are controlled and accurate. Generate SAGE accounts ensuring that all transactions are correctly posted. Delegate to and supervise the Finance Administrator to ensure that all financial tasks are completed by the required times
  • Reporting & Governance – Advise CEO and Trustees regarding Investments to ensure the best return is accrued. Monitoring, updating and submitting all grants that are open HBS once approved. Help influence shift to digital working. Ensuring that grants/donations received are utilised for their restrictive purpose HMRC and any Court Orders are in accordance with due dates including the current Job Retention scheme
  • Payroll – Generating and maintaining the payroll process and ensuring payments of all obligations to timely production of statutory and internal financial reports and liaison with the Charity’s statutory auditors and manage the preparation of accounts for quarterly and annual audit plans
  • Communication – To maintain good working relationships and be active in helping the business improve working practices and the services it provides by contributing ideas and giving support to other members of staff as required. To ensure that communication with staff and clients is friendly, helpful and professional at all times

The Candidate:-

The ideal candidate will be qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration and will have an AAT qualification along with SAGE Line 50 and will also have a minimum of 4 years proven experience within a similar role.  Experienced ledger on SAGE 50, SAGE payroll, financial management and systems including prepayments and accruals they will possess excellent IT/Microsoft Office skills, be a self-starter, adaptable, flexible and organised.

Why join us:

Annual leave – 33 days each year (including 8 bank holidays)
DBS Check – We cover the cost of your DBS check and update service check
Company Pension Scheme
Wellbeing Support, Advice and Guidance – Available via our in-house trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ and/or Employee Assistance Program though an online portal or over the telephone
Confidential Counselling Service
Free parking at our 3 centres
Complimentary refreshments
Professional Development – We can support you to obtain a range of qualifications according to roles and support further development
GEM Awards – All of our employees are stars in our eyes and each year colleagues make nominations for our special awards.
Social events, fundraising and team building – We value all our employees and try to bring people together socially
Discounts – Available at Highstreet retailers, days out, gifts, holidays and even when buying a car via the Blue Light Card Scheme that we will purchase for you.
Long Service Awards – Receive 1 extra day annual leave when you have reached your 5 year anniversary with us and thereon (10 years 2 days etc.)
Special Birthday Days – Receive an extra day annual leave on your ‘milestone birthday’
Health Scheme – Employees can opt into the BHSF healthcare plan through which Headway B & S will pay at the basic level. This enables employees to claim back money towards general day to day healthcare such as opticians and dentists.


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Refreshed on: 17 October 2021
Closed date: 11 November 2021
Job ref: FM01
Tags: Finance

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