Finance Manager

The role demands exceptional attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines with a proactive approach to problem solving.

Finance Manager

Accelerate Centre of Excellence & Innovation, Hackney, London E8
£36,750 – £47,250 pro-rata + benefits
Closing date:
4th January 2024
Working pattern:
Working Hours:
0.8 FTE – 4 days a week with at least 50% of time spent in the office based in Hackney, London E8

About the role

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Finance Manager in a sole charge position who will be responsible for all aspects of the finance function, including payroll. The post will report into the Commercial Director and attend Board sub-committee meetings to present the financial position. This is a critical role for a small social enterprise like Accelerate and we are seeking someone who enjoys working with people as part of a small team and can work with colleagues in a collaborative and supportive way.

You will have an ability to translate your skills and experience into supporting the growth and direction of Accelerate. As our Finance Manager your core role is to ensure record keeping and financial reporting are up to date and delivered in an efficient way. This post is supported by a part time Finance Assistant.

Accelerate welcome applications from people of all backgrounds as an organisation committed to diversity.

The post holder will deliver timely month, quarter and year end reports and analysis to inform the Senior Leadership Team and the wider staff team of financial trends. This, in turn, will support the annual budgeting process which will be underpinned by their ability to engage with stakeholders across the organisation to formulate realistic and achievable financial targets. The role demands exceptional attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines with a proactive approach to problem solving.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a proactive member of a highly motivated and driven team, using their financial and analytical skills to support the sustainability of Accelerate as a social enterprise. The key purpose of this role can be summarised as:

  • Responsibility for an efficient, accurate and financial function supporting the strategic delivery of Accelerate’s mission
  • Developing and implementing internal financial controls including good cash flow management and credit control
  • Responsibility for all internal and external financial reporting including statutory VAT returns. The business analyst aspect of this role embraces responsibility for investigating and analysing financial activities and processes, looking to make them more efficient and controlled
  • In the context of an SME, which best describes Accelerate, the delivery of end-to-end transactional finance and reconciliation is the key component of this role, supported by a Finance Assistant

About us

Accelerate CIC is an award winning community interest company (CIC) delivering community focused wound and lymphoedema services to Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney and across London. As a social enterprise we have greater control of our working environment and team ownership that will benefit patients and staff alike. Our mission remains to make a tangible difference to people’s lives and we are doing this daily, reaching more complex wound lymphoedema patients every year. We are a team full of energy and drive. We can and do bring change! We welcome those who are enthusiastic about developing their expertise. You will be part of a progressive and dynamic multidisciplinary team that supports challenges and inspires change. Come and join this growing team and help us change lives!

Review the Careers Pack for information and benefits of working with Accelerate CIC. Keen to advance your career? We really are looking for you!

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