Finance Manager

Wells, Somerset
£45,000 pa
25 May 2018
25 Jun 2018
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified

The Diocese of Bath & Wells is seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to lead and manage the busy Finance Team.

You will need to be a fully qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA), with an excellent technical skillset and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Ideally you will have experience working within a charity finance function. With excellent communication skills and an analytical approach, you will have proven technical expertise in both financial and management accounting, including statutory accounts preparation. You will have a good working knowledge of budgeting and cash flow forecasting and experience of managing small teams.

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance & Operations the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Preparation of annual budgets including supporting budget holders with their individual budget submissions.
  • Oversight and management of the main nominal ledger and subsidiary ledgers
  • Preparation of quarterly management accounts for the DBF including reforecasts together with balance sheet and fund reconciliations
  • Preparation of the draft year end statutory accounts in accordance with the Charities SORP; liaison with the auditors; completion of final accounts for publication.  
  • Review and authorisation of supplier payments and payroll
  • Daily management of cash flow requirements
  • Management and supervision of the Finance Team (2 FT, 2 PT) 
  • Maintenance of  the parish share model, calculating share payable by each parish and liaison with the Common Fund Committee to improve the model
  • Provision of support parishes with training , website resources and enquiries including support for Diocesan Cashbook

Salary & Package

  • Annual salary £45,000
  • 10% Pension contribution (non contributory)
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank holidays + discretionary days


Interviews: Friday 6 July 2018

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