Organisation The Scout Association
Closing date 01/11/2020
Title Transactional Manager
Job Type Permanent
Job Hours Full-time
Location Greater London Chingford
Salary £34000 - 36000 per year +
Up to £35,354 plus excellent benefits
Hays Accountancy & Finance are delighted to be working in partnership with The Scout Association who are looking to appoint a Transactional Manager to join their team.
The Scout Association is the largest Scouting organisation in the United Kingdom and is the World Organisation of the Scout Movement’s recognised member for the United Kingdom. Following the origin of Scouting in 1907, the association was formed in 1910 and incorporated in 1912 by a royal charter under its previous name of The Boy Scouts Association.
Our plan is to build on the success of the previous plan: to continue to grow, become more inclusive, to be shaped by young people and to make a bigger impact in our communities. As part of our vision for 2023, by 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
As a movement, we have grown for the last 13 years. We want to continue that positive trend, bringing skills for life to more young people across the UK. By 2023 we will have: 50,000 more young people aged 6-18 in Scouts, 10,000 more frontline adult volunteers (Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders) and 5,000 more Young Leaders.
Each week, we give over 450,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.
We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
The ideal candidate will need to lead the financial transactions process. You will manage the transactional team and maximise their output and efficiency. This will include identifying any developmental needs. You will be providing business partnering support to the organisation in relation to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable queries. You will be managing relationships with account managers and suppliers therefore it is imperative that you possess excellent customer service skills. You will be maintaining records in order to prepare for Gift Aid Donations and any other ad-hoc duties within the Finance Department.
You will be responsible for looking at and suggesting process improvements, and overall planning and delivering financial support to the organisation. You will lead the Transactional team and motivate them to deliver to their full potential and ensure a high quality of service is met every time. Your role will include you reviewing outputs and ensuring a high degree of accuracy is delivered by the team.
The main skills you will need for this role are:
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
Excellent attention to detail
Strong numerical skills
Excellent IT skills
Some Bookkeeping experience
You will be part of a Finance team of 13 staff so being a team player is imperative, therefore you will need to be committed to delivering excellent customer service, committed to your own personal development and performance improvement and be confident working with your colleagues. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a forward-thinking organisation.
This is an exciting time to join The Scout Association and if you feel you have the drive and the passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.
In return, The Scout Association are offering a competitive salary, including excellent benefits such as; 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and free car parking at all sites.
In addition to this you will also receive up to an additional 3 days leave (pro-rata) to be taken between Christmas and New Year. Flexible and agile working arrangements including working from home for the right candidate will also be considered.
For more information about the role and organisation please visit:
Or for an informal discussion please contact Anna Allison who is the retained consultant working in partnership with The Scout Association.
All job offers are made subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks which includes satisfactory references, medical questionnaire and clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Closing date for all applications: Sunday 1st November
Interviews will take place: w.c 9th November times tbc
All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Anna Allison at Hays Accountancy & Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process.