Reporting into the Head of Finance, this Financial Accountant will provide support with financial services and accounting. Statutory accounting and financial control will be required, preparing for government and internal audits.
This reputation holding and pioneering arts organisation, attracts visitors and work from around the world. Having various projects and streams of revenue, they are requiring a financial accountant to help assist in their consolidation of accounts.
- Lead the annual reporting and accounts for audit.
- Ensuring the statutory reporting is within government regulations and there is an appropriate financial control environment.
- Reporting on cash flow, quarterly VAT returns and month end balance sheets.
- Whilst handling the integrity of the financial data, lead and manage the system based accounting service
- Develop and maximise the use of the system working alongside the Head of Finance and liaising with the Information Systems Department.
- Line manage a Financial Assistant, guiding with training and on the job coaching.
- Ad hoc management accounting
You will be a qualified accountant of two years or more, with the understanding of applying UK GAAP and SORP 2015. Having experienced financial statements you will have the knowledge of complex spreadsheets and detail orientated reporting. This role requires experience in preparing and managing all tax matters and working to tight deadlines. Applications from all financial accounting backgrounds are welcome but those with previous staff management experience are desirable.
My client is a huge brand in the charity sector and a vital support system to thousands of people in the UK. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Finance Business Partner to take on a key role in the organisation that connects to the heart of what the charity does.
- To be the Finance Business Partner to Services. Leading on the financial planning, business strategy, quarterly forecasts, and financial analysis.
- To oversee and manage the production of insightful monthly, quarterly and annual management reports on financial and commercial performance and plans across Services and clearly identify the issues which matter and the actions that are needed to tackle them.
- Produce statutory accounts and Year End lead schedules and working papers for Services liaising directly with the external auditors.
- Ensure the balance sheets are reconciled with accruals and prepayments agreed with supporting documentation.
- Proactively interpret and interrogate financial data in order to identify key areas of the business for development and performance review. Produce recommendations to the Corporate Directors and operational managers for their planning and decision-making.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with substantial experience of providing budget management support to operational management. They will have the ability to analyse and interpret key financial data for multi-million pound budgets and be accurate, proactive, versatile and personable in their approach. Charity or government experience is desirable, but large multi-site organisation experience is essential.
Will your next role be one in which you can make significant changes to make a Financial Accounting team your own? Do you want your work with a Finance Director who is fully supportive of you taking ownership of, and responsibility for, the Financial Control team? Has your career led you to the point where you're ready to oversee a sizeable Finance team within a prestigious, well known organisation?
As Financial Controller of this £250m turnover West London organisation, you will lead a team covering all elements of Financial Accounting, including Tax, Treasury, and Transactions. Key areas of responsibility include:
- Overseeing a team of c20 people across a number of financial accounting functions, monitoring their work, motivating them to meet KPIs, and ultimately creating a team capable of ensuring sound financial control
- Reviewing all policies and procedures to ensure that they are fit for purpose and that working methods reflect the ethos of a high functioning, modern organisation
- Making improvements to the team's strategy by providing the Finance Director with, and acting upon, recommendations for change
- Ensuring long term sustainability by streamlining processes, allowing for growth while increasing efficiency in the Finance department
- Preparing statutory accounts, leading on year end, and being a key contact for auditors
As a highly respected West London organisation, well known in its sector as an innovating, leading employer, this is a superb role for someone looking to take big strides in their career. This is a truly CV enhancing Financial Controller role, that has the advantage of working with a Finance Director who is fully supportive and open about their plans to rapidly progress the career of the successful candidate.
In return for your efforts, you will be rewarded with an excellent package including exceptional annual leave entitlement and a clear path on to Director level roles in the future.
To be considered, you should meet the following criteria:
- Be an ACA qualified accountant with experience leading sizeable, high performing teams in Financial Control, ideally within large, reputable organisations
- Have first class technical skills, along with clear communication abilities
- Be an ambitious and dedicated individual whose background shows an aptitude for rapid career progression
As the Finance Director is open minded to avenues to securing the best candidate for the role, this position could also be recruited as four days per week.
As this Financial Controller role will appeal to the top candidates in the market, the deadline can be brought forward if suitable candidates are found. You should therefore apply now to avoid disappointment!
As a Finance Analyst you will be responsible for providing financial analysis to inform the strategic objectives of the groups development opportunity's.
The Client, based in London, is looking to rapidly expand its property portfolio and has an ambitious development pipeline over the next few years. The key aim is to build affordable housing and become one of the largest housing providers in the South East.
The Finance Analyst position entails the following responsibilities:
- Responsible for providing effective financial analysis to support strategic decision making by senior stakeholders within the business.
