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Deputy Director of Finance

Employer
LGBT Foundation
Location
Manchester
Salary
£41069 per annum
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999
Function
Finance & Legal
Sector
Community
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
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Deputy Director of Finance
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
About Us
 
Nationally significant and focused on a fair and equal society, we are the LGBT Foundation, a charity supporting the needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans.
 
Serving over 40,000 people each and every year, we provide information to a further 200,000 individuals online, making us one of the most significant charities of our kind in the UK. We help all LGBT people to achieve their full potential and aim to be ‘here if you need us’, living by our hashtag #EqualityWins.
 
We are now looking for a Deputy Director of Finance to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis.
 
The Benefits
 
- Salary of £41,069 per annum
- Generous leave allowance of 25 days plus Bank Holidays
- Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
- Staff counselling scheme
- Free annual flu jab
- Agile working to support a healthy work/life balance
 
If you are a high calibre finance professional with a great management style, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your career within a charity sector whilst making a real impact to the LGBT community.
 
Joining our inclusive organisation, you will discover the chance to play a key role in the ongoing success of LGBT Foundation and our finances as we grow and aim to support more LGBT people than ever before.
 
So, if you have the ability and appetite to both think strategically and get involved in the detail of our ‘day to day’ financial activities, we would love to hear from you!
 
The Role
 
As our Deputy Director, you will be responsible for the transparent financial governance of the organisation and maintain the financial viability of the charity.
 
You will ensure the effective flow of information across all parts of the organisation, particularly to our SMT, Finance and Administration Sub-Committee, Board, and Auditors. This will include producing management accounts, cash flow financial forecasting, and leading on our Annual Audit.
 
You will also lead on financial planning, including managing budget setting and reforecasting for the organisation. Working with colleagues, you will ensure we generate surplus each year by identifying trends or risks which might impact budget decisions.
 
Ensuring finances are effectively managed, you will:
 
- Lead and develop financial processes across the organisation to ensure the smooth running of all finance functions
- Ensure compliance with internal and external finance and income regulations
- Ensure Full Cost Recovery is accurately calculated for projects
- Identify funding gaps
- Support project initiation and management
 
About You
 
To join us as our Deputy Director of Finance, you will need:
 
- At least five years’ experience of working in a finance role
- A minimum of two years’ experience leading a team and/or function
- Experience of leading on annual and project budget setting and reforecasting
- Experience of submitting financial related claims such as VAT and tax returns, gift aid claims, and HMRC reporting
- An understanding of financial risks and knowledge around risk mitigation
- A demonstrable commitment to equality of opportunity and an understanding of the issues faced by LGBT communities
- Knowledge of working with accountancy software (ideally Quickbooks or similar)
- The ability to convey complex financial information in an easy-to-understand format
- Excellent analytical skills
- A CCAB Qualification (an AAT with relevant experience would be considered)
 
Other organisations may call this role Senior Finance Manager, Deputy Head of Finance, Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, Accountancy Manager, Management Accountant, Deputy Financial Officer, or Deputy Director of Finance.
 
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 8th November 2021.
 
This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week.
 
We are taking positive action to encourage applications from people of colour (PoC) and other racially minoritised communities, trans, non-binary and/or older people (aged 50+), to improve the representation of colleagues from these communities in our leadership team.
 
*Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity differs in some way from that which they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross dressers and those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.
 
So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Deputy Director of Finance, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Company

We believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. #EqualityWins underpins much of what we do and we aim to be; ‘here if you need us.’

We are a nationally significant charity firmly rooted in our local communities of Greater Manchester and provide a wide range of evidence-based and cost effective services.

Each year, we serve over 40,000 people, achieving an average 98% satisfaction rating, as well as providing information to over 600,000 individuals online. As a result, we serve more LGBT people than any other charity of our kind in the UK.

Throughout all of our work, we support LGBT people to increase their skills, knowledge and self-confidence to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing. We also work in partnership with others to build strong, cohesive and influential LGBT communities.

Working together, we are changing LGBT lives for the better and securing a safe, equal and healthy future for all LGBT people.

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