Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Nova Wakefield District

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Hybrid - Wakefield & Home-Working
30 - 37.5 hours per week (negotiable)
£34,000 pro rata
Application deadline

Finance Manager

Nova is a local charity that provides a range of services to support, grow and empower a vibrant Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Wakefield District, with everything from specialist advice to funding.

We’re excited to be recruiting for a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager role is part of a supportive, skilled Operations Team, and will play a key role in having responsibility for all aspects of the organisation’s finance related tasks.

We’re a friendly bunch to work with (100% of staff said they enjoyed working at Nova in our 2024 Staff Survey!) and you’ll get a range of brilliant benefits.

So, what does this role involve?

You’ll be responsible for a variety of duties, including the following examples:

  • Preparation of monthly accounts and other financial information to allow CEO and Board of Trustees to make informed, timely decisions at Finance Committee and Board meetings.
  • Work with the CEO to set, monitor and maintain the annual budget.
  • Work with the Contracts and Grants Manager to maintain project financial accounts and records and producing financial information for funding claims.
  • Have a full understanding of all income / funding streams.
  • Work with Treasurer and CEO to manage investment accounts.
  • Reconcile prepaid cards and petty cash.
  • Data entry onto QuickBooks of income and expenditure.
  • Work with Accountants to ensure annual audit is carried out.
  • Inform payroll organisation of approved changes to salary payments and put salary payments onto the online banking system.
  • Raise invoices, and ensure invoices are paid by creditors / funders on time.
  • Arrange new sources of finance and debt facilities.
  • Co-ordinate payment of bills in line with financial procedures, on one payment run per month.

What are we looking for in our new Finance Manager?

  • Several years previous work experience in an accounting / finance role in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
  • Ability to understand and facilitate all aspects of financial processes for an organisation.
  • Excellent numerical and written communication skills, with a good eye for detail, and the ability to spot errors.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • High levels of enthusiasm and desire to achieve results.
  • Personal resilience.
  • Willingness to learn and acquire new skills.
  • Commitment to supporting our members and working together.

What do we offer?

You’ll benefit from a competitive salary, 28 days a holiday a year (plus bank holidays), and some great benefits including:

  • Blended home and office working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff Rewards Programme
  • 5% salary contribution toa pension scheme
  • A range of enhanced policies and practices to ensure a supportive and inclusive workplace
  • Annual pay reviews

How to apply

We're an equal opportunities organisation and invite applications from all sections of the community. It’s important to us that everyone is welcomed and valued in our workplace. If you feel you're the right person for this role, we'd love to hear from you! We value personal qualities and experience as well as work experience.

Please download the application documents to read more about this role. To apply, complete and return the Application Form to

Closing date: Thursday 4 July 2024 at 5pm

Interview date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

Contact details:
Contact name:
Natalie Jones
01924 367418

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