Job opportunity - Finance Manager

27th Nov 2020

Ourea Events is delighted to be recruiting for the position of Finance Manager with a view to the successful candidate starting with us in February 2021.


About Ourea Events

We’re a small (7-person) team organising the UK’s finest off-road running events including the Dragon’s Back Race®, Cape Wrath Ultra®, Salomon Skyline Scotland®, and the SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day™.
We work year-round, primarily from a rural office near Kendal, and our passion is the outdoors.


ourea events event team ┬ęsteve ashworth

2019 Dragon's Back Race Event Team ©Steve Ashworth


Job details

Location: Kendal*

Position type: 2/3 days/week**

Anticipated start date: February 2021

Applications open until: 15th December 2020


Job description

Our ideal candidate would work from the Kendal office, and join us at events*** as an integrated member of the core Ourea Events team. Additional and adjusted responsibilities to those listed below should be expected in keeping with an ever-evolving small business. The successful candidate would also be entitled to access the company pension scheme, TOIL payments for working on events, and the company bonus scheme.


Role and responsibilities

  • Day-to-day bookkeeping

  • Day-to-day budget management

  • Liaison with accountants

  • Managing cashflow

  • Preparation of VAT returns and filing under MTD

  • Calculation of TOMS (Tour Operators Margin Scheme)

  • Processing of monthly/weekly payroll and auto enrolment

  • Preparation of accounts to trial balance including all control account reconciliations

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts

  • Carbon accounting and 1% for the Planet administration


Mandatory qualifications

  • AAT qualified or equivalent


Desirable experience/qualifications

  • Fully CCAB qualified (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA)

  • Experience of BrightPay software preferred

  • Experience of using QuickBooks online preferred

  • Experience of transitioning to digital invoice systems


* We will consider remote working for exceptional candidates.

**We anticipate that this role is 2/3-days per week but this may be dependent on the experience of the candidate.

***We will consider a ring-fenced role just looking after the finance and with no hands-on involvement in the event delivery.


Other information

Interviews are expected to take place online in the week commencing Monday 4th January

Informal questions are welcome via the email address advertised in the job opportunity PDF


Full job opportunity details for download