£Competitive - Non-for-Profit Sector - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 3865 Date Posted: Wednesday 03 Aug 2022
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iMultiply are working in partnership with The Scottish Historic Buildings Trust in their search for a Finance Manager based in Edinburgh.

The Company  

Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) is a charitable Building Preservation Trust based in Scotland, but with a remit to operate throughout the UK. The Trust is dedicated to regenerating significant historic buildings which are at risk, for the benefit of others, through conservation and sustainable re- use. On completion, buildings are either rented or sold. The Trust also works with others to develop new uses that benefit the community. 

The Role  

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive and accountable to the Audit Committee and Charity Trustees the role of Finance Manager will be responsible setting Financial Procedures and Processes and providing financial information. As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) the primary role of the Finance Manager is to provide operational control that delivers good governance for SHBT.

The Finance Manager will be accountable for leading the Finance team to develop, deliver and embed financial strategies for the organisation. Integral to this role is the provision of accurate and timely financial information including budgeting, forecasting, financial performance reporting and the preparation of annual charity accounts, working with the Trust’s external Auditors.

The Finance Controller is responsible for the day-to-day management and control of finances for the charity (and its subsidiary trading arm) and will ensure the efficient management of the accounting functions and delivery of all aspects of financial administration operating with high levels of personal integrity.

The role will have primary responsibility for the following:  

  • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts, Budgets and Cashflow and annual Charity Accounts and reporting to the Audit Committee and Management Board.
  • Delivery of the finance function of the Trust, ensuring financial records and reporting are accurate and complete, and produced in a timely basis. 
  • Setting and ensuring compliance with appropriate financial policies and procedures and ensuring there are robust controls and checks in place for the management of the financial functions of SHBT, complying with OSCR requirements for charities and companies house.
  • Working with external auditors and payroll providers to ensure the timely completion of annual accounts and audit and payroll provision.
  • Developing and establishing the long-term systems, processes and procedures required to ensure SHBT has an efficient and effective finance function and proactively provide ideas for improvement.
  • Manage the Bookkeeper and have overall accountability for their deliverables – including all receipt and payment related matters, processing invoices, fee claims, staff expenses and grant drawdown requests and training staff in the Events Booking/Invoicing system.
  • Working with Trust staff on historic building projects to provide financial support on all financial information including grant applications, claims and draw downs and external monitoring.
  • Working with Trust staff to provide all financial information and monitor expenditure against budgets and ensure that all finance procedures are followed providing training where required on any finance processes. 

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Qualified/Part-Qualified Accountant/ICAS/ICAEW/ACA Qualified, or applicants with significant experience in a finance role or similar. Part-Qualified applicants will be supported on the completion of their professional accountancy qualification.
  • Demonstrable track record of managing all aspects of finance for a charity, or equivalent organisation and proven experience of working within a finance role at a similar level. 
  • Proven experience in developing systems, in-depth financial analysis and account production and maximising the potential of accounting and supporting systems producing Financial Reports and Papers at Board level which are clear and understandable to less experienced reviewers. 
  • Strong technical accountancy and financial management skills with expertise using Xero preferred.
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to produce work with a high level of accuracy 
  • Strong problem-solving skills as well as a can-do attitude, the ability to listen to and understand requirements as well as share ideas. 
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to interact with people at all levels and convey technical financial information to non-specialists in a confident and courteous manner.  

On Offer 

This Finance Manager role is offered on afull time or Part Time basis Full-time (35 hours per week). Part-time (between 21 and 28 hours per week).

The role will offer a competitive salary and great benefits package including ample holidays, pension and an unrivalled work life balance. The role will be based at their Custom House building based in Leith with time also being spent at their Head Office on the Royal Mile. A hybrid approach to work will be considered.

For more information on this please contact Andrew Robinson on 07592 203080 or email him at andrewrobinson@imultiplyresourcing.com.  For more information about Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and its work visit their website www.shbt.org.uk.

iMultiply is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all employees, workers and applicants. iMultiply will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual's 'protected characteristic’. 

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