Job Description

Finance Manager Job Description

About this job

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for the Trust’s day to day financial management, as well as owning the month end process, ensuring accurate and timely information for decision making. You will also work closely with the Heads of Departments and other budget holding Managers on their profit and loss accounts, supporting robust cost control, timely invoicing, and promoting a clear understanding of the income and expenditure of each department.

The Finance Manager will also be responsible for Monthly payroll, RTI submissions and general Pension administration, general financial compliance, preparing and submitting HMRC VAT returns, as well as the effective administration of accounts receivable, payable and credit control. You will prepare reporting for funders and contribute to funding applications, and support the Head of Finance with the annual audit, and other ad-hoc requirements.

This role will typically be 24 hours (0.6 FTE) per week, based in our offices in Woolwich. We are flexible in how these hours can be worked, either as three full days a week, or split over 5 days, with the focus around payroll and month end. Please let us know your preference for discussion at interview.

Is this job for you?

We’re looking for an experienced Finance Manager, ideally with experience of arts or charity sector. You’ll have significant, relevant financial and accounting experience. You’ll have a good technical knowledge of tax issues and be practiced in managing VAT returns and administering PAYE / payroll. You’ll need to be proficient in the use of excel, as well as being comfortable using a range of accountancy and software platforms.

You’ll be a capable and confident communicator, practised at managing staff and building successful peer-to-peer relationships and able to contribute to broader conversations both charitable and commercial in nature.

We are a small knit team, so the willingness to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in where necessary will be important, whilst also providing general assistance across the wider team.

How to apply

To apply for this role please visit You will be directed to our portal to complete the online application form no later than 23.59 on Sunday 3rd March 2024 (the ‘closing date’). We reserve the right to close this application early if we receive a high number of applications. Application is made through the submission of a CV and covering letter. The covering letter is entered as free text in the portal itself and your CV should be uploaded.

If you’re unable to complete the application for any reason please either email us or call (020) 8035 8835 so that we can discuss alternative arrangements for assessing your suitability for the job. However, you must do so at least one week before the closing date above.

We aim to give feedback to anybody who was interviewed and requests it but due to the high number of applications we receive it may take us some time to do so. We will always let you know if you have been unsuccessful and we aim to stick to the time frame outlined in the job advert.

We’re proud of the diversity of our community and aim to build a team that represents it. We therefore particularly welcome applications from people from black, Asian and ethnically-diverse backgrounds, and those identifying as D/deaf or disabled.