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Finance Manager

Reporting to                            Director

Location                                  UK (Remote)

Contract type                          Permanent

Hours of work                          28 hours per week (negotiable, including based on experience)
Salary                                      £36,523 – 39,445 per annum pro rata       

Other entitlements                   25 days annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays and 3% employer pension contribution


About Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) 

GLAN is a unique non-profit organisation that pursues innovative legal actions across borders, challenging states and other powerful actors involved with human rights violations. Our vision is to challenge injustice through legal action. We believe that more can be done to challenge serious human rights violations by transcending borders, working transnationally and giving a voice to the disempowered. Not only do we mobilise law across borders, we bridge disciplines by bringing together experts from different areas of law and professional perspectives (practice/academia) to unlock the potential of foreign courts and legal mechanisms to secure change. 


The Role 

GLAN is seeking a part-time Finance Manager who will have day to day responsibility for the charity’s finances. They will provide timely financial information to the Director and the Board of Trustees, whilst ensuring all financial and compliance requirements are met.  Working in a small but ambitious charity, the role requires an individual capable of thinking strategically with a hands-on attitude.


The successful candidate will play a crucial role in providing effective financial management to help GLAN deliver its mission. They will be joining GLAN at a pivotal moment as we seek to support continued growth. The postholder will contribute positively to our dynamic organisational ethos and cross-team working where all ideas are valued, and innovation is encouraged. They will fit well into a fast-paced and demanding environment with an international focus.




  • Ensuring accounting systems and procedures are compliant with Charity law and SORP accounting rules.  

  • Lead the development of the annual budget

  • Draft the Annual Accounts and ensure that the Annual Report and Accounts are completed within timescale agreed with the Auditors.

  • Prepare management accounts, cash flow and other financial information on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

  • Prepare and present financial reports to the Finance Sub Committee and the Board, as needed.

  • Support donor reporting and grant administration, ensuring that returns to funders are consistent with grant conditions. 

  • Ensure the effective and efficient operation of GLAN’s payroll, HMRC pension and insurance arrangements, and oversee the internal financial administration, external invoicing/payments arrangements and the fixed asset register of the Charity.

  • Manage bookkeeping systems, accounting framework and process transactions. Maintain and update data in accounting software (Xero) and use data for financial management and reporting functions.

  • Support VAT monitoring (including reverse charging threshold).

  • Ensure all invoices/payments are made on time, monitor bank accounts and complete monthly bank reconciliations and BACS reports.

  • Manage external relationships including auditors, payroll provider, and other related providers.

  • Actively review the charity’s financial processes, systems and information to ensure they are continuously improved to achieve efficiency, effectiveness and compliance/integrity.

Governance & Regulation

  • Work with the Director and the Treasurer to ensure the charity’s financial systems comply with statutory requirements, regulations, and best practice.

  • Report financial matters of concern to the Director and the Treasurer.

  • Prepare for the annual audit or financial independent examination for the Trustees Annual Report.

  • File annual statutory accounts and returns to the Charity Commission, HMRC and other relevant bodies.

  • Prepare financial reports for Board meetings and sub-committee meetings, including the provision of necessary finance and/or governance information.

Fundraising, Development & Other

  • Support the Development Lead in drafting case budgets, funding proposal budgets and grant administration.

  • Monitor restricted grant budget expenditure and produce timely reports for funders.

  • Support the implementation and development of the organisation’s business plan.         


Qualifications and Experience

  • Fully qualified accountant with finance experience at a level compatible with the role requirements.

  • Knowledge of the finance function of a charity including requirements of charity legislation and SORP.

  • Demonstrable experience of financial management, budgeting & forecasting, consolidation, management & financial reporting, and assisting with the preparation of annual accounts.

  • Experience of using Xero or similar finance software.

  • Experience preparing budgets, management accounts and statutory accounts within a charitable setting.

  • Experience of financial administration (processing, tracking, and recording of payments).

  • Experience of developing and delivering effective financial management systems and procedures.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, with enhanced skills in Excel.

  • A high level of attention to detail and precision.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a small team.

  • Self-motivated with the initiative to anticipate and meet needs and identify ways to improve processes.


Desirable Criteria

  • A Diploma in Charity Accounting.

  • Experience working in charity finance.

  • Experience working with foreign currencies and multi-currency accounts.

  • Experience of VAT monitoring and/or reporting.

  • Experience of donor reporting and grant administration.


Application Procedure

Please send a CV and concise cover letter setting out your suitability for the role to  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than COB on 17th April 2023.

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