£27,000 - £30,000 - Non-for-Profit Sector - Accountant (Qualified by Experience)
Ref: 3453 Date Posted: Friday 11 Jun 2021
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iMultiply are delighted to be retained on an excellent opportunity to join Scottish Environment LINK as a part-time Finance and Operations Manager based in Perth. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking for a challenging role that offers a healthy work life balance.

 

The Company

 

LINK is the national intermediary for Scotland’s voluntary, citizen-led, environmental organisations, with over 40 member organisations and a collective membership of around 500,000 people. Members represent a wide range of environmental interests including land managers, service providers, campaigners, policy experts on issues including agriculture, wildlife, landscape, health and wellbeing, environmental economics, environmental governance and environmental justice.

 

They have a common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. LINK’s aim is to secure sustainable development in and beyond Scotland, where all aspects of the country’s environment are valued to enhance the quality of life for all.

 

The Role

 

The Finance and Operations Manager position is a role best suited to an individual who is looking for a part – time opportunity. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and be able to demonstrate initiative and a can-do approach to all aspects of the role. To be successful in this position, you must thrive on challenges and enjoy working in a busy, dynamic environment.

 

The successful candidate should be willing to carry out daily processing with a problem-solving mindset. They will be someone who can develop solutions and look to improve systems and processes whilst developing the accounting procedures for the organisation.

 

On Offer

 

The position of Finance and Operations Manager will offer a salary of £27,000 - £30,000 per annum plus an excellent benefits package. The organisation is looking to appoint on a Part- time permanent basis and the office premises are located in Perth although remote working will also play a big part of the role.

 

Reporting directly to the Chief Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Maintain (and enhance as required) a well-documented financial management process
  • Maintain the financial ledger records, making appropriate recommendations on methods of recording and monitoring budgetary outcome
  • Prepare, in liaison with Chief Officer, annual budgets for Board and Project Managers regarding core and project operations and maintain five-year financial projections for the organisation to ensure good, shared understanding of financial situation. 
  • Present quarterly financial reports to the Board and Project Managers.  Provide training on financial systems to Trustees, as required
  • Manage the financial transactions, cost recovery process for all unrestricted and restricted activities
  • Be the main interface to external accountants, liaising with them to ensure Board is briefed on statutory financial requirements
  • Liaise with the Treasurer and support the Board’s Funding Subgroup (FSG) by providing budgetary information as required, including five-year projections and planning data, for review of membership subscription rates and other funding avenues, and by coordinating FSG meetings, minuting and following up meetings
  • Support staff with budgetary projections for funding applications.  Prepare regular budget reports for established funders, ensuring grant receipts
  • Produce end of year accounting information for external accountants for annual account production and auditing
  • Be the day-to-day interface with member representatives as well as potential member organisations on their current income levels and resulting subscription rates
  • Deal with day-to-day banking operations (including online), monitor reserves, and, in conjunction with Treasurer and Chief Officer, determine appropriate banking options.
  • Produce invoices for payments due and monitor payments by creditors
  • Administer the staff expenses, advising staff in relation, and petty cash systems
  • Coordinate monthly staff payroll in liaison with payroll service providers
  • Coordinate pension arrangements complying with legislation, administering monthly pension payments and being the main interface with pension provider and for staff inquiries.

 

Operations:

 

  • Always administer and ensure efficient running of the Perth office (including equipment, layout) and support other staff in ensuring efficient running of Edinburgh premises.
  • Support Chief Officer in providing HR services in relation to regular checks on legal compliance and standards; health, safety and well-being; holiday and leave management
  • Manage annual compliance with OSCR, Companies House and HMRC
  • Be the main interface with IT support providers, encouraging a constructive relationship between staff and the company.  This includes overviewing quality of service, escalating requests made by staff where appropriate, overseeing changes in the virtual environment and hardware and software, ensuring appropriate trouble-shooting arrangements are in place.

 

To be considered for this opportunity you must have the following experience:

 

  • Highly numerate with experience in designing and managing integrated, multi-sheet financial workbooks
  • Accustomed to considering the big picture of an organisation’s role and ambitions in relation to its financial and other management systems needs
  • Ability to plan and manage workload to meet agreed targets, and to meet deadlines
  • Very good, interpersonal skills and demonstrable ability to maintain good working relationships in a team and with members
  • Strong understanding of contemporary IT environment, options and applications.
  • Computer literate with very good experience of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint and Teams), Sage,
  • Wordpress website interface
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing; experience of social media channels

To apply for this position, please send your CV to Andrew Robinson at Andrewrobinson@imultiplyresourcing.com

All third-party applications will be forwarded to iMultiply.