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Finance Manager

Society for Applied Microbiology
Remote Working
£50000 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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Finance Manager
Remote Working

Salary: £50K pro rata
Contract type: 0.6FTE, fixed term for four years in the first instance

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

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.

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

We are 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.

Other organisations may call this role Accountant, Management Accountant, Accountancy Manager, Financial Manager, Financial Accountant, Qualified Accountant, Accounts Manager, or Accounting Manager.

To apply for the position of Finance Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit Ireland Ltd. The services advertised by Webrecruit Ireland Ltd are those of an Employment Agency.


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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