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Part Time Finance Director

Job description

Harris Hill is recruiting for a Part Time Finance Director for this faith-based charity located in Buckinghamshire and Surrey (mostly remote)

  • Hours: 12 hours per week, on average over the full year

  • Flexible working: Only 1 day a month is required at their offices in either Buckinghamshire or Surrey

  • Pay scale £70,000pa FTE

Main duties and responsibilities:

Accounts and Finance

  • Maintenance of the accounting records

  • Preparation and monitoring forecasts and budgets for the charity

  • Having an overall appreciation of the requirements of Charity Statement of Recommended Practice for Charity Accounts (SORP)

  • Preparing the records for audit and liaising with the auditors and bursar

  • Monitoring and oversight of Sage

  • Ensuring sound financial controls exist. There should be monthly backups, which are forwarded to the leader.

  • Ensuring that the income to which the congregation is entitled is received.

  • Assistance with the financial aspects of longer-term strategic planning


  • Awareness of the implications of the congregation’s investment policy

  • Assisting the Trustees with the monitoring of the congregation’s investment portfolio, and liaising with the charity’s investment advisors and fund managers

  • With the trustees, attend meetings, with the investment managers, and compiling minutes.


  • Have an overview of grant making procedures, and monitor the work of the Grants Administrator


  • Having an appreciation of the charity’s trust deed and of how charities are governed in the UK.

  • Having a general awareness of the laws and regulations affecting the congregation and its work


  • Assisting the bursar, when required, with the congregation’s banking arrangements.

  • Ensuring that surplus funds are invested in interest bearing accounts and optimising the amount of such interest.


  • Assisting with arranging insurance cover, and liaising with the insurance advisers


  • Awareness of employment legislation, including PAYE, national insurance and pensions

  • Payroll preparation