Financial Control Coordinator

London, EC1V
£27,896 per annum plus £4,830 London Weighting if applicable
21 Sep 2022
02 Oct 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Financial Control Coordinator
£27,896 per annum plus £4,830 London Weighting if applicable
London, EC1V 

Closing date: Sunday 2nd October at 11:30pm 

Do you want to develop your career in Finance in a team that makes a real difference? Do you want to work with one of the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charities? Join Shelter as a Financial Control Coordinator.

About you

  • You will have a can-do attitude, with a desire to continuously develop professionally.
  • Part qualified accountant/intending to study for an accounting qualification (CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent)
  • Demonstrable experience of performing balance sheet reconciliations and resolving issues successfully.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with a high level of numeracy and intermediate Excel skills.
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to balance multiple deadlines and changing priorities, reprioritising work when required.
  • Some experience of using accounting software, such as Unit4 Business World or a comparable system.

About the role and team

The Financial Control Coordinator is responsible for performing reconciliations, posting journal entries and resolving any issues identified. You’ll also ensure accurate balance sheets are maintained by applying good financial controls and ensuring debts are collected on time. We’re keen to support your development so you will also support on risk management activities and financial controls testing and findings. 

Shelter’s Finance team prides itself on working collaboratively and with great communication. We work to ensure Shelter’s resources are safeguarded and to support decision making organisation wide. This secures our financial sustainability that will enable us to achieve our vision of a home for everyone. The Financial Control team leads on monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring accurate reporting across the board. The team also leads on effective credit control, allowing us to optimise cash flow.

About Shelter

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve. 

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation. 


We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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