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Part Time Finance Manager (mat cover) - charity sector

  • Salary: £38500.00 - £41000.00 per annum
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Job type: Short term Contract
  • Job reference J487
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Our client, a registered charity, is looking for an experienced Finance Manager to join their team. IDEALLY FROM THE CHARITABLE SECTOR.

You will lead the finance function ensuring the optimum use and accounting of financial resources within statutory and donor requirements. As a member of the management team, you will share overall strategic leadership with others to support the Charity's aim.

This is a maternity cover contract working 22.5 hours per week - 6 - 12 month contract.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track record of highly successful financial management and experience working with small charities and limited resources. You will be tenacious, able to manage a busy workload and comfortable working under your own initiative. You will also be a team player and a confident leader capable of guiding the organization on all aspects of finance, compliance and risk.

We are looking for someone with a talent for financial systems management to achieve maximum benefit to the charity. You will need to be supportive of colleagues (staff, trustees and volunteers), committed to the volunteer ethic of the organisation and show sensitivity to the needs of others.

Duties include

Financial control, budget management and reporting

  • Finalising of the annual budget for Board approval in consultation with the Chief Executive and Treasurer
  • Preparation of management accounts and monitoring budget expenditure on a monthly basis with budget holders
  • Monitoring of restricted expenditure and preparation of financial reports for review by the Grants Officer and Operations Director
  • Close monitoring of cash-flow
  • Preparation of quarterly Board finance reports
  • Drafting of financial statements for the Annual statutory accounts for annual audit and liaison with auditors before, during and after audit process

Donor contract management

  • Coordinate with the Fundraising Team in preparing budgets for fundraising applications
  • Prepare financial reports as required for submission to funders to release and account for payments
  • Prepare information for donor audit as required
  • Construct budget and financial system coding to ensure that donor agreements are properly reflected in accurate financial recording and reporting

Risk management and compliance

  • Ensuring charity is compliant with UK Law
  • Overseeing of the organisation's Risk Register
  • Review financial procedures and policies and ensure these are up to date, relevant and implemented.


  • Be part of the management team supporting the Chief Executive in providing strategic leadership to the organisation
  • Line manage the Finance Officer


  • Professional accounting qualification or part-qualified (ACCA, CIMA, ACA, AAT) or qualified by experience
  • Extensive financial management experience with charities
  • Experience of budget management, including setting, tracking and reporting on budget performance against plans
  • Experience of donor reporting and understanding of system requirements to achieve accurate and timely reports

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training and skills that they identify. If you do not hear from us within 5 working days from your registration, please accept our apologies but we are unable to help you on this occasion.

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