- Working on the long term financial plan for the organisation, assessing financial viability and commercial return on investment opportunities to maximise return on investment.
- Will be a key position in dealing with and advising senior stakeholders on the financial viability of future investment projects.
- Analysing potential development schemes and investments.
The successful candidate would have either a CCAB or CFA qualification. Candidates will desirably have experience of the following:
- Financial modelling experience dealing with development and investment opportunities.
- Advanced excel skills-Comfortable with the use of macros and producing financial models on excel.
- Experience of influencing and challenging senior stakeholders.
- Working on the long term financial plan of the business.
- Investment Appraisal techniques.
The line manager is open to applications from ACA qualified accountants looking to make their first move out of practice or find their first Finance Analyst position.
£55,000-60,000 + Pension, working from home and flexible working hours
I am delighted to have partnered with a leading housing provider; Silva Homes to assist them in recruiting a new Head of Business Partnering into their finance team.
Silva Homes are a highly successful, ambitious and award-winning association based in Bracknell; they provide services to over 7,500 homes.
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and progressive Head of Business Partnering to play an integral role in Silva Homes ongoing growth/ You will lead the Finance Partnering division and report directly into the Finance Director.
As the new Head of Business Partnering, you will;
- Lead the continuous improvement of the finance function through the design and implementation of strategic delivery projects
- Ensure the finance partners work effectively with rest of the business to deliver the Silva Homes strategic plan
- Co-ordinate the production of monthly management accounts, budgets and annual statutory accounts, including liaising with the external auditors
- Support production of the long-term financial plan
- Co-ordinate the compilation of data for benchmarking and VFM reporting, including identification and measurement of targets
- Lead the continuous improvement of the finance function through the design and implementation of strategic delivery projects
The successful applicant will;
- Have experience of leading and developing teams
- Have experience of preparing financial plans, reports and analysis
- Have experience of reporting to executive level within organisations
- Experience of working in social housing or businesses with one of more similarities (e.g. physical asset-based, property development, property maintenance, regulated, charitable etc)
- Strong digital skills, including experience of specialist finance systems and MS Office
- Have high levels of attention to detail and possess excellent problem-solving skills
- Be CCAB qualified accountant
This is an excellent opportunity to join a prestigious organisation that holds a strong social purpose in an exciting time of development and change.
Job Title: Finance Officer
Reports to: Project Financial Accountant
Salary: £24,970 per annum
Location: 1 Wimpole Street, London. W1G 0AE
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full-time)
Contract: 3 months
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
THET has been supporting health workers around the world since 1989, improving patient care through targeted training programmes. We work with a diverse range of partners to build a world where everybody has access to affordable and quality healthcare. In the past six years alone, THET has reached over 84,000 health workers across 34 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Today, one-in-seven people around the world will never see a qualified health worker in their lives. For the communities that do, often they are faced with an under staffed, poorly resourced and inadequately trained workforce, a situation that results in poor patient care and unnecessary lives lost.
THET is seeking a Finance Officer to fill the position on a temporary basis of three months. It is essential that you have experience of general accounting skills and be comfortable working to different deadlines. The successful candidate will be an analytical, intelligent accountant who will provide high quality support for a range of teams across the organisation. This opportunity will give you exposure and experience of working in an international charity. THET has a friendly working environment with a Finance & Operations department of four team members who will support your development with on the job mentoring and coaching.
- Process supplier’s invoices into QuickBooks and review of creditors ageing report prior to payment run.
- Process monthly credit card expenditure including expenditure on Caxton cards and undertake monthly reconciliation of accounts in QuickBooks.
- Process internet and cheque donations.
- Process monthly petty cash expenditure and undertake reconciliation.
- Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements for UK bank accounts.
- Maintain the scanning and filing system for the bank payments and suppliers invoices as they are received.
- Input new project budgets into the financial systems.
- Set up project codes/ class codes for new projects on QuickBooks.
- Undertake monthly bank reconciliations of CAF Gold and HSBC bank accounts.
- Special projects including researching on finance information systems.
- Process staff expense claims.
- Set up monthly payments for UK staff and expatriates & consultants based in regional locations.
Skills and abilities
- A strong part-qualified, with at least two years’ experience of working in a financial position in a similar role.
- Previous experience working in a Charity or NGO will be an added advantage.
- Must have understanding of financial statistics and basic accounting principles.
- IT literate and proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and demonstrable knowledge of QuickBooks, Sage or other accounting software (skills will be tested at interview stage).
- Good communication skills, with the ability to provide instruction, guidance and advice to other staff.
