Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brighton, East Sussex
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Reference: JN -022021-2172610_1618221299
Contact Name: Richard Latham
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 12, 2021 10:55

Job Description

Finance Manager required for established Charitable organisation in Brighton.

Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA Accountant

Client Details

Our client is a well-known, established charitable organisation in Brighton. The charity covers multiple locations across the South East of England, with some truly mesmerising sites


To inspire and lead the Finance Team to ensure timely, accurate and insightful financial information and reports.

Production of monthly and quarterly management accounts, financial and solvency forecasts.

Development and operation of an appropriate system of financial controls subject to oversight from the Director of Finance.

Assisting the Director of Finance and broader Executive team as needed.

Carrying out other roles within the Finance Team as needed by illness, holiday, maternity/paternity or overall resource needs, subject to maintaining an appropriate controls environment.

Oversight of bank reconciliations, debtor and creditor reports, journal entries, ensuring payroll entries are processed in the general ledger, liaising with the payroll bureau, maintaining relationships with the VAT advisory agency.

Maintenance of the general ledger, overseeing the chart of accounts.

Subject to oversight from the Director of Finance, ensuring that the Finance team can:

  • Produce appropriate management reports (management accounts, statutory accounts, budgets, re forecasts, cash flows and ad hoc reports, etc.).
  • Partner Project Manager's budgets and reports.
  • Prepare the statutory accounts of the Trust, Trading company and


  • Prepare other relevant external reporting requirements e.g. Charity Commission, VAT, Corporation Tax, etc, etc.
  • Support formal external audit processes.


A qualified CCAB accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or ACIPFA) with demonstrable relevant experience.

Charity or Third Sector experience essential.
Experience of working in a unionised environment desirable.

Possess advanced Excel skills and practical knowledge of integrated financial systems (for example, Sage and IRIS Financials

A demonstrable ability to work on own initiative and to prioritise own workload and that of Team.

Experience of successful project management useful.

Ability to build excellent working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

Ability to influence the attitudes and opinions of others, gaining agreement to ideas and proposals.

Excellent verbal communication skills in order to provide accurate and easily understandable financial advice.

Adaptable, receptive to new ideas and willing to adjust to new demands and circumstances.

Display a high level of personal 'drive' and show a capacity for sustained effort and performance.

Motivated, enthusiastic, tenacious and results orientated.

Job Offer

Flexible working, generous pension. 25 days holiday, friendly team