Responsible to: Chief Executive of a UK charity that undertakes international projects which support human rights in Asia
Salary circa £43,000, depending on experience
The Rights Practice is recruiting a new finance manager.
As the most senior Financial Officer and as a member of the Senior Management Team, to be responsible with colleagues for the effective operation of the Charity, to be a leading influence in the planning process and the execution of these plans with colleagues.
The role will require flexibility and strong team work, working closely with the organisation’s Chief Executive and the Programme Manager, as well as project staff in several countries.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Financial Reporting and Governance
- Responsibility for ensuring adequate systems and controls are implemented and maintained for the efficient and safe running of the Finance function.
- Preparation of i) annual budget and updated forecasts; ii) annual accounts, including the statutory accounts for audit; and liaising with the auditors on this and other matters as required; iii) quarterly management accounts and cash flow with report to board of trustees
- Responsibility for cash management and introduction of monthly reports to Director and Treasurer
- Responsible for statutory requirements and reporting of financial information/returns to regulators.
- Oversight of financial risk management, control and financial policies.
- Oversight of petty cash procedures, systems and records.
- Responsible for quarterly and annual reports to donors and preparing for grant audits
- Ensuring provision of tax compliance under relevant legislation.
- To supervise the payroll operation and to act as lead officer for pensions matters
- Work with the Chief Executive and other colleagues in creating and updating the Charity’s strategy, taking responsibility for the financial implications of the strategy.
- Management and supervision of part-time finance officer.
- Programmes budget management, regular financial reports for programme staff; supporting programme staff with new proposal development and submissions; ensure that budget holders understand any variances; and that restricted and unrestricted income, and match funding requirements are met.
- Attendance at and participation in Board and other meetings as necessary.
- Such other duties within the competence of the postholder as may be required from time to time.
This role is home-based during the COVID-19 pandemic and whilst government restrictions are in place; once these are lifted we expect the role to be mainly based at the organisation’s offices in London.
The position is offered on a full-time or substantial part-time basis, depending on experience and availability. The Rights Practice is an equal opportunities employer and committed to supporting diversity in the workplace.
Preferably fully qualified ACA or ACCA or ACMA
Experience - essential
Experience in a similar role
Experience of working within a computerised environment
Experience of working within the charitable/NGO sector
Extensive knowledge of accountancy and financial procedures and practice
Knowledge of computerised systems
Experience of Quickbooks accounting software
Experience working in a multi-currency environment
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and support non-finance staff
To work flexibly to perform the duties and responsibilities of the post
Ability to attend evening meetings on an occasional basis
To apply, please complete the application form and submit it with your CV and a cover letter, explaining why you are interested in this position, to Nicola Macbean. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications April 9, 2021.
Interviews will take place in mid-April.