Current vacancies

Finance Manager

Full-Time, Permanent

£29,000 - £36,000 per annum

National Governance Association has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join the team based in Birmingham. You will be there on a full time permanent basis (applications for job share or four days a week will be considered) and receive a competitive salary of £29,000 - £36,000 per annum.
The National Governance Association aims to represent all school governors and trustees in England; there are over 250,000 governors/trustees, one of the largest volunteer groups in the UK. We are an independent charity that aims to support and promote good governance in our schools; we do this through lobbying, via a range of contacts with ministers, policy makers and education organisations. We also run national conferences, and a number of regional events.
As our Finance Manager, you will ensure all our financial procedures and processes are clearly documented, compliant with regulation and best practice, and are followed. You will also safeguard processing of all designated areas of income (including month and year end processes) accurately, securely and in a timely manner.


  • Management of all NGA’s bank accounts and investments
  • Management of bank reconciliations
  • Oversee credit control 
  • Responsibility for quarterly VAT returns and reconciliations
  • Produce accurate monthly management accounts 
  • Produce monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Produce end of year management accounts with year-end adjustments
  • Preparation of draft annual budgets for consideration by the Chief Executive and agreement from the Board of Trustees
  • Review quarterly budgets with NGA staff per delivery stream, raising issues on a monthly basis if required and providing financial information


Skills and experience required of our Finance Manager:

  • Relevant professional accounting qualifications, preferably ACCA/ACA/CIMA but AAT or part-qualified candidates will be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a finance role 
  • Substantial experience of Sage accounting software packages
  • Experience in providing effective and efficient financial management to an organisation (ideally of similar scope and size to NGA)
  • Experience of preparing and presenting budgets and monthly management accounts and cash flow to a high standard
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Ability to prepare annual accounts in readiness for audit or independent examination
  • Excellent professional telephone manner, interpersonal skills, administration skills and written skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Able to work independently without supervision and as part of a team
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft office, email and web administration



  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Pension at 6% 
Closing Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018 by 9:00 am
Interview Date: Tuesday 1st May 2018 (candidates need to ensure availability)
If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as our Finance Manager please download the Application Pack, complete the form and return by email to: 
Please note: If you have not been contacted by us by the end of Wednesday 25th April 2018, please assume you have not been successful.