London, Greater London
£38,000 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 3 days per week
Job description

Theodora Children's Charity

We believe that all children deserve play and laughter. This mission is at the heart of our work, to contribute to the wellbeing of children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care and education centres, by facilitating visits from professional performers, who have been uniquely trained to work in a clinical setting.

Our Giggle Doctors visit children across England, combining music, magic and storytelling, bringing magical moments to children in challenging times. We know that the impact this can have on a child and their families can last a lifetime. 

We also continue to grow, evolve and innovate, which in 2020, resulted in the launch of Giggle Doctor Virtual Visits allowing children, wherever they are, to have a visit from a Giggle Doctor via their parent's phone or tablet. 

Finance Manager

As our Finance Manager, you will be a member of our senior leadership team, providing expert financial advice, guidance and information to support the future success of the charity, taking effective responsibility for:

  • Producing timely and accurate monthly management accounts with commentary and analysis (Microsoft Navision Accounting system).

  • Supporting the CEO in setting the organisation's long term strategic financial planning and annual budgeting processes and with the production of the statutory accounts and annual audit process.

  • Ensuring robust financial processes are in place for resource allocation and impact monitoring of the organisation.

  • Leading on the delivery of financial reports to team and donors, ensuring that accountability to the Board of Trustees and key stakeholders is maintained for all activities.

  • Working collaboratively with the fundraising team to provide timely and accurate donor data, and reports.

  • Supporting Programme and Fundraising managers in their planning, reporting and budgeting cycle.

  • Providing insight and scrutiny on our proposed plans, ensuring the relevant financials are a reasonable expectation and projecting an efficient use of the charity's funds.

  • Identifying and helping to realise potential efficiencies in process to release cost savings.

With a palpable empathy and passion for our work and the positive outcomes we seek to achieve, you are likely to hold a relevant accountancy qualification or be part qualified or have extensive bookkeeping experience and have gained relevant charity experience as a financial manager or worked in a similar role, and demonstrate:

  • Confidence in preparing management accounts, budgets, forecasts and financial plans.

  • Experience in supporting the annual budget setting process and statutory accounts preparation.

  • Good finance systems acumen, with the ability to identify and suggest areas of improvement.

  • Financial modelling ability, providing expert financial advice, analysis and information to support decision making, the development of business cases and funding applications.

  • In depth understanding of SORP, the charity compliance framework and charity accounting, including the processing of Gift Aid.

  • Advanced Excel skills and a working knowledge of client relationship management or similar database systems.

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and a flexible approach to working is key to success of this role.

Closing date: Monday 25th January     

Preliminary interviews: week commencing 1st February

Final Panel interviews: week commencing 8th February

If you are potentially interested in this opportunity and would welcome an informal conversation please forward a copy of your CV with a covering letter.

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The Theodora Children's Charity

We believe that all children deserve play and laughter. This mission is at the heart of our work, to contribute to the wellbeing of children in... Read more

Posted on: 05 January 2021
Closed date: 25 January 2021
Tags: Finance