Scotty’s Little Soldiers are a £1.5m UK national charity which provides specialist support for bereaved military children and young people (aged 0-25). Scotty's is currently supporting 650+ young people but aims to be supporting 1000+ bereaved military children and young people annually by 2030. Having established a key role within the Armed Forces charitable sector over the past decade, Scotty’s is now embarking on a growth phase to build a charity capable of delivering its 2030 goals. We deliver 4 Family Programmes; SMILES, SUPPORT, STRIDES and SPRINGBOARD, which provide a range of emotional and educational support for bereaved military families.
The mission of this role is to provide oversight and guidance to the CEO and Head of Finance on the charity’s financial matters, ensuring its financial viability and that proper records and procedures are maintained. The role will also act as a mentor for the Head of Finance.
The charity is in a growth phase of development and many of the challenges it faces are akin to those of a start-up business. A candidate with previous experience of financial accountability in organisations experiencing growth and/or at start-ups would be ideally suited.
You will hold accountability for:
Overseeing, approving, and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements.
Supporting the CEO and Head of Finance with the creation of annual budgets, accounts, and financial statements.
Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy.
Supporting the Head of Finance with the presentation of monthly management accounts to the board.
Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans.
Ensuring any future investments policy is appropriate and that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity.
Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies (e.g. Charity Commission).
Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
Supporting the Head of Finance in making a formal presentation of the accounts at the AGM.