JOB VACANCY // Finance Manager

Turf Projects are seeking a freelance part-time Finance Officer to administer and oversee the Charity’s finances. The Finance Officer will be responsible for preparing financial statements, monthly management accounts, maintaining cash controls, bookkeeping and budget preparation.



👉  A minimum of two years experience in a bookkeeping and/or financial administration role

👉 Familiarity with Xero accounting software
👉 Experience of preparing monthly management accounts, including analysis
👉 Previous experience in the charity sector
👉 Strong interest in the arts & communities
👉 Must be available to work with us during March – June 2021 and willing to travel to Turf Projects, Croydon
👉 Familiarity with Croydon would be beneficial to this role (though isn’t essential)



👉 Ensure that finance systems and processes which support our Financial Management policies are set up, documented and implemented.
👉 Ensure that sufficient records are maintained to show and explain Turf Projects’ transactions, in order to disclose accurately, the financial position of Turf Projects at any time.
👉 Maintain the accounting system (Xero) and ensuring that bank accounts and petty cash are reconciled at the month end
👉 Preparation of charity Annual budget and cashflow projections
👉 Prepare monthly organisational management reports using our accounting software Xero to circulate to team & Board of trustees
👉 Management of restricted, unrestricted & reserves funds – recording and monitoring in line with grants, match funding etc
👉 Day to day book-keeping and financial administration, including payment of invoices, issuing invoices and receipts, cash management including receiving, recording and promptly banking all monies received
👉 Presenting financial reports at each Board of Trustees Meeting which give the Trustees an understanding of Turf Projects overall finances, and giving advice and information to support decision making
👉 Preparation of annual accounts in accordance with Charity Commission guidelines
👉 Filing Gift Aid and Co-operation tax forms as required
👉 Respond to emails, and telephone enquiries in a timely manner
👉 Adhere to Turf Projects’ and the Charity Commission’s policies on finance management, code of conduct, conflict of interest, health and safety, equal opportunities & safeguarding
👉 Attend and participate in Board meetings and Sub-Committee meetings as required



3.5 month fixed term (18 March – 30 June 2021), on self-employed / freelance basis

This role is funded through Arts Council England and pay will be at £142.50 per day (including VAT) at 4 days per month. With a view to extend contract funding dependent.

Any holiday taken/ alterations to normal working hours should be agreed at least a month in advance with the Director.

Start date 18 March 2021



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Send a CV (including your relevant qualifications and previous working experience) with covering letter or a short pre-recorded film or voice recording if you prefer explaining why you would like this work, and a completed equal opportunities form to

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd February 5pm, with a view to conduct interviews on Wednesday 3rd March via Zoom.

Turf Projects is committed to equality and diversity in its recruitment policy. Please let us know if you would like this information in an alternative format.