Finance & HR Lead

The Finance & HR Lead will sit at the heart of our Operations Team, reporting to the Head of Operations and playing a crucial function in ensuring the efficient day to day management of the organisation's finances and HR functions.

This role would suit someone who wishes to contribute their skills in Finance and HR administration within the charity sector and community setting, whether they have previous experience of this or whether they wish to move sectors.

You will ensure High Trees' finances are efficiently managed, all systems are followed and kept up to date.

You will use our accountancy software (Quickbooks) and our own internal financial spreadsheets to manage the day to day administration of our finances, including recording and tracking the income expected from funders, processing invoices and payments and producing monthly reconciliations for our Head of Operations and Co-CEOs.

You will also work with our teams to ensure compliance with our financial policies, process petty cash and expenses and work with our external accountants each year to provide the information needed for our accounts.

To help High Trees manage our HR functions, you will work with our Operations Team to induct new staff members, coordinate staff CPD training, support notetaking at HR meetings and work with the teams to ensure compliance with our HR policies, procedures and HR paperwork.

You will use our online portals to record staff data, manage online HR functions and train new staff in its use.

You will also work with the teams on the recruitment of new staff including organising interviews and collecting references.

You do not need to have specifically used Quickbooks before, but will have at least two years experience using some form of accountancy software or finance system, and be proficient in managing financial admin using excel.

You will be a highly organised administrator, be methodical in your approach and be a good and clear communicator.

You will have the skills necessary to balance the various functions of the role and will be enthusiastic about working with a charity to improve their systems and processes.


The person specification is an idea of skills, knowledge and experience required to carry out the job.

The person specification will be used in the short listing and interview process for this post.

Applicants who possess the essential requirements but not the desirable requirements should not be discouraged from applying.


* Experience with using accountancy software or finance systems

* Minimum of 2 years' experience of working with finances

* Must possess excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills capable of mastering new systems as needed

* Must be a good communicator & have excellent attention to detail

* An eagerness to learn and develop


* Previous experience working within a HR role

* Previous experience using HR software

* Previous experience using Quickbooks

* Experience working within a charity or community setting

* Competent user of Microsoft Office applications, such as Outlook & Teams


Please send a completed CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining how you meet the key accountabilities and the personal specification, as well as the applicant monitoring form and the additional information form.

All applications must be received by the 18th July at 11.30pm.

For those shortlisted a initial half hour interview will take place online at an agreed date and time, with an in person second interview thereafter

  • Location: SW2 2NS, England
  • Salary: £30000 - £37000 Per Annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: Career Kinetics Limited
  • Posted: 20-Jun-2022
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