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Finance Manager (Charity)


Additional Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Location: Brighton
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Lucy
Category: Accountancy Jobs
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Finance Manager (Charity) - Part time (15 Hours) Brighton

Salary: £30,000 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: 15 hours per week (9.30am - 6.00pm with an hour for lunch)
Holidays: 25 days per annum, plus statutory public holidays (pro-rata)

The Company:

Our Client is a Brighton-based charity specialising in connecting new developments in art, technology, science and society. For over 30 years, their programme has revealed new ways of presenting artists and the creative industries, including how artistic work and practice can cross boundaries and disciplines, and be used as a way of enhancing digital technology and its place within society.

They provide an accessible programme of training, talks, exhibitions, commissions and education initiatives.

The work that they do is funded by a blend of public, private and commercial income. They work with a range of partners and sponsors. Their central Brighton venue can be hired for meetings, workshops or screenings which supports their artistic programme and talent development schemes.

Main Duties:

Book keeping and payroll are outsourced, therefore are not required within this role, it is a more strategic role involving financial analysis and planning

Financial Management, Planning, Reporting & Analysis

• Set the annual budget, with the CEO, Executive Team and Board
• Manage and monitor the budget on an ongoing basis, reporting on and dealing with any significant trends and variances
• Ensure up-to-date and clear budgets, financial reports and cash flow forecasts are produced for discussion
• Support the CEO, Executive Team and Board with excellent financial information and analysis to inform business planning and decision making and help devise and deliver initiatives to increase income and reduce expenditure
• Attend Finance Subcommittee and Board meetings to report on the company's financial position
• Lead and monitor financial risk management across the organisation.
• Oversee book-keeping and accounting activities, and ensure all statutory accounts are prepared as required for the annual audit.
• Liaise with budget holders to ensure that information is shared in a timely manner to enable them to manage project budgets within agreed levels, and to enable production of management accounts and funding reports within agreed deadlines
• Manage and supervise all bank or other financial accounts held in the name of the company
• Advise on the selection of auditors, bankers, insurers, financial systems and other financial advisors and contractors as required.


Governance and Compliance

• Be responsible for ensuring legal compliance with all statutory obligations within charity and corporate law (e.g. HMRC, Charities Commission, Companies House), and maintain an up-to-date overview of financial, tax, administrative and operational best practice
• Ensure annual returns are filed within required deadlines to Companies House and the Charities Commission.
• Ensure that all financial reporting requirements are met for public and private sector funders.
• Supported by the Head of Operations, set and review internal policies and ensure all legal and best practice requirements are met
• Oversee all contracts with external agencies, such as property management, insurance, programme partners, etc.


General

• Support the CEO and Board of Trustees to develop and achieve the successful delivery of the Business Plan.
• Advocate for and promote the Charity at all levels, and represent the organisation at regional, national and international levels, as required
• Work as part of the Senior Team to contribute to effective strategic and operational decision making.


The Ideal Candidate:

• Minimum 5 years experience in a Finance Manager role within a Charity is essential
• Excellent knowledge of charity & company law and obligations
• Experience of developing and delivering financial strategies
• Ability to prepare and present accurate and timely financial reports
• Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail, and the ability to work accurately under pressure.
• Understanding of the current finance issues relating to working in the finance department of a charity or a small business.
• Ability to investigate a problem or situation beyond routine questioning
• A high level of digital literacy, with strong ICT skills including experience of using software such as Excel, Microsoft Word, Googledocs and Quickbooks.
• Excellent organisational and administration skills, and the ability to juggle and manage multiple priorities and sometimes conflicting deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• If no prior experience of working in the arts or cultural sectors, a strong and demonstrable interest in contemporary arts and digital culture.


Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, Additional Resources will be acting in your best interest and may contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or GDPR please contact us.

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.

Finance Manager (Charity) - Part time (15 Hours) Brighton

Salary: £30,000 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: 15 hours per week (9.30am - 6.00pm with an hour for lunch)
Holidays: 25 days per annum, plus statutory public holidays (pro-rata)

The Company:

Our Client is a Brighton-based charity specialising in connecting new developments in art, technology, science and society. For over 30 years, their programme has revealed new ways of presenting artists and the creative industries, including how artistic work and practice can cross boundaries and disciplines, and be used as a way of enhancing digital technology and its place within society.

They provide an accessible programme of training, talks, exhibitions, commissions and education initiatives.

The work that they do is funded by a blend of public, private and commercial income. They work with a range of partners and sponsors. Their central Brighton venue can be hired for meetings, workshops or screenings which supports their artistic programme and talent development schemes.

Main Duties:

Book keeping and payroll are outsourced, therefore are not required within this role, it is a more strategic role involving financial analysis and planning

Financial Management, Planning, Reporting & Analysis

• Set the annual budget, with the CEO, Executive Team and Board
• Manage and monitor the budget on an ongoing basis, reporting on and dealing with any significant trends and variances
• Ensure up-to-date and clear budgets, financial reports and cash flow forecasts are produced for discussion
• Support the CEO, Executive Team and Board with excellent financial information and analysis to inform business planning and decision making and help devise and deliver initiatives to increase income and reduce expenditure
• Attend Finance Subcommittee and Board meetings to report on the company's financial position
• Lead and monitor financial risk management across the organisation.
• Oversee book-keeping and accounting activities, and ensure all statutory accounts are prepared as required for the annual audit.
• Liaise with budget holders to ensure that information is shared in a timely manner to enable them to manage project budgets within agreed levels, and to enable production of management accounts and funding reports within agreed deadlines
• Manage and supervise all bank or other financial accounts held in the name of the company
• Advise on the selection of auditors, bankers, insurers, financial systems and other financial advisors and contractors as required.


Governance and Compliance

• Be responsible for ensuring legal compliance with all statutory obligations within charity and corporate law (e.g. HMRC, Charities Commission, Companies House), and maintain an up-to-date overview of financial, tax, administrative and operational best practice
• Ensure annual returns are filed within required deadlines to Companies House and the Charities Commission.
• Ensure that all financial reporting requirements are met for public and private sector funders.
• Supported by the Head of Operations, set and review internal policies and ensure all legal and best practice requirements are met
• Oversee all contracts with external agencies, such as property management, insurance, programme partners, etc.


General

• Support the CEO and Board of Trustees to develop and achieve the successful delivery of the Business Plan.
• Advocate for and promote the Charity at all levels, and represent the organisation at regional, national and international levels, as required
• Work as part of the Senior Team to contribute to effective strategic and operational decision making.


The Ideal Candidate:

• Minimum 5 years experience in a Finance Manager role within a Charity is essential
• Excellent knowledge of charity & company law and obligations
• Experience of developing and delivering financial strategies
• Ability to prepare and present accurate and timely financial reports
• Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail, and the ability to work accurately under pressure.
• Understanding of the current finance issues relating to working in the finance department of a charity or a small business.
• Ability to investigate a problem or situation beyond routine questioning
• A high level of digital literacy, with strong ICT skills including experience of using software such as Excel, Microsoft Word, Googledocs and Quickbooks.
• Excellent organisational and administration skills, and the ability to juggle and manage multiple priorities and sometimes conflicting deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• If no prior experience of working in the arts or cultural sectors, a strong and demonstrable interest in contemporary arts and digital culture.


Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, Additional Resources will be acting in your best interest and may contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or GDPR please contact us.

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.


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