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Top job! Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £39,429 – £43,456.14 pro-rata
  • On site: Stirling
  • Closing 16th June 2024

  • Advertised from 6th June 2024
  • 22.5 hours per week over three days (flexibility to work over 5 days).


Camphill Blair Drummond is a vibrant and forward looking organisation, with a clear vision for the future. It is a home-from-home environment giving people with learning disabilities residential and day care, meaningful activities and lasting friendships. Our community offers one of the most distinctive work environments in the Central Belt. It is an attractive place to work offering a diversity of people, activities and opportunities for everyone in a rich culture with a guaranteed friendly welcome.

Our Vision:

We are committed to sustaining, nurturing and developing our vibrant Camphill Community. A place where everyone has the opportunity to live, work and grow together and realise their fullest potential.

The role:

As part of our strategic review, a new role of Finance Manager was created. This role will work alongside the Head of Finance to support the implementation of the organisation’s long term finance strategy, as well as supporting, managing and developing the wider finance team. A focus on improving systems and processes, working with other operational managers and taking the lead on internal audits.

The successful applicant will have a detailed knowledge of charity accounting principles, and a track record of successfully leading and managing a finance team. You will have strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate both operational and strategic thinking. You will have a proficiency in accounting software and be able to evidence successful production of monthly management accounts, ensuring effective monitoring against budget. Ideally, you will have practical experience of project accounting, restricted funds and grant-making activities.

Additionally, you should have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience of explaining complex financial information to other operational colleagues, and non-finance managers. You should have experience of working in the charitable sector and handling charitable accounts, as well as having a high level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills. This role would be suitable for someone who has solid experience, a minimum 5 years in being an effective, operational Finance Manager. You should also have a strong mix of financial, project and management accounting skills, and employee management.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To provide an effective financial management service to the organisation and to be responsible for all financial transactions for the community.
  • Oversee the annual budget setting process, in conjunction with the external Head of Finance and prepare and deliver the annual budget for review to the SLT and Council of Management (COM)
  • Create and maintain financial reports for the organisation, ensuring budgets remain in line
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and standards
  • Lead on the review of the annual fee uplifts, including communication with local authorities, and tracking of responses through to confirmation of payment of new rates
  • Oversee the preparation of payroll, ensuring it is processed accurately, efficiently and is fully compliant with rules and regulations

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 5 years finance experience including employee development and performance management
  • Experience of Charity SORP
  • Strong experience of implementing processes and system change
  • A proactive, creative and solution focused mindset
  • Experience of a cloud based accounting system
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft applications and accounting software
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational, planning, analytical and critical thinking skills

Additional Benefits:

  • Pension scheme with 10% employer contribution
  • 31 days paid annual leave rising to 36 days after qualifying period
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Access to Employee Discount platform
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Non contributory Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to a number of different learning & development opportunities

Working at Camphill Blair Drummond is deeply rewarding, satisfying and challenging.

Application notes

If you are interested in the role please contact Andrea Khan, People Partner in the first instance on 01786 841573, ext 113.


Applicants should note that this post requires PVG membership in relation to working with vulnerable adults.

The Management of Offenders Act (Scotland) 2019 (Exclusions and Exceptions) applies to this role.