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Senior Finance Officer

£36,712 - £40,791 per annum

Help us to maintain reliable and accurate accounting records, and ensure the complete and accurate processing of financial data.

Key information

Senior Finance Officer
35 hours per week, permanent
£36,712 - £40,791 per annum
Application closing date
23 Jul 2024
Interview date
Working environment

We are currently working with a hybrid working model, where there is the option of working from home combined with 4-12 days a month of working in the office.

About this role

Mental health is one of the most urgent issues facing young people today. At YoungMinds, we are leading the fight to make sure that all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

The finance team at YoungMinds is more than just numbers; it's the backbone that supports our mission. We're on a mission to enhance our financial operations, making them as efficient and impactful as possible. With recent advancements in our systems and processes, we've made great strides – but there's more to do. This new role is your opportunity to contribute to our continuous improvement, ensuring our financial foundation is solid as we grow.

As our Senior Finance Officer, you'll be pivotal in ensuring our financial operations run smoothly. You'll handle everything from maintaining accurate records to processing financial transactions, all while upholding our values of transparency, efficiency, and integrity. Your work will directly contribute to our ability to support young people's mental health, making every day a chance to make a difference. You will be familiar with a range of general financial transactions including payroll processing, financial reporting and bookkeeping. You are adept at managing compliance and internal control, ensuring that we are working within a best practice framework. You will be a part- or fully-qualified accountant, or have relevant experience working in a similar role.

Joining YoungMinds as our Senior Finance Officer offers a unique opportunity to develop your finance career in a supportive and mission-driven environment. You'll gain invaluable experience in the not-for-profit sector, working alongside passionate professionals dedicated to improving young people's mental health. We offer a nurturing environment for professional growth, alongside a commitment to work-life balance through our hybrid working model.

About you

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following:

  • Part qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA or equivalent).
  • Proven experience in an accounting or finance role demonstrating a solid foundation in financial processes and systems. Experience with bookkeeping, invoice processing, and financial record-keeping.
  • Proficiency in financial software and MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Good communication skills, capable of working well with team members across the organisation and responding to queries from customers, suppliers and staff with professionalism.
  • Awareness and understanding of Anti-Racism, Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (AJEDI).

We welcome applications from Black and minoritised, LGBTQIA+ groups and those with disabilities, as they are currently under-represented.

We hope that you would like to join us at a very exciting stage of our growth and development. You’ll be joining a bright, dynamic team who have a passion for supporting our ambitions.

Senior Finance Officer job pack
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One of our values is: “We celebrate what makes you you – whoever you are, we welcome you and encourage you to be true to yourself”. 

If you are excited about helping us to achieve our mission, passionate about working at an organisation that puts the lived experience of young people at the heart of everything we do and want to be part of our drive to become a truly anti-racist organisation we want to hear from you.

To apply, please fill in the application form - downloadable below - and send via email to recruitment@youngminds.org.uk.

Download the application form

About YoungMinds

You’ll be part of a passionate, hardworking team that cares about the work they do and you’ll be part of making a real difference to the lives of children and young people. In addition to becoming part of the YoungMinds team, you’ll get:

  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement (plus Bank Holidays)
  • three days additional leave over Christmas and New Year
  • auto-enrolment onto pension scheme where YoungMinds will match your contribution up to five per cent
  • statutory benefits such as parental leave and sick pay
  • a wide range of other health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits
  • a dedication to continued professional development, training and shared best practice
Find out more about working at YoungMinds

Our vision

  • A world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

    We want to see a world where every young person who is struggling feels able to reach out, and has people and services around them who can really help.

More about who we are