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Finance Manager

Taunton, Somerset
Remote Working
Remote Working
£40,000 to £50,000
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

Finance Manager


  • Finance Manager working for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
  • Ideal for someone looking for a interesting strategic finance position

About Our Client

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) is a life-saving charity, bringing critical medical care to people when they most need it, through our emergency helicopter and supporting road capability. Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance is well loved and supported through the counties, with donors and over 100 volunteers enabling us to raise our operational costs of over £5 million per year. Patients' lives depend on us being there when they need us, and the whole DSAA team is focused on making that happen.

The organisation believes that Finance should deliver value above and beyond the basic requirements - Finance is here to help deliver the goals of the Charity, not simply report on the costs. The charity is keen to invest in both the life-saving service to patients and also wisely in fundraising and financial resilience to enable that patient care. The new Finance Manager is set to join as part of our senior management team, reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with Trustees and all parts of the organisation.

You will be responsible for leading DSAA's finance team, heading the financial management of the charity and central to critical decisions on investment and organisation development. As a member of the management team you will support the Charity, Trustees and CEO to make well-informed decisions regarding service development, future stability and sustainability.

Job Description

  • Provide leadership, in-depth knowledge and financial expertise to support the charity's strategic development.
  • Preparation, analysis and presentation of financial data to share across the charity, including reviewing financial performance and risks.
  • Lead on the day-to-day management of the financial operations, forecasting and the annual planning and budgeting process for the charity.
  • Ensuring key financial operations such as banking, reconciliations, processing of payroll, pensions, expenses, Gift Aid and VAT submission are completed according to statutory requirements.
  • Provide accurate and timely financial reporting, including the preparation of monthly management accounts and KPI performance.
  • Consult with auditors in the preparation and ensure submission of annual statutory returns to the Charity Commission and Companies house.
  • Support the development and assessment of internal businesses cases.
  • Direct line management of the finance office.

The Successful Applicant


  • Professional qualifications equivalent to ACCA, ACA, CIMA or CIPFA - qualified or part qualified or with evidence of experience to a similar level (including AAT)
  • 3 years' experience of working at a senior level, managing a finance function including all relevant accounting, forecasting, budgeting at a practical and strategic level
  • Strong knowledge of relevant accounting software and IT systems
  • Ability to provide monthly management accounts and year-end statutory accounts.
  • Ability to communicate, collaborate and influence at a senior level on strategic objectives


  • Experience of working with a charitable organisation or other relevant organisation
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of Sage Accounting and Payroll system

What's on Offer

Competitive salary: £40,000- £50,000 (37.5 hrs pw) dependent upon experience plus:

  • Part-time options are considered, this role can be offered on a four-day-a-week basis.
  • Hyrbid working and options to work from home
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays.
  • Generous pension scheme and benefits package including health Insurance.
  • Opportunity for supported professional development to pursue further qualifications.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

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  • Job Reference: 702711968-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
    Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent