Finance Manager

Salary: £47,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours p/w 

Location: Remote, with some travel when required.

About US

Urban Synergy is an award-winning youth empowerment charity, founded in 2007 with the mission to inspire, guide, and ignite the ambitions of young people. 

Our approach focuses on early support, to build confidence and show young people aged 9-24 years of age from underrepresented communities what’s possible. That’s why we connect them with aspirational - yet relatable -  role models and mentors, as well as industry-leading companies.

Understanding that every young person, their circumstance, and their dreams are unique, we tailor our school programmes, mentoring, and work experience opportunities to help them reach their individual potential. 

With the collaboration of our valued partners, we are building an equitable world where everyone, regardless of their background, is empowered to write their own future.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for the organisation’s financial performance and ensuring that the Charity achieves consistent surpluses.
  • Producing financial models, budgets, targets, forecasting, reports, and end of year actual accounts, including progress against agreed KPIs and objectives.
  • Oversee and be responsible for the annual audit process in partnership with the Charity’s auditors, creating financial statements and supporting schedules.
  • Preparing management accounts packs with commentary.
  • Help to maintain and improve financial IT systems.
  • Keep up to date with all regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Assisting senior management with delivery of group financial objectives
  • Managing company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, and taxation as appropriate.
  • Risk management, business continuity planning and quality assurance.
  • Undertaking variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers to help management make informed decision.
  • To oversee the Charity’s investment and banking arrangements, maximise investment return and ensure adequate working capital.
  • To manage and administer insurance policies to ensure that assets and activities are adequately and appropriately insured, and that claims made against the Charity’s insurance are promptly and effectively administered.
  • Develop, implement and regularly review the documentation for all financial procedures and ensure all staff and trustees are fully briefed.
  • Ensure the monthly review of the permanent staff payroll prior to submission for processing and full reconciliation against standard controls.
  • To ensure all transactions are carried out in accordance with the financial regulations of the Charity; in this context the Finance Business Partner will act as an authorised signatory.
  • To ensure a register is maintained of all the physical assets
skills required:
  • Fully-qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ACA, or equivalent)
  • Experience with Quickbooks or equivalent.
  • Budgeting, Financial Analysis, and Business Partnering experience.
  • Ability to build key stakeholder relationships with both finance and non-finance professionals.
  • Responsive and agile working methods.
Desirable Experience:
  • Producing financial and performance management information, contributing to financial strategy at leadership and board level.
  • Developing and overseeing integrated business and finance strategies, practices and policies.
  • Excellent at analysing and using financial and performance data to drive sustainable growth.
Equal opportunities statement

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.

Criminal records check

Urban Synergy is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check where appropriate.