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Finance Manager

About us

Big Life is in the business of changing lives. We fight inequality by working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change. Whatever service we deliver to help people to change their lives, we do things the Big Life Way.

What you’ll be doing

As a Finance Manager at Big Life, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the operational and day-to-day activities of the Finance department. Your responsibilities will include maintaining accurate financial records, preparing management accounts, contributing to consolidated accounts, and ensuring the financial management of service contracts. You will contribute to the audit process, budget preparation and business development opportunities.

What we need from you
  • You’ll have experience of applying accountancy rules in real company settings – maintaining ledgers, preparing management and statutory accounts.
  • You’ll be able to work with a range of service providers and stakeholders.
  • You’ll be great at working under pressure and prioritising tasks to meet deadlines, working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • You’ll have the ability to produce timely management and statutory accounts for companies and charities.
  • You’ll be committed to identifying and helping to manage financial risks in companies.
  • You’ll have IT skills including Sage (preferably Sage 200).
  • You’ll be able to lead and inspire team members, while working alongside them.
  • You’ll require an enhanced DBS check for this role.
What we will offer you in return
  • An annual salary of £48,747 (NJC point 40).
  • A permanent, full-time contract for 35 hours a week
  • 25 days holiday, and 30 once you’ve been here five years
  • A relaxed culture where you are expected to plan your own day, take breaks when you need them and enjoy your work
  • Ongoing personal and professional development through regular supervision
  • A supportive, flexible approach to managing staff health and wellbeing, including a wide range of perks, schemes and support.
What next?

If you are an experienced finance professional looking to take the next step in your career, then click apply and complete the short application process.

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace and would especially like to hear from applicants from Black, Asian and other racially marginalised communities.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 11 December at 9am. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted. Interviews will take place the week commencing 18 December.

If you need more support or for information in a different format, please contact Rebecca Gibbons at

Big Life strives to be diverse and inclusive - a place where we can all be ourselves. We strongly encourage applicants from all parts of society. You can read on our careers site about the actions we are taking ourselves to fight inequality and inspire change.

We actively value the lived experiences and expertise of our staff, volunteers and the people who use our service and see the extra value that they bring to our organisation.

Find out more about what makes Big Life a great employer, from career development to a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.