Job Title: Finance Officer
Hours: Permanent, Part Time (16 hours per week)
Ruby’s Fund is a charity based in Cheshire East. We have 12 years’ experience of supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their families and carers. We are incredibly passionate about what we do; in fact, 75% of our staff and volunteers have lived experienced of parenting a child with SEND, so we genuinely listen and understand how we can help. Through our services, we support and encourage families to thrive in their own unique way.
About the Role
We are now seeking a Finance Officer – someone to take responsibility for the day-to-day financial management of the charity. This role is key in supporting the CEO and is part of sub-groups of the Board of Trustees.
Reporting to the CEO and Board of Directors, you will ensure accounting systems and procedures are compliant with charity law and SORP accounting rules, and assist in the development of the annual budget. You will manage and maximise gift aid claims and draft the annual accounts, ensuring the Annual Report and accounts are completed within timescales agreed with the Auditors. You will be preparing management accounts, cash flow and other financial information on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, and support donor reporting and grant administration, ensuring that returns to funders are consistent with grant conditions.
Preparing and presenting financial reports to the Finance Sub Committee and the Board as required, you will prepare payroll data for our accounts to run the payroll, ensure the effective and efficient operation of expenses, HMRC pension and insurance arrangements, as well as oversee the internal financial administration, external invoicing/payments arrangements and the fixed asset register of the charity.
We’d like our Finance Officer to have proven experience of a similar role to include experience of financial management, budgeting & forecasting, consolidation, management & financial reporting, and assisting with the preparation of management accounts. You’ll hold a qualification in Bookkeeping and have knowledge of the finance function of a charity, to include the requirements of charity legislation and SORP.
With exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, you will have a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team. You will have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel, and have experience of Xero.