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Finance Manager - 12 months - Edinburgh

Non-for-Profit Sector - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 2887 Date Posted: Tuesday 30 Apr 2019
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A 12 month contract within a value's driven not-for-profit organisation in Edinburgh city centre for an accountant with staff management, budgeting and management accounting experience


The Company 

A small but complex charity with a collaborative and inclusive culture and a great team environment based in Edinburgh city centre


The Role

This role has full operational responsibility for the finance department, ensuring the accuracy of financial records and reports, and effective management of income, expenditure and cashflow.

This includes preparation of budgets, management accounts, forecasts and analysis of variances; reporting to funders and budget holders; VAT returns; preparation of statutory accounts and liaison with auditors.

The post holder will line-manage the finance team, currently 2 people, who post all transactions to TAS, generate invoices, chase debtors, pay suppliers and support the preparation of management reports.

  •   Prepare and regularly report on management accounts, analysing variances and exploring potential problems within tight Trustee reporting deadlines

  •   Provide financial information to the Leadership Team and Service Managers for funding applications, reports to funders and for published reports, all within their timescales

  •   Manage cashflow including the preparation of cash flow statements

  •   Support Service Managers in setting their budgets, and managing their respective financial performance effectively - ensuring and influencing best practice across the organisation

  •   Prepare statutory accounts ready for audit

  •   Ensure the accuracy of VAT returns, payroll and Gift Aid claims

  •   Support the Head of Finance and Corporate Services on ad-hoc projects

  •   Manage and develop the Finance team, currently a full time Finance Officer and part time Finance Assistant. Provide line management that adheres to relevant HR policies and procedures. Ensure each staff member has an individual work-plan disseminated from the Business Plan, and receives regular support and supervision meetings

  •   Deliver all core components of this role ensuring effective financial control and management with evidence of accuracy, reliability, attention to detail, ability to prioritise and in line with company policies, procedures and values


The Person 

  • Hands-on accounting experience from a SME environment including VAT experience
  • Very good excel skills for management account consolidation
  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales and produce management and project accounts for multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with all of the service managers
  • The ability to translate financial information from budgets to non financial people
  • To naturally be able to work within the charities core values - compassion, respect and integrity