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Job title: Finance Manager (part time)

 Location:          Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick

 Reports to:       Chief Executive

 The Scottish Seabird Centre is a conservation and education charity as well as an award-winning, five star visitor attraction. The charity is aiming to build on its experience by creating a marine centre. This will increase the charity’s education and conservation work, informing and inspiring more people about Scotland’s outstanding marine environment and wildlife, including seabirds.

 Purpose of role

 To effectively and efficiently manage the charity’s accounting functions and support the delivery of optimum financial performance.

 Principal duties 

  • Preparing monthly management accounts, financial analyses and KPIs
  • Liaising with Auditors and managing the annual process of audit and preparation of statutory accounts
  • Reporting to the Charity and Trading Company Boards and others as required
  • Playing a key role as part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) to ensure the effective management and development of the Centre and the charity
  • Working with the SMT to prepare budgets, cashflows and forecasts
  • Regularly reviewing and updating financial control systems to ensure they are effective, including stock control
  • Acting as line manager for Finance Officer
  • Working with the Finance Officer to ensure all finance functions are effectively covered
  • Reviewing, monitoring, reporting and advising on budgets (revenue and capital) as well as performance
  • Submitting all HMRC Gift Aid and VAT (partial exemption annual calculation and Capital Goods Scheme annual adjustment) returns
  • Submitting OSCR and Companies House forms including annual returns, as well as appointments and resignations
  • Ensuring effective financial management of the national marine centre project
  • Preparing and submitting claims for funding for the national marine centre and other projects
  • Working closely with the Fundraising Manager to ensure accurate bids and claims as well as the effective management of restricted funds
  • Recording and controlling restricted funds
  • Managing insurances including any claims
  • Maintaining fixed asset register list
  • Managing risk – ensuring all financial risks are fully identified and effectively managed
  • Supporting CEO and management team to improve performance and reduce risk
  • Authorising BACS payments.

 Skills and experience

 You will be required to have extensive appropriate skills, experience and qualifications that are relevant to the above duties including being fully proficient and experienced in the use of Sage Line 50 and Microsoft Excel.

Performance: To be measured against clearly defined measurable and challenging goals.

Salary: £30k – £37k pa (f/t – pro rata for p/t).

 Hours: This is a part time role (around 25 hours per week). Flexibility and additional hours may be required to meet the seasonal and variable needs of the charity. Hours of working: flexible.


  • 20% discount in the Centre’s Gift Shop and Seabird Café.
  • Working for a successful conservation and education charity in a stunning location.

 Applications: Please complete the application form and send to




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– Friendly, outgoing and approachable
– Team player – working as part of a small team.
– Flexible – willingness to learn & work in other departments when required.
– Self-motivated
– Enthusiastic
– Sense of humour
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