Pro Finance

Finance Manager - Funding Contracts

Pro Finance
England, London
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
29 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Matt Davidson
Job Role
Finance Manager
Qualification Level
Part qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type

Finance Manager - Funding & Contracts up to £32,000

On behalf of a large nationwide charity based in London, we are recruiting for a Finance Manager (Funding & Contracts) on a permanent basis. As part of the National Operations Team, this role will work across operations and finance to maximise income, ensure compliance and raise awareness of contract performance to EU, ERDF, ESF and Big Lottery. The Finance Manager will manage one Finance Officer.

Main Duties:
  • Manage, motivate and lead small team of Finance Officers
  • Recruitment, development, retention and appraisals of staff
  • Build excellent working relationships with Funders (EU, ERDF, ESF, Big Lottery) and ensure that funding agreement conditions, regulations and guidance are adhered to and that income is maximised
  • Ensure funding claims are submitted to Funders to maximise and to ensure all financial processes are adhere to for Audit purposes
  • Prepare financial performance reports and management reports on contracts
  • Liaise with fundraising staff to maximise income from contracts and liaise with Funders on reallocation of funds
  • Prepare monthly management accounts for finance returns
  • Review Debtors Reports ensuring enough cash-flow
  • Ensure recommendations from Funders and internal audits are acted upon
  • Ensure staff understand delivery and reporting requirements for claims and invoices
  • Prepare contract performance reports
  • Maximise drawdown and producing accurate claims for approval
  • Reporting including MRFs. Forecasting, Contract Management Reports
  • Issue regular funder reports, analyse returns and approve payments
  • Ensure annual budgets are consistent
  • Ensure all projects comply with conditions set by the funder

Person Specification:
  • Part-qualified AAT or CCAB Accountant with experience with public sector funding in the charity sector (ERDF, ESF, Big Lottery funding, FE, Local Authority or Central Government Funding)
  • Experience of preparing and updating funding budgets using Cognos, Sun, Vision and Excel
  • Financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting experience
  • Experience of contracts and SLA's
  • Experience of prepayments, accruals, deferrals and restricted funds
  • Experience of using Raisers Edge
  • Experience of using software to track and monitor contract performance
  • Excellent staff management skills

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