156 Head of financial accounting jobs near Westminster, Greater London
Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership
Management & Systems Accountant
£34,000 to £38,000
At Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation we’re working to change the lives of everyone affected by asthma, bronchiectasis, COPD, ILD, mesothelioma, pulmonary fibrosis and all other lung conditions. Two years on from our merger to form the UK’s respiratory charity, we stand at an exciting point in our long history. In the new year, we’ll be launching a bold and ambitious new strategy that builds on our merger, and unleashes our potential as a single voice for people’s lung health.
As part of this exciting period of change Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation are partnering with Allen Lane to appoint a Management & Systems Accountant, this is a truly exciting time to join the organisation and add value to their already established finance team offering a new level of support.
Reporting into the Head of Finance Business Partnering this is a key role and you will be required to: provide a full suite of management accounts and be the lead on the implementation and integration of the ambitious plans to integrate the financial systems. Additionally you will be Identifying opportunities for streamlining of data and reporting and enhancing efficiencies across the department.
The ideal candidate will be a part qualified accountant (CCAB recognised qualification, such as ACA, ACCA, ICAS, CIMA, or CIPFA) with previous experience of working within a Management Accountant position. You will be working towards full qualification and the charity will provide financial support to do so. The successful candidate will additionally have strong Excel Skills and have a key interest in how systems are integrated and maintained.
This role would be a great fit for a candidate who is ambitious and willing to learn who wants a direct impact on an organisation. We are looking for someone who is flexible in approach but firm when necessary, who can work on their own initiative and thrives when thinking and acting proactively; with excellent communication and can work collaboratively with teams outside of finance such as Technology.
To apply please send your CV via the link. For an informal conversation about the role please contact our exclusive partner, Tiffany Richards
Finance Systems Accountant: Flexible Location, Permanent £48,000 - £52,000
For a renowned animal and conservation charity, we are recruiting a permanent Finance Systems Accountant. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this role will provide key systems and user support across the organisations systems to its Finance department as well as the interface with the overseas offices. The Finance Systems Accountant supports the Sun Systems platform as well as QuickBooks, Compleat and other financial process systems. This role can be worked from home and this organisation has a very flexible work-life balance.
- Manage the day-to-day systems maintenance and stakeholder support across Sun Systems, QuickBooks, Q&A, Compleat and PowerBI
- Coordinate patch and bug updates and software upgrades
- Systems training for new starters as well as access and systems administration for current users
- Oversee the running of the Purchase to Pay system, supporting all users
- Upload budgets, forecasts, bulk journals into Sun ledgers
- Manage all month-end and year-end system processes
- Day-to-day ledger and systems maintenance liaising with 3rd party providers
- Prepare quarterly VAT returns
- Work with the Director of Finance on system upgrades, migrations, and ad hoc projects
What will you bring to this role?
- Qualified accountant with strong Finance systems skills
- Ideally Sun and Vision experience with QuickBooks and Power BI
- Track record in the maintenance and administration of accounting and reporting systems
- Experience in system processes enhancements or implementations
- Experience from a dynamic, fast moving commercial or non-profit organisation
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
Prospectus is delighted to be working with the Big Issue Invest (BII) to support the recruitment of their new Assistant Management Accountant. Big Issue Invest is the social investment arm of The Big Issue. BII helps prevent poverty and creates opportunities for communities by providing finance, from unsecured loans to equity investment, to sustainable social enterprises, charities and ventures.
Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Assistant Management Account will deliver the finance function for Big Issue Invest, and manage accounting for the loans they provide to create social impact. Not only does the Assistant Accountant deliver the nuts and bolts of the function, the role is critical in supporting BII's work to build a world that works for everyone.
The post holder will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of month end, balance sheet reconciliations, cash flow management, preparing the management accounts, and preparing board papers. The successful candidate will download bank accounts weekly, prepare the loan asset journal monthly, and prepare the VAT returns quarterly.
