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Finance Manager

Due to internal growth we need a new Team member to manage our finances.

About Us

Our mission is to deliver good mental health and recovery through music. Tonic was founded in 2012 as a direct response to the lack of creative support for people experiencing mental health difficulties. It was founded upon the belief that participation in music and the arts can aid you in your recovery from mental illness. From our early events promoting mental health awareness, we now champion mental health action by providing opportunities for people to participate in music and the arts, we directly support them on their journeys of recovery.​

The Role

Due to internal growth Tonic requires a finance and commercially minded individual to manage our finances.

The role will initially be end-to-end in a local capacity with support from the external accountants who provide bookkeeping and final accounts services and ad hoc advice. This means you will support the CEO and take on delegated responsibility for key areas of finance and commercial development.

This is a new role and will afford the successful applicant a chance to develop the entity's financial maturity from the ground up and provide opportunities to get involved with a fast-paced and exciting charity.

  • Hours: Part Time (20 hours per week)

  • Salary: Based on skills/experience

  • Contract: One year fixed post (subject to satisfactory 6 month probationary period)

  • Days / Hours of work: Flexible

  • Place of work: Home Working

  • Holiday: 28 days plus 8 Bank Holidays

Typical duties will include:

  • Setting and monitoring of budgets, variance analysis, feedback, and advice

  • Contractual spend reviews, analysis, and presentation to funding providers and trustees

  • Costing of products and services

  • Supporting the CEO and trustees to develop business cases and proposals

  • Managing working capital balances

  • Reporting of financial position and performance to the CEO and board of trustees

  • Risk management

  • Development and implementation of financial policies

  • Business, HR, and administration management

The ideal candidate will be someone who strikes the right balance of bringing future proof skills and experience to cope with the changing demands of the business and someone who has room to grow with it.

If you think this is you then please get in contact with us.

Training and Qualifications

AAT level 4 (or equivalent) - (Essential)

Qualified or finalist CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent / QBE - (Desired)

GCSE A-C English and Maths (or a suitable ability) - (Essential)


Experience and Skills

Managing a finance team or department, or working as a senior finance officer - (Essential)

Financial and management accounting - (Essential)

Advanced Excel abilities - (Essential)

Leadership and management - (Essential)

Administering, analysing, reporting, and submission of grant returns and data - (Essential)

Business planning and implementation - (Desired)

Organisational governance and charities rules - (Desired)

Working on/with project teams - (Desired)

Management of accounts receivable and accounts payable functions - (Essential)

Direct and indirect taxation knowledge - (Desired)


Applications for this position are now closed.

Our Core Values


We believe that participation in music and the arts can promote and sustain good mental health.


We champion a recovery-based approach for those experiencing poor mental health.


We believe in empowering people to create healthy environments that promote good mental health.


We advocate discussion, education and inclusion as a means to reducing stigma and breaking down barriers.​

Our Vision

We strive for an inclusive world where those experiencing poor mental health have the hope, support and respect they deserve.

Equal Opportunities

It is the policy of Tonic to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status. Furthermore, Tonic will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification that could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.



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