An opportunity has become available to join a leading children's charity as their new Financial Accounting and Control Manager.
The Financial Accounting & Control Manager reports to the Head of Central Finance and has five direct reports - two Financial Accountants (who deputise for the role) and three Finance Officers. The Financial Accounting Team is responsible for the primary ledgers, financial controls, production and reconciliation of the balance sheet, cash flow, VAT/Tax compliance, statutory accounts production and other external reporting. The post holder has responsibility for delivering operational effectiveness and technical compliance in this area.
You will lead on the year-end accounts for the entire organisation, giving you exposure to all departments within the charity. As a business partner to the Heads of Departments you will support them with any queries relating to VAT, GiftAid, and all financial controls for their business area.
There will also be ad hoc projects to lead on, as and when the CFO requires investigative analysis and reports for certain business functions.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious qualified accountant with experience of working in the financial function of a complex organisation. You will need experience in the production of consolidated Statutory Accounts and dealing with external audit requirements, with an up to date knowledge of general accounting principles and the ability to interpret and apply legislation to the organisation's circumstances. You will be proactive and able to learn, review and develop internal processes and procedures, continuously looking to improve the services and outputs delivered by the team as well as enforcing compliance. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to understand a wide range of stakeholder needs and adapt services where necessary. An individual who enjoys a challenge and wishes to work in a high performing finance function, with the ability to develop and motivate a team of people to deliver results.
This is a great role for someone who has come from an audit background, but candidates from all industries are welcome to apply.