Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£37,283 - £44,856 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Finance Manager / Accountant

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Full Time


£37,283 - £44,856 plus pension


Our client is working to address the ‘triple crisis’ of climate emergency, ecological crisis, and people’s disconnection from nature. They manage 41 nature reserves, they work closely with other land managers to restore habitats, and they run innovative programmes to help people of all ages and backgrounds engage with nature. Our client and its trading subsidiary employ over 40 staff, in addition to 800 volunteers and a network of local branches. Annual turnover is around £3m. Our client is an autonomous charity, but they are also part of a bigger movement and they aim to align their programmes and systems more closely with the movement where this will enhance their impact.


Our client has grown significantly in recent years. They are now looking for a new finance manager to take the lead on financial planning and reporting as they continue to grow and to diversify their income streams, to develop and modernise their financial systems, and to work with managers to develop their finance and business skills.


About the role

You will be responsible for ensuring that our client has a detailed and realistic annual budget ready for approval each January and that there is a three-year budget incorporating the latest operational plans and income projections and identifying the fundraising requirement for each period. You will also manage two Finance Officers, ensuring that accurate VAT and HMRC returns are submitted, that information on Charity Commission and Companies House is correct and up to date and that all expenses are processed accurately.


About you

You will be a fully qualified accountant with post qualification experience that includes developing and implementing financial systems and internal controls along with budgeting and producing management accounts. You will have an understanding of VAT and corporation tax and ideally some experience of charity SORP accounting. You will be highly organised, both personally and as a leader and you will be able to form positive working relationships at all levels. Analytical thinking is critical as is the ability to write reports. A passion for wildlife and the natural environment would be a strong advantage.

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Posted on: 19 April 2021
Closed date: 10 May 2021
Job ref: NTXNK601890
Tags: Finance