The ideal candidate will be a professional with a clear understanding of financial accounting principles, and experience of preparing cash flows and using banking systems. Ideally ACCA or CIMA part qualified, the successful candidate will have experience of working on month end, as well as experience of producing monthly management accounts. You will have excellent Excel skills, and the capability of uploading and downloading data from Excel to an accounting software system. The ideal candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to engage with non-finance stakeholders at all levels. It would desirable - but not essential - to have experience of VAT returns.
As a specialist recruitment practice, Prospectus is committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
In order to apply, please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role.
International Project Accountant, Central London – International Development, up to £40,000 plus benefits
After a busy period, a new programme finance role has become available in an international development charity based in Central London. The selected candidate will report directly to the programme finance manager and assist in financial planning, grant management and reporting. This position is perfectly suited to an ACA qualified auditor, looking to make their first step into programme finance or PQ Finalists who have exposure to grant management, donor reporting and international finance.
- Support the design and implementation of effective quality controls to ensure compliance with donor requirements and to maintain appropriate donor stewardship, including through manuals, checklists, templates, and other tools
- Monitor spending and activity implementation and ensure regular scheduling of grants management meetings, alerting the Programme Finance Manager and Programmes/Partnerships team about significant under or overspend on a timely basis
- Maintain internal tools that track active grants, cost recoveries and cash balances and ensure they are kept up-to-date
- Maintain internal tools tracking pipeline and secured funding
- Prepare financial information for internal reporting purposes, including (but not limited to) the quarterly CEO report, monthly dashboard and quarterly cash balances report.
- Maintain the grants management tracker so that grants are properly recorded and monitored, ensuring that input from the Programmes/Partnerships team and the Programme Finance Manager are incorporated on a timely basis
- Undertake administrative tasks related to grants, including setting up of grant codes (pipeline and secured), collecting and forwarding information to different units and executing follow up tasks as required
- Review budgets for concepts/proposals
- Carry out monitoring visits and audits on specific projects as necessary
- Develop and deliver relevant training and reference material on grants management, including procurement, donor regulations, IATI, finance and reporting for Programme, Finance, and other field-based staff; act as a resource for agencies/field units on donor regulations and compliance
- In collaboration with field units, prepare due diligence assessments for potential new partners or donors and ensure these are refreshed periodically
- Troubleshoot financial, donor compliance and procurement-related queries identified through monitoring grants or as raised by management or field units
Key Skills & Qualifications:
- Part Qualified/Newly Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)
- 3 years relevant experience in financial accounting and financial reporting
- Experience in programme finance/donor reporting is essential, whether as an auditor or as part of a charity/as a trustee
- Experience of designing and managing effective administrative systems and procedures
- Experience of budgeting, forecasting and cash-flow management
- Good interpersonal skills with a range of stakeholders
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About the role:
A leading university striving to improve lives and promote success for all are currently seeking to appoint a Financial Reporting Manager with solid experience to join their Finance Team and support the wider Finance function, whilst having one direct report into them. This opportunity offers excellent benefits, opportunities for professional growth, and hybrid working with 2 days in the Central London office.
Key responsibilities include:
- Managing the production of external financial reporting, including year-end financial statements and reporting
- Reviewing the production of financial reporting, including management accounts and year-end financial statements, for the University's associate companies
- Revising the internal control environment, producing internal accounting controls pack each month and alleviating risks
- Managing, building and developing one member within the team
- Dealing with local and worldwide corporate tax liabilities, including returns and queries
- Assisting the Finance function and the Senior Finance Manager with various tasks such as handling technical accounting queries, Treasury matters, project work, ad hoc reporting and communicating with key advisers
The successful candidate:
- A qualified Accountant with at least 2+ years' experience in a similar managerial role
- Solid understanding of accounting standards, taxation and other relevant policies, regulations and legislation
- Able to manage multiple stakeholders both internally and externally
- Have experience of successfully leading projects
- An advanced Excel user, confident using data manipulation tools and building basic models/tools
- Excellent communication skills with an ability to build rapport with stakeholders at varying levels
Senior Project Accountant
£550 per day (inside IR35)
My client is a leading animal charity and they are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Accountant on a 3-6 month basis.
