Part time Finance Manager

Human Development Scotland delivers training and education in counselling and psychotherapy, and offers a small therapy service direct to clients.  As part of our continued growth, we are looking for an experienced finance professional to fill a part-time role in central Glasgow.  Candidates must be comfortable working independently, and must be confident in using online accounting software packages and Microsoft Office. 

Key tasks:

  Manage the day-to-day financial activities of the organisation, including close monitoring of accounts receivable and payable.

  Produce regular financial reports for the HDS Chief Executive, Board of Trustees and project leaders, including monitoring of variances to budget.

  Support the organisation’s budget setting processes.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly team and contribute to the growth of our training activity and services.

Financial Management

  Establish and maintain robust financial administration systems for all training courses and services

  Establish and maintain a robust credit control system

  Maintain the organisation’s Xero accounting system, ensuring that it holds an accurate financial position for reporting purposes

  Issue sales invoices and purchase orders, and manage accounts payable

 Deal with queries from customers/suppliers on invoices issued/received

  Manage banking and petty cash, including regular reconciliation of bank accounts

 Comply with all legislation applicable to charity financial reporting requirements

  Establish a new approach to payroll to ensure timely processing


Reporting & Board Support

  Support the Chief Executive and Trustees in the annual budget setting process for individual courses and the organisation as a whole

  Develop and produce financial reports for the Chief Executive and Trustees showing the financial position of each course and service, and highlighting areas of concern

  Liaise with relevant colleagues across HDS to produce informative variance analysis against budget

  Liaise with the Treasurer and independent examiners to support preparation of annual accounts







  • Good written and spoken English
  • First class IT skills, including a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills




Education and experience



  • A recognised finance/accounting qualification at HND level or above
  • Experience of Xero accounting software or similar online accounting programmes
  • Financial management experience
  • Experience of establishing & maintaining credit control systems
  • Experience of complex funding streams


  • Qualification to degree level
  • Experience of the third sector
  • Experience of working in academic environment, the NHS and/or social care


Personal qualities


  • Commitment to Human Development Scotland’s aims and objectives
  • Ability to work on own initiative as part of a collaborative, virtual team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to high standard of customer service
  • Organised and efficient


  • Flexibility



For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please get in touch with Iain Hughes or Graeme Jamieson at the iMultiply office in Glasgow