September is Vascular Disease Month.
High blood pressure can cause stroke, heart attack and sight loss.
Regular blood pressure and cholesterol checks can help reduce your risk. Not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight can also protect you.
This new role will report directly to EYECAN’s Treasurer and Finance Sub-Committee but will also work very closely with the Operations Director and Management Committee. The position will require the post holder to communicate effectively with the dedicated and focussed team at EYECAN. The key elements of the role involve ensuring accuracy, compliance with regulations, policies and good practice. The main functions will include day to day bookkeeping, the preparation and reporting of financial results and annual budgets to the Management Committee and the Finance Sub-Committee. Ensuring financial information is well understood by non-finance colleagues will be a key element of this role.
An ACCA or ACA qualification or a degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field are required for this role.
The ideal candidate will embrace the EYECAN culture, which focusses on the needs of people with sight impairment and ensuring that the charity can deliver on its goal of developing its services to all areas of the community. The post holder will possess an up to date working knowledge of statutory legislation and regulations, strong planning and organisational skills alongside a proven track record in the field of finance and be proficient with the use of finance software. The role will be circa 20 hours a week on average. Work levels will vary dependent on the financial calendar, but genuine flexibility will be offered.
EYECAN offers a competitive charity sector salary package (including an option to join a contributory pension scheme), out of town location, friendly working environment and, most importantly, a great deal of job satisfaction.
Should you have any queries as to the role, please let us know and we will have a representative of EYECAN contact you.
The closing date for applications is the 20th September 2021.
Please view the full details of the job description below:
To communicate effectively with the Operations Director, Management Committee and Sub Committees and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Committees to function properly and to make informed decisions
To work with the Treasurer to enable the Management Committee to fulfil their duties and legal and other responsibilities for the proper financial governance of EYECAN
To attend the Management Committee and Financial Sub Committee
To contribute to the EYECAN strategic planning process through undertaking research and analysis as directed by the Management Committee
To investigate and understand opportunities for grant applications, advising the Management Committee thereof
In consultation with the Operations Director, prepare and submit regulatory returns to the Charity Commission, Jersey Financial Services Commission and others as required
To manage the administration and submissions of claims under the Lump Sum Donation Scheme
To maintain suitable insurance cover in respect of the assets of EYECAN, Public Liability and Professional Indemnity, data protection etc.
To take appropriate steps to manage financial risks that could impact EYECAN significantly
To manage the preparation of annual budget acceptable to the Management Committee and ensure sound financial management of EYECAN within that budget proactively highlighting any variances
To undertake the preparation of an annual financial statement to ensure full and accurate disclosure
To liaise with auditors regarding audit of the annual financial statement and drafting of representation letters
To provide finance/management reporting as required and summarise/interpret financial information for the Management Committee while recommending further courses of action
To identify, at a strategic level, the data and processing requirements needed to ensure EYECAN’s effective use of technology to maintain its financial records and reporting requirements
To ensure EYECAN has documented policies, processes and procedures in places for all aspects of its financial functions
To ensure development of, in conjunction with the Operations Sub Committee, a ‘dashboard’ reporting mechanism structure to report against the key financial performance indicators (KPIs) and financial controls implemented
To manage the process for payment and accounting for staff salaries and benefits
To administer the day to day bookkeeping functions of EYECAN
To undertake any other duties which may be required by the Management Committee which are commensurate with the responsibilities of the post
KEY RESULT AREAS
To be responsible for the effective management of the finances of EYECAN, ensuring accuracy, compliance with regulations, policies and good practice. This will include preparation and reporting of financial results and annual budgets to the Management Committee and the Finance sub-committee. Ensuring financial information is well understood by non-finance colleagues will be a key element of this role.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
To develop and maintain strong working relationships within EYECAN and relevant outside agencies
To work with little supervision and using own initiative
Commercial business awareness
A keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data
Ability to stick to time constraints
The employee should be flexible and adaptable to change, with a pro-active approach to development
ACCA or ACA qualification or a degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field
PERSON SPECIFICATION – EXPERIENCE
Several years’ experience in the financial field
Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and active listening skills
Ability to manage, guide and lead to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used
Deep understanding of business principles and practices
Strong planning and organisational skills
Analytical and research skills
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Working knowledge of statutory legislation and regulations
Effective time management
Practical problem-solving skills
Proficient use of finance software
Computer literate in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Teamwork and collaboration skills
Recently, our Social Club celebrated Summer at Westlea (although the weather has not performed for us!).
The main hall has been decorated with Summer flowers and members came dressed in beautiful summer clothes.
Members were entertained by Swing Style who regularly come to Westlea to perform.
A summer Lunch was served to continue the theme.
A lovely day was had by all.
Our members enjoyed another trip out with WetWheels this week.
Due to the weather being a little choppy, we could only go as far as St Aubin. We then spent some time in St Aubin’s Bay where our members each had a turn at steering the boat. It was great fun, and everyone enjoyed the afternoon despite getting soaked to the skin from the spray!
Three members of EYECAN were driven to St Catherine’s and took a stroll down St Catherine’s Breakwater. The weather was lovely and they enjoyed their walk. They were accompanied by Maxine, EYECAN’s activities coordinator who arranges many activities both at Westlea and out and about in Jersey for EYECAN members. After their stroll they stopped for tea and cake at the Breakwater Café.