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Finance Manager

Listed by Solent Students' Union


Application deadline: Thu 14 Jul 2022 23:59




35.00 Part time will be considered.


Salary:  Grade 6.1 - £30,811 

Hours:  Full Time - 35 hours a week 

Solent Students’ Union is a student led, registered charity with a vision of developing confident students at the heart of the Union and University.  Our mission is to enrich the student experience through opportunities, support, influence, and action. We are committed to promoting equity and diversity and strive to be an organisation that values difference and inclusiveness.

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Finance Manager. The ideal candidate will come with relevant working experience and working within the charity sector would be advantageous, although this isn’t essential.

This is an ideal first management position and the successful candidate will have experience of:


  • Qualifications of AAT level 4 or equivalent.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts, including forecasts, and attending meetings with trustees.
  •  Preparing audit information and working with external auditors.
  • Overseeing financial processes, ensuring appropriate controls are in place to identify and manage financial risks
  • Overseeing the company payroll and pensions
  • The ability to maintain appropriate financial systems to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • The ability to think strategically and to articulate how you will further the Union’s vision
  • The ability to analyse and interpret data, presenting it in accessible form to various

audiences to inform decision making

  • Sound judgement, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team
  • Proficiency with Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 cloud Payroll


You will be working in a fast-paced environment where projects are constantly evolving. The successful candidate will have the ability to work on their own initiative as well as being a proactive team member with the ability to prioritise a changing workload. Excellent interpersonal skills, a ‘can do’ attitude and an ability to interpret complex information into excellent activities which appeal to a diverse stakeholder group are essential in this role.  

Although this post is full time and office based, some home working will be available, and we will consider part time or job share requests. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement or once in post.

We welcome applications from everyone, and we want to strongly encourage applications from; people with an ethnic minority background, disabled people, people with dependents, and LGBTQ+ people.

If you think you are the ideal person who can clearly demonstrate a commitment to our values, we would love you to join our close team of professionals who believe that every student matters.  

Further Information 
For further information or an informal discussion on this post please contact Judith Strike Interim Chief Executive on

To Apply - Please  download Job description, Person specification and Application form and submit completed applications to

Closing Date: 14th July 2022