Finance Manager (and optional Trustee)

This voluntary role is an exciting opportunity to lead the accounting operations of Refugee Action Kingston ('RAK') (, who welcome and enable refugees in Kingston to become valued members of the community.  The role is hands-on and requires a time commitment of c.2 days per week. 

Responsibilities include: producing management and statutory accounts and reconciliations, producing and monitoring budgets, monitoring and reporting on project grants, monthly updating salary detail for bureau, paying salaries and Revenue, administering pension scheme, pay majority of invoices, prepare audit file/independent examination, provide director support (info for bids etc.) and claim gift aid on donations.

A Finance Administrator reports to Finance Manager and will be responsible for data input in Sage 50, reconciling invoices, reconciling petty cash, banking donations, cheque payments, posting letters, coding invoices (Nominal and department codes), journals, researching proposed purchases for best price and verifying staff expenses.

The Finance Manager will liaise with the Treasurer and report to the Trustees at the board meetings (c. every 6 weeks) and may also become a trustee of the charity if interested. There is flexibility available to carry out large parts of the work from home if preferable.

Desired Qualifications: Finance Manager should have an accountancy qualification and relevant business experience. Previous charity experience not a requirement, but helpful.