Finance Manager

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Finance Manager

Are you an experienced Finance Manager looking for an exciting opportunity and a chance to make a difference to a community organisation? The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust is looking to recruit a Finance Manager to be responsible for all its financial activities. The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust (IGHT) was established in 2002 to enable a community buyout of the Isle of Gigha. IGHT is a registered charity and has three subsidiary companies. 

You will have experience of managing all financial activities for a business with varied activities including producing management accounts, cash forecasts and financial reports for the Trust Manager and Board of Directors. You will also have responsibility for implementing financial procedures and ensuring they are complied with. Experience of implementing financial systems will be an advantage.

You will have excellent relationship management skills including experience of people management.

You will have exemplary communication skills including the ability to explain and present complex financial information.

You will be ACCA or CIMA qualified or have equivalent qualification by experience. You will have held a Senior Finance Manager role in a similar organisation with multiple businesses activities or subsidiaries.

You will work closely with the Trust Manager and the Board of Directors to help deliver a sustainable business for the benefit of its members and the Isle of Gigha community.

The hours and rate of pay will be dependent on the candidate’s experience. Part time applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates may wish to relocate to the island or be able to commute regularly.

How to Apply

For the full job description and person specification, contact Elaine Morrison, Trust Manager on / 01583 505390.

To apply, please email or post your CV and a cover letter to the address below describing how you meet our person specification, what interests you in taking on the role and detailing your salary expectation and preferred working pattern.

Applications should be received by Friday 15th December 2017. Interviews will be held in early-mid January 2018. Please email or send to Elaine Morrison, Trust Manager, Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust, Craft Workshop 1, Isle of Gigha PA41 7AA 


Job Title: Finance Manager
Date: October 2017
Reports to: Trust Manager
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Authority Limit: Tbc
Job purpose:                This role is responsible for managing all financial activities for IGHT group companies.

Core Responsibilities:

These are the core responsibilities for this role and is not an exhaustive list. The post holder will be required to undertake any other tasks as requested. 

  • Responsible for producing all financial reports, management accounts, cashflow forecasts and annual accounts
  • Responsible for implementing financial control measures and financial procedures and ensuring they are followed at all times
  • Responsible for the provision of financial reports to IGHT group boards including monthly cash and budget reports, including early identification of any issues and risks
  • Responsible for preparing all business plans or financial reports requested to support bank lending
  • Manages Bookkeeper and ensures effective delivery of day to day finance activities such as purchase and sales ledger activities, petty cash, and payroll including providing cover as required
  • Prepares quarterly VAT returns, liasing specialists where required to ensure all appropriate allowances are claimed
  • Supports the Trust Manager and IGHT Board to identify and once appointed, manage external financial advisers including company accountants and auditors
  • Responsible for developing the company audit plan and for ensuring its effective delivery, including managing external audit process
  • Responsible for managing all insurances, including identifying suppliers and ensuring cover remains appropriate
  • Responsible for liasing with pension administrators as required
  • Through bookkeeper manages residential and farm rental activities acting as first point of escalation for arrears issues before escalating to Trust Manager
  • Positive enagement with the policies and procedures agreed by the Board
  • Constructive and supportive interaction with all Trust employees and members


Person SpecificationThese are the skills, experience and qualification required to undertake the role
  • Financial qualification - either ACCA or CIMA
  • Significant experience managing end to end finance processes
  • Significant experience producing financial reports including management accounts, cashflows and budgets
  • Experience of producing VAT returns
  • Experience of producing business plans to support financing / funding applications 
  • Knowledge of finance software, such as SAGE and Excel
  • People management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Accounting, finance or similar degree
  • Experience of managing external accountants / auditors
  • Experience of insurance and pension management
  • Knowledge of residential or farm land rental


Contact Us

Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust

Craft Workshop 1, Isle of Gigha, PA41 7AA

Telephone 01583 505390

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