Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

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    £55k per year

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    Simon Bascombe

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    020 7820 7311

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    over 1 year ago

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Harris Hill is recruiting for a Financial Accountant to report directly to the Finance Director for this Housing Charity based in London South.

You will lead a team of 3 and be the second in command within Finance.

You will need to be a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with initial experience in a recognised auditing firm followed by commercial and or charity experience.

You will produce high-quality monthly management accounts for the Director of Finance, Senior Management Team, Trustees and key stakeholders.

Salary: £53,000pa - £58,000pa

  • Chartered Accountant (ACA) with initial experience in a recognised auditing firm followed by commercial experience
  • Good written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate financial information effectively to a broad range of people including Trustees.
  • Attention to detail meticulously checks figures to ledgers, supporting documentation and other collaborative data
  • IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Be able to work very effectively under pressure, meet tight deadlines and pay excellent attention to detail
  • Be someone who can actively seeks solutions to problems and uses initiative
  • Identifies with charitable purpose and working for beneficiaries

Job summary

  • Lead preparation & presentation of all required financial reports, budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory & regulatory reporting; respond to information requests
  • Monitor budgets, cashflow and payments to drive financial robustness and improve performance
  • Ensure secure, robust & effective systems are in place for all financial transactions
  • Ensure effective day-to-day financial activities, including invoicing, payments, payroll and reconciliations
  • Lead business planning, projects & contribute to the SMT; act as the deputy to the finance director
  • Ensure effective audit, risk & insurance functions underpinned by appropriate financial policies
  • Lead, motivate & develop the finance team, supporting the CE in delivering strategic outcomes
  • Advise on income, cost optimisation, spending and financial analysis of investment decisions
  • Lead financial strategy planning and delivery, targets, KPIs & budgets, policies; manage contracts
  • Present financial date in a clear, informative and easily digestible form to a wide variety of audiences
  • Contribute to the overall resilience of the charity, building confidence in the financial performance