E1W, London
£48,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you a part qualified or fully qualified finance professional with a desire to develop your career in financial control and account preparation?


At St mungo’s we have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Financial Controller to join the Finance team, working to ensure St Mungo’s maintains a high standard of financial control as this is fundamental in ensuring our resources reach those who most need our help.


About the role


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the cashier. Including credit cards, petty cash, loans, deposits and banking arrangements.
  • Monthly balance sheet and cash flow reporting to the Leadership, Executive and Board identifying key financial drivers and risks.
  • Support in preparation of the annual statutory accounts for the group and ownership of accounts preparation for a number of subsidiaries.
  • Preparation of VAT and Corporation Tax returns including liaising with external advisors.
  • Administrative management of the finance systems. 
  • Reviewing financial policies and procedures to ensure they remain up to date and reflect latest regulations and best practice.


Our controls support front line staff in delivering outstanding services to support clients in their recovery.



What we’re looking for


The successful candidate will:

  • Be CCAB part qualified (or equivalent) and will have worked within a financial control environment before
  • Have experience of line management although this may be in a peer role.  You will be keen to develop the skills of those around you.
  • Have experience of using finance software to interpret financial performance and strong data analytical skills. Your enquiring mind will mean you question data and information you are given. You will have good Excel skills which you can use to prepare clear data analytics with an eye for detail.
  • Be happy working under pressure and to tight deadlines.


If you believe that you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, and a passion for working for a charity that makes a real difference to the lives of homeless people, we would love to hear from you.



What we offer


  • Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities

St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.

As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.


  • A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s at more senior levels.


  • Flexible Working and Other Benefits

We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.

St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.



What we do


At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.


How to apply


To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.



Closing date: 10am Wednesday 24 June 2020


Interview and assessments on: tbc


Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.

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Posted on: 03 June 2020
Closed date: 24 June 2020
Tags: Finance