First Base Employment Limited

Finance Manager – 9 Month FTC

Location: Near Stroud

Hours: 30 – 40 hours per week over 4 – 5 days 

Salary: Circa £32,000 – £40,000 per annum pro rata – Negotiable depending on experience

This is a 9 month maternity cover contract starting as soon as possible. IMMEDIATE START


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining records of financial transactions using the accounting system, Xero

  • Processing sales invoices and scheduling supplier payments

  • Collecting and uploading expense receipts

  • Assigning and monitoring income and expenses against specific projects

  • Reconciliation of multicurrency bank accounts and pre-paid company cards

  • Preparing monthly financial statements to feed back to wider team, including cash flow and P&L

  • Completing and filing VAT returns quarterly and EC lists monthly

  • Creating manual journals as required

  • Develop systems to account for financial transactions including setting up chart of accounts and tracking codes

  • Assist with financial reports for external donors  

  • Assist with monthly payroll preparation 

  • Assist project managers with budgets

  • Assist accountants with final accounts preparation


Key skills: 

  • Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, Excel and Xero

  • Excellent numeracy skills essential

  • Ability to plan and organise to work to deadlines

  • Strong data entry and record keeping skills

  • The ability to act on your own initiative, recommend solutions to problems and demonstrate the thinking behind your recommendations

  • Discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive information

  • Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy and consistency 

  • Effectively communicate, both written and verbal, financial position to wider non-financial team if required

  • Strong understanding of management accounts and financing documents 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a finance manager

  • ACCA or CIMA qualified or working towards desired

  • Experience working with multicurrency transactions desired

  • Experience working within a charity desired but not essential


If this position is of interest to you please call 01453 755330 (option 2) or send your CV to

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