Part Time Charity Finance Manager

Part Time Charity Finance Manager - Exeter - £24-26,000 FTE

***Please note that in accordance with part 1 (schedule 9) of The Equality Act 2010 we are only able to consider female applicants for this opportunity*** 

There’s a lot to consider when moving on to a new job opportunity. The responsibilities of a new role need to suit, the remuneration needs to be attractive, and the future prospects need to be bright. But perhaps one of the most important and often overlooked factors to consider is the employer and the nature of their operation. If working with a highly ethical organisation that genuinely changes & improves people’s lives means as much to you as the job that you’re paid to do, this will undoubtedly be an opportunity that will be of interest. The position works with a well-established third sector organisation that supports adults and young people across Devon through specialist counselling, one-to-one support work and a telephone helpline.

Trial Balance Consulting are delighted to have been exclusively engaged to assist a highly regarded Exeter-based charity in their search for a part-time Finance Manager. The position is offered on a permanent, part-time basis of 20 hours, which can be flexibly worked across the week as per the preference of the successful candidate. With agreement this role can be split between the charity HQ and worked remotely, however the successful candidate will be expected to work in the office for some time every week. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this role holds pivotal responsibility within the charity. The Finance Manager will lead the day-to-day financial controls and financial reporting to the board of trustees and senior management team. It’s a broad ranging opportunity that blends transactional, commercial and strategic development of the charity. 

Key responsibilities include: 
- Preparation of annual accounts to Trial Balance
- Lead month end procedures to include bank reconciliation, prepayments, accruals, sales/purchase ledger and payroll
- Alerting CEO to underpends/overspends on different funding lines and spotting opportunities
- Cashflow management
- Produce monthly management accounts with running commentary
- Forecasting and project costings
- Statutory submissions to Companies House and the Charity Commission
- Annual budgeting, with regular budget adjustments and forecasts
- Gift Aid management and reclaim
- Petty cash control


What we’re looking for: We’re looking for an experienced female accountant who possesses at least two years’ recent exposure in a similar position. Previous experience of charity accounting and partial VAT exemption is highly desirable though not essential, assuming an aptitude to learn new skills and procedures. Experience of using Xero cloud-based accounting software and a good knowledge of MS Excel is essential. You will be a self-starter, able to use your initiative, pick up and run with your own role and be good at self-motivation. Given the nature of the organisation, a strong culture fit will be a key criteria. The charity is led by a typically passionate, energetic team with a very pro-active attitude to their work. The role wouldn’t be suited to somebody who is looking for “any old job”! For further details please contact Elle Benjamin quoting reference EB7754 ASAP.