London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£55,000 (FTE)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Prospectus is delighted to be working with The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust to recruit an Accountant who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Trust's finances. Reporting to the Director, you will: ensure the integrity of the Trust's financial data and controls; monitor the financial progress of major grants; oversee payments to grant-holders and suppliers; produce quarterly management accounts and cashflow forecasts; and manage the annual audit and the production of the statutory accounts.

Please note this role is offered on a part time basis of 0.6 FTE (21 hours a week) with 1 day worked in their central London office.

The Trust is a grant-making charity endowed by Sir Jules Thorn, who built a group of successful companies to form one of the UK's largest electrical businesses. The largest grants support translational medical research undertaken in the UK's leading medical schools and NHS organisations, but the Trust is also committed to supporting broader aspects of health and care. The Trust typically makes new awards of around £4m each year.

The main responsibilities of this role are to develop, maintain and document robust financial procedures and controls, to track the financial progress of major grants and to receive, check, process and monitor all requests for payment from grant-holders, contractors and staff. You will monitor short and long-term grant commitments, work with the Director to manage the Trust's cashflow and effective management of cash balances and prepare the year-end audit file and draft statutory accounts. This includes notes and figures in the Trustees' Report; ensuring they are compliant with the Charity SORP.

To be successful as an Accountant you will have experience of operating financial accounting systems and controls including data entry, payroll preparation and oversight, reconciliations, journal entries, audit, budgeting and forecasting. You will have good, current knowledge of charity accounting law, including best practice as defined under the Charity SORP and relevant accounting standards, alongside substantial experience of online accounting systems.

In order to apply, simply submit your CV, covers letters are not required. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and arrange for a call to discuss the role further.

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Posted on: 27 June 2022
Closed date: 17 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: hq00181487
Tags: Finance