Finance Manager

Chiswick House and Gardens

What can you receive?
£35,000 - £38,000


5 June 2023

Chiswick House & Gardens Trust (CHGT) is seeking an experienced finance professional to fill a key position within a small dynamic team. The Finance Manager role is new to the Trust and its aim is to further enable a dynamic and productive team by ensuring we have accurate and timely financial information.

It will be a wide-ranging role ranging from purchase order processing through to the production of monthly management accounting information. This post requires a proactive and practical approach and the ability to work independently in a busy environment supporting a wide range of commercial and charitable activities.

Reporting to the Head of Finance the Finance Manager roles sits within a cross-functional management team of 5 who together cover all day-to-day activities of the organisation. It is our ambition to recruit additional finance resource to complement the finance team in the future, the Finance Manager will have the opportunity take the lead in defining the need, recruitment and their management going forward.

What can we offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work at a unique venue set in 65 acres.
  • A friendly and efficient team that consistently produces an experience to delight our clients and community
  • A dynamic, fast paced, and ambitious charity 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Staff discount in Chiswick House Café and Shop
  • Annual leave for your birthday
  • Employee Pension scheme

What you will be doing:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Charitable Donations and Gift Aid
  • Budget Control
  • Bank & Cash Payroll
  • Pensions Retail
  • Stock Fixed Assets
  • VAT
  • IT Systems Office Administration

Who are we looking for:

  • Essential Knowledge and experience of Xero or other accounting software.
  • 5 years+ experience of working in a general finance role covering all core responsibilities listed above
  • Evidence of accounting qualification, range of examining boards considered.
  • Excellent numeracy, mathematical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent English skills, verbal and written.
  • Exceptional organisation skills with the ability to manage a full and confidential workload and meet deadlines calmly and flexibly.
  • Skills to communicate in an effective, professional, and courteous manner with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office packages and the confidence and ability to learn how to use new systems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of our small, dynamic team.
  • Ability to work onsite at our Chiswick based offices

Desirable Experience:

  • Familiarity with VAT and Gift Aid issues specific to the Charity Sector
  • Experience of supervising finance team members
  • Knowledge of other platforms used: e.g.: Digitickets, Shopify, Beacon.


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