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Finance Manager

Location : Cardiff/Hybrid
Type : Permanent
Salary : £45k - £50k

The Finance Department is responsible for provision of wide ranging financial services and advice for the Representative Body and other provincial bodies through:

  • developing and maintaining an effective financial strategy;
  • co-ordinating and producing detailed financial forecasts, budgets, management accounts and statutory accounts;
  • day-to-day administration and control of all income and expenditure;
  • managing the investment portfolio;
  • managing the special trusts through the Common Investment Fund;
  • the administration of salaries, stipends and pensions;
  • providing general financial advice for dioceses and parishes.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To prepare the Representative Body’s annual report and accounts in accordance with relevant accounting standards and charities legislation.
  • To prepare the Representative Body’s quarterly management accounts and to review the monthly management accounts for St Padarn’s (as prepared by the Finance Officer (Accounts)).
  • To prepare the Representative Body’s annual Budget, Revised Forecast and long term forecasts.
  • To update the cash flow forecast on a monthly basis.
  • To oversee the Block Grant agreements with the dioceses.
  • To oversee the monthly controls of the staff and staff pensions payrolls.
  • To assist with the running of the committees serviced by the Finance Department, including the Finance Committee, the Audit and Risk Committee and the Investment Committee.
  • To oversee the running of the Gift Direct system
  • To oversee the leasing of the Bishops’ cars.
  • To liaise with diocesan accountants.
  • To process and review the Evangelism Fund payment requests.
  • To assist the Finance Officer (Stipends) in the administration of the Clergy Housing Loans.
  • To oversee and develop the Xledger accounting system.
  • To oversee the balances held on trusts in collaboration with other departments.
  • To support the Trustees in the running of the separate charity, Widows, Orphans and Dependants Society
  • To manage the finances of the Staff Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, including liaison with the Scheme administrators and actuaries of the day to day running of the Scheme and to prepare the statutory report and accounts.
  • To manage the payment of contributions into the Staff Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and liaison with the Scheme administrators
  • To assist the Head of Finance with the implementation of the Clergy Remunerations Review.


  • Professional Accounting Qualification;
  • Understanding of Accounting Standards, Companies Act Requirements, Charity Accounting (SORP), Pension Scheme Accounting;
  • Understanding of taxation matters;
  • Understanding of the charity sector;
  • Audit experience would be beneficial;
  • Good working knowledge of provincial and diocesan structures of the Church;
  • Be able to prepare reports and take accurate notes of meetings.

Skills and Abilities

  • Numerate and accurate;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, various databases
  • Understanding of the Xledger finance package;
  • Ability to explain technical financial terminology and requirements to others unqualified persons including other provincial and diocesan staff, trustees

Position of : Finance Manager, Cardiff/Hybrid

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