Scottish Wildlife Trust | Spotlight
For over 50 Years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. They are proud to have the support of over 42,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 23 local (volunteer led) groups. The Trust has around 100 salaried staff, split between the headquarters in Edinburgh, a number of smaller regional offices and four visitor centres in New Lanark, Dunkeld, Montrose and Grangemouth.
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The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation, innovative partnerships and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK – wide Wildlife Trusts movement. Their work is varied, from Species protection such as red squirrels to peatland action and landscape scale restoration.
They are an impact-focused organisation and the role of Finance Manager should also be keen and willing to make a positive impact to their focus area.
The Role of Finance Manager is a replacement for the current Finance Manager who has given a longstanding service to the organisation. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Resources, the role will ultimately be responsible for the day to day running of the finance function. This is very much a hands-on position that requires an individual looking for a varied role that will give them exposure to the breadth of activities of the Trust
The Finance Manager will effectively support the organisation on all aspects of finance ensuring that the function always runs smoothly. The successful candidate will oversee a small finance function with two direct reports and will have ultimate responsibility for the integrity of all financial records and accounting to include: Sales, purchase, expense, cash, bank, journals, accruals/prepayments and trial balance.
They will also be responsible for driving all aspects of financial reporting and financial control. The ability to provide meaningful and insightful operating performance reports and KPI data to help colleagues optimize their financial understanding will be crucial. Equally, the importance of ensuring that the successful candidate is a strong fit for the organisational culture, ethos and values will be high on the agenda.
The Finance Manager position is a challenging role best suited to an individual who is high performing and driven. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and be able to demonstrate initiative and a can-do approach to all aspects of the role. To be successful in this position, you must thrive on challenges and enjoy working in a busy, dynamic environment.
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