Finance Manager – Part Time – Crowmarsh Gifford


Job Title: Finance Manager

Reporting to: Finance Director

Location: Wallingford, OX10

Hours: 30 hours per week

Salary £36,000.00 (FTE £45,000.00)

Main Purpose of Job:

The Finance Team at Style Acre has two Finance Managers who between them are responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting for Style Acre (SA), Style Acre Trading (SAT) and Acre Housing (AH). Including but not limited to management accounts, statutory accounts, budgets and forecasts, cashflows, payment cards programme, bank accounts and VAT.

Individual responsibilities will be allocated to each Finance Manager however the expectation is that the two Finance Managers are both flexible, work closely together and cover each others responsibilities as required.

Main Areas of Responsibility:

Ownership and preparation of the monthly management accounts including posting journals, accruals and prepayments, fixed assests, investments, fundraising, balance sheet reconciliations for SA, SAT and AH. Includes all costs and income and ensuring the Finance Director has information required to understand and present the financial positions of the entities.

Working alongside the Finance Director in sharing financial information with operational teams.

Overseeing and supporting purchase ledger, sales ledger, debt collection and payroll.

Preparation of the Financial Statements – year ended 31 March – including the preparation for the year end, preparation of the year end numbers and analysis, preparation of the audit deliverables, leading the day to day audit and working with auditors in the prepartion of the Financial Statements.

Ensuring that income received from local authorities is correct and all issues resolved.

Preparation of the annual budgets working alongside the Finance Director

Cashflow monitoring and forecasting

VAT returns – SAT only

Other Responsibilities:

Management of the credit / payment cards programme.

ONS surveys

Audit of the people we supports finances

Agency spend analysis and monitoring

Ownership of housekeeping finance models

Ownership of vehicle finance models

Line management of Finance Administrator

Team-wide Responsibilities:

Continually working to improve processes and better meet needs of Trustees, SMT and Operational Teams

Supporting Finance Director in other tasks as required

The role is subject to a enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check             

Key Performance Indicators:

Meeting all requirments and deadlines on all aspects of financial reporting

Person Specification:

Knowledge, Experience, Qualifications, Professional Memberships & Training :

Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or qualified by experience with a good working knowledge of finance principles, financial standards (UK GAAP) and VAT.

Strong knowledge of working with SAGE 200 (accounting package)

Strong IT skills and ability to build / develop spreadsheet in Excel particularly experience of working with VLookUps and SumIfs

Communication, Engagement & Relationships:

Ability and willingness to work with and interact with people with learning disabilities.

Experience of working collaboratively with operational teams

Team Skills:

Experience as a senior member of a finance team, leading and supporting all team members to ensure the team delivers all required.

Willingness to be flexible around tasks and work effectively as part of a team

Analytical, Problem Solving & Judgement Skills:

Ability to solve problems and think through processes and tasks rather than simply following a process.

Experience of leading continuous improvement

Able to think analytically and work logically

Able to work independently but know when need to seek clarity

Planning & Organisational Skills:

Ability to manage own workload

Ability to work to deadlines

Standards & Compliance:

Working knowledge of FRS 102

Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity:

Working towards our vision to create communities where people with learning disabilities and Autism are valued as equals and to our values of caring, respect, honesty, ambition, and collaboration

Personal / Professional Development:

Willingness to continually learn and develop both skills and personally

This job description is a broad reflection of current duties, but it is not exhaustive. It will be reviewed on no less than an annual basis to reflect priorities and developments during the on-going appraisal and performance review process and any organisational change arising

Salary: £36000/annum

Job Type: Part Time

Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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