- Confident, self-motivated person with a friendly, can-do approach.
- Able to meet deadlines and identify and resolve problems.
- Enthusiastic, hardworking and willingness to learn.
- Highly reliable, presentable and motivated to undertake assigned tasks.
- High levels of integrity and understands the importance of keeping confidentiality.
- Ability to work on own initiative.
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent planning and organising, ability to multitask and prioritise the workload.
- Any other related tasks as requested by the Head of Finance, HR & Operations.
- Annual Leave: 25 days (pro-rata) annual leave.
- 3 additional days between Christmas & New Year plus bank holidays.
- Subsidised staff canteen.
For more information regarding the role, download the attached JD.
How to apply
Send your CV and a covering letter through the job application link explaining precisely how you satisfy the person specification through the application link below on or before midnight on 22nd September 2019.
Closing Date: 22nd September 2019
Interviews to be held: TBC
This post is UK based. Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
If you are a qualified accountant looking for a role in financial planning and analysis, motivated by the idea of working for one of the largest international charities in the UK, this Financial Planning Analyst may be the right next step for you.
Not only does the organisation offer flexible working, an exceptional pension and holiday package and the chance to progress quickly, but this organisation also has a great track record of training staff and is known to have a great working culture.
The Financial Planning Analyst will be responsible for developing the management reporting to the organisation and working on reports for the Senior Leadership Team. A key point of contact for ad hoc financial analysis, this role will get great exposure to organisation wide projects and will build relationships across the finance and delivery teams. Using analysis to support decision making, the Financial Planning Analyst will play a key role in ensuring finance is working as a collaborative business partner to the wider business.
Combining strong analytical / modelling skills with the ability to convey complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders, the successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a strong track record in business partnering and financial analysis. We are looking for someone with strong communication skills, with the ability to build relationships and rapport quickly.
If you are interested in this position, please apply early as applications are being reviewed constantly and this position is likely to be filled before the closing date.
akt are the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity; focused on prevention and early action we provide: safe homes, mentoring, training, advocacy and support to young people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment after coming out to their parents, care givers and peers.
The Finance Officer is a critical role within the organisation. The role will primarily be responsible for the day-to-day financial processing and the running of the Quickbooks accounts system and preparation and processing of the company payroll. You will report directly to the Director of Finance and will support the organisation in maintaining financial procedures & systems, budgeting, and producing management reports.
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual who is capable of working independently and can identify and implement ways of improving working practises and processes.
- Manage and process sales and purchase invoices
- Prepare weekly payment runs in line with payment terms and in line with financial procedures
- Process company credit cards and staff and volunteer expenses, ensuring back up information is accurate and complete
- Perform all month end close activities including preparation of accruals and prepayments and processing any journals
- Conduct reconciliations of bank accounts and regular reviews of debtors and other control accounts
- Maintain debtor account and ensure timely payment of invoices
- Be responsible for petty cash claims and reconciliations in the London office and oversee petty cash reconciliations for the Manchester and Newcastle offices
- Process income received and liase with the fundraising department to ensure all donor income is reconciled between the accounts system and donor database in order to maximise gift aid claims within HMRC regulations.
- Maintain financial information for housing income on the IN-Form rent module and liase with services staff to ensure rent accounts are kept up to date and bad debts are kept to a minimum.
- Prepare first draft of management accounts for review by Director of Finance
- Preparation and processing of monthly payroll, including reconciliation and reporting to HMRC and submitting pension information
- Implement new processes to automate and improve financial systems
- Provide information and reports to staff as required
- Be the main point of contact for financial queries within the organisation
- At least 3 years experience working in a similar role
- Educated in a Finance discipline, ideally with a Foundation Level Accounting Qualification (AAT; ACCA; ACA)
- Operational experience of Quickbooks accounts system or equivalent accounting software
- Demonstrate previous payroll experience with up to date knowledge of current legislation
- Knowledge and experience of budgeting, expenditure monitoring, cash-flow and financial monitoring reports
- Experience of preparing monthly management accounts
- Good level of excel skills
- Highly organised with an ability to multitask and manage a busy workload
- Ability to use initiative and work with minimum direction
- Experience of charity accounting, including charity SORP requirements
- Knowledge of office365
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
For almost 100 years, Help Musicians has been providing help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives. We are an independent charity which aims to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians, offering an integrated programme combining Health and Welfare support and Creative development. We are passionate about creating a world where musicians thrive.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Finance team in London as Finance Officer. This role involves both processing transactions and reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts. The post holder will assist in the accurate recording of income and expenditure as well as reconciling balance sheet control accounts and other day-to-day, month-end and year-end functions within the Finance department.
