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Finance Manager

Employer
The Rights Practice
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Salary circa £43,000 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
9 Apr 2021

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Function
Finance & Legal
Sector
Human Rights
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Finance Manager

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

Corporate Management

  • 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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

Knowledge

Extensive knowledge of accountancy and financial procedures and practice

Knowledge of computerised systems

Desirable

Experience of Quickbooks accounting software

Experience working in a multi-currency environment

Skills

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: apply@rights-practice.org 

Deadline for applications April 9, 2021.

Interviews will take place in mid-April.

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