Newly Qualified Accountant - Heritage Lottery Fund

Allen Lane
London, South East England
08 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Newly Qualified Accountant

National Heritage Memorial Fund (Heritage Lottery Fund)

Sloane Square, Belgravia

Salary - £31,159 to £41,846 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified accountant to join an iconic and important non-departmental public body (funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport), helping to save the UK’s most-loved treasures from being lost forever. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £7.1 billion to more than 40,000 projects to date. The successful candidate will be overseeing a notably broad and challenging remit, taking a leading role in the finance team, managing two staff and reporting directly to the Head of Finance.

The main responsibilities of the role:

  • Focused predominately on 'business partnering’ and analysis, but also taking a lead role with regard to statutory reporting during year end (April-June)
  • The preparation of the trial balance and the statutory accounts for our Lottery-distribution activities.
  • Oversee the payroll function, including the preparation of a salary budget and maintain the staff complement and staffing statistics
  • Acting as the first point of contact for statistical information within Finance and the rest of the organisation
  • To ensure the timely payment of duly authorised grants including transmission of approved payment

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A fully qualified accountant (or finalist level) CCAB or any equivalent
  • Competent in using excel spreadsheets
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to engage and influence a wide range of finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • A self starter who is able to think on their feet and react quickly to situations
  • Keen and able to take on a broad, challenging role in a newly structured team


Wednesday 28th June - interviews

Sunday 18th June - application deadline