To be successful you will be actively studying towards an accounting qualification (Association of Accounting Technicians or equivalent), as well as having an understanding of the principles of accounting, budgeting and expenditure control. At least 2 years previous relevant experience in a finance role is essential. You will have excellent communication and numeracy skills with a high level of attention to detail. You will need to be a team player with a positive attitude, and be able to work well under pressure, using your own initiative at times when working to deadlines.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join us to achieve the charity’s ambitions to provide more support and reach more people than ever before.
Finance Business Partner (ref: SUS2748)
£35,388 per annum
37.5 hours per week - based in Edinburgh
As a senior member of Sustrans’ finance team, this role ensures that finance and the way we use and think about our money is front and centre of the transformation agenda for the charity, as we move into a new strategic plan period. This role will also work as part of Sustrans’ senior leadership team in Scotland, leading the financial and accountancy support for the c£60m government-funded Scottish active travel programme.
Sustrans Business Partners provide a comprehensive professional accountancy and general financial advisory service to leaders, managers and staff within the areas of the organisation for which they are responsible. Finance is brought out of the back office and an active partnership between finance and operations is created. This includes providing 'real time' financial support and analysis, being a trusted adviser, providing information which enables effective decision making and informing the development of strategic and operational plans.
Educated to degree level or equivalent and part-qualified in Chartered accountancy – ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA – you will have substantial experience in a related position and proven experience of providing finance advice and support to budget holders. You will also have experience of the preparation of budgets and management accounts and in the interpretation of accounts. You will be accurate, organised and methodical, be able to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines whilst using your excellent communications and interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships. A knowledge of accounting for charities and a commitment to the promotion of sustainable transport would be an advantage.
Please quote reference number. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am Monday 23 September 2019. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Wednesday 16 October 2019.
Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.
We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the
Are you a self-motivated, organised Finance Business Partner with excellent communication skills?
Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 15,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.
The purpose of the Finance Department is to support the rest of Dogs Trust in achieving the strategic aims of the Charity. In order to achieve this purpose the department works to ensure financial (and non-financial) systems and controls function effectively and limit the exposure of the charity to related risks, provide accurate, timely financial information and of course pay our suppliers on a timely basis.
We are seeking a Finance Business Partner to take responsibility for providing an excellent and proactive business partnering service to budget holders and producing monthly management accounts. The postholder will also be involved in the annual budgeting and forecasting processes, liaising with external auditors, and ensuring the schedules for year-end audit, the general ledger and financial systems are maintained according to best practices.
You will have significant experience working in a similar role with proficiency in accounting system/s (preferably Microsoft Dynamics GP) and Office, especially Excel. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, with a flexible but methodical approach to work. You will have excellent communication skills in order to convey complex financial information clearly to non-financial staff, be happy to work in a busy team environment and a commitment to the aims and values of Dogs Trust.
To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a covering note explaining why you feel you are the ideal candidate for the Finance Business Partner role and for working in the Finance team at Dogs Trust.
First interviews for this role will be held on 26th and 27th September.
Second interviews will be held week commencing 30th September.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Role: Finance Officer – OSCAR and Estimates
Department for International Trade
Salary - £30,561 - £34,173 per annum + £6,826 (fully qualified) / £2,508 (part-qualified) accountancy allowance
The Financial Accounts team lead on the production of DIT’s financial accounts, DIT’s relationship with the National Audit Office (NAO) and advise DIT’s Financial Controller on the department’s delivery within its Control Totals. The team are also critical in embedding high quality financial accounting controls practices and processes in DIT, within and beyond the Finance team.
This role is high profile and play an important role in embedding high quality financial accounts and processes in the Department. The post holder will be key in delivering enhanced financial competence and capability across DIT.
- Overseeing all Online System for Central Accounting and Reporting (OSCAR) reporting, forecasts, estimates, workforce pay remit.
- Supporting on the production of the Supply Estimate process.
- Contributing to the year-end process through close liaison with the Financial Accounts Team.
- Working with Finance Business Partners to ensure data is correctly presented to ensure its fit for purpose.
- Ensuring that all financial allocations are correct and in line with HM Treasury expectations, working with Financial Planning colleagues to make corrections where required.
- Cash management
- Support the management of the Chart of Accounts
No line management.
- Full study support of your finance qualifications (including AAT, CIMA, CIPFA ACCA and ACA)
- Civil Service pension
- Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home 1 day a week
- A heavy emphasis on CPD including 5 L&D days per year
- Experience of the Estimates process
- Experience of using the OSCAR interface
- Knowledge of government accounting practices
Personal Attributes & Skills:
- A high level of attention to detail and quality assurance when undertaking tasks
- A commitment to continuous improvement, always looking for new and better ways of doing things.
