Finance Manager


The Proclamation Trust (SE17 1JL)

Date posted: 19th October 2023
Application ends: 27th November 2023

We are looking for a qualified management accountant to lead on all financial matters related to the Trust.


Financial: - To ensure that systems are in place for managing The Proclamation Trust's finances and bookkeeping, including receipting of income, administering Gift Aid and managing donor records. - To administer expense claims, supplier invoices, payroll & pensions system. - To provide regular management accounts for the Chief of Staff and the Trustees, reporting to them as required. - To prepare annual budgets for the Trustees in line with agreed financial policies and ministry expenditure commitments. - To prepare the accounts for the annual independent examination and Trustees' Annual Report, and fulfil any other financial statutory reporting obligations required by Companies House, the Charity Commission or HMRC. - Regular monitoring of actuals against budgeted income/expenditure and providing necessary recommendations to the management team for correction and/or improvement. - To produce financial reports, insights, evaluation and recommendations as required. - Run an efficient month end process and produce monthly management accounts for review by the Chief of Staff and circulation to the Trustees. - Assisting with the Trust bank account, ensuring that all transactions are loaded onto our finance system in a timely manner for the central reconciliation on a monthly basis. - Monitor spending against budget, taking appropriate action when necessary. - Oversight of charge card procedures. - To monitor the financial health of the Proclamation Trust and propose any necessary actions to maintain financial health of the organisation. - To supervise financial roles completed by the administrative staff, delegating and allocating work as required. - Negotiating our annual insurance policy. - Ensuring best value on supplier contracts. - Oversight of the Trust Inventory. General: - To participate in the daily staff prayer meeting and regular whole staff meetings. - To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development, and training opportunities in discussion with line manager. - Comply with all Trust policies and procedures, including the Code of Conduct and those relating safeguarding, equal opportunities, health & safety, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person. - Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Proclamation Trust

Required skills

The successful candidate will: - Be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified management accountant. - Have excellent written and verbal English skills. - Have strong technical and practical knowledge as well as strong accounting base - Possess the ability to develop innovative ideas and strategies. - Be able to analyse information and demonstrate proactive approaches to problemsolving and decision-making. - Possess strong organisational, people, and time-management skills. - Pay excellent attention to detail. - Have developed IT skills in relevant financial applications and typical office programs. - Have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to form and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues. - Have the ability to plan and prioritise competing tasks to meet deadlines. - Have the ability to present information clearly to different levels of management, nonfinance stakeholders and board directors with appropriate detail. - Have high levels of professional integrity and enthusiasm. - Have a Christlike heart for Bible teaching and training.


This is a part time role for 14 hours per week. There is flexibility in how these hours are worked across the week. We are looking for someone with a demonstrable track record of success in financial management, financial control, strategic planning, forecasting, cashflow, audit, risk management and compliance, development of budgets and drafting financial policies.