Mull and Iona Community Trust
Mull and Iona Community Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC025995

The Mull and Iona Community Trust is an independent, membership based, community charity, set up by local residents of the islands of Mull and Iona in 1997 to combat rural disadvantage by supporting community initiatives and promoting sustainable development.

Current vacancies

Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,468 – £30,111
  • An Roth Community Enterprise Centre, Craignure, hybrid model of working is also possible
  • Closing 12th August 2022

Mull and Iona Community Trust was established in 1997 and is considered one of the more successful development trusts in Scotland. Currently employing around 26 full and part-time staff with a turnover of approximately £450,000 (excluding capital projects), the Trust is based at a purpose built community hub and business centre in Craignure, Isle of Mull.

Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) is a membership organisation managed by a board of volunteer directors drawn from the membership. MICT responds to the many needs of the local community and strives to improve the quality of life on Mull and Iona delivering projects ranging from Mull and Iona Environmentally Sensitive Solutions (MESS) charity shops, affordable housing, community transport, recycling, countryside ranger services, renewable energy, a pontoon, storage and small business park, community forest, well being, training and capacity building. Diversification has been a key to the organisation’s success.

Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) is incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee (regulated by Companies House) and is a Scottish Charity (regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator).

Turnover varies according to the scale of capital projects each year but is typically in excess of £450,000 per annum, actual figure for 2020-21 was £1.89m. This level of turnover necessitates an independent external audit of the annual accounts.

MICT has a very strong balance sheet with net assets of £7.2m.

The organisation has income arising from a variety of sources including grants, donations and income earned from various enterprise activities.

Finances are managed using proprietary SAGE 50 Cloud accounting software.

MICT supports a number of other community organisations on Mull and Iona which includes provision of book-keeping services. Currently there are four other companies supported in this way.


As part of the senior leadership team, of an ever expanding social enterprise, the Finance Manager will provide support to the organisation, with the responsibility for managing MICT’s finances. In addition the Finance Manager will have responsibility for managing the finances of the other organisations which MICT support.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant financial legislation.


Management of MICT’s finances;

  • Monthly payroll including staff expense claims, pension contributions and dealing with various funders and banking requirements
  • Data entry into SAGE
  • Allocation of costs to project cost centres
  • Updating the purchase ledger
  • Processing supplier invoices
  • Customer Invoicing
  • VAT Returns
  • Statutory reporting for sales of fuel including correct treatment of VAT and fuel duty
  • Preparing monthly management accounts for project officers
  • Preparation of quarterly management accounts to the Board
  • Assisting project officers in preparation of grant claims and reports for funders
  • Preparing the annual company budget, in conjunction with management and project staff
  • Preparation of Company Accounts to trial balance with supporting information for the auditors and responding to queries
  • Working closely with the MICT Accountant and Auditor
  • Submission of annual reports to regulatory bodies (OSCR, Companies House, Financial Conduct Authority ….etc. as appropriate)
  • Training and supervising support staff who assist with data entry and basic book-keeping
  • Monitoring cashflow and credit control, ensuring timely payments and receipts
  • To work flexibly as part of a larger and very hands-on team

Management of other company finances

  • Provision of book-keeping services to trial balance for larger companies
  • Book-keeping and preparation of financial statement for the smaller organisations
  • Ensuring compliance with the various regulatory requirements of each organisation