EY EY Foundation - Finance and Operations Manager in England, United Kingdom

Title: EY Foundation - Finance and Operations Manager

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00CSY

This is a key role at the EY Foundation reporting into the COO, responsible for ensuring that the key financial metrics are reported on and managed to ensure the continued success of the EY Foundation.

Your key responsibilities.


Support COO in all aspects to:

  • Maintain an overview of key business issues at all times and:

  • Ensure and safeguard financial integrity

  • Ensure and safeguard organisational integrity via management of risk management processes

  • Deliver robust month-end and year-end process

  • Indirect Cost Control, expense management and monitoring

  • Working Capital Management

  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations (specifically SORP and UK GAAP), schemes of delegation and financial procedures are fully adhered to and reviewed and updated as required by the Charity Commission and HMRC and other regulators


  • Support in coordination and formulation of:

  • Annual financial plan and next three year growth plan

  • Mid-year reforecast

  • Ad-hoc financial projections as and when required - ability to model multi-year business projections

  • Indirect and direct cost budgets.

Analysis and commentary

Support COO to provide performance commentaries for CEO, subcommittees and Board of Trustees are timely, insightful and action oriented.

  • Take responsibility for production of the annual report and accounts including the statement of financial activities, balance sheet and associated notes to the accounts

  • Coordinate the production of the quarterly Member report and attend these meetings with EY LLP

  • Oversee delivery of focused MI that provides insight on both the historic performance and the forward view for our business on a monthly basis

  • Ensure delivery of a high level dashboard that articulates performance across the whole of the Foundation’s activities

  • Support production of impact data (both financial and non-financial) for annual impact reporting and oversee date analysis.

Process efficiency and business change

  • Support the design and subsequent deployment of our new finance system

  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of opportunities to drive efficiency throughout EY Foundation operations.

Business management

  • Manage the matched funding process and the relationship with associated service provider (Charities Aid Foundation)

  • Manage internal and external auditor activity as needed

  • Oversee implementation of appropriate audit/control measures

  • Oversee operation of core HR processes

Fundraising and income generation

  • Support preparation of all submissions, applications and tenders as appropriate to statutory organisations, charities, trusts and other agencies as required as well as corporate partners

People and stakeholder management

  • •Manage a small team of staff to deliver against the Finance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and coach / mentor others within the organisation

  • At all times act as an ambassador for the EY Foundation, attending key events as required some of which may be outside of normal office hours

Skills and attributes for success

A successful track record of experience in two or more of the following areas is essential:

  • Commitment to supporting the EY Foundation’s mission of supporting young people and social entrepreneurs

  • Managing budgets with diverse streams of income and expenditure, ideally with a financial or accounting qualification

  • Working in a regulated environment and responsibility for the preparation of statutory annual accounts

  • Exposure to Charity specific financial regulations, reporting and processes

  • Experience of working with or in voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations that support young people or entrepreneurs.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Commitment to supporting the EY Foundation’s mission of supporting young people and social entrepreneurs

  • Being a team player with a confident manner and a professional, flexible, positive, calm and resilient approach

  • An ability to quickly develop and foster relationships with positive outcomes

  • An ability to absorb a wide range of information and communicate succinctly and effectively

  • Close attention to detail, accuracy and quality at all times.

About EY Foundation

The EY Foundation was established on the 1st July 2014 as an independent charity. We were founded by EY - the professional services firm – and a major corporate donor, to support young people disadvantaged in the labour market into education, employment or enterprise.

The EY Foundation is a pioneering model of a corporate Foundation. It brings together the professional rigour and resources of a large corporate with the innovation and dynamism of a start-up charity. It has at its heart the purpose of inspiring and supporting disadvantaged young people across the UK to fulfil their work potential. To do this we convene employers and other key stakeholders to reduce barriers to work for young people and enhance their employability.

The EY Foundation helps young people disadvantaged in the labour market to find alternative routes into employment, education or enterprise. Our work involves designing, developing and running our own services; Smart Futures, Our Future and Accelerate, as well as raising independent funds to support new initiatives and reach more young people across the UK.

We are unique in our position as the link between employers and young people, having strong existing relationships with both. This allows the services we deliver to have the capability to make both young people become employer-ready and employers become young people-ready. It also supports social entrepreneurs to grow their businesses so that they can also help young people get work ready and create local jobs for them.

Over the next coming years we are determined to build on our national reach across the UK and provide local services tailored to local need. We will do this by building relationships with:

  • A wide range of local and national organisations including: schools, further education and higher education providers

  • Employers large and small, across sector, social enterprises, public sector and charities all of whom can enhance our services and support young people

  • Intermediary organisations including Local Enterprise Partnerships and Chambers of Commerce

  • Funding bodies.

The EY Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of an independent Chair, Patrick Dunne, independent Trustees, EY Partners and Alumni, and an EY staff representative. Trustees have the responsibility for the direction, governance and financial stability of the Foundation.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.



Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.