London, Greater London
£150 per day
Permanent, Part-time, 14 hours per month
Job description

The Baobab Centre

The Baobab Centre provides rehabilitation support to young asylum seekers and refugees who have experienced human rights abuses. Baobab provides psychotherapy, casework and advocacy as well as a wider range of community activities. We are seeking a Finance Manager to support the running of the organisation and to help our team support young asylum seekers and refugees in London. 


Job Purpose:

  • Day to day finance management of the organisation 
  • Prepare, develop and analyse management accounting information
  • Finance planning, budgeting, forecasting and annual accounts
  • Provide high quality support service to the Operations Team
  • Work 14 hours across a month (i.e. available a few hours a week not in two complete days). On some months there is the possibility of a few extra hours if necessary.  

Duties and responsibilities

  • Production of monthly management accounts
  • Analysing variances and exploring potential problems with Operations Manager and Finance Committee
  • Making appropriate recommendations and advising of the impact of financial changes on the charity
  • Preparation of annual budgets (including aspirational) and producing regular reforecasts against the budget
  • Improving the systems surrounding all aspects of the charity's budgets, forecasts and business planning
  • Shared responsibility with the Operations Manager for the annual audit/examination and referral to independent examiner. 
  • Providing financial support to the fundraising team, including information for funding applications and reports.
  • Support the Finance Administrator with any queries regarding payroll and the day to day finance postings in Quickbooks.
  • Support the Operations Team in reviewing the financial policies and procedures.
  • Preparing monthly accounts for the monthly Finance Committee Meetings (held in the evening).

Person specification


  • A fully qualified accountant with a thorough practical understanding of Finance Management including management accounting principles and techniques as well as an understanding of charity accounting principles.
  • Experience of producing annual accounts and working with Independent Examiners. 
  • High degree of communication skills, particularly attuned to working well with non-finance professionals.
  • First-hand experience of planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience working in fast moving environment providing accurate and timely information to a high standard.
  • Experience and understanding of charity accounts.
  • Experience with general finance management.

Charity Experience and Interest

  • Demonstrable interest in one or several of: human rights work, mental health, refugees and asylum seekers, and young people separated from their families.
  • Ideally with experience of working with unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers. 
  • Demonstrable experience working with people from different culture and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work flexibly with an understanding of the holistic functioning of the charity.

Please apply using our application form, select 'Apply with CharityJob'. We will not read CVs.

Refreshed on: 25 November 2021
Closed date: 05 December 2021
Tags: Finance, Management

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