We are working in partnership with the Dioceses of Winchester and Portsmouth who are seeking to appoint a Finance Manager for their joint finance function. Following a recent review, the Finance Manger is a newly created role that will work closely with two Financial Controllers primarily with financial management and reporting responsibilities, and a supporting role in financial planning. The role will work alongside the Finance Officer who has oversight of the processes and systems for accurate recording of records and transactions. The post holder will line manage up to four team members who undertake financial processes and specific funding projects.
The successful individual will need to hold a recognised finance or accounting qualification (or be close to completion of one) and will need to demonstrate the following:
Successfully operated in a finance role with some experience at a managerial level.
Understanding of Charity finance accounting principles and requirements.
Experience of managing people and delivering through a team.
Knowledge of Xledger accounting systems would be advantageous; experience of working with Microsoft Suite applications and financial accounting systems.
Proven ability to communicate financial information with non-finance colleagues.
Experience in the preparation and presentation of financial management reports including cashflow, financial performance, balance sheet and restricted funds analysis.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to think strategically, whilst also having a strong attention to detail in a charity accounting background, with some understanding of diocesan finances desirable.You will have a proven ability to relate well with others at all levels and an excellent communicator of (sometimes complex) financial information in a form that is accessible to all.You will have a collaborative management style, acting with initiative and able to see projects and tasks through to completion within an environment that juggles multiple deadlines.
If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, we very much look forward to hearing from you.
For more information, please contact Sandra Smith. Your application should include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.
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Closing date: 12pm on 30 October 2023. Please apply as soon as possible, client interviews are planned for 8 November.