Interim Financial Controller

Job Title: Interim Financial Controller
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Salary: £350 - £400 per day
Reference: JN -122020-1731231_1608018783
Contact Name: Richard Latham
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 15, 2020 07:53

Job Description

Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA Financial Controller required

Expert in financial management of a charitable, public sector or similar

Client Details

Leading Surrey based Charity with an exceptional track record is seeking a Financial Controller to undertake a 6 month assignment. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the below duties:

  • Preparing the statutory accounts for the Group and other external financial reporting
  • Maintaining the general ledger, purchasing systems and interfaces to other operational systems
  • Leading a team responsible for managing finance transaction (payments, income and journals)
  • Providing expert advice on all taxation and accounting issues for the Group.


  • Responsible for leading and co-ordinating delivery of financial year end process and the production of the annual financial statements for Raven Group, parent and subsidiaries
  • Ensure that an up to date set of accounting policies and procedures are maintained, recommending changes to the Audit Committee on an annual basis
  • Lead on the annual external audit of the accounts
  • Responsible for all VAT, Corporation Tax, PAYE and other tax returns for the Group (parent and subsidiary)
  • Develop and implement a Tax Strategy for the Group
  • Ensure the necessary policy, procedures and guidance are in place to ensure compliance with tax regulations
  • Ensure tax advice is provided for new activities, developments or contracts
  • Responsible for managing and developing the core accounting and purchasing systems
  • Responsible for chart of accounts and code book
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the interfaces from other operational systems to core accounting system (asset management/income/payroll)
  • Responsible for the organisational financial control framework (financial regulations)
  • Ensure the necessary policy, procedures and guidance are in place to ensure that financial control is effective across the Group
  • Responsible for the on-going maintenance of the Group and subsidiary balance sheets including the asset and liability register
  • Responsible for capital accounting policies and procedures
  • Leading the delivery of month end financial close processes
  • Ensure that control and intercompany accounts are reconciled on a regular and timely basis
  • Providing information/completion of other regulatory or funder requirements relating to assets, cash and valuations reporting
  • Responsible for systems and process for the ordering and payment for goods and services and collection of non-tenant income
  • Supporting the People Team in the delivery of payroll services
  • Lead a team of staff delivering an efficient and effective service in line with agreed service level agreement and KPIs
  • Develop an annual finance function improvement plan and implement specific improvements in finance process and systems


  • Expert in financial management of a charitable, public sector or similar organisation
  • Significant knowledge of best practice in financial accounting, reporting and tax
  • Professional qualification (CCAB or equivalent)
  • Good working knowledge of financial control frameworks
  • Good working knowledge of accounting and purchasing systems
  • Up to date knowledge of Housing Sector regulatory environment
  • Expert knowledge of charitable sector accounting and taxation
  • Good knowledge of housing development finance

Job Offer

Generous daily rate

Free parking

Home working for part of the week