Reporting into the Head of Finance, the purpose of the role will be to provide strategic and operational financial management advice and guidance across the organisation in relation to projects.
Responsibilities (but not limited to):
- The Senior Project Accountant will play a pivotal role within the organisation, providing senior finance and accounting support in relation to projects to all eight directorates
- The role will take part in all project related meetings and boards, confidently briefing senior management on the relevant financial position.
- Accountable for monitoring the progress of projects from a financial perspective, investigating and reporting variances. Drive to resolution and correction as needed. This will include suggestions of financial mitigations allowing the project to realign to still meet its objectives but get back on financial track.
- Support the process of gaining the appropriate governance for projects that are likely to overspend when all mitigation has failed to recover the project financially.
- Provide reliable and sound financial advice to facilitate informed decision making, financial management and control on charity and commercial issues orally, in written reports and in presentations.
- Significant experience of financial project management along with financial management including but not limited to: drafting financial models, budgeting, analyzing financial information and correction.
- Experience of working in a complex operating environment
- Proven experience of working with multiple stakeholders to drive a robust business case through from approval to implementation, from a financial perspective
If this role sounds suited to you, please apply now.
The Assistant Management Accountant will be principally responsible for providing and processing timely and accurate financial transactions and producing accurate management accounts.
A large and well established Not For Profit organisation in London.
- Assistance with the preparation of the year end accounts and supporting documentation for audit
- Assistance with the preparation of the annual budget
- Production of the VAT return
- Assistance with quarterly Forecasts
- Production of accurate management accounts
- Reconciliation and Balance sheets
- Monthly cashflow forecasts
- Monthly credit card expenses postings
- Maintenance of cashbooks entering and allocating transactions daily.
- Maintenance and management of the Sales ledger, Direct Debit collection and internal credit control. (excluding sponsorship and partner adhoc renewals).
- Maintenance and management of the purchase ledger including posting and paying invoices.
The successful Assistant Management Accountant will have good excel skills, ability to work on their own and in a team.
Salary: £38k - £40k
Benefits after probation (three months)
Management accountant role for a newly qualified accountant at a London University.
This University is well known and has won multiple awards for it's teaching as well as for the internal running of the organisation. They are growing and delivering on their objectives and the finance team is highly regarded across the university and the sector.
- Produce management accounts for business units, including detailed analysis
- Business partner key stakeholders to support decision making
- Contribute to the annual year end process
- Work on key projects across the organisation as financial lead
You will be a newly qualified accountant from accountancy practice (ACA, ICAEW, ICAS or similar) and have a strong understanding of technical finance, alongside dealing with key stakeholders at a senior level.
An interest in education or the not-for-profit sector would be extremely helpful.
Salary c£50,000 plus excellent benefits (35 days holiday and 20% pension)
A London based University are seeking an experienced Finance Business Partner/Management Accountant - 1 year Fixed Term Contract.
Your new company
A respected Higher Education provider in Central London (Zone 2). The University is committed to staff well being and benefits include a pension scheme of between 19-21%, flexible and hybrid working (2 days in the office) and generous annual leave entitlement.
Your new role
Reporting to the Head of Management Accounts, the role holder will provide a management accounting service to a portfolio of academic and/or professional services departments. They will support the Heads of Department and Head of School/Head of Service in the financial management of those departments and provide the data and management information on them required to manage the University's overall finances. This role is being offered on a 1 year fixed term basis due to a member of the team going on secondment. There is a prospect that this role could become permanent for the right individual.
- Build strong working relationships with the Heads of Department and their management teams and with the relevant Head of School or Head of Service (and their deputies), as well as with the rest of the finance department. Attend and contribute to School and Departmental meetings.
