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Finance Manager

Pin icon NG10 Nottingham
Pound Sterling icon £35,000 Full Time Equivalent
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Calendar icon 26 days ago
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Join Our Mission in Nottingham to Make a Real Difference to People’s Lives!

Are you passionate about financial management and making a real impact in the community? The Canaan Trust is seeking a dedicated Finance Manager to join our team and support our mission to help the homeless and those in need.

For a rewarding opportunity, competitive salary of £35,000 FTE, and a flexible working pattern, look no further…

Finance Manager
Nottingham, NG10 1GR – office based

  • 22.5 hours per week, office based, working pattern flexible
  • £35,000 Full Time Equivalent

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

The Canaan Trust has been caring for and supporting the homeless since 1995. Operating 24-7 from our base on Main Street, Long Eaton, we are a charity dedicated to providing care and support to anyone in need, regardless of gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity, or creed.

We offer holistic, person-centred assistance to help individuals and families address issues related to homelessness, insecure accommodation, benefits, debts, or food poverty, thus enabling them to rebuild their lives and achieve independent living within the community.

About the Role:

As the Finance Manager, you will ensure the smooth operation of all financial aspects of the Canaan Trust. Your expertise will provide essential financial advice to the Chief Officer, Board of Trustees, and others, ensuring effective financial management and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and update annual income and expenditure budgets
  • Monitor budgets against actual income and expenditure
  • Manage all accounting records using SAGE accounting system
  • Handle gift aid claims and other bookkeeping tasks
  • Produce regular financial reports and management information
  • Manage cash flow and treasury operations
  • Complete payroll and pension administration
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, including accountants and council officials
  • Maintain and improve financial procedures and policies

The Person:

We are looking for a proactive and organised individual with a passion for making a difference.

The ideal candidate will have a recognised finance qualification or equivalent experience and be adept at conveying complex financial concepts to non-financial colleagues.

Key Attributes:

  • Understanding of charity accounting and SORP
  • Experience with housing benefit claims and management accounts
  • Proficient in SAGE and Excel
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • A proactive approach to system improvements


Joining the Canaan Trust means becoming part of a supportive and mission-driven team. We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Staff pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours

Help us make a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most. Apply now to be a part of our dedicated team!

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience include Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Accounting Manager, Finance Officer, Budget Analyst, Financial Analyst, Grants Manager, Treasury Manager, Payroll Administrator, Bookkeeper, Financial Consultant.