My client is a complex London organisation that includes a number of charitable organisations and trusts within its group structure. From education to health, hardship to recreation, the spectrum of support that they offer the London population is huge. At present the group is undergoing a full review of all of its charitable activity, ensuring best practice throughout and limiting duplication.
Duties & responsibilities:
Engage with divisional charities and trusts in order to produce a detailed summary of recent financial history and current compliance.
Assess current practices against best practice including Charity Governance code and SORP requirements.
Initiate a programme of improvement to ensure a streamlined process and rationalise workflow.
The successful candidate will be an experienced Accountant, part qualified or above, with significant experience in a charitable environment. Ideally coming from a technical controls or audit background, you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Are you experienced in working on DFID funded projects? Do you have a real flair for project accounting? If so, please read on!
Robertson Bell Finance are working with one of the leading brand names in international development on an exciting Interim Project Accountant position to join their high performing team. The International Project Accountant will be responsible for working with regional offices and producing financial reports for a major grant from DFID. This is an exciting time to join an organisation who have secured a major grant and are leading the sector when it comes to expanding their reach.
The Interim Project Accountant will oversee project reporting and forecast for projects running globally funded from the major grant they have just secured. As the main point of contact for this project, you will be heavily involved in leading and setting things up. Providing management information to global project managers and ensuring DFID funding is maximised is a key responsibility, as is building relationships and capacity internationally. On top of this you will be responsible for two country office finances.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, CIPFA or ACCA) who has strong budgeting, reporting and forecasting experience. In addition to this, experience of having worked on DFID funded projects previously is critical.
You will need to be available to start immediately or with a short notice period. Applications will be reviewed daily so please do not delay in applying as this role may be filled before the closing date.
Our partner is a UN agency working on a range of human rights issues. They are seeking a project accountant, to support them in providing financial oversight, guidance, monitoring and reporting for projects funded by institutional donors, specifically DfID and the EU.
- Working with programmes managers to review and monitor programmes finance, ensuring expenses are properly accounted for.
- Responsible for grant compliance & reporting, including ensuring integrity of supporting documentation, monitoring the system for accuracy of records, responding to donor & audit queries, and undertaking grants close-outs as required.
- Carrying out month-end closures
- University degree in accounting, business or finance, with 5 years of experience in an accounting/finance role; part-qualified and qualified candidates considered.
- Experienced in project accounting and grants compliance, monitoring and reporting (specifically DfID & EU), within an INGO.
- Business partner with strong communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with finance and non-finance staff.
- Culturally sensitive
- Able to demonstrate the UN Agency’s values of inclusion, integrity and professionalism
- Excellent command of the English language; French and/or Spanish desirable
- The salary annotated is the salary that the candidate will receive net of tax. The successful candidate will be responsible for making their own NI contributions.
- This role is only open to candidates with the right to work in the UK.
We have an exciting opportunity to help the UK Finance Team to move the team to the next level.
Is this your passion?
We are looking for a dynamic and experienced accountant to work on various projects in Tearfund's UK Finance Team.
Do you have experience/knowledge:
- Across all aspects of accounting
- Working on various projects
- Of accounting packages
Then you could be Tearfund's next Senior Project Accountant!
This role will close as soon as a suitable applicant is found.
All applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.
The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
For those looking for a role with huge global impact, who want to work for one of the most highly regarded charities in the world, famous for their immediate and effective response to global emergencies, this International Project Accountant position may be the right next step in your career.
With broad global reach, this position offers an exciting opportunity for a candidate looking to join the sector and take advantage of a market leading training programme and exciting travel opportunities.
The International Project Accountant will be responsible for providing financial support and advice to country operational teams, managing project finances and providing analysis to senior project managers. This position will be involved in projects at all stages of their lifecycle, working on project set up in new regions, in addition to managing projects running currently, and those closing soon. This position will also take on an active role in training and developing colleagues on financial tools and processes.
We are looking for part-qualified or newly qualified accountants who are interested in joining the international development sector. Excellent communication skills are required, and candidates moving from practice are encouraged to apply as this organisation has a proven track record of developing candidates from this background.
If you are interested in this position, please apply early as applications are being reviewed daily and this role may be filled before the closing date.
You should have strong organisational skills, be able to manage your time to meet project deliverables. You should also have demonstrable written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate messages and instructions authoritatively and clearly, with fluency in English, orally and in writing to a high standard
Using initiative to analyse a range of available information from different sources to solve day-to-day problems as they arise. Proven attention to detail, systematic and methodical.
• Part qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA), or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and experience.
