Finance & Operations Manager - Environmental Funders Network

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Quick & Key Info

2-2.5 days per week

Salary: £40,000 - 45,000 (FTE)

Location: working from home anywhere in the United Kingdom

About you and the role

Your role will be to manage EFN’s financial administration, coordinate on all things related to governance (including developing board meeting papers and minutes) and oversee organisational policies and practices.

Key relationships: 

You will work closely with EFN’s Director and Board of Trustees, with the following key responsibilities:

> Maintain and develop a sound and secure system of financial management and control.

> Lead on day-to-day financial operations, liaise with accountants to produce statutory accounts, and lead on financial planning, working closely with the Finance and General Purposes Committee, board of trustees and Director

> Work to improve the format, use and impact of financial reporting within the organisation, to include analysis to support EFN’s activities and fundraising, working closely with the EFN team

> Support the Director in developing board papers in advance of all board and board committee meetings, including updating our management accounts, developing cash flow forecasts and preparing necessary papers

> Take minutes during board meetings and prepare them for sharing with the board

> Ensure the organisation’s compliance with charity law, in accordance with the Charity Commission in England & Wales and OSCR in Scotland

> Oversee the implementation of effective organisational policies, procedures and record-keeping

> Review all contracts and tenders relating to our work, supplies and events, assessing risk and ensuring that they are fair and in keeping with our standards

> Lead on continuous improvement of financial and operational processes to ensure the organisational maturity required to deliver strategic objectives

Your skills

You'll be the right person for this job if:

> You're a qualified accountant, or in the process of becoming one

> You can take financial data from a variety of sources (e.g. accounting software, bank, budget spreadsheets) and present it to a non-financial audience in a format that delivers key financial and risk information to enable good decision making

>You are organised, methodical, strong on detail, and able to map out deadlines and plan ahead

> You're interested in people (working in a small, supportive team)

> You're interested in the issues and especially the intersection between environmental and social justice issues

> You see money as a tool to deliver the organisation's mission 

> You're able to communicate effectively with finance and non-finance colleagues at all levels

> You're able to provide financial analysis to support key decision-making – to wrangle financial data into usable insights

> You're able to write, edit or coordinate the development of good policies and procedures and make sure they are up to date and that the organisation follows them

> You can write formal written English suitable for board papers, regulatory and other external reporting, as needed

> You're able to take meeting minutes that are clear, accurate and concise

Next steps

Please follow the Apply Now link to answer four questions related to your day-to-day job. 

We recommend that you develop your answers offline and then copy them in when you’re ready to ensure you don’t lose your work if you’re interrupted.

Your answers will go through our recruitment process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you're shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which involves an interview.

Expected duration of this application process: 6-8 weeks


Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

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