Please note, this vacancy will come on stream in October – November 2020


Responsible To:                    Chief Executive Officer


To maintain the Foundation’s accounting and payroll records in accordance with Companies Act, Inland Revenue and charities legislation; to provide management information to users, and reports and returns as required; to manage funds on a day to day basis.


Demonstrate personal responsibility and accountability for the performance of the Foundation in relation to finance.

Maintain the accounting records of the Foundation.

Monitor income from investments and other sources.

Manage banking processes and maintain balances within various Foundation bank accounts in accordance with the policies of the Board. Maintain an up to date cashflow.

Prepare cheque and other payments.

Prepare financial management reports and papers for the Board and Sub-committees.

Prepare returns for funding bodies in conjunction with the grants team.

Prepare year end accounts and produce working papers in preparation for audit.

Liaise with external auditors and in any ad hoc monitoring visits by funders.

Prepare budgets in conjunction with the Treasurer and Chief Executive Officer and other members of the management team, and produce reports comparing actual performance with budgets.

Prepare monthly payroll information for staff and advise payroll service provider and administrate the Auto Enrolment pension scheme.

Monitor Local Giving activity.

Monitor the CFFC Loan portfolio

Be responsible for the specifying, operating and integration of financial software

Attend Board Meetings and Finance Committee Meetings as required.

Prepare endowment statements for Donors

Provide ad hoc financial information as may be necessaryto support the Chief Executive, Treasurer, Management Team and Trustees.


To undertake any other duties, which the Chief Executive Officer may from time to time require.

Manage, monitor and develop other finance staff and volunteers

Contribute to the overall strategic development of CFFC as an organisation and actively communicate and foster positive relations with other CFFC Managers to achieve goals


The ideal candidate will be ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent experience and will be a hands-on Finance Manager who has worked within a small team environment and can demonstrate a successful track record.

Experience within the Charitable/Third Sector would be useful although not essential. Experience in dealing with Endowments and Investment Managers would also be useful.

We anticipate the role being based on a 17.5 – 21hr week over two and a half/three days. CFFC are flexible on the exact nature of the working arrangements. It is anticipated that at busy periods, such as accounting year end, more hours will be required. These will be paid or time off in lieu agreed.

CFFC currently use Sage 50 accounting software of which experience is essential. We are keen to upgrade and automate our accounting processes and views on how this can be achieved would be welcomed.

The Finance Manager is an essential member of the CFFC Management Team and will be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of that team in a proactive and positive way to help us achieve our charitable goals.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]