• Competence with small company financial packages, e.g. Sage 50
• Experience of developing complex spreadsheets (e.g. with look up tables) to streamline and automate processes and reporting
• Experience in setting up and maintaining financial procedures and controls within a computerised accounts environment.
• Experience in budget preparation and variance analysis.
Outline of tasks
Manage the balance sheet including performing monthly reconciliations and quarterly balance sheet reviews and prepare the trial balance.
Perform daily and monthly bank reconciliations
Prepare and post standard journals for accruals and prepayments
Monthly review of fixed assets and capital expenditure and preparation of depreciation calculations
Assisting with general ledger and automated reporting management including opening new nominal accounts and ensuring appropriate mapping of new account
Assist with the preparation of the monthly management accounts and month end reporting.
Assist with the yearend close, reporting and audit requirements.
Assist in the Budget and Forecasting processes
Assist the Head of Finance in developing and maintaining documented financial policies and procedures, which are available to WCPT staff, and to assist with monitoring of appropriate financial controls, ensuring that any necessary improvements are made.
Analysis and aggregation of financial transactions to calculate tax liabilities and preparing and submitting tax documents to relevant national authorities, including overseas.
Develop new and improved systems and solutions (including spreadsheets) in order to add value to WCPT’s systems and procedures.
Provide support for finance projects as they arise
Our partner is a leading human rights organisation, supporting people in understanding their rights, influencing positive outcomes in health & nutrition, and increasing their ability to secure food & water and maintain economic livelihoods in conflict and humanitarian situations. They are seeking an experienced management accountant and finance business partner, familiar with DfID grant compliance, management & reporting, to oversee the accounting and financial reporting processes for their country and regional programmes.
- Working with Project Managers on budget creation & management; understanding the financial reporting requirements of new and existing donors.
- Gathering monthly financial information from country offices, and producing monthly project reconciliations.
- Oversight of data recording, ensuring it is accurate; identifying and resolving any issues as these arise.
- Preparing regular and ad hoc financial reports, analyses and forecasts.
- Preparing quarterly project expenditure forecasts.
- Qualified accountant with a strong technical background, and experience in budget creation, management, preparing monthly management accounts, analyses, and forecasts.
- Strong business partner with demonstrable experience of successfully working with finance and non-finance staff.
- Experience working in an INGO, specifically a familiarity with managing DfID grants. Other institutional grant management (FCO, EU and USAID) is highly desirable.
The role is based in London with some travel overseas. Please note, this role is only open to candidates with the right to work in the UK.
Circa £35,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus pension, death in service benefit, season ticket loan, medical and dental insurance (on completion of probationary period)
Full Time, Permanent
25 days holiday (plus 3 additional days to be taken between Christmas and New Year)
4pm finish on Fridays
Central London location (Covent Garden)
Support towards professional qualifications
The Masonic Charitable Foundation is seeking a calm, methodical and detail orientated finance professional to provide high quality support to the finance team. Reporting into the Financial Controller, the Accountant is a key role which is responsible for the oversight of the Investment portfolio, and of all the MCF bank accounts including daily cash updates, reconciliations and cash flow reporting. In addition this role will support with a growing company secretary function and assist in statutory submissions, managing the credit card scheme and looking after the company insurance policies.
The ideal candidate will have experience of investment bookkeeping or accounting and would either be AAT qualified, be currently studying or qualified by experience. Previous experience within the charity sector would also be desirable but is not essential.
Strong communication skills are essential to be successful in this role as you will be required to build excellent working relationships internally with the various departments and will also need to be able to work with the external brokers and have the courage to question when required. It is also essential that you have previous SUN and Q&A experience and have an analytical approach to your work.
Deadline for applications: 23 September 2019
No Agencies thank you.
Are you attracted by the opportunity to work in a dynamic Charity that sports the opportunity to take full ownership of the finance function? Are you available at short notice and looking for an interim to permanent opportunity in London?
Robertson Bell Finance are proud to be working in partnership with a dynamic and vibrant charity with a unique personality in the recruitment of an interim Accountant. My client is a small Charity offering the opportunity to take full ownership of the organisations accounts and put your own stamp on the role.
Sporting a modern working environment with the latest technology and accounting software, my client is proud of the work they do to with disabled children. Based in the heart of the City of London, the offices are highly accessible with numerous stations based close by.
This role is expected to last four months on an interim basis with the view to the successful candidate going permanent at the end of this period, if so desired.
Paying up to £22 per hour, key responsibilities include;
- Leading on annual audit with Deloitte; preparing the accounts and liaising directly with external auditors.
