Finance Manager, Bangor

Closing date: 
22 Mar 2017
Positive Futures is the leading charity for people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum conditions and their families.

Our aim is to transform the future of people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition. We do that by enabling people to realise their hopes, dreams and ambitions. We change attitudes by proving that a person doesn’t have to be defined by their disability. We change society by showing that, with the right support, everyone can play a valuable role in the community. To us, involvement, inclusion and equality are not just words; they drive everything we do. 


Your New Role

The Finance Manager will manage and develop the Finance Department, ensuring that all activities and functions of the Department are aligned with organisational priorities in order to deliver our Mission:

“Positive Futures for people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition – working together to achieve dreams and transform lives”

The role requires an experienced, confident and professional practitioner who will have an immediate impact across our Organisation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Services / Departments in a support and advisory role, assisting managers to implement policies, procedures, guidance and best practice

  • Respond to queries from budget holders in a timely and accurate manner and liaise closely with Operations, Fundraising and Marketing in order to develop budgets for funding applications and business growth plans

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation and reporting of financial information, including budgets, cash flows and management accounts

  • Review and present financial information to Trustees, senior managers and other budget holders in a timely manner. Produce statutory accounts and liaise with external auditors

  • Ensure that appropriate controls are in place and operating effectively and that an effective payroll service is provided

  • Manage the performance of the Finance Team to include coaching, mentoring and person centred supervision. Ensure the staff within the team are appropriately trained and qualified to perform to the standard required by the organisation

  • Ensure effective estates management to include the purchasing and/or leasing of capital and other assets

  • Comply with risk management policies, standards, processes, procedures and guidance as applicable to your role

  • Consult and negotiate with funders relating to new services and changes to contracts

  • Deputise for the Finance Director as required

  • Be available to have regular contact with the people we support in order that their views and aspirations are made clear and are kept to the forefront of your work.



The ideal person will have

  • A professional accounting qualification (eg ICAI / CIMA / ACCA or part thereof or other equivalent)

  • Minimum of 3 years’ accounting experience with at least 1 year’s experience working in a managerial role in the Finance Department of an organisation with a turnover of at least £1,000,000

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of people management, to include objective setting and appraisal

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of preparing financial reports

  • Ability to travel independently. Positive Futures defines this as being a car driver and holder of a clean driving licence, or having access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to meet the demands of the post.


Helpful to have

  • Knowledge of legislation and regulation relevant to organisations in the charity and social care sector

  • Experience of working in a charitable organisation’s Finance Department



An attractive salary will be offered for the right candidate.



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