Finance Manager for the S&P Sephardi Community

Finance Manager for the S&P Sephardi Community

Hours : 35 hours per week, occasional evenings. 

Salary: circa £55K pa

Location: Hybrid

Annual Leave: 20 days plus statutory bank holidays and Jewish religious festivals

Britain’s historic S&P Sephardi Community, the oldest established Orthodox congregation in the United Kingdom seeks to recruit an outstanding individual to the position of Finance Manager to work with and support the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual with accounting qualifications and proven experience in a similar role.

Job Summary

The Finance Manager reports to the Chief Executive and works closely with the Gabay (Treasurer) of the S&P Sephardi Community. They hold full responsibility for managing the finance area. This includes producing financial and management accounts, ensuring compliance with fiscal and charity legislation, and managing the Accounts Assistant. The accounts encompass various restricted and unrestricted funds. The Finance manager may also occasionally support affiliated charities.

The Finance team is also responsible for ensuring transparency in the way donor funds are used by the community. They also work with the ecclesiastical team and other lay leaders, handling all aspects of finance across the member synagogues.

Essential skills and qualification include:
• Professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) or relevant equivalent experience
• Knowledge of charity accounting regulations and reporting requirements
• Strong knowledge and experience in financial and management accounting
• Comprehensive understanding of fiscal legislation and experience ensuring compliance within the context of synagogues, charities, and non-profit organisations
• Ability to understand the complexities of the wider S&P family and structure, including multiple registered charities and various funds and endowments.
• Proficiency in financial software and tools, such as XERO and Excel
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and maintain high ethical standards
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and establish effective working relationships with the Chief Executive, Trustees and other stakeholders
• A commitment to the vision, mission, and values of the S&P Sephardi Community, with an understanding of synagogue finance and its unique aspects

If you are interested in the role and would like a more detailed job description please contact [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th August 2023