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Director of Financial Accounts

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£82,253 to £90,897 per annum (inclusive of London Supplement)
Job description


Are you an experienced senior finance professional looking for a new challenge?

With two brand new finance director roles available, this an exciting time to join the Royal British Legion.

We are looking for a Director of Financial Accounts to be responsible for the Finance Accounting, Business Processes and Finance Systems teams of The Royal British Legion, ensuring adherence to all relevant laws and regulations and ensuring that an effective service is provided to Directors, Trustees, staff and volunteers.

Come and be part of the leading Armed Forces charity, making a difference to the lives of those who have served to keep us safe and protect our way of life.

The RBL is a leading UK charity with Income of c.£150m and a strong Balance sheet with investments and property holdings.

We are seeking a successful candidate who will:

  • Lead the financial accounting team of the RBL group to ensure compliance with statutory reporting requirements and tax.
  • Lead the RBL’s transactional processing teams with focus on cash collection, treasury management, payroll and accounts payable.
  • Lead the development of RBL’s Finance systems to drive productivity within Finance and the wider organisation.

As a Director of Financial Accounts you will also play a key role in:

  • contributing to the three-year Strategic Plan with the emphasis on the financial framework and develop supporting strategies alongside an annual plan for the team
  • overseeing medium term plans for delivery of the year end, audit and major projects with a typical timeframe of 6-12 months.
  • maintaining a system of internal financial controls, policies, delegated authorities and procedures to safeguard Legion funds and ensure that funds are spent in line with charity law, applicable accounting standards and (where relevant) donor wishes
  • overseeing the Business Processes function (including Payroll, Payables, Receivables and Cash & Banking), supporting the Head of Business Processes to devise and maintain appropriate processes and controls
  • ensuring that business critical systems are appropriately supported and maintained, that risks are appropriately managed and that external suppliers deliver a good level of customer service.
  • The breadth of the Royal British Legion’s activities and income streams mean that our accounts are highly complex and we are subject to a raft of external laws and regulation. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are compliant and have robust controls in place, whilst also giving advice that is pragmatic and recognises the challenges of front-line delivery.


Permanent. 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension 2x matched employer contributions up to 14%, retail discounts and savings, private healthcare, training and development opportunities, wellbeing support, life assurance and more.

For more detailed information about the role, please see our Vacancy Information Pack attached to our direct advert.

Here at RBL, we aim to support our people and their wellbeing, with a package including generous paid holiday allowance and pension scheme contributions, and a range of optional benefits and discounts.

You will be contracted to our Haig House, London Hub. Under our Future Working framework, there will be some flexibility for working remotely/at home, using our collaboration tools to work with colleagues but with a minimum expectation of two days/week connecting directly face-to-face with colleagues at the hub.

RBL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation, reflecting the diversity of the armed forces community and of wider society. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and personal characteristics and aim to operate an inclusive recruitment process.

Closing Date: 11/06/2024

1st stage Virtual Interview Dates: WC 17/06/2024

2nd stage Interview Dates: WC 24/06/2024

If you require the job advert or job description in an alternative format, please contact us.

Posted by
The Royal British Legion View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 23 May 2024
Closed date: 11 June 2024 at 11:58
Job ref: R17680-24
Tags: Finance, Senior Management, Management