SW1P, London (Hybrid)
£52,000 - £54,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are currently looking for a Financial Controller to join The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation. 

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation's (the Foundation) mission is to promote the Award, provide young people with the Award, and preserve the quality of the Award worldwide. Since 1956 millions of young people have taken part in the Award in more than 130 countries and territories.

We at The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation are the engine that drives and supports the Award’s growth, access, and impact across the globe.

It is our long-term ambition that every eligible young person aged 14 – 24 will have the opportunity to participate in the Award. Our vision is that 20% of them are from at risk and marginalised communities for whom the Award can be truly life changing.

The Award helps to inspire millions of young people. And it’s not limited by the boundaries of one programme or place. There are more than 1 million young people currently completing their own unique programme, via hundreds of thousands of youth-focused partners and operators, including schools, youth organisations, examination boards and youth offender institutions.

The Finance Department is responsible for providing strategic and operational financial support, direction and control for the Foundation and its staff. It is headed by the Chief Financial Officer and supported by the Senior Finance Officer, Finance Business Partner, Credit Controller and Finance Assistant. The Finance team is responsible for financial reporting, crucially supporting the wider organisation in providing financial management information, ensuring the charity complies with statutory filings and safeguarding the charity’s assets.

The Financial Controller is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Finance function and for providing financial advice as required. They will ensure timely, accurate, and reliable management of all finance matters and will have oversight of the financial controls designed to safeguard the charity’s assets.

They will have oversight of the preparation of monthly management accounts and annual statutory accounts and be responsible for financial reporting, budget control and forecasting.

The role incumbent will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of the accounting systems, financial policies, procedures and systems. He/she will also manage cash flow, fixed assets, investments and statutory returns (including quarterly VAT). 

About you

You will be diligent and strategic in your approach to work, with excellent communication and relationship-building skills. You will be joining a small but effective, team in which being a team player is vital. You will be motivated to take initiative and ownership of the responsibilities and tasks of the role.

This role is based in London, and you will need to be able to commute to the office at least once a week. Please view the attached Job Description for further details on the role. 

The closing date for applications is the 20 June 2022. Interviews will take place shortly after, and we are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Application Instructions

To apply for this role, please ensure that you submit a cover letter (which should clearly show how you meet the requirements in the Job Description) and a CV. Your application will not be considered if you do not submit both documents. You must also have the right to work in the UK. 

Posted on: 24 May 2022
Closed date: 20 June 2022 at 12:00
Job ref: Finance Controller
Tags: Finance

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