- Reconciling both the Balance Sheet and Bank statements to a high level in accordance with Charity SORP.
- Calculating the charities VAT returns and inputting the data into the Sage accounting system.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following experience;
- Assisting with, or leading on, annual audit in a small to medium sized organisation.
- Excellent working knowledge of the Sage accounting system.
- An ability to adapt and show flexibility in their approach to work depending on the needs of the organisation.
- Excellent communication skills.
To be considered for this role you will need to be available at short notice with a maximum notice period of 2 weeks.
This is an interim opportunity; therefore, CV's are being reviewed upon reception so please don't hesitate in submitting your application to avoid missing out on this fantastic opportunity.
My client is looking for an experienced Management Accountant or a candidate with extensive knowledge within the finance industry to join their fast growing company.
A fast growing, popular charity, based in central London with excellent transport links.
- Cost Accounting
- Various Forecasting
- Monthly Management Accounts
- Variance Analysis
- Balance Sheets
- Production of Budgets
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience within the finance industry. Excellent communication skills and intermediate level within Excel. Charity experience is a bonus.
A company that offers excellent training and promotional opportunities as well as team building days and individual incentives. Located in central London with excellent transport links.
Habinteg Housing Association is partnering exclusively with Robertson Bell to recruit a Capital and Treasury Accountant to join their Finance team. Habinteg currently owns and operates around 3,500 homes and employs around 120 staff, with the Finance team operating out of the head office in Holborn, London. Habinteg has growth plans in place, accelerating from the organisation's current development portfolio of circa 15 homes a year up to 85 homes a year. This Capital and Treasury Accountant role is fundamental to that growth.
Reporting to the Head of Finance, the key responsibilities of the Capital and Treasury Accountant are to:
- Lead on Habinteg's Treasury management activity, involving liaising with lenders to maintain accurate information about the organisation's banking, cash and £40m loan portfolio
- Ensure the accuracy of information being recorded in the fixed asset register, involving performing depreciations, amortisations, acquisitions and disposals
- Business partner with the Head of Development to certify the accuracy of information regarding various development schemes and ensure that cash flows are prepared appropriately, and cash is available when required
- Business Partner with the Head of Asset Management to certify the accuracy of information regarding stock investment and other capital expenditure
- Assist in the preparation of the 30-year financial plan using cash flow forecasting software.
This position will give the successful candidate the chance not only to join an organisation at the beginning of a period of growth, but to play a crucial part in facilitating that growth. This would be an excellent development opportunity for someone and a truly CV enhancing opportunity. Through working with highly supportive senior managers, you will gain exposure to two key functions of a thriving Housing organisation, creating strong opportunities for long term progression.
The role offers flexible working including the option to work at least one day a week from home. The role can also be offered as a 4 day a week role, so candidates considering part time working are also encouraged to apply.
To be considered, candidates need to meet the following criteria:
- Be a fully qualified accountant, or Qualified By Experience, with specific sector experience coming from Housing, Local Authority, ALMO, or private property development organisations
- Ideally have experience in both Capital and Treasury accounting, but as a minimum, candidates should have strong experience in at least one of these functions within the sectors above
- Have a positive attitude, with a 'can-do' mindset and strong interpersonal skills.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 22nd of September. Applications will be under constant review before the closing date, so please apply without delay.
Management Accountant working with a large charity in Central London - managing one person.
Your new company
One of the largest charities in the UK with an income of over £200m. This organisation is well known in both the UK as well as internationally. The organisation has a large finance team with lots of opportunity within the team for career progression and advancement.
Your new role
Financial analysis, budgeting support and financial planning reflecting the organisation's objectives. Providing customer focused financial partnering to meet the departments current requirements and planned future developments. Lead, manage and develop one direct report.
- Present management accounts and other relevant data to budget holders
- Provide relevant support through business cases with financial analysis and advise as needed
- Meet with on a monthly/quarterly basis to explain & verify variance on budgets &
What you'll need to succeed
- Qualified Accountant
- Significant experience of Management Accounting, budgeting & forecasting.
- Financial planning & analysis experience with strong business partnering focus.
- Staff management experience is desirable but not essential.
What you'll get in return
This organisation will offer offer you experience of working with a large, complex organisation. There are progression opportunities within the structure due to their size. Furthermore the organisation offers a competitive package of benefits including a pension contribution of more than 10% and work life balance.
What you need to do now
Please apply ASAP if you would like to be considered!
