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Finance Manager - One Small Thing

Southampton, Hybrid 1-2 days in office
Circa £50,000 doe
Closing on 29 May 2024

We are working with One Small Thing who are looking for an experienced Finance Manager with demonstrable skills within finance, the not-for-profit sector and housing to join their Hope Street team. 

With offices in London and Southampton, One Small Thing is striving for positive change across the justice system by implementing small things in a big way.  They provide gender responsive, trauma-informed programmes within the prison and community sectors that consider the individual caught in a cycle of crime and incarceration, with the aim of humanising their experiences. 

One Small Thing has a commitment to systemic change for women and their children in the justice system, which has inspired them to build Hope Street, a brand-new, purpose-built residential community-based service, designed in collaboration with women, for justice-involved women and their children in Southampton, offering them access to education, practical and therapeutic support in safe, respectful trusting environment.

Responsible for ensuring financial controls, processes and systems are updated and effectively implemented, the Finance Manager will create accurate, regular reporting ensuring adequate financial forecasting, as well as ensuring that the organisation remains financially compliant, and they will be instrumental within the organisation in supporting scale and growth at Hope Street.

This is an exciting time for the charity and an excellent opportunity for a skilled Finance Manager who:

  • Holds an accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA) part or fully qualified or qualified by experience.
  • Has strong budgeting/forecasting and at least two years financial & systems management experience, with experience of producing management accounts, budget planning and financial monitoring processes.
  • Has experience of working in or with the not-for-profit sector and housing sector.
  • Can demonstrate exceptional budgeting skills with experience of managing complex funding sources.
  • Has highly developed interpersonal & team-working skills with a positive, flexible & can-do attitude, strong leadership & communication skills, with the ability to develop policies/procedures and convey complex financial control concepts to non-finance colleagues in both verbal and written format. 
  • Is resourceful, practical with an approach to problem-solving, with the ability to plan, prioritise and maintain efficiency during periods of pressure and high volume of work

You will have advanced knowledge of MS Excel, Sage Payroll software and of the benefits system, tax credits and universal credits.

Previous experience of the following would be an advantage, but is not essential as training can be provided:

  • Knowledge of Charity accounts & SORP
  • Knowledge of the Charity VAT landscape
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Please note that there is a requirement for a DBS check for this role at Enhanced with Barred check level.

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.

Closing date for applications: 29th May 2024, please apply without delay to avoid disappointment
First interviews will be held on 3rd and 4th June 2024

Louise Portnall
Recruitment Consultant
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