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Financial Accounts Manager

Location: Harrow, Greater London
Sector: Charity
Date Posted: 30/11/2021
Salary: £53,000 - £57,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB17625
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Are you an experienced Financial Accounts Manager looking for a new challenge? Want to work for a well-established charity with an excellent social reach and a turnover of over £100 million? Do you enjoy spotting opportunities to make efficiency improvements and develop new processes?

If yes, look no further!

My client is a North-London based charity who is looking for a Financial Accounts Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. With flexible working arrangements, a competitive salary and numerous opportunities to grow and develop professionally, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to further their financial accounting and line management skills whilst reporting into a well-respected line manager who prides themselves in the development of their staff.

The main responsibilities of this Financial Accounts Manager role are as follows:

  • Take the lead in the production of the statutory accounts for all of the charity’s subsidiaries and support the line manager in the production of the consolidated group accounts.
  • Provide invaluable support in the audit process at year end, liaising with the External Auditors and providing all necessary data files upon request.
  • Sole charge for managing the month end process, ensuring that the balance sheet has been accurately reconciled and that all financial accounting entries have been processed correctly.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for all things VAT, answering queries from internal stakeholders and ensuring all reconciliations are completed on a quarterly basis.
  • Full responsibility for managing a small team, including workflow management and review, providing training and support and giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Ensure the maintenance and development of strong financial controls, being at the forefront of producing new ideas to improve team efficiency as necessary.

This is a newly created role that comes at an exciting time for the charity and it offers the perfect opportunity for an ambitious and proactive individual who is looking to shape the finance career, develop their line management skills and put their own stamp on the role. Candidates who hold an ACA qualification and are looking to make their first move from practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Fully qualified as an accountant.
  • Strong financial accounting and systems improvement experience.
  • An excellent understanding of VAT.
  • Preferably, a background working in the charity sector.
  • Excellent Excel skills and be a confident communicator.
  • Ideally, previous experience managing or supervising a small team.

If you are interested in this Financial Accounts Manager opportunity, please do not delay in applying as applications are being reviewed daily and this role is likely to be filled before the closing date.

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