Management Accountant – International Children’s Charity
Are you a recently qualified or finalist accounting professional looking for a management accountant role? Are you looking for exposure to business partnering and the opportunity to work with a range of stakeholders? Do you want exposure to an international organisation that is entering new markets?
This International Children’s Charity are looking for a new Management Accountant to support the finance manager in their growth plans. Responsibilities will include assisting with the production of monthly management accounts, partnering with budget holders, supporting the creation of the yearly budget and performing international bank reconciliations. The salary for this role is £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience with a joint contribution pension scheme and the benefits listed below.
This will be the right role for you if you are analytical with excellent interpersonal skills, you are able to work with diverse stakeholders with conflicting priorities and posses excellent technical ability across financial packages and the Microsoft suite. You will be close to completing, or have completed your CIMA, ACCA or similar and looking to get stuck in with a new organisation! You may be looking to launch your non profit career, or keen on gaining international expansion experience and open to any sector, either way read on to find out more.
- Private medical insurance
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- 4x life assurance policy
- Salary sacrifice and season ticket loan schemes
- TOIL (Time Off In Lieu) for overtime worked
This role will suit you if you’re keen to get involved with activities that are outside your job description. As part of a small team you will have excellent exposure opportunities outside those of a standard management accountant including working with the senior management team, direct contact with budget holders and heads of departments.
This role requires someone who has experience of working with budget holders, performing financial analysis, producing management accounts and accounting and reconciliation work. International experience, Salesforce and system migration are a plus but not required. Experience working in the non profit or charitable sector will add to your application but is not required, more important are your interpersonal and technical skills and an enthusiastic, get stuck in approach!
If it sounds like this role could be your next step, please apply or contact Emma at Allen Lane for a conversation about the opportunity.
Are you ready for your next challenge leading a Capital/Development Finance function? Do you want a flexible role in which you can influence major development projects? Do you get spurred on knowing that your work makes building new properties feasible?
My client is a medium sized Housing provider in London that is looking to ramp up their development portfolio in the near future. This role is crucial for allowing that to happen, as well as for maintaining accurate information about assets already under management.
Key responsibilities of the Capital & Development Accountant include:
- Leading on Treasury management, involving liaising with lenders to keep accurate information about the loan portfolio, as well as cash and banking
- Maintaining the fixed asset register, involving performing depreciations, amortisations, acquisitions and disposals
- Partnering with the Head of Development to ensure accurate information relating to development schemes is provided, ensuring cash flows are prepared appropriately
- Partner with the Head of Asset Management to ensure accuracy of stock investment and capital expenditure data
- Using financial/cash flow forecasting programmes to assist in the preparation of the 30-year financial plan.
You will gain the opportunity to get on board at the start of this period of growth and truly make this function your own. Using your experience in similar roles, you will have a lasting impact on the future of this organisation and the users it serves, whose lives are greatly benefitted through its efforts.
Please note: This role is also open to candidates considering part time, four-day-week roles, so if you are looking for work on reduced hours, please do apply.
To be considered, you will be:
- A qualified accountant or QBE with relevant experience in similar roles in Housing, Local Authority, private construction or ALMOs.
- Have experience in at least a Capital, Development Finance, Financial Planning or Treasury Management role within the above sectors.
- Have a positive, can-do attitude with excellent communication skills.
Applications are under constant review - please apply now if you meet the above criteria.
Full time 36 hrs per week (flexible working considered)
£38k - £42k (depending on qualification level)
Are you a part or fully qualified accountant with a passion for helping people?
The Charity for Civil Servants is looking for a Management Accountant to support the effective management and optimal performance of the Charity by producing value-added financial and management reports, contributing to improving and streamlining processes and providing assistance to the Head of Finance in ad hoc projects.
You will support the smooth running of the Finance function by effectively and efficiently processing and maintaining up-to-date and accurate data on the Charity’s finance and CRM systems.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
- At least part-qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent)
- Knowledge of accounting principle and practices
- Excellent analytical skills
- Experience of reviewing and preparing financial models
- Experience of preparing and improving business and financial reports.
- Experience of preparing and reviewing management accounts.
The Charity for Civil Servants one of the largest occupational charities in the UK. We support civil servants, past and present, when times are tough, listening without judgement and offering practical, financial and emotional support.
People came to us for assistance over 48,000 times last year and we distributed 2.2 million in financial support.
We are one of the 100 Sunday Times best not-for-profit organisations to work for.
Please note that we would consider flexible or part-time working for the right candidate.
Closing date for applications is 30th September 2019
Interviews will be held immediately following the closing date.
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and complete your application.
The Charity values a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Strictly no agencies please.