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£38,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience
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SG19, Sandy
Central Bedfordshire
£38,632 - £46,611 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Financial Accountant
Reference:
DEC20204477
Location: RSPB England HQ - Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary: £38,632.00 - £46,611.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave, flexible working

A wonderful opportunity to join a great team saving nature!

This is a financial management role with responsibility for contributing to the financial frameworks that underpin the successful delivery of strategic initiatives RSPB has in place to meet the conservation challenges we face.

We are looking for a strong technical professional, whose financial expertise and specialist insight in this area are a given. This role also requires you to be able to work collaboratively across the organisation to influence and lead change programmes that translate RSPB’s strategies into clearly defined priorities and outcomes.

The purpose of the role is to lead a team providing technical support with responsibility for ensuring that financial resources are processed, held, applied and reported in a way that supports the successful delivery of the RSPB strategic outcomes. The scope includes all RSPB-related and supported entities.

What’s the role about?

You will lead and be supported by a team of professionals and will report to the Financial Controller. You will also be part of a team giving the insight and support needed to deliver complex cross organisation change programmes.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Preparing the Trustees’ Report and Accounts (including subsidiary and related entities). This involves co-ordinating input from the Finance team as well as liaison with the Communications and Corporate Governance and Risk teams to provide an integrated narrative that clearly articulates RSPB’s impact and the challenges it faces;
  • Liaison with external and internal auditors;
  • Cash flow management;
  • Managing all areas of tax compliance including VAT, Gift Aid and corporation tax;
  • Be the point of contact for internal advice regarding tax compliance;
  • Manage a £30m+ investment portfolio with support of professional advisers; and
  • Support the development of a framework of accounting policies and internal financial control and provide practical advice and interpretation consistent with these policies and controls.

With income of around £147m per annum and 1.2 million members the RSPB combines world wide charitable impact and a substantial commercial operation. The scale and diversity of the operation gives scope for this role to make a significant impact on the delivery of RSPB’s work as well as the opportunity for major personal development.

What we need from you?

You will be an inspiration to the team; creative, bright and on the ball, focused on getting things done. You’ll have ambition.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience as a financial accountant and up to date technical knowledge, looking for their next step.

You will be a supportive and solution based leader with excellent communication skills and be proficient at leading change and continuous improvement, with the ability to influence at all levels for your function.

You will have advanced knowledge of MS Excel and accounting software. You will also have the support of the Assistant Financial Accountant.

Everything you do will be in harmony with our values and ambitions, putting wildlife conservation at the core of our work and in the minds of our supporters.

Essential criteria

  • Fully qualified accountant
  • Good working knowledge of the rules, regulations and standards in respect of tax legislation (VAT and Gift Aid), particularly for the charity sector
  • Good working knowledge of the rules, regulations and standards in respect of financial reporting (Accounting standards and company law) particularly for the charity sector.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial data.
  • Ability to communicate financial information to both a finance and non-finance audience.
  • Experience within a medium sized organisation (Income £50m+) of preparing reports/returns for external stakeholders including Tax returns (VAT, Gift Aid and corporation tax), Annual reports and Annual Returns (Charity Commission, Government agencies)

Closing date: 23:59, 07 March 2021
The RSPB reserves the right to pull this advert at any time.

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application. 

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 19 February 2021
Closing date: 20 April 2021
Job ref: 156272_RB
Tags: Finance
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