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Financial Controller




£61,000 to £64,000



Financial Controller | London | Permanent | £61,000 - £64,000 + benefits.

For a leading international human rights charity in London, we're recruiting a Financial Controller. Reporting to the Head of Finance, and managing 5 staff, this role will lead all day-to-day financial information, systems and controls and will oversee the processing of income and expenditure. The Financial Controller will lead the production of annual accounts and other statutory returns, as well as taking the lead on the audit process, whilst providing expert advice on VAT and other taxes.

What you'll be doing:

  • Oversee financial controls and the processing of income and expenditure
  • Line manage and support a team of 5 including annual appraisals and one to ones
  • Process all financial information and the statutory accounts, VAT, and other regulatory returns
  • Key contact for Audit, leading the Audit planning processes
  • Manage the monthly period closure and year-end processes
  • Maintain and update finance policies and oversee the procurement process
  • Ensure the integrity of all financial information via monthly cut-off and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Review all finance systems, ensuring finance control environment is robust and lead on financial compliance matters
  • Lead on any internal Audit or risk mitigation actions
  • Ensure communication with budget holders is robust to ensure all governance and statutory reporting deadlines are hit

What you'll offer us:

  • ACA, ACCA, or CIMA qualified with solid experience of producing year end statutory accounts in Charities SORP format
  • Preparing and adhering to year-end timelines and being a key contact for Audit
  • VAT and statutory returns experience
  • Development of internal control systems
  • Line management and supporting teams


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