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UKIM is one of the premier faith based civil society organisations working in the UK to serve the needs of the Muslim community in the UK. UKIM is going through a major organisational reform to re-establish itself as an effective civil society organisation and fulfil its mission. The reform includes major changes at governance and executive level and relocating its Head Office from London to Oldham.

The job holder is expected to provide inclusive and visionary leadership that inspires, engages and motivates employees, supporters and partners. To deliver UKIM’s vision and mission and to develop the organisation’s leading position within UK’s civil society community.

 Applicants should be sympathetic to Islamic principles and values and have a solid understanding & experience of Muslim communities in the UK.

How to apply

 If you have what it to takes to be part of this interesting and promising journey, please press the apply button.

 If you would like more information on this vacancy, please contact us via email.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To manage all aspects of financial management including financial and management accounts, statutory accounts and investments, for all UKIM departments.
  • To advise all UKIM departments and international activities.
  • To work with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees to ensure that the Business Plan and Strategic Plan targets are met.
  • To support the Executive Director to strategise and lead on related organisational development activities and projects, for the whole UKIM.
  • To ensure the delivery of accurate financial information, within required timeframes, to the Trustees, the statutory bodies and other stakeholders, including external auditors and government departments, such as HMRC, UKBA and the Charity Commission.
  • To develop effective financial systems and procedures in line with best practice.
  • To produce monthly management accounts and submit statutory yearly accounts ready for Audit.
  • To be responsible for the effective management of the organisation’s cash flows and to advise on effective use of cash deposits.
  • To operate and maintain UKIM’s payroll system to ensure that staff are paid no later than the last working day of each month.
  • To maintain records of salaries, PAYE and NIC payable to individual staff.
  • To review all operational issues as directed by the President and advise on potential financial risks.
  • To ensure that UKIM has comprehensive systems in place for internal and external audit, compliance and risk management.
  • To ensure all financial policies and procedures are reviewed and updated on a regular basis and updated in line with the current legislative framework.
  • To be responsible for the continuous improvement and growth of financial systems.
  • To ensure all statutory returns are produced in a timely manner.
  • To ensure all gift aid declarations have been correctly and accurately completed.
  • To keep up to date with initiatives within and outside the international development sector.
  • To comply with all policies, procedures, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • To have the flexibility to work additional hours as necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role and meet the organisation’s needs.
  • To be willing and able to travel as and when required.
  • To respect the unique contribution of every individual and work positively in an equal opportunity and diverse environment.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the accountabilities of the role.

Person Specification

  • Educated to postgraduate level or equivalent.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent).
  • Extensive experience of working within the charity and development sector, in a management or leadership role.
  • Wide range of general financial management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of operating principles, INGO accounting, budget control, insurance claims and payroll administration procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of business planning processes and their application.
  • Extensive knowledge of NGOs funding systems, partnership agreements, and donation processing.
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good IT skills with an ability to understand the intelligent use of IT within the finance environment.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to delegate, follow-up and supervise as well as support.
  • Ability to work well on own initiative.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and adapt to change.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role and meet the organisation’s needs.
  • Commit to withhold the integrity and standards of UKIM, its values, approach and priorities.




£40,000 - £50,000

Job type:

Full time

Closing Date:



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