Advantage Africa supports people affected by poverty, disability and HIV to improve their education, health and incomes. Our work helps people to help themselves and build a better future for their families and communities. More information is available from our website, Facebook page and Annual Report and Accounts.
We are seeking a Finance Manager to enable Advantage Africa and its partners to deliver cost-effective development among some of Africa’s most vulnerable people and meet its statutory requirements as a UK registered charity.
This is a part-time position, reporting to the Director, for which 18 - 21 hours per week will be required at times to be agreed. The job can either be located at Advantage Africa’s office in Olney or from home, with occasional visits to the office by mutual agreement.
Summary Job Details
Advantage Africa is an equal opportunities employer. The salary will be in the range £26-£30k (pro-rata) according to skills and experience. You will be eligible to join our workplace pension scheme with an employer contribution of 5%, subject to a minimum personal contribution of 3%. There will be a probation period of three months with regular reviews. The starting annual leave allowance is 25 days pro-rata, plus statutory holidays.
The position involves taking full responsibility for Advantage Africa’s day-to-day financial management and statutory reporting. The post-holder will ensure that Advantage Africa’s financial records and systems are maintained and improved through the work summarised below. The role may involve managing volunteers to undertake some of these tasks.
Book-keeping and data management: Ensure the effective recording of all financial transactions, with appropriate coding, approval, data entry and filing using Advantage Africa’s CRM (Salesforce) and accounting software (Xero).
Bank transactions, payments, transfers and deposits: Ensure that all required bank transactions are completed, with the required paperwork filed and the accounts system correspondingly updated.
Payroll: Manage the payroll to ensure that staff and HMRC are paid on time, and any schemes, supplementary payments or deductions are administered correctly.
Financial accounting: Ensure that the accounts are accurate, complete and give a true picture of the financial activity and status of the organisation.
Financial management, planning and reporting: Produce all financial management reports as required by the Director, Programme Managers, Trustees and other stakeholders, to effectively manage the organisation, including the annual budget and monthly management reports.
Other accounting tasks including Gift Aid records and claims, maintaining bank and charity accounts, ensuring restricted funds are ring-fenced and expenditure against them monitored. Support other UK staff and partners in East Africa in their financial management and review and improve Advantage Africa’s financial policy, procedures and systems.
Produce the annual report and accounts and annual returns in the correct format to comply with company and charity law and the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and manage the Independent Examination.
Other tasks will include evaluating and comparing suppliers, preparing for Trustees’ meetings and presenting the financial reports, managing the implementation of various policies, staff holidays and IT systems. As part of a close-knit team working in a small organisation, you will need to be flexible to fulfil Advantage Africa’s strategic goal of better lives for vulnerable people. You may be asked to analyse data used to measure the charity’s impact or appropriately target our communications. Furthermore, there is potential for the role to develop according to your specific skills, capacity and interests. This might for example include supporting the growth of our partners’ financial skills, taking on the role of Company Secretary, managing our IT or harnessing the potential of Salesforce to improve our fundraising activities.
Please download the Application Pack which contains a more detailed job description, person specification and application form from this advert or www.advantageafrica.org/financemanager. To apply, please then email your CV and completed form to email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!