An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a part-time Finance Manager (0.4 – 0.6 FTE) to work alongside our Accounts and Payroll Administrator at Little Valley Animal Shelter.
Although we are proud to be affiliated to the RSPCA (South, East and West Devon Branch), Little Valley Animal Shelter is a completely separate, self-funded, local Devon charity (205154), located on a beautiful 20-acre site just outside Exeter. We have been operating from this site for almost 30 years and last year alone our shelter rescued, cared for and successfully re-homed nearly 1,000 abandoned, abused or unwanted animals.
It is a great time to join our team as we have just finished the rebuild of our new animal facilities and are now poised to develop further and expand our services across Devon.
About the role
The Finance Manager will lead the financial management of the charity, supported by the Accounts and Payroll Administrator who delivers the day to day book-keeping and financial administration. Your key purpose will be to oversee the finance function, providing higher level strategic support for the CEO and Trustee Board, timely finance management reports and data analysis, as well as to take on responsibility to promote ICT within both Little Valley and our retail shops. As this is a brand new role, you will have a wonderful opportunity to make it your own and create something really special.
This role requires practical, hands-on experience of delivering the wide range of finance and accounting services required by a small business or charity; a thorough understanding of accounting principles; a knowledge of charity SORP and charity statutory accounting are highly desirable; solid experience of the audit and preparation of annual financial accounts is essential; you must already hold a full qualification in either ACCA, ACA or CIMA; practical experience of preparing management and statutory reports and VAT returns is required; ideally an understanding of grant preparation work and the required ongoing financial monitoring and reporting.
You will be highly motivated by Little Valley’s wide range of animal welfare work; have a sound working knowledge of Sage Accounts and Microsoft Excel; strong attention to detail, producing work with a high level of accuracy; exceptional management and financial skills; proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Ideally you will also have a good working knowledge of both ICT and the potential of new technology within a small business/charity.
As mentioned this is a permanent part time role working either 15 or 22hrs a week. Ideally on a two or three day a week basis but we would consider other more flexible weekly working arrangements to accommodate lifestyles for outstanding candidates.
A job description and further paperwork is avaiable on our website via the link below.
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