16 days ago
Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation
Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation
Salary (p/t £22,000 for two days work per week)
We are the most significant bursary charity formed by the recent merger of The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation and the Royal National Children’s Foundation.
We are looking for a qualified accountant (e.g. ICAEW/lCAS/ ACCA/CIMA) to join the team as Financial Controller. It is anticipated that this will be a part time job, probably for two days per week. The post holder will be expected to work in the Charity’s Victoria offices.
A strong understanding of financial issues.
A can-do attitude, with a sense of humour.
An ability to adapt to changing circumstances and, when required, introduce new ideas.
An ability to work efficiently and effectively in a small team.
An ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving.
An ability to work in a precise and detailed manner.
An understanding of the need to be adaptable and flexible.
Ability to work to reporting deadlines.
A willingness to embrace change and amend work practices when required.
An understanding of the issues faced by disadvantaged children.
An understanding of change management and introduction of innovative work techniques.
An ability to work with a committee structure.
An understanding of charity governance arrangements. An ability to take accurate minutes.
1.Basic double entry bookkeeping using SAGE or similar system, extraction of a trial balance and debtor/creditor adjustments, reconciliation of control and bank accounts and preparation of management accounts and published financial statements which comply with (i) accepted accounting conventions, (ii) Charity Commission requirements, and (iii) Companies Acts requirements.
2.Internal control system and authorisation processes to ensure only properly authorised transactions are completely and accurately recorded, safeguarding of assets and liabilities, prevention of fraud and reported management and financial accounts accurately reflect the recorded transactions.
3.Preparation of payments to creditors and supporting information for authorised signatories and ensuring payments are despatched on a timely basis.
4.Ensuring unpaid debts are recovered.
5.Maintaining the Risk Register and Disaster Recovery Plan.
6.Preparation of payroll and salary payments, accounting for and reporting PAYE/NI and pension contributions and VAT Returns.
7.Preparing the annual budget.
8.Preparing management accounts and variance analyses and forecasts.
9.Preparing cash flows and managing liquidity.
10.Managing relationship with banks to ensure bank accounts are effective and efficient and cost justified.
11.Managing relationship with the insurance broker to ensure at all times appropriate insurance policies are in place and up to date.
12.Managing the relationship with the external auditors and the audit process including preparing all necessary accounting and other information to ensure audited financial statements are completed on time for Board approval.
13.Liaising with the investment managers, reconciling income receipts and ensuring proper information is received for management and financial reporting.
14.As required, preparing special financial reports required by the Chairman, investment appraisals and manage asset acquisitions or disposals.
15.Secretary to the Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee including preparing reports, attending and presenting reports, taking minutes.