- Able to deliver to deadlines
- Ability to prioritise work, and be able to escalate concerns and issues at the appropriate time
- Grade: HEO
- Location: Westminster
- Deadline for applications: Midnight 15th September
Do you want to join a small team commited to inspiring children to read and improving their life chances? We are looking for an experienced finance officer to be responsible for managing all aspects of our charity finances. This role has an operational and a strategic aspect – you will be responsible for managing the day to day finances of the organisation, as well as assisting the SMT with setting budgets and long term planning, and supporting the fundraising team with income generation.
Doorstep Library was established in 2010, with the aim of instilling a love of reading for pleasure among disadvantaged children. Our projects are different to other literacy programs because we are home-based, meaning we are able to establish relationships with those families who may face barriers to reading with their children or taking them outside of the home to access services. These are often families that are most in need or socially isolated. With our long-term support not only do we spark the joy of reading for both children and their parents, but families are able to build up their self-confidence and trust in others in the community, towards professionals and the world of education.
Please download the Job Description for much more information on what we do, your role, and the person specification.
Hours – 14 per week.
Contract – 12 months initially with potential to extend.
Salary - £27,032 per annum pro rata, plus 25 days holiday pro rata and 6% pension contribution.
We will be interviewing as applications are received and may close the advert early, so please apply immediately to avoid disappointment. Please apply with a CV and cover letter.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the Organisation
A global organisation that helps young people across the globe to develop, be the best version of who they can be and socially be confident and develop skills to change themselves and the communities that they belong to.
This is a global organisation operating in over 150 countries.
About the Role
As a Finance Business Partner, you will join the Finance Department, a dynamic environment that has an evolving set of responsibilities, but primarily you will play a key part in the financial accounting and management accounting services to meet the staff requirements and that of the volunteers across the globe.
You will also be responsible for the preparation of balance sheet review/ analysis (including reconciliations), preparation and submission of tax returns.
About the Person we need
You will be a part-qualified ACCA or CIMA and have relevant and up-to-date financial accounting expertise, experience and knowledge.
You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to build & maintain relationships, with a wide range of stakeholders, especially in cross-cultural settings.
Furthermore, you will have experience with month-end and year-end procedures along with an eye for detail and 'can-do' attitude with previous accounting experience, ideally within the charity sector.
In return, you will benefit from
- 26 days' holiday
- Flexible working
- 5% Matched Pension
- Life Assurance
- Season Ticket Loan
- Cycle to Work Scheme
For more information please contact Alison Humphries on 0207 269 6312 or email your CV to [email protected]
The consists of five distinct brands: , , , and .
Are you looking for a challenging, dynamic role that will allow you to develop your project finance skill set? Do want to have strategic involvement in contract funding that has a direct social influence? Are you looking to use your finance business partner skillset in a role with wide exposure in which your development can be supported, leading you on to greater things?
This Bath-based organisation is undergoing some exciting project-based work with a £60m budget focusing on social care. As a Finance Business Partner reporting to the Finance Manager, you will:
- Work with non-finance budget managers in an autonomous fashion, providing business partnering support at various levels
- Engage with complex joint-funding streams
- Create financial models to investigate and demonstrate how savings can be delivered
- Mentor a graduate trainee accountant and support them in their going development, as well as overseeing their day to day workload and output
- Lead on routine month end procedures including reviewing forecasts, providing commentaries and analysis for the Finance Manager to report to senior management, as well as making strategy recommendations
- Act as the Finance support on major projects within the directorate, responding to ad hoc requests, and reacting appropriately to project developments as and when they occur
Working within an organisation with a huge social impact, this is an important role with a wide scope of influence. Your work will directly affect the local community in Bath and contribute to bettering the lives of countless people facing complex issues in their lives.
In return, you'll get the chance to work with a highly supportive line manager who has demonstrated a knack for furthering the careers of those in this role. There is an excellent team-focused working culture, with flexible working policies and an attractive benefits package.
To be considered for this outstanding Finance Business Partner position, you'll need to meet the following criteria:
- Be a qualified accountant with strategic, outward facing finance experience, or a finalist actively studying to complete their qualification
- Be a confident communicator who can build effective relationships with internal and external customers
- Have exposure to complex funding streams, ideally from within the public sector (local authority, NHS, Housing)
Interviews can be arranged for suitable candidates at short notice, meaning this post may close early. Please apply now!