Finance Manager

Posted 15 days agoExpires in 2 days
£38,044 to £43,854

The Diocese of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to lead and manage the busy Finance Team.

You will need to be a fully qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA), with an excellent technical skillset and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Ideally you will have experience working within a charity finance function of a multi-million pound turnover organisation. With excellent communication skills and an analytical approach, you will have proven technical expertise in both financial and management accounting, including statutory accounts preparation. You will have a good working knowledge of budgeting and cash flow forecasting and experience of managing small teams.

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for the DBF, including reforecasts together with balance sheet and fund reconciliations.
  • Preparation of the draft year end statutory accounts in accordance with the Charities SORP; liaison with the auditors; completion of final accounts for publication.
  • Preparation of annual budgets including supporting budget holders with their individual budget submissions.
  • Oversight and management of the main nominal ledger.
  • Review and authorisation of supplier payments and payroll.
  • Daily management of cash flow requirements.
  • Management of investment holdings.
  • Management and supervision of the Finance Team (4 FT)

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Geoff Park, Chief Financial Officer on 0113 3530 298 / email:

The closing date for the vacancy is 12 noon Friday 14 May 2021

Interviews will take place W/C 24/05/2021

For full Job Description and Person Specification please see attached.


The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. This is now one of the largest dioceses in England and its creation is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles, housing a population of around 2,642,400. The Diocese has around 600 church buildings in 450 parishes and 240 Church of England schools and academies.

The following information is furnished to assist staff joining the Diocese to understand and appreciate the work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. However, it must be noted that whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, this document does not permit every item to be specified in detail. It must also be noted that this job description may be reviewed from time to time, in conjunction with the post holder.

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.