up to £49,328.20 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a positive individual to join our team as a Senior Project Accountant. You will join us working 35 hours per week, on a permanent basis and will be based remotely. In return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £49,328.20 per annum plus excellent benefits.

This role can be based from home or based at Cats Protection's National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, on the edge of Ashdown Forest. This is a remote location and public transport is limited. If you choose to be home based there will still be some travel to the National Cat Centre required, roughly once or twice a month, please bear this in mind when applying. 

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021 we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!

The Finance Directorate has a highly skilled team of employees with responsibility for financial accounting and transaction processing, management accounting and reporting, forecasting and budgeting, and payroll. The Charity has an annual revenue budget of £75m and operates a trading subsidiary with income in excess of £2.0m per annum. The team processes around 5,000 supplier payments and 150,000 neutering vouchers per year. In addition, they run a payroll for over 1,000 staff and support over 220 branches and their volunteer treasurers, as well as providing financial advice and support to the 36 centres and a chain of over 100 shops.

Responsibilities of our Senior Project Accountant:

As our Senior Project Accountant you will provide strategic and operational financial management advice and guidance in relation to projects, across the organisation. There are eight current directorates that you will support in the production of business cases, ensuring there are robust financials within them which allows executive management and/or Trustee board to make effective decisions. You will monitor all agreed projects through their delivery and into benefits realisation is also an important factor of this role to ensure the appropriate financial governance is in place, and that any issues impacting the finances and/or benefits realisation of a project are appropriately flagged, and the deliverables identified in the business case are realised..

What we’re looking for in our Senior Project Accountant:

- A qualified accountant

- Significant experience of financial project management along with financial management, including drafting financial models, budgeting, analyzing financial information and correction.

- Confident with investment appraisal techniques

- Experience of working in a complex operating environment and working with multiple stakeholders

- Knowledge of how to produce a business case

- Excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbally, ability to challenge stakeholders where needed and maintain positive working relationships

What we can offer you:

  • salary of up to £49,328.20 per annum plus excellent benefits
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • contribution pension scheme
  • life assurance scheme
  • range of health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • and more

Join us as our Senior Project Accountant and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Closing date:             6th June 2022

Virtual interview date: W/C 13th June 2022, Second interview to follow w/c 20th June 2022

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Refreshed on: 30 May 2022
Closed date: 06 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: FS69
Tags: Finance, Project Management