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Finance Manager Role


Reporting to the Head of Finance the role of the Finance Manager is to oversee day to day running of the finance function whist playing an active and vital role the organisation. It will involve line management of a small team, financial reporting and analysis, and being the first port of call for finance queries across the organisation.


The role is suitable for both experienced financial managers and suitably qualified individuals looking to move out of a practice environment and into the third sector. Alongside supporting the transformational and trading work of the movement on a day to day basis, the successful candidate will play a key role in a number of major projects over the coming years including assisting with the preparation and implementation of new financial software in 2021.


Key Responsibilities


  • Day to day management of the. finance function.
  • Production & presentation of monthly consolidated management accounts including; balance sheet, profit & loss, budget comparisons
  • Financial Analysis for consumption by SLT and Board.
  • Overseeing transactional duties and line managing 2 officers.
  • Responsible for all month-end General Ledger journals.
  • Reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts.
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns.
  • Monitoring company fixed assets, loans & leases.
  • Cash flow forecasting & reporting.
  • Liaison with external accountants for annual statutory accounts and audit.
  • Management of direct debit collections and other small projects.
  • Involvement in implementation of new financial software and other major projects.


Key Competencies


Essential Attributes


  • CCAB or CIMA qualified.
  • Advanced Excel Skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with accounting software of both new and obsolete varieties.
  • Ability to work autonomously and proactively.


Highly Desirable

  • Third sector experience and knowledge of SORP
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Business Central




Key Terms


  • 35 hours per week.
  • £37,000 - £41,000 pa depending on experience.
  • Office and home working split.
  • This role is primarily based at our head office located at 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB with home working depending on the circumstances and our operational requirements.


How to Apply


If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV and a Cover Letter to The Cover Letter should explain why you are interested in this role and what makes you apply for a position at Mothers’ Union.


It will be ideal if you are immediately available for interviews.

Closing date

16 Nov 2020


£37,000 - £41,000 pa depending on experience.

Role type

Full time


London (with home-working option)