Financial Controller working for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, reporting directly into the CFO.
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.
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 CFO and Financial Controller and supported by the Finance Business Partner, Senior Finance Officer, Credit Controller and Finance Assistant.
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.
You 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.They will also manage cash flow, fixed assets, investments and statutory returns (including quarterly VAT).
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ideally with experience operating in a not-for-profit business.
You will need to have good all-round accounting skills, with the ability to produce high quality Year-End and Management Accounts. Furthermore, you will be leading on the budgeting and forecasting process for the organisation. Excellent communication skills are a must, and you should be able to effectively partner with a wide range of senior financial and non-financial stakeholders.
Applications from people making their first move out of practice are welcomed.