- Work with departments to produce their annual budgets, in-year reforecasts and long-term year plans, ensuring they are aligned with targets for revenue, cost and contribution.
- Produce the monthly management accounts for each department and support the central financial reporting team by supplying data and management information in the required format for institutional consolidation.
- Proactively monitor departmental performance against budget and take appropriate action on variances.
What you'll need to succeed
We are seeking a qualified Accountant with previous experience in management accounting and/or Finance Business Partnering. Experience of using a more complex accounting system such as Agresso/Business World ERP or similar would be beneficial but not essential as would previous experience of working within the higher or further education sector. Please apply however, if interested, and experienced in management accounting/Finance Business Partnering and qualified.
What you need to do now
Please apply ASAP in order to be considered!
A large Arts organisation in North London is looking for an Assistant Management Accountant to join the team and work on all technical processes alongside the Finance Manager
A large Arts organisation in North London
- Monthly Management Accounts
- Accruals and prepayments
- Work on process improvements for reporting and analysis
- Working on projects throughout the organisation
At least Partly Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent)
Demonstrable experience in a similar role
Experience of financial planning and budget setting
Ability to use Macros and VBA
£30,000 - £32,000
Are you a professional Accountant and looking to get an experience in the international development sector?
Are you available for 4 month from mid-February to mid-June? The International Finance Team at Tearfund are a key part of the organization's vision to ending poverty - we provide high quality support to the International Group and HQ senior management including:
- financial planning and reporting
- financial control and audit management; and
- business process improvement.
We are looking to recruit a proactive and dedicated Senior International Accountant to support in coordinating Tearfund's annual year end process and statutory audit on behalf of International Finance.
You will be part of a dynamic and supportive team and will have the opportunity to develop in your career and add value to Tearfund's work and mission.
The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, a professional Accountancy Qualification and proven experience in external or internal audit. They will be adaptable, solution-focused and enjoy working across multi-disciplinary teams.
We are looking for a self-starter with great communication and analytical skills.
If you think your skills match the above we'd love to hear from you!
All applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs
The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Philanthropy Team are looking for a leading team member to head up our Collective Philanthropy function. Someone who is adept at leadership, entrepreneurial, passionate about our cause and has a strong understanding of philanthropic giving groups and transformational fundraising.
You will further support your Heads with the launch, growth and delivery of a range of dynamic philanthropic giving groups, working cross-fundraising where appropriate, and bringing the wider high performing team on that journey. You will build, motivate and inspire high profile committees to support the delivery of various giving groups campaigns and initiatives.
You will also have your own portfolio of supporters from across the giving groups, responsible for the growth and stewardship of their giving, as well as building your own portfolio of prospects to grow our supporter base and income.
You will be a dynamic and entrepreneurial thinker and have strong project management skills with confidence in the financial reporting and tracking of a sub-team target of £2m which you will have accountability for.
This role is perfect for a dynamic, driven, people person- with a natural flair for relationship building. You will need to have, or quickly build, a strong understanding of the organisation's direction and strategy and communicate this in a meaningful way for different audiences. You will also be comfortable presenting with personal credibility to fellow senior personnel, cutting through challenges to approve and pitch for major gift opportunities for young people, internally and externally. As a member of our Fundraising and Marketing Leadership Group, you will serve as a leading strategic voice in the overall direction of these key functions at The Prince’s Trust. An ability to write compelling proposals/reports and synthesise complex information is a must – as well as a commitment to building warm and genuine relationships.
You will also be seeing our work first-hand with young people on a regular basis, ensuring your supporters, prospects and influencers experience our life-changing work with you.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Research Funding
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum, plus benefits
Full time – 37.5 hours a week
We're a hybrid working employer, meaning you're required to come into the office on average 2-3 days per week.
Closing date: 5pm, 24th January 2022
First Interviews: w/c 31st January 2022
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to play a key role in advancing the research agenda for cancer prevention and survivorship?
