Finance Manager

The Marine Biological Association of the UK

The Marine Biological Association of the UK

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Contract type
Open ended - Full time (37 hours per week)
Closing date
31 Jul 2024 11:59 PM
Plymouth, UK
G4 £38,205 to £44,263 per annum depending on experience

The role

The MBA is looking for an experienced Finance Manger to join our team, being office based at our iconic waterfront site in Plymouth. As well as supervising the Finance Assistants, the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing financial analysis for projects on a monthly basis, preparing and submitting grants and contract claims, and completing financial processes to ensure the smooth fiscal operation of the MBA including cash flow forecasting, payroll review, and liaising with auditors and external parties as required.

The successful applicant will be a proactive analytical thinker with good communication skills and a problem solving approach. They will have extensive experience of reviewing and analysing financial data and experience of managing a small team.

Salary and benefits

  • Salary based on experience
  • 30 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata)
  • 3 Privilege Days given by the MBA (used during festive closure week)
  • Pension scheme – the MBA will contribute 10% of basic salary into a defined contribution scheme with staff making a 3% minimum contribution. The MBA will match additional employee contributions up to an additional 5%.
  • MBA Maternity Pay
  • On site canteen with free tea and coffee
  • 20-minute paid morning break
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electronic vehicle lease scheme
  • Low cost bookable parking on site

Key responsibilities and skills – see Job Description

Equal Opportunities

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates and seek talented people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives in order to enhance all that we do.

How to apply

To apply please send a covering letter and CV with details of 2 referees to, quoting reference 0724FMSW, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. References will not be sought in advance of interview. Your covering letter should outline your previous and most relevant experience and explain why you are right for the role. You must state your eligibility to live and work in the UK. The urgent nature of this appointment means we are unable to consider visa sponsorship at present. If you require visa sponsorship, we will be unable to progress your application.

For further information, please contact Sarah Wills email

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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