Financial Controller for an innovative online charity

Financial Controller for an innovative online charity

Ongoing role
J97316
At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management

Where

Cawood, YO8 3UG
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

We are a team of volunteers who run a unique and innovative online charity fundraising service called Givto. 

We are looking to expand our financial team to strengthen our financial robustness

What will you be doing?

We need your help to ensure the financial robustness of Givto. You will be part of our Finance Team, supporting the Finance Director to: - ensure key financial control activities- delivering regular reporting and analysis- managing Accounts Payable / Receivable 

* Responsibility for Key Financial Control Processes, including, but not limited to : Raising, Approving and processing Bank payments; Reconciling bank accounts and other balance sheet control accounts; Management of Gift Aid Scheme.

* Delivery of Regular Reporting and Analysis, including, but not limited to: Posting journals; Produce regular monthly reporting; Provide support and input for budgeting / forecasting.

* Take full ownership for the management of both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, including, but not limited to: Processing Purchase Invoices and Raising Sales Invoices; Posting Payments and Receipts; Management of New Suppliers / Customer Set Up; Dealing with Customer / Supplier queries.

* Ensure compliance with Charity SORP, accounting standards and policies.

* Be aware of the Better Giving Partnership’s risk management and practice assurance procedures and ensure compliance.

* Any other duties appropriate to the level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training. Happy to pick up work outside of standard job description (Note, this is simply to imply that no two days are the same within Better Giving Partnership, and that we all help each other when required).  

What are we looking for?

Personal and professional qualities:Essential:

  • Good understanding of Charity SORP requirements.
  • Previous experience of working in a Finance role. 
  • High level of proficiency with current technology including Microsoft Excel, Finance Systems and Microsoft Office, and with an ability for picking up new tools as required.
  • Excellent planning, prioritisation and time management skills taking responsibility for work tasks and quality, managing own workload and deadlines without supervision.
  • Good communication skills (written/verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to use own initiative, showing excellent attention to detail. 
  • Strong team player who takes pride in their work.

Desirable:

  • Experience with Xero General Ledger System and Slack. 

What difference will you make?

Givto is unique. It’s a bit like a digital version of the supermarket charity token schemes. It enables people to give to different charities but ensure that their personal information is safe. Our users and the charities we support have told us it is already making a difference and enabling charities to reach people who would never have heard of them otherwise. That’s because no matter how big or small a charity is, or what cause they support, they all get a platform with Givto.

We are still relatively new and unknown though, so we have a lot of work to do in 2024. You will play a key role in ensuring that the organisation is financially robust and viable. The more we grow the greater the operational challenges, but the more money we raise for good causes across the UK and beyond. 

You will also be joining an amazing team of volunteers who develop and run the Givto service. We are a dynamic and friendly team who love to learn from each other, share best practice, and have fun too.

Before you apply

We'll arrange an informal chat for suitable applicants.

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