World Cancer Research Fund International is a leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity. World Cancer Research Fund International is a not-for-profit organisation that:
- Commissions and analyses worldwide scientific research
- Influences public health policy at the highest level, and acts as trusted advisor to governments and other official bodies from around the world
- Leads & unifies a network of cancer prevention charities based in the USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Hong Kong.
We are seeking an experienced Head of Research Funding to manage an international portfolio of research projects and other activities relating to the role of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer incidence and survival. The post holder will play a key role in the strategy of the WCRF International science department. They will lead on the review and evaluation of the impact of our funded research to inform the further development of the grant programme as part of our strategic goals as well as to demonstrate the impact of individual research projects for science communications and fundraising efforts.
The successful candidate will be working closely with the Director of Research and Innovation, Research Activities Manager and Senior Research Funding Officer. There will also be significant interaction with colleagues around the network and external stakeholders around the world to drive research innovation, effective research dissemination and assist with income generation working closely with Fundraising colleagues and their supporter networks.
The successful candidate will be educated to postgraduate level (PhD level is desirable) in biological or life sciences. They will be a proactive and commiteed individual with excellent communication skills for different audiences and experience in interacting with teams and external stakeholders. Previous experience in research management in a research funding organisation is essential. Knowledge of measuring impact and evaluating research programmes as well as demonstrable understanding of the role of diet, nutrition and physical activity in cancer prevention and survival are key.
If you are interested in this role and feel you possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) by the closing date. You must have current right to work in the UK.
Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF International and equip you for the role.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
A charity are recruiting for an Interim Senior Finance Business Partner
Your new company
A large, high profile, London-based charity.
Your new role
Reporting to the Head of FP&A and managing a small team you will be responsible for ensuring that budget holders are provided with relevant information and insight for effective decision making encompassing budgeting and forecasting; the provision of accurate management reporting and ad hoc financial analysis. Anticipated duration is for 6 months. 100% remote and hybrid working options available.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified Accountant with strong, recent experience of finance business partnering experience and managing at least one member of staff.
What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
Head of Systems and Practice
Would you like to work for a social sector consultancy and recruitment provider, leading on our operations, systems and learning practice?
Hours: Part time, 3 days per week
Salary: £60,000 per annum (pro rata)
Location: Homebased though office space is available if required – there will be team days at office in London, Old St every fortnight
Eastside Primetimers’ mission is to help charities and social enterprises develop their capacity.
We provide consultancy support and advice across a wide range of areas, including strategy, governance, impact, evaluation, culture, diversity, digital, data protection, mergers and partnerships and income generation. We offer specialist interim, executive recruitment and search services to the not-for-profit sector. We are also committed to sharing our learning from our work and experience with the sector, either via our foundation or through publications, round-tables or events.
The aim of the role is twofold: firstly, to lead on the operations including all aspects of the way we manage our data and internal systems; and secondly to provide leadership in using these systems to collate and share knowledge/resources in order to add value to the offer that EP can provide to its clients and consultants and the impact it can achieve for the social sector.
This is a wide-ranging role, requiring an experienced, self-starting individual who can take both a strategic and oversight perspective, but who is also able to manage and carry-out more detailed operational tasks.
There are several areas of process and procedure which this role will oversee, namely:
- Client and project administration processes
- Invoicing and financial forecasting procedures
- Quality assurance including monitoring and impact systems
- Collective learning
Benefits of working with us
- There are a huge variety of organisations in the charity sector, and we work across all of them, so our work provides real diversity and interest
- We have strong social values and a genuine desire to do ‘good’ work for ‘good’ organisations
- We offer flexible working – for example, the 3 days can be worked as compressed hours across the week
Please download the job description for further information before you apply. To apply please send a CV and a covering letter that tells us how you meet the specification. The closing date for applications is Monday 7th Feb.
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and warmly welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.