SE1, London

£50,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

MSSC is a charity delivering life changing nautical adventure for young people through Sea Cadets together with personal and professional devel... Read more

Job Description

THE MARINE SOCIETY & SEA CADETS

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER / HEAD OF FINANCE

Salary: £50,000 per annum plus benefits

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Location: MSSC HQ London, SE1 7JW. 

Who are we? The Marine Society & Sea Cadets is a vibrant and growing national charity delivering life changing nautical adventure and fun to young people through the Sea Cadets.  We aim to give young people nationwide the best possible head start in life by building life skills to help provide a brighter future. Additionally, our Marine Society College and Library make personal and professional development opportunities available to Seafarers.  This is an exciting time for the charity and we need top talent like you to come aboard and help us realise our goals and maximise our impact on our beneficiaries.

What we’re looking for: You will be a CCAB qualified accountant, with experience as a financial controller in a charity of comparable size. You will need the enthusiasm, vision, professionalism, expertise and experience to control and be responsible for all aspects of the charity’s finances, and to provide high quality financial advice and support to the charity’s staff and business.  You will work closely with the Director of Finance and Digital.

Our role: We are looking for an experienced financial controller who will maintain, manage and control the charity’s accounting books and records, manage the charity’s accounting receipts and payments and other transactions, perform control checks and reconciliations as appropriate and in accordance with best accounting practice, and to manage the staff of the Finance department. The team consists of two full time and one part-time Finance Officer’s (based in HQ) with two Regional Finance Managers (based outside London). The role is assisted by the part time Finance and Projects Accountant, who also reports to the Director of Finance and Digital.

Scale: The charity has net assets of £31M, annual income and expenditure of some £18M and employs around 200 staff in 20 locations across the United Kingdom, with its headquarters in London. We also have approximately 9,000 Sea Cadet volunteers.  We have an offshore fleet of five vessels, including the charity’s square rigged flagship, is based in Gosport in Hampshire.

For more information, please download a recruitment pack which can be found on our website. We also request all candidates to complete an equal opportunities form (which is optional when you submit your application)

Please click apply to be redirected to MSSC Website.

Applications should consist of a CV, and supporting statement. 

Closing Date: 2nd September 2019

Interview Date: 10th September 2019