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Vacancy: Finance Manager

Role Description

We are seeking an experienced finance professional who thrives in a high performance environment. The candidate must have a strong competency and confidence with financial systems and best practices, and have a track record as an agile and highly-organised team player who can stay on top of evolving tasks.

The successful candidate will become an important part of a vibrant and growing think tank team. This role offers the opportunity to improve, develop and implement systems to ensure the efficient running of the organisation. This includes reviewing existing systems in order to improve them and supporting BASIC’s performance and impact.

Key Information

Terms: 22.5 hours per week (3 days), permanent contract with 6 month probation period;

Salary: £27,500- £32,500 pro rata with room for further growth in hours and salary.

Location: Remote working, with the opportunity to work from co-working space if desired and quarterly in-person team away days.

Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK.

Closing Date: 21 August 2022

Interviews: week commencing 5 September 2022

Submit applications (CV and cover letter) via email to [email protected] with ‘Finance Manager 2022’ in the subject line.

Please note that, due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have not been successful.


BASIC is a think tank that takes an inclusive, hands-on approach to prevent great power conflict that could lead to nuclear weapons use, and facilitate transition towards a more secure and sustainable global security system.

We are recognised as a leading light in the nuclear threat reduction agenda, bringing together high-quality thinking and innovative research with internationally-trusted dialogue convening and inspiring facilitation that has measurable policy impact.

Main Duties

Financial Management

  • Manage and develop BASIC’s financial systems, working with BASIC’s Treasurer and Co-Directors
  • Monitor grant spending and grant reporting deadlines and report proactively to Co-Directors and Programme Managers 
  • Support grant application and reporting processes with financial reports and budgets
  • Manage monthly payroll and expenses
  • Oversee spend and payment of invoices to external suppliers
  • Support the annual financial examination process

Role Requirements

Finance-related degree or studying towards a recognised professional finance qualification (e.g. CAT, AAT, ACCA)x
2+ years of work experience in an finance administrator/manager role or similar previous financial administration experiencex
Strong organisational skills and an eye for precision and detailx
Passion and commitment to our organisational mission of promoting dialogue to advance global securityx
Ability to multitask effectivelyx
Previous experience of working to tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environmentx
Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds and with broad variations in seniority and functionx
Well-developed interpersonal skills, including evidence of working successfully as part of a teamx
Comfortable working remotelyx
Experience using standard Office suite software, particularly good knowledge of formatting documents and proficient using Google Sheets/Microsoft Excelx
Experience with QuickBooks or similar softwarex
Previous fundraising experiencex

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