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Finance Manager - (0.6 FTE) 4 Year Fixed Term Contract

Society for Applied Microbiology
£50,000 (FTE) + Benefits
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Finance Manager - (0.6 FTE) - 4Year Fixed Term Contract initially

£50,000 (Full Time Equivalent) + Benefits


About Us 

The Society for Applied Microbiology is one of the world’s leading microbiology societies and a champion for the application of microbiology, its practitioners, and an international community of members. Our five internationally recognised journals are committed to peer review integrity, upholding the highest standards in disseminating authoritative scientific information.


About You

This is an exciting opportunity for a finance professional to lead in the development of the financial strategy of a global learned society.

The Finance Manager is a professional expert with in-depth subject matter expertise. This role is responsible and accountable for providing a full, responsive and effective financial service and support to the Society and will be relied upon for their professional advice and opinion. Advising those at a senior level, the Finance Manager will be a credible presenter of data, analysis, and insight with the ability to communicate and influence senior management.

The Finance Manager is accountable for the provision of accurate financial data, analysis, and insight to the Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee and Executive Committee of trustees, enabling effective decision making and thus supporting the strategic goals. The data, analysis, and insight encompass financial budgeting, forecasting and recommendations, and management accounts.

The Finance Manager will network to identify financial trends, legislative changes, and opportunities for the organisation and bring these forward and develop policies as appropriate. The Finance Manager will manage complex and sometimes unprecedented issues, using business knowledge and professional know-how to propose viable solutions.

The Finance Manager is responsible for advising on and proposing and implementing improvements to ensure full compliance with UK and any other relevant accounting standards and taxation laws.

Experience / skills required:

  • Fully qualified with CIMA, ACCA or similar or part-qualified and studying towards final level, full qualification
  • Charity Accounting
  • VAT partial exemption
  • Preparation of budgets, year-end forecasts, management accounts, year-end accounts
  • Finance software (Xero), excel, word, online banking for business
  • CRM knowledge
  • Improvement of processes, including integration of systems

The Benefits:

Our generous benefits package includes:

  • A highly competitive salary with an annual cost of living increase 
  • £50 biennial contribution towards eye care
  • 15% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + bonus 3 additional days over the Christmas break 


To Apply 

Please submit a CV and Cover Letter via the button below.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 24th September 2021.

The Society is committed to drawing on a wide range of knowledge and experience and strive to maintain diversity in all areas of our work (BAME, career level, disabilities, gender). For more information on the Society’s commitment to diversity and inclusion please see our position statement.

We also take the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Please note that due to limited resources, it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

“We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.”


The Society for Applied Microbiology is the oldest microbiology society in the UK, serving microbiologists around the world, and in partnership with Wiley, publishes five internationally acclaimed journals.

As the voice of applied microbiology, SfAM’s core vision is to drive improvements in the applications of microbiology so they contribute to addressing the significant challenges facing humanity. Our values include equality, diversity and inclusivity, collaboration to amplify impact, scientific integrity, evidence-based decision-making and political neutrality.

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Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
United Kingdom
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