Finance Manager (volunteer)

Twickenham, London (Greater) TW1 2AR
This a voluntary role
22 Nov 2018
22 Dec 2018
Hours per month
30 to 40 hours
Long Term


Purpose of the job: To provide financial management and accounting support to the organisation.  (Note that the charity is currently transitioning between accounting systems. The role would include responsibility for implementation of the new systems  should the applicant have such skills or otherwise work with other resources  brought in on a project basis)

Role:  Responsibility for all aspects of operation and development of the finance  function – bookkeeping, accounting and reporting, coordination of budgets, financial controls. The Finance Manager will be the key advisor to the Co-CEOs on finance issues.

Working Hours: 2 FTE day per week (very flexible about timing and work location)

Line-Manager: Co-CEO i/c Operations



The Finance Manager is involved in all aspects of financial support including transactional bookkeeping and running the payroll, while having the breadth of experience to provide financial advice and support to management and cover all aspects of reporting and financial planning.  The role has an overview of and takes leadership on financial controls. Currently two volunteers and one administration officer assists the Finance Manager on income records and Gift Aid claims. The role will work closely with programme and fundraising teams who are responsible for budget income and expenditure monitoring.

The organisation is embarking on implementation of a new accounting system (Sage) in the immediate future, and whilst an implementation team will be managing the change it will be vital that the Finance Manager is in a position to take on the operation and management of the new system.

  1. Finance support
  • Financial advice to Co-CEOs.
  • Review of financial reporting from partners and advice to project managers.
  • Responsibility for exchange risk management.
  • Development of finance framework and controls.
  • Coordination of budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Advice and assistance to project managers in project budget construction.
  • Overview of and responsibility for Gift Aid claims.
  1. Accounts and reporting
  • Production of draft statutory accounts with supporting papers suitable for examination / audit on an annual basis.
  • Production of monthly management accounts.
  • Production of financial reporting to donors in format defined by grant or donor agreement.
  • Generation of cash flow reporting and forecasts.


  1. Bookkeeping and payroll
  • This role has supervisory responsibility for transactional bookkeeping, and overall responsibility for maintenance of the accounting system and the payroll.
  1. Financial controls and systems
  • Coordination of budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Development of accounting system.
  • Development of finance framework and controls.
  • Overview of financial controls.


Essential Qualifications and Skills / Attributes:

  • Qualified accountant or very experienced part qualified accountant
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with one or more accounting software packages
  • Good Excel skills
  • Alignment with StreetInvest’s Mission and Values

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience of working in charities
  • Experience of working in an international organisation
  • Experience of working in a small organisation
  • Experience of payroll

How to apply

Please apply to Francesca Douka, Volunteer Manager at with a CV and covering letter stating why you want to work for StreetInvest and what skills and experience you have that fit this job description.

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