London
£45k - 50k per year
Permanent
Job description
Harris Hill are recruiting for a Financial Controller to start as soon as possible for this education charity based in West London.

The position is working from home at present, but then will require you to attend the offices based in West London.

Start Date: January ideally
The role reports to the Director of Finance and has one assistant.
Salary: 45,000pa - 50,000pa
Fully Qualified Accountant

Who are we looking for?

Be CCAB or CIMA qualified, ideally with experience of the charity sector and SORP accounting.
Have excellent IT skills and Microsoft Excel.
Be able to work very effectively under pressure, meet tight deadlines and pay excellent attention to detail.
Be prepared to roll up her/his sleeves as part of a small team
Take pride in being efficient, very well organised and display excellent time-management skills.
Be someone who actively seeks solutions to problems and uses initiative.
Be self-motivated with a positive attitude and have the ability to work flexibly .
Have good written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with a broad range of people from Trustees to high net worth individuals.
Have highly effective and efficient research skills, and be able to analyse, summarise and present information clearly and accurately.

What will my main duties be?

To produce high-quality monthly management accounts for the Senior Management Team, Trustees and key stakeholders, setting out the results of the charity for the month and year-to-date with accompanying commentary, an analysis of the charity's financial position, and cashflow forecasting.
To manage the charity's accounting software Aqilla and its financial functions.
To take ownership of the month-end timetable, working with Finance Assistant(s) to ensure that all balance sheet reconciliations are completed, and preparing a full month-end file for the Director of Finance on a timely basis.
To line manage the Finance Assistant(s) to ensure the timely processing and accurate recording of the charity's supplier payments, petty cash transactions, and bank reconciliations.
To act as primary contact for the charity's external payroll provider, conducting monthly payroll reviews with the Director of Finance and the CEO, submitting monthly payroll information to the payroll provider, and analysing payroll reports.
To lead on the preparation of the annual statutory accounts with the support of the Director of Finance.
To lead the charity's annual budget process with the support of the Director of Finance.
Refreshed on: 22 January 2021
Closed date: 21 February 2021
Job ref: HQ00042012-SimonB
Tags: Finance