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Finance Manager Apprenticeship

Unit J3, Duchess Avenue, Carlisle, CA6 4SN
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Oct 2021

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Duties Include:
  • Overall responsibility for the financial functions, processes and data within Carlisle Mencap
  • Manage any resource assigned to assist with financial functions, processes or data
  • Prepare financial data and provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports including but not limited to P&L, Cash Flow and departmental and project budget performance reports
  • Provide ad-hoc financial reports on projects for funders and management in conjunction with the Business Manager and / or Chief Executive Officer
  • Support Company Secretary in preparation and publishing of company report (in conjunction with financial partners)
  • Manage partners and suppliers in conjunction with Business Manager, including external payroll provider and financial partner
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction and efficiency opportunities as requested
  • Oversight of Credit Control activities
  • Manage payment of creditors and updating of Sage
  • Manage banking transactions and reconciliation
  • Manage petty cash
  • Undertake weekly audit of housekeeping records for California House and the petty cash records for clubs and groups as appropriate, monthly
  • Review, develop and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
  • Understand the requirements of and adhere to financial regulations and legislation
  • Act as deputy to the Business Manager when required

Please note - Salary Competitive.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Day to day management of accounts and financial reporting, including but not limited monitoring transactions, invoice control, supplier management and account reconciliation
  • Expert user of Sage 50 Cloud and MS Excel Excellent communication skills
  • Able to keep accurate records

Personal qualities

  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Open and approachable attitude
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Able to work flexibly and work on own initiative
  • Problem solver with good analytical skills
  • Good time management and ability to meet short deadlines

Desired qualifications

  • Relevant finance / accounting certificate at level 4 (CIMA/ACCA/AAT)
  • A Levels grade A-C
  • Or equivalents

Future prospects

This is a key role within Carlisle Mencap working closely with the Senior Management Team. As the organisation grows there will be opportunities to take on greater responsibility and a wider brief.

Things to consider

Benefits Include;
  • Our standard holidays are 25 days p.a.
  • We have a contributory pension scheme

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:
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