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Finance Manager

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circa £40,000 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Finance & Legal
Children & Youth
Part Time
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A bit about us:

WellChild is the national charity for seriously ill children and their families. We fund programmes and services to help children and young people living with complex medical needs to live and thrive at home instead of hospital whenever possible.

About the role:

As our Finance Manager you will be at the heart of the charity’s operations and play a vital role in helping us embark on a new 3-year strategy. Working closely with the Director of Operations and CEO your role and expertise will be pivotal in driving excellence and integrity in financial management and strategic financial decisions. 

Your responsibilities will span the entire financial lifecycle, from budgeting and forecasting to meticulous reporting and process optimisation, you will also lead on management reporting, cashflow planning and the delivery of WellChild’s audit, Annual Report & Accounts.

What we are looking for:

You will have a detailed knowledge of accounting principles (ideally from within the charity sector), strong analytical skills; be able to demonstrate both operational and strategic thinking and have a proficiency in accounting alongside a relevant finance qualification; (ACA, ACCA, ACMA).

As the main finance role for the charity (supported by the Operations Team) you will be an excellent communicator, unflappable and diligent individual who takes pride in their work and enjoys a diverse workload.

You will also need to have advanced excel skills, experience of charity accounts, SORP and charity VAT and be able to plan, prioritise and organise your work with impeccable attention to detail.

As part of your main duties you will be able to:

Lead on financial processes: utilise expertise to manage financial procedures. Undertake budget planning: lead the budget process working alongside budget holders management. Financial guidance: provide advice to the charity. Collaboration with CEO and SMT: work closely with senior management on financial planning. Audit preparedness: ensure the charity is ready for annual audits including the set up and management of this external relationship. You will have:

An accountancy qualification at ACA (or equivalent) level. Proficiency in charity accounts – a working understanding of SORP. Advanced excel skills. A good track record of managing month end processes. Experience in financial planning, including long-term budgeting and modelling. Involvement in strategic discussions related to financial policies and decision-making. Proven success in working with auditors and managing audit processes. Demonstrated ability to streamline audit procedures and enhance efficiency. Meticulous attention to detail in maintaining accurate documentation. Strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate both operational and strategic thinking. What we can offer:

  • Part time, 21-25 hours per week (open to flexible working patterns)
  • Salary circa, £40,000 per annum, pro rata
  • Location, Hybrid/Remote
  • 23 days holiday on appointment rising to 27 days plus bank holidays.
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme from appointment.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • TOIL for out of hours work.


There will also be some travel to meetings and events required that fall outside of normal working hours.

Equal Opportunities:

At WellChild, we celebrate diversity and recognise the value it brings to our organisation.  We believe that diverse perspectives lead to innovation, creativity, and better decision-making. As such, we match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates and actively seek candidates from various backgrounds irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion


Company info
Office 23, Sunningend Business Centre
22 Lansdown Industrial Estate
GL51 8PL
United Kingdom

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