Finance Manager Vacancy
c. £30,000 - £35,000 p.a.
Please see below for information about the St Vincent de Paul Society
and this post.
If you would like to be considered for this vacancy I will need a formal
letter (not more than 2 sides of A4) of application which emphasises how
your skills and experience match the requirements of the post as summarised
in the Job Description and Person Specification. Please also attach a copy
of your current CV (not more than 3 sides of A4) and details of your current
salary. Please quote reference 9236/WEB.
You may either post your application to me at CF Appointments, Longcroft
House, Victoria Avenue, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NS or you may prefer
to fax (020 7623 9494) or email it to (firstname.lastname@example.org)
in which case attachments should be in either MS Word or Rich Text Format.
Applications should be received here by 9am on Monday 12 March 2001.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Charity Finance Consultant
St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales)
The St. Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales) is part of
an international lay Christian voluntary organisation actively working
in 131 countries with the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised. Inspired
by our principal Frederic Ozanam and our Patron St Vincent de Paul, we
seek to respond to the call every Christian receives to bring the love
of Christ to those we serve in the spirit of the Gospel message:
"I was hungry and you gave me to eat…."
No work of charity is foreign to the Society.
We are involved in a diverse range of activities characterised by:
Support and Friendship: Through person to person contact, we
are committed to respecting the dignity of those we assist and to foster
their self-respect. In the provision of material and other support, we
assume confidentiality at all times and endeavour to establish relationships
based on trust and friendship.
Promoting self-sufficiency: We believe it is not enough to provide
short-term support. Those we serve must also be helped to achieve self-sufficiency
wherever possible and the sense of worth this can provide. When the problems
we encounter are beyond our competence, we build bridges of support with
others more specialised in the issues involved.
Working for Social Justice: We are committed to identifying the
root causes of poverty and promoting social justice and in solidarity with
the poor and disadvantaged, to advocate and working for the changes required
to create a more just and caring society.
Knowing no boundaries: The Society respects the religious liberty
and value of all God’s people and will help all peoples without differentiation
of any kind. We are totally committed to relieving poverty and distress
amongst our brother and sisters overseas, by sharing with them what we
have by comparison, in abundance.
"SVP – TURNING CONCERN INTO ACTION FOR OVER 150 YEARS"
For further information about the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society
please see our Web Site at http://come.to/SVP
Reporting to: Director
14 Blandford Street, London
20 days annually (rising to 25 after first year of service) plus Bank and
Primary Objective: To provide an effective
financial management service to the charity and provide sound financial
advice to the Trustees and to the Director.
Budgeting and Budget Control
To contribute to the preparation of the Society’s strategic plan.
To prepare the annual budget and forecasts in consultation with the Director
and Trustees, and to lead the yearly budgeting planning process.
To ensure that an appropriate financial policy framework is in place
to guide the charity’s decision making.
To maintain meaningful cost centres across all the Society’s activities
which will enable all costs to be identified and registered.
To be pro-active in taking action to bring income and expenditure
within budget limits.
Management Information and Accounts
To maintain and review the Society’s financial policies and systems.
To ensure that bank reconciliations are carried out on a monthly
To account for the Society’s assets and liabilities in line with
organisation’s policies, statutory requirements and best practice.
To prepare all statutory returns in respect of Companies Home and
the Charity Commission.
To manage payment for received goods and services.
To manage the Society’s taxation liability and ensure money is reclaimed
where appropriate through VAT of Gift Aid.
To initiate the introduction of an agreed national accounting package
at locations across the Society.
To develop and manage the finance structures and procedures for the
Society’s growing retail arm.
To ensure the current finance software (Open Accounts) is delivering
to the maximum potential.
To produce monthly management accounts measuring performance in each
cost centre and overall performance to income.
To produce an annual cost flow forecast and update it monthly with
To prepare the annual statutory accounts.
To ensure that all statutory filing obligations are identified and
complied with in a timely manner and within statutory and other deadlines.
To provide assistance with the compilation and preparation of funding
bids to grant making bodies.
Finance Team Responsibility
To provide advice and assistance to the Director and Trustees when
undertaking the financial risk assessment of new schemes.
To cost all proposed projects and ensure all related costs are identified.
To manage the workload of the Financial Assistant.
Job Title: Finance Manager
Education and Training
Fully qualified CCAB with at least 3 years relevant experience.
Use of computerised accounting software packages and spreadsheets.
Production of final management accounts and preparation of additional formula
and schedules needed for production of statutory accounts.
Servicing of finance committee and providing financial information
necessary for the decision-making processes.
An appreciation of public sector/voluntary sector finance and an
understanding of the SORP.
Familiarity with all forms of taxation, particularly in relation
to the charity sector.
Compilation and preparation of funding bids to grant making bodies.
A thorough, up-to-date understanding of good accounting practice.
Good communication skills, in particular the ability to communicate
financialinformation to non-financial managers and members.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Commitment to the aims and strategies of the Society.
Respect for the Christian ethos of the Society.
Interest in the Voluntary Sector.
Firm but flexible approach to the challenges faced by a volunteer
Thank you for your interest in this post.
Willingness to advise the governing Board while being receptive to
their direction setting.
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