Financial Controller

Recruiter
Reed Finance
Location
Kensington
Posted
13 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a recognised and independent charity that has been established over 100 years. Based in the West end of London there expansion and a 5 year programme has greatly increased the impact of our client, expanding there services and campaigning activities.

Fantastic benefits include a very competitive pension, 28 days holiday and various beneficial insurance policies.

 Reporting: Produce timely and accurate monthly management accounts with
supporting narrative. Produce monthly cash flow and balance sheet with historical and
forecast information with a clear financial context to enable users’ decision making.
Assist the Head of Finance in presenting reports to senior executives and board
members. In liaison with Finance Manager ensure quality and timeliness of month end
process.
 Financial planning: Support the Head of Finance through managing annual financial
planning cycle in liaison with Finance Manager and Financial Analyst; provide guidance
and support to budget managers during this process.
 Commercial: Business partnering a range of internal stakeholders. Support managers
in providing information and analysis for bids and contracts and follow up reporting as
required. Support managers in commissioning services and supplies to ensure that the
charity obtains value for money.
 Investment: Ensure secure administration of the charity’s funds; ensure reconciliation
of fund managers reports to the charity records and compliance with investment and
reserves policies and accounting rules.
 Treasury Management: Manage the charity’s cash flow, ensuring adequate liquidity
whilst maximising interest receivable and investment returns. Maintain all bank and
investment mandates.
 Annual accounts: Produce Annual Financial Statements and Notes ensuring they are
fully compliant with the Charity SORP and other relevant regulatory requirements.
Support year end process. Lead on timely completion and submission of audit
deliverables.
 Continuous improvement: Ensure quality control over financial transactions and
financial reporting. Pro-active in continually improving our financial management,
processes and systems to support high quality operational delivery.
 Compliance: Manage and comply with all relevant regulations. Maintain all necessary
accounting records as required by charity regulation, VAT and tax regulations. Develop
and document business processes and procedures to maintain and strengthen internal
controls in line with charity’s Financial Regulations.
 Team development: Develop and lead a high performing team. Ensure the team has:
- Clear objectives and effective and efficient monitoring systems to appraise
performance and progress.
- Effective personal development plans to ensure professional standards are
maintained and developed
- Effective performance management, reporting, early warning and improvement
systems in place to minimise the operational risks.
- Processes in place to ensure observance or policies, legislation and performance
standards
Other Duties
 Any other duties commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of this post

You will be qualified ACCA/CIMA or ACA , or a QBE that can demonstrate considerable experience as a Financial Controller or in a similar position.

Experience of working in the charity sector
 Knowledge and experience of preparing
Statutory Annual Accounts using SORP for a
significant complex charity
 Knowledge and understanding of internal
controls, core accounting systems and
processes.
 Management of the year end process
including audit.
 Managing planning and budgeting within
agreed schedules.

 Working knowledge of tax and VAT in the
charity context
Experience of working in the charity sector
 Knowledge and experience of preparing
Statutory Annual Accounts using SORP for a
significant complex charity
 Management of the year end process
including audit.
 Support a significant investment portfolio (in
excess of £20m), managing the secure
administration of the portfolio including
timely and relevant reporting.
 Evidence of continuous development of
systems and processes, including
specification, selection and implementation
of accounting, budgeting and reporting
systems.

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