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Senior Finance Manager

NFP People
Bolton, with hybrid working
£40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Closing date
14 Feb 2022

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Senior Finance Manager

£40,000 to £45,000 (dependent upon experience)

North West England; combination of home working (3 days/week) & travel to Youth Zones (2 days/week)

Permanent: full time (37.5 hours/week) or part-time (4 days, 30 hours/week)

A Senior Finance Manager role for an experienced charity accountant looking to be part of a Finance Team within an innovative, young-person centred charity.  If you have the desire to strive for the very best in all areas of finance, this role has great scope and flexibility, and is a unique opportunity to join a growing, ambitious charity that builds state-of-the-art, multimillion-pound spaces for young people (called Youth Zones).  If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience, apply today!

The charity welcomes applications from under-represented groups; in particular, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals, people with disabilities, and members of LGBTQ+ community. Their dedicated Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group, with support from the Senior Leadership Team, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion, ensuring a culture where everyone can be themselves and thrive.

Benefits: Agile working organisation with flexibility in working hours across the day; 5% matched contribution pension; 33 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays (rising with length of service; pro rata for 4 days/week); birthday leave; retailer & leisure discounts.

The Role:

This role will be responsible for providing a high-level management accountancy function to Youth Zones, as well as offering support to Youth Zone projects under development. This will include preparing monthly management accounts packs, supporting the composition of annual budgets, managing annual audit functions, working closely with Chief Executives and Youth Zone Trustee Boards to aid decision making, and delivering mentoring and training to local Finance Officers.

Key duties include:

  • Preparing all aspects of monthly management accounts packs
  • Maintaining Sage to a very high standard
  • Communicating monthly results to finance committees, and developing and maintaining systems for annual budget preparation
  • Monitoring and analysing financial information and managing cash flow
  • Providing accurate financial information on restricted project funding secured from external sources
  • Managing annual audits and producing draft accounts in accordance with current legislation
  • Ensuring appropriate financial regulations and controls are in place and in use at all times
  • Overseeing accurate completion of monthly payroll runs, in liaison with local staff, external payroll bureau and other agencies

About you:

For this role you will have management-level accounting experience within a charity setting, sound technical knowledge of current accounting regulations (including SORP (FRS102)), and working knowledge of Sage or similar software, combined with excellent analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.

Other experience and skills you will need include:

  • Working knowledge of preparing management accounts, budget setting and forecasting
  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and to tight deadlines whilst under pressure
  • Ability to present financial information in a clear and concise manner to non-financial colleagues
  • CCAB recognised / CIMA qualified / Diploma in Charity Accounting / CIPFA Certificate in Charity Finance & Accounting

Please submit a CV and cover letter (of not more than one page), explaining clearly why you are interested in and suited to this role.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 14 February 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 21 February 2022 (virtual)


The charity recognises that the workforce is under-represented in certain areas and are committed to addressing this.  Therefore, they actively encourage applicants to submit anonymous applications; in practice this means removing your name and email address from your CV and cover letter.  The HR Lead will have these details from your submission, but they will not be available to the selection panel when they are considering your application.


The charity is committed to the safeguarding of young people. In accordance with its Child Protection & Safeguarding procedures, this position requires a basic DBS check.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

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01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
United Kingdom
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