Job title: Funding and reporting manager
Salary: Up to £40,000 p.a. (Full-time equivalent salary)
Location: Swindon / Field-based
Working hours: 20 hours per week


We are looking for a Funding and Reporting Manager to join our Academy team, in a permanent capacity, working part-time, based at our Swindon office with the ability to work flexibly from home.

About the role

The Funding and Reporting Manager will possess high attention to detail, approaching all tasks with an analytical mind. The post holder will be a strong communicator of complex financial and performance information both verbally and visually, well organised and able to work well under pressure managing multiple projects and to tight deadlines.

You would be responsible for preparing and ensuring the timely and accurate reporting of various financial and performance related reports, advanced knowledge of excel is a must as you will be working with large volumes of data.

Accurate management of grant funding is also vital, supporting the operational teams to plan and delivery high impact initiatives to meet the requirements of the funding.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining grant project funds, financial models, incorporating reforecasting and scenario analysis;
  • Preparing financial reporting for governance committees, funders, and other senior stakeholders, working with the wider teams to ensure reporting is provided accurately and on time;
  • Provide support in preparing and monitoring budgets to project managers, portfolio owners and division director;
  • Proactively identify and investigate variations in KPIs, providing analysis and suggestion to support decision making;
  • Preparing KPI reports, data dashboards and graphs for weekly / monthly performance analysis by the senior team;
  • Ensuring external reporting deadlines are met;
  • Preparing other monthly key business summaries and ad hoc analysis and reporting as required;
  • Liaising with internal finance team, external advisors, auditors and funders to ensure funding requirements are achieved;
  • Creating procedures to improve capturing of data for analysis and reporting purposes;
  • Leading the day-to-day management of accounting including purchase orders, invoices, expense claims;
  • The post holder will be accountable for performance against the following key measures: 
    • Accuracy and timeliness of data dashboards and reports
    • Effectiveness of department finance and reporting
    • Budget performance
  • Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager / Divisional Director;
  • All staff will live BCS’ values and support our purpose;
  • Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures;
  • The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements.

Who are we looking for?

Education and qualifications
  • ACCA full of part qualified / completed a degree in Accounting or similar.

Demonstrable experience of:

  • Accounting / financial management
  • Grant fund management and reporting
  • IT skills, particularly working with Microsoft Excel to manipulate large datasets.
Competencies and skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with accuracy and an attention to detail.
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to multiple deadlines
  • Produce high quality reports
  • Prepare and distribute monthly data dashboards
  • Confident with an ability to represent the organisation externally
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise workload in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work cross functionally with colleagues across all levels to get things done.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of philanthropy funding
  • Charitable accounting treatments
  • Financial processes
  • Budgeting
  • Monitoring and re-forecasting
  • Compliance to reporting requirements.
Special conditions
  • This role will be based at our Swindon office with the ability to work flexibly from home.

BCS is dedicated to providing training and development to help all staff realise their potential, and also offer a generous benefit package.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT are committed to promoting equality at every opportunity as an employer. This statement and our policies are designed to ensure our recruitment and employment practices and procedures actively promote equality of opportunity and value diversity.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK upon application.

In the event that we receive a high number of applications for this vacancy, we may be unable to provide an individual response to every candidate, therefore if you haven’t heard back from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

How to apply

Please send your CV to