Finance Analyst

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Newark on Trent, United Kingdom

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19 days ago

Full time: 35 Hours Per Week

Permanent Contract

Closing Date for Applications: 3 July 2022

First Interview: 11 July 2022

Second Interview: 13 July 2022

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and drive, who is experienced in working within a finance function and who has Advanced Excel skills. Charity specific finance experience is desirable but not essential. This is an amazing opportunity for an innovative, capable, and passionate person who understands both nature and people.

Who we are

The Wildlife Trusts are a federated movement of 46 charities, supported by a central charity, the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. Together we have 870,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 3,400 staff across the UK. We are at an exciting moment in our 110-year history, with the development of an ambitious new strategy, setting out a vision of nature in recovery, with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive.

Wildlife Trusts have restored and care for some of the most special places for wildlife in the UK. Collectively we manage more than 2,300 nature reserves, operate 123 visitor and education?centres?and own 29 working farms.?We undertake research, we stand up for wildlife and wild places under threat, and we help people access nature.??

The next few years will be critical in determining what kind of world we all live in. We need to urgently reverse the loss of wildlife and put nature into recovery at scale if we are to prevent climate and ecological disaster. We recognise that this will require big, bold changes in the way The Wildlife Trusts work, not least in how we mobilise others and support them to organise within their own communities.

We’re Wild About Inclusion! To us, this means inspiring, empowering and engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities and abilities, to change the natural world for the better. It means creating workspaces where difference is celebrated, everyone can be themselves and flourish, just like nature.

About you

The successful candidate will be highly numerate, with an eye for detail as well as having Advanced Excel skills. You will have an enquiring mind and an enthusiasm for providing first rate financial information to support decision making.

You will enjoy taking responsibility for creating and maintaining a long-term financial model for the charity and its trading subsidiary. You will have experience of using financial software and be keen to look at ways of integrating outputs from the charity’s financial management system, Xledger, into the long-term forecast. You will be well organised and able to work to deadlines, producing accurate and timely financial reports. Experience of building effective working relationships with budget holders would also be beneficial.

We particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible. This role may be subject to a DBS check.