London, Greater London
£45,000 pa plus excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Closing date: 3 December 2019 at 11.30pm

You might be looking to get out of the corporate rat race and do something more meaningful and fulfilling. Or, you could be seeking a steady 9-5 role that comes with great benefits and where you can put your experience of optimising financial controls, leading a finance team and passing your expertise on to others to excellent use. Either way, this role of Financial Control Manager at Shelter could be just the job you need.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

About the role
Shelter's Financial Control team is responsible for preparing monthly balance sheet reconciliations to help make sure our internal and external reporting is accurate. We also lead on effective credit control to optimise cash flow across the charity. Join us, and we won't just rely on you to provide effective treasury management, see that a complete and accurate balance sheet is maintained via efficient financial controls and make sure debts are collected in a timely manner. You'll also coach, mentor and nurture two finance administrators, developing their skills so that they can possibly take over the reins as Financial Control Manager in a year's time. In short, you'll play a vital role within our engaged and highly motivated Financial Control team where everyone is fully supported to drive their career development.

About you
A qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent) you have a proven relevant track record gained in the private or not for profit sector. You also have meticulous attention to detail and excellent time management skills, including the ability to work to deadlines and reprioritise tasks when circumstances change. Advanced Excel skills are also a given, while experience of using accounting software like Unit 4 Business World would be an advantage. And, if you have Knowledge of SORP and charity sector best practice, even better, although this is not as important as your desire to be part of a good cause and not have to work irregular hours or at weekends.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our finance team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Posted on: 20 November 2019
Closed date: 03 December 2019
Tags: Finance, Management