Management Accountant / Finance Manager - Charity

England, Merseyside, St. Helens
£45000 - £51000 per annum
11 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type

Job Title: Management Accountant

Location: St. Helens, Merseyside

Salary: £45,000 to £51,000 depending upon experience

Job type: Permanent, Full time

The Trust is a highly regarded charity operating throughout the UK and overseas who are looking for a qualified and experienced accountant to join their close knit team and help oversee the substantial assets under their management.

Responsible for the Charity's statutory accounts, you will also be expected to bring an analytical approach and a critical eye to their current systems. In addition you will lead a team of two assistants to provide full service for payroll, cash flow and all aspects of financial transactions with outside agencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all statutory reporting of financial information is completed within the required timeframe and conforms to the appropriate legislation
  • Attend Trustee meetings in an advisory capacity, and to provide them with regular financial reports
  • Control the preparation and completion of the annual budget information
  • Monitor the income and expenditure of the Organisation
  • Recommend courses of action and advise the managers and Trustees on issues affecting the financial status of the Trust Funds
  • Improving the systems surrounding all aspects of the charity's budgets, forecasts and business planning
  • Liaise with senior managers identifying potential problems or opportunities
  • Develop and maintain relationships as appropriate, between the Trust and external organisations
  • In response to the company business plan set out objectives for the year and any financial implications
  • Manage the Finance Function
  • Continually review existing financial and management information systems and ensure systems are fit for purpose
  • Prepare a monthly finance report for the Senior management group
  • Oversee payroll
  • Ensure statutory accounts meet the charity SORP
  • Carry out internal audit checks as appropriate
  • Attend meetings of the Finance Committee and provide relevant notes from such meetings to the chair
  • Manage the investment accounting information system

Skills and Experience:

  • A recognised professional accounting qualification
  • Ability to deliver concise finance reports in understandable format for non- accounting professionals
  • Ability to explain complex financial information to non-finance individuals
  • Knowledge of the Charitable sector
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation in accounting practices relating to running of a Company and Charity
  • Management Skills/Experience
  • Experience of working in an SME (the Trust currently has 73 staff)
  • Experience of or interest in the Stock Market


  • 25 days annual leave
  • Group personal pension plan
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Attractive salary, terms and conditions
  • 37.5 hours

Please note that due to the nature of the role, no sponsorship or relocation packages will be available for this position so all candidates must be eligible to both live and work in the UK to be considered.

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Accountant, Chartered Accountancy, Bookkeeper, Accounts Manager, Finance Manager, Chartered Accountant, Financial Accountancy, Financial Controller, Senior Accountant, Financial Accountant, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW may also be considered for this role.