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£30,740 - £35,030 per annum plus an excellent benefits package - Non-for-Profit Sector - Accountant (Qualified by Experience)
Ref: 3462 Date Posted: Monday 05 Jul 2021

iMultiply are delighted to be retained on an excellent opportunity to join Cyrenians as a Finance Manager based in Edinburgh. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking for a fresh challenge in an organisation that is having a massive impact in our community.

The Company

For over 50 years, Cyrenians, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), has tackled the causes and consequences of homelessness. They understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That's why all their work is values-led and relationships-based.

They meet people where they are and support them towards where they want to be.

Their Vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our Mission to support people excluded from family, home, work, or community on their life journey.

The Role

The Role of Finance Manager is a newly created position due a change in structure. Reporting directly to the Senior Finance Manager, the role will be responsible for effective reporting on income & expenditure forecasting and cashflow management across all services and enterprises.

The Finance Manager will effectively support the organisation on all aspects of finance ensuring that the function always runs smoothly. The successful candidate will work alongside the Senior Finance Manager will have responsibility for the integrity of all financial records and accounting to include: management accounts, budgeting and forecasting, cashflow management, banking, VAT returns and payroll.

On Offer

The position of Finance Manager will offer a salary of £30,740 - £35,030 per annum plus an excellent benefits package. The organisation is looking to appoint on a Full- time permanent basis and the office premises are located in Edinburgh although blended working will be an option for this role.

Reporting directly to the Senior Finance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Prepare and regularly report on all project management accounts, analysing variances and exploring potential problems within reporting deadlines
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager in setting annual budgets and managing financial performance effectively.
  • Review income & expenditure forecasts on a regular basis, challenging variances and updating financial records accordingly, and escalating to the Senior Finance manager as required
  • Manage monthly cashflow including input of actuals and reviewing/amending forecasts
  • Prepare and submit financial progress reports to our various funders to their specific requirements
  • Prepare quarterly financial reporting schedules for Trustee papers, reconciling to Management Accounts
  • Provide financial management support to Social Enterprises including trading subsidiaries.
  • Banking: review and approval of supplier payments, staff payroll & expenses and credit payments as required
  • Review, ensure the accuracy of, and submit VAT returns, and Gift Aid claims.
  • Review and approve payroll information in advance of submission to payroll function provider
  • Prepare and submit other finance-related forms, claims and returns on an ad-hoc basis as required
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager on ad-hoc projects
  • Contribute to the development of systems and applications to improve the finance function
  • Overall responsibility for the accuracy of all transactional information within the accounting system, ensuring the finance team adheres to processes and procedures.
  • Manage and develop the Finance team, currently a full time Senior Finance Officer and part time Finance Assistant.

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

  • Part Qualified or Qualified by experience Accountant is essential
  • Proven experience working in an accounting role (including experience of purchase ledger transactions, preparation of schedules to support annual financial statements, preparing and monitoring budgets and preparing VAT and other financial returns
  • Experience of working in a charity or not-for-profit environment would be desirable
  • Proficient using accounting systems and strong excel skills
  • Ability to take responsibility for management and financial accounting and ensuring robust financial controls and management
  • Must be committed to underpinning the culture, value and vision through commitment to delivering requirements of the role
  • Ability to make sound decisions, identifying and escalating matters of significance
  • Effective communicator
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

To apply for this position, please send your CV to Andrew Robinson at

All third-party applications will be forwarded to iMultiply.




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