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Finance Manager

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Pound Sterling icon £40,000 - £47,000 per annum dependent on experience
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 17 days ago
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Here at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, we are seeking a Finance Manager to support our dynamic team in the day-to-day operations of the finance department!

Finance Manager
London EC1V 3RS

  • Full-time Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm (part-time is negotiable)
  • Permanent position
  • £40,000 - £47,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Excellent benefits package

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

At the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, we apply social science to address contemporary issues and problems. As a not-for-profit organisation with a charitable purpose, we've been dedicated to bettering working life and conditions since 1947. Our research, consultancy, and professional development initiatives support sustainable change and ongoing learning. Join our vibrant and diverse team of world-leading social scientists and make a difference today!

About the Role

As a Finance Manager, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Head of Finance and Operations in managing our day to day financial activities. This position is integral to ensuring the accuracy and efficiency of our financial operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and accurate production of all sales invoices
  • Monthly reconciliation of debtor’s ledger and effective credit control
  • Collaborate with the Finance Officer on various financial tasks
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns and oversee subsidiary VAT processes
  • Ensure accurate and prompt accounting software entries and monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Manage the general ledger and fixed assets register
  • Oversee project finances and support project managers with budgets and financial reporting
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasting
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and statutory accounts


Joining the Tavistock Institute comes with a host of great benefits, including a competitive salary of up to £47k. We also offer:

  • 25 days holiday per year (pro rata if part time), plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Eyesight test contribution
  • Relocation (new joiners) loan

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a dedicated and detail-orientated professional who can manage a busy workload and contribute to the strategic financial planning of the Institute. You will have:

  • At least 3 years of accounting experience
  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant
  • Strong technical accounting skills and understanding of key financial principles
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Office applications
  • Experience with web-based accounting systems and Sage payroll software
  • Knowledge of SORP/Companies House accounting regulations and payroll preparation
  • Excellent communication skills for conveying financial information to non-financial audiences

Become part of a supportive team that values your contributions and fosters your professional development. Apply today and help us make a difference!

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today to submit your CV and Cover letter (no more than 1000 words). Your Cover letter should clearly evidence of how you meet the criteria using examples from your previous employment.

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

Other suitable skills and experience include Finance Officer, Finance Manager, Financial Analyst, Accounting Manager, Budget Analyst, Financial Controller, Project Accountant, Cost Accountant, Management Accountant.