Farringdon, Greater London
£50,000 - £60,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About the role

We are looking for a methodical and highly analytical Financial Controller to join our Operations team to take full ownership of our financial processes and provide robust and reliable global financial control. You will draw upon your training as a fully qualified accountant to make sure that we are fully financially compliant and have a full set of financial processes for our internal operations across our UK, US and Berlin offices. Working closely with our People Director, COO and CIO, you will have a significant impact on how efficiently we are able to run as an organisation.

You will also work closely with our Deployment team to ensure that our deployment of grants, receipt of donations and raising of funds is completed in the most effective and financially responsible way possible, and your experience handling high-value accounts will give you the rigour and capability you need to thrive in this role.


Reporting to our COO, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing financial control and thought leadership across the business with relation to our financial operations

  • Management of the day to day finance function

  • Implementing scalable financial processes

  • Building and maintaining financial models and forecasts on an on-going basis, taking into account our fundraising pipeline

  • Undertaking month-end reconciliations across all entities

  • Preparing monthly consolidated management accounts

  • Leading and owning the audit process for our UK, US and German entities

  • Reviewing and approving payments set-up by the Deployments team to charities

  • Working across teams to monitor spend and update budget owners of actuals vs variances

  • Maintaining payments across all entities using Spendesk


This role is perfect for someone who has:

  • Full accountancy qualifications (ACA / ACCA)

  • Excellent practical experience working within the finance function of a small to medium sized business, ideally in a fast-paced startup environment

  • First class Excel and modelling skills

  • Previous experience using Xero

  • Strong numerical skills and an ability to translate the needs of the business into financial processes

  • A strong sense of dependability and attention to detail, with an excellent attitude towards getting the job done

  • Knowledge of charity-sector specific reporting responsibilities is ideal, but a willingness to pick these up is more important

  • Strong understanding of reporting and compliance for UK, US and German entities


Why work with us

- Help shape the future of strategic philanthropy

- Join a team of talented, mission-driven individuals

- Generous vacation time to let you recharge and refresh

- 2 days per year charity & civil engagement leave

- Private healthcare through BUPA

And when we're back in offices...

- A well-stocked kitchen with fresh fruit, coffee, tea and healthy snacks

- Discounted gym membership and on-site massages

- Office dogs

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


About Us

Founders Pledge is a charity that brings together a community of entrepreneurs committed to finding and funding solutions to the most pressing global challenges. On joining, every member makes a legally binding pledge to donate a percentage of their personal proceeds to charity when they liquidate shares. Our in-house research and advisory team helps them understand how and where those donations will create the biggest impact based on the latest evidence from the sector.  We facilitate grants to charities around the world on behalf of our members and offer access to a global network of experts, at zero cost.


Since launching in 2015, the Founders Pledge community has collectively pledged more than $3 billion towards social causes. Spanning 30 countries and over 1,500 members, it includes the people behind industry-leading companies including Deepmind, Skype, Spotify, Uber, Farfetch and Planet. Working across our offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Berlin, we are a growing and passionate team committed to empowering entrepreneurs to do immense good.

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Refreshed on: 21 December 2020
Closed date: 08 January 2021
Tags: Finance

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