Finance & Accounts Manager

Finance & Accounts Manager 

Specialist Autism Services are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Finance & Accounts Manager to manage and oversee the daily operations of our finance and accounts department, supervising our two Finance Officers. 

Specialist Autism Services is a unique service specifically for adults with autism.  We provide a range of services including group social skills workshops (through an autism-specific learning programme), information and guidance, autism-specific counselling, employment support, autism awareness training and community outreach support. Under the name Autism First we also provide bespoke support for adults with autism and additional needs. 

The Finance & Accounts Manager will work together with our Directors and two Finance Officers to implement daily operations of our finance and accounts department.  They will report to and support the Directors by overseeing all finance and administration duties relating to all aspects of service delivery within the organisation across all sites.  They will Initiate, co-ordinate and implement the development of systems and procedures within the finance department thereby ensuring the efficiency and professionalism of the organisation.  As well as being responsible for the processing of the monthly payroll of 100 staff. 

In return we will offer you a competitive salary, a good pension package, 34 days of annual leave (including bank holidays), sociable working hours, free car parking and the chance to join a team of like-minded individuals who are kind caring and compassionate who are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals on the Autism Spectrum. 

Essential Skills and Experience:  

  • Minimum of two years’ experience within an account's environment 
  • A degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent business experience 
  • A recognised CCAB qualification with post qualification experience 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of processing payroll 
  • Preparation of regular management accounts.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft systems such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Use of Excel Spreadsheets
  • SAGE 50 professional experience 
  • SAGE 50 cloud payroll experience 

To Make an Application:  

• CVs will not be accepted  

• Please download an application from  Email your completed application form in word format (as an attachment) to 

• Applications sent in any other format or via any other route/email address will not be accepted  

• We will contact candidates for interview via email  

• Please note it is not possible for us to give feedback to non-shortlisted applicants  

Specialist Autism Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Vulnerable Adults and all successful applicants will be asked to apply (through Specialist Autism Services) for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a right to work in the UK check. Specialist Autism Services is a disability confident and an Equal Opportunities employer. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies. 

Job Description

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Closing date: 1st November 2020 11:45pm
Hours: 22.5 - 37.5 per week
Salary: £28,000 to £35,000
Salary Frequency: Per annum
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This job is connected with: Specialist Autism Services