The Poppy Factory

Finance Manager - London

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Active since 07-03-2018 Job category Charity / Fundraising
Location London Level Management
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 9 - 5 Salary circa £40,000 per annum, plus b...

The Poppy Factory is at an exciting period of expansion in its activities supporting wounded, injured and sick veterans back into work and, as a growing organisation, has a requirement for a new post of Finance Manager. The role will oversee the finance functions of the business and work closely with the Finance Director and colleagues to improve and develop the organisation’s financial procedures.

The Finance Manager’s key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the operational Finance service, with line responsibility for the Finance Officer and Finance Administrator
  • Working collaboratively with the Finance Director to improve and develop the financial procedures and controls
  • Producing the monthly management accounts, prepare the annual budget and support budget holders regarding all budgeting, costing and financial analysis
  • Developing regular cash forecasting to promote better use of cash resources
  • Supporting the Finance Director in the production of the Poppy Factory’s annual report and accounts as well as reviewing the financial reporting process, whilst collaboratively working with managers to gain an understanding of the business performance
  • Effectively working towards finance projects to improve the overall business performance and support the fundraising function with bids and grant applications ensuring figures are accurate.
  • Providing support and guidance to other members of the Finance team and across the organisation to drive continual improvement in the service delivered to the Poppy Factory.

The ideal candidate will be a finalist accountant (CCAB) who has a real desire to work in charity, and preferably have experience in this sector. They will be accurate, proactive and an excellent communicator in order to excel in this role, with strong IT skills including data manipulation in Microsoft Excel. Due to the nature of the organisation, the successful candidate will show empathy towards the needs of the Poppy Factory’s client group and be comfortable working in a diverse environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an organisation going through an incredibly positive change and a chance to make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of disabled veterans.


The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer. We provide good terms and conditions of employment including:

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Funding available for training and development as appropriate.

How to apply

For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the application pack.

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Ken Bisset, Finance Director.

This post is anticipated to close on midnight on 21 March 2018. Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place in week commencing 26 March.

No agencies please

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Poppy Factory is committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion. Our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are a family friendly employer.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your application whether you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Charity / Fundraising
Industry / Industries Government / Non-profit
Region London
Keywords fundraising, trusts, officer, fundraiser

Contact information

Name Charlotte Dymock