Finance Officer

Role Title: Finance Officer 
Location: Home/Online (Teesside area for meetings)
Type: Volunteer
About Tees Valley Buddies:
Tees Valley Buddies is a brand new (registered Nov 2020) and exciting charity that has been
set up by Neurodiverse people for Neurodiverse people across the Tees Valley. We believe
that differences like autism and dyslexia and ADHD do not mean that people cannot thrive
and be successful and effective individuals.
We aim to provide individuals with the skills and opportunities to thrive and achieve
whatever they set out to do and help them find their place as valued members of their
community and society.

Purpose of the Job: 

The Finance Officer is a newly-created, senior role, with overall responsibility for the day to day financial control and financial management of the charity. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants a genuine opportunity to contribute to the  growth of an exciting and developing organisation, whilst working with a skilled, dynamic and engaging team. TEES Valley Buddies is a small charity and we want someone who is prepared to get involved in all aspects of the financial management and growth of our organisation. 

Ensuring that financial information and processes are well understood by non-finance colleagues will be a key element of this role.  Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will work closely with leadership to ensure that Trustees are provided with all relevant information.  You will become a key member of the senior team, managing the finance team  across our network, and working alongside the Fundraising Coordinator and the rest of the team  to deliver the financial agenda to support our strategy for growth.  Having a robust finance function is essential for the success of the organisation.   

The role is currently voluntary although there may be scope in the future to offer some remuneration. We welcome applications from outside the charity sector, and pride ourselves on being a flexible and supportive employer. We would particularly be interested in hearing from those who are either Neurodivergent themselves or have lived experience of Neurodiversity but a sound knowledge and understanding of accounting is the key requirement. Training in aspects of inclusion and Neurodiversity can be offered if needed and you will have access to any other training offered to team members.

This is an excellent time to join the Tees Valley Buddies senior team  and use your skills and experience to make a tangible and lasting difference to individuals across the Tees Valley and beyond.

Key Responsibilities: 


Overall responsibility for the finance function including: 

Financial systems and control 

  • Develop and manage the financial systems and control, and ensure that all controls are adhered to 
  • Manage the year-end process and Charities Commission audit 
  • Manage tax and charity rebates, monitor cashflow and ensure compliance with all financial and legal regulations as set by the Charity Commission.

Management accounting 

  • Lead the annual budget planning, providing support to leadership 
  • Produce accurate monthly and quarterly management accounts with supporting narrative to trustees
  • Continuously improve  procedures, templates, reports and guidance to ensure fit for purpose and effective

General responsibilities 

  • Provide financial information to funders and financial support on new fundraising initiatives in conjunction with the Fundraising Coordinator 
  • Provide leadership and development to the junior members of the team 
  • Encourage collaboration and learning

To apply: 

In the first instance, please either email our CEO Annemarie Head ( for an informal chat, or message us via our Facebook pages.

We are an equal opportunities charity and can support our team in a variety of ways, and we welcome interest from people with difference or disability, although the role will require ability and understanding of finance and accounting, so please do take this into consideration before enquiring.