Why the opportunity exists

Inverness Chamber of Commerce is the region’s leading business organisation with a growing and active membership.  This is an exciting time for Inverness Chamber of Commerce as we continue to grow our service offering and project delivery for the benefit of our membership and to help in the development of the region’s business community.  Inverness Chamber of Commerce exists to connect, support and represent our members and businesses across the Highlands.

Inverness Chamber of Commerce plays a key lobbying and campaigning role, as well as providing a full range of services and events for our members, including our Highlands & Islands Export Partnership which provides technical and export support services.  We also host the DYW Inverness & Central Highland Programme aimed at bringing the region’s educational providers and employers together to meet the needs of our young people.  Since the start of 2019 we have been delivering the Open4Business Highlands & Islands supply chain portal.

We seek to appoint a well-rounded, proven Finance Manager, with the ability to represent the company both internally and externally to stakeholders and continue the impressive success this business enjoys.  The role reports directly to the Chief Executive and takes day-to-day operational responsibility for the finance function.

What’s on offer and who we seek

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, growing business.  Inverness Chamber of Commerce plays a key role in the Scottish Chamber network and is one of 53 Chambers accredited to British Chambers of Commerce.

We are a relatively small yet dynamic organisation, with an excellent reputation and a long-term strategy with full support and backing of the Board.   

The successful candidate will possess strong financial management experience gained within a busy and dynamic business environment.  Demonstrating strong working knowledge and experience of Sage and Excel packages, the Finance Manager will work closely with the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive on a daily basis and with the Chamber’s accountants as required. 

The Finance Manager will be responsible for all day to day management of invoicing, supplier payments and credit control along with compiling and updating a wide-ranging number of reports and spreadsheets which are used across the team to manage operational, project and financial progress.  The Finance Manager will also have responsibility for preparing monthly management accounts for the Chamber’s senior management team and Board and for working with the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive to compile and update budgets and forecasts. 

This post is a key part of our hard-working and highly effective team.  The role will have a significant input to the ongoing growth and development of Inverness Chamber of Commerce.

Key objectives

Take an active role in developing and implementing the financial strategy for the business.
Report to and work with the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive in ensuring good governance of the finance function, and preparing relevant reporting requirements.
Deliver work outputs to high standards and deadlines.
Be an excellent team player, ensuring strong relationships are forged within the team as well as with our members and other Chambers of Commerce.

Essential requirements

A solid financial background and previous experience in a financial manager level position.
Strong business acumen and relatable experience, preferably in a business environment.
A flexible and collaborative approach to working.
Ability to build relationships both internally and externally.
Honest, open, ‘can do’ attitude.

The working hours will be 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00am – 4:30pm Friday.  The salary for this position will be up to £30,000 per annum plus pension and personal health plan, depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please email your CV along with a statement (maximum 300 words) outlining your suitability for the position and what you would bring to the role to:
Paula Nicol, Deputy Chief Executive at
A full Job Description can be obtained from the same email address.
Applications close on Friday 29th January at 5.00pm.

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