High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
£42,000 - £46,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Finance Manager, Royal Air Force Central Fund

Up to £46,000, depending on experience + benefits

Monday to Friday (37.5hrs)

Working from home and the Fund’s offices in Buckinghamshire

Want to work with a friendly, fun team in the charity sector with flexible working? In the recent annual staff satisfaction survey, 100% of staff reported that they enjoy working for the Fund and the company culture and feel supported by their line manager!

The RAF Central Fund is a charity dedicated to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of serving personnel principally through the funding of sport and physical activities. Every year we deliver integral support to individuals, RAF Stations and Sports Associations through our grant funding programmes to enhance their time whilst serving. Ultimately, we want everyone regardless of their role, rank, physical ability or competing level to have access to sports facilities, equipment and training.

We are looking for a Finance Manager who will be an open, honest and committed member of our small team with an inclusive outlook, recognising that everyone matters regardless of their background. The ideal candidate will be a big team player and be content to work at all levels – from getting stuck in with administrative duties when required through to dealing with investment managers and board level trustees and directors.

This position will report into the COO and will manage the Finance Administrator. The Finance Manager will be involved in preparation of the year-end financial reporting, production of the Annual Reports and Accounts and related external audit process. You will be responsible for day-to-day management of the finance function, overall financial governance including internal control, balance sheet reconciliations, legal compliance and production of financial information. Other responsibilities will include: SAGE payroll, management of the Trading Subsidiary accounts, drafting of financial statements, annual budgeting, advisor and Secretary duties for the Finance & Risk and Investment Committees, monitoring the investments, Lottery and fundraising incomes and promoting the Fund through presentations and external visits. 

You will have extensive knowledge of charity accounting and reporting on the requirements of the Charity SORP. You will also be adept at building and maintaining effective relationships with the team, beneficiaries, Trustees and external stakeholders.

Person Specification:


  • Qualified CCAB accountant (or DChA or part-qualified CCAB accountant with significant financial experience).
  • Experience of working in the charitable sector.
  • Experience of dealing with a Trading Subsidiary (including the related VAT knowledge).
  • Ability to gather information and produce high quality written evaluations to deadline, present to varying audiences, report meaningful outputs and input into strategic direction.


  • Experience of dealing with Investment Managers.
  • Knowledge of the Armed Forces environment.
Posted on: 06 October 2021
Closed date: 05 November 2021
Tags: Finance

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