Our client, a charity based in Huddersfield, is looking for a Finance Manager who can develop and manage the finance function to support strategic growth and provide strong leadership and management to colleagues and volunteers as the area develops. This is an instrumental role within the organisation, managing the Finance function in its entirety on a day to day operational basis, ensuring excellent governance with record keeping and accounting of the charity and trading company to produce accurate and timely reports. The role will be pivotal in implementing and reviewing systems and controls, providing high quality management information and support to the Finance & Corporate Services Director. Main duties are as follows; Managing a Finance Officer and Donations Assistant, delegating duties and supporting development.Identifying volunteer resource requirements needed to support the finance function.Attending leadership meetings to present finance updates and other organisational meetings as required.Inputting into the in-house training programme, teaching and running workshops as appropriate.Holding and developing the relationship with bankers, auditors, insurers, security plus etc.Acting as a business partner to budget holders by developing and reporting on KPI's and measures.Supporting the Finance & Corporate Services Director in all financial management and administration matters including HMRC payments, Pension payments, Compliance and Regulation.Ensuring all Financial Management and Reporting, Auditing, Year End and VAT and Gift Aid are managed appropriately. The ideal candidate will have; An industry recognised professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with a thorough practical understanding of management accounting principles and techniques.Advanced Excel and Microsoft office skills, ability to do lookups, pivot tables and graphs.Experience of working on accounting software such as Sage or Exchequer with an understanding of the principles around the use of accounting systems.A knowledge of the voluntary sector and understanding of charity accounting in terms of reporting requirements, charity law, VAT and legislation.Operational experience of leading and managing all aspects of a finance department and able to manage, support and guide colleagues on complex financial matters. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and challenging role, then please send an up to date CV along with your current/last salary details to our Consultant Debbie Middleton of MGER and let her do the rest.