Finance Manager - Fixed Term Contract

Finance Manager - Fixed Term Contract

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    £50k - 52k per year

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    Simon Bascombe

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    020 7820 7311

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    about 1 year ago

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Harris Hill is recruiting for a Finance Manager on a 12-month Fixed Term contract for this Environmental Charity.

This is the most senior finance position in the charity, that looks after one staff.

The purpose of this role, is to provide operational leadership for the finance function ensuring that all finance activities are effectively managed, that activities are financially viable and to provide support on wider aspects of operational management.

  • 1 direct report
  • Oversight of the organisation 2.5m budget and associated reporting and governance
  • Full time, minimum 12-month fixed term contract, working flexibly (maternity cover)

Terms & Conditions

  • Place of Work: Home Working with occasional travel for key meetings in office in London. (Currently fully remote working due to Covid-19)
  • Hours of work: Full-time 5 days a week with flexible working
  • Holidays: 28 days per annum pro rata, plus 3 days between Christmas & New Year plus public holidays
  • Salary & benefits: 50 - 52k
  • Start date: From May 2021

Essential Skills

  • CCAB qualified, with excellent accountancy, cash and budgetary management skills, and good knowledge of pension, treasury and investment management
  • Minimum of 5 years experience of the financial management of a small organisation, preferably a charity
  • A self-starter with independent judgement and work planning, also able to work well as part of a team


  • Experience of reviewing contracts
  • Experience of using QuickBooks
  • Experience of working with charity trustees
  • Experience of CRM Database

Principal Accountabilities (e.g. key responsibilities and projects)
Financial Strategy & Management

  • Oversee the charities financial strategy, ensuring cautious and appropriate financial planning and both short and long-term viability
  • Support the Director of Marketing & Operations to prepare an annual budget and monthly forecasts
  • Produce timely monthly reports on the financial performance of the organisation, including monthly management accounts with current and forecasted P&L, cash flow and debtor lists

Financial Governance, Treasury and Operational responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with legal, statutory and Charity Commission, HMRC and Companies House requirements as they relate to the organisation and its ancillaries
  • Lead the production of statutory contents for the Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Review the existing outsourced ICT service and identify and deliver optimum hybrid flexible working ICT solutions for colleagues - prioritising high quality technical support and collaborative culture to maximise productivity