Head of Financial Accounting

Job Title: Head of Financial Accounting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London
Salary: £60k per year
Reference: RB11781
Contact Name: Katie Wilson-Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 14, 2020 18:26

Job Description

Are you a financial accounting specialist within the charity sector? Interested in working for an iconic brand? Could you lead a small team and drive process improvement? If yes, please read on!

Joining the team following a period of significant change you will need to utilise your excellent technical accounting and line management skills to provide continuity and direction to the finance function. This role will be second inline to the Director of Resources and will manage a small team.

The key responsibilities will be:

  • Delivering timely and accurate month end close with the production of full sets of accounts in line with Charity SORP. 
  • Ensuring robust financial controls are in place and closely monitoring the payables and receivables function.
  • Being the subject matter expert for all VAT related issues and submitting the organisations VAT returns.
  • Providing comprehensive management to two direct reports, offering support and guidance when needed.

This is a fantastic opportunity for either a proven Financial Controller or an experienced Financial Accountant who is now seeking a step up. This organisation has many exciting projects on the horizon and the successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to really put their stamp on the department.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Experience producing financial accounts in line with Charity SORP.
  • To hold a CCAB or equivalent qualification.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a range of different stakeholders.
  • Sound knowledge of Charity VAT and Gift Aid.
  • Previous hands on line management experience.

If interested, please do not hesitate in applying as CV’s will be reviewed on a daily basis!