Finance Manager

Posted 15 days agoExpires in 2 days
£40,000 to £48,000 depending on experience

The Diocese is seeking to appoint a Finance Manager, who will play a vital role in leading the work of the Finance team.

You will need to be a fully qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA), 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. Ideally you will have experience working within a charity finance function of a multi-million pound turnover organisation but this is not essential.

A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of car and travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions and 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

Location: offices in Leeds City Centre but up to 50% home based

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 midnight Sunday 31 October 2021

Interviews will take place on 12 November 2021

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, including reforecasts, together with balance sheet and fund reconciliations.
  • Preparation of the draft year end statutory accounts, liaison with the auditors and 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 further details please see attached Job description.

Please see attached Person specification

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. The diocese has 656 church buildings.

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.

The Diocese of Leeds is a Living Wage Employer.