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Senior Finance Manager

NFP People
Based in the North West, within commuting distance of the Merseyside, Greater Manchester
£40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2022
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Senior Finance Manager

We are seeking a Senior Finance Manager looking to be part of a Finance Team within an innovative, young-person-centred charity.

Position: Senior Finance Manager

Location: Based in the North West, within commuting distance of the Merseyside, Greater Manchester or Lancashire areas. Hybrid-working; for full-time role a maximum of 3 days/week home-based

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

Contract: Permanent: full-time (37.5 hours/week) or part-time; the role will also be considered on a consultancy basis

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 4th July

First Stage Interviews: 7th or 8th July (virtual)

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 (flexibility in working hours); 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days with length of service), plus bank holidays, birthday leave & annual leave purchase scheme; company matched pension; company maternity, paternity & adoption pay; voluntary benefits with discounts on health & wellbeing, retail & leisure

About the role:

This role will be responsible for providing a high-level management accountancy function, as well as offering support to 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 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:

As Senior Finance Manager you will have management-level accounting experience within a charity setting, sound technical knowledge of current accounting regulations (including SORP (FRS102, training can be provided), 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
  • Involvement in annual audits, within either a company or charity setting (guidance can be provided)
  • 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


To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter (of not more than one page), explaining clearly why you are interested in the role and how you feel you are suited to it.

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 their Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires a basic DBS check.

Other roles you may have experience of could include: Finance Manager, Charity Finance, Management Accountant, Senior Finance Manager, SORP, Financial Accountant, etc.


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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