Client DetailsThe organisation is one of the largest professional Membership Bodies in the UK with over 35,000 members in the UK and 15,000 worldwide. The organisation is not only involved in providing services for its members but also invests a lot of money into educational charities, to promote education in the financial services sector.
DescriptionThe Financial Accountant position will involve the following responsibilities:Line manage 1 finance assistant providing support, training and development opportunities.Responsible for all the financial accounting activities and financial control monitoringMaintain and develop accounts payable and receivable services.Produce cash flow reports and forecasts.Manage all restricted funding and ensure all funds are agreed and utilised in line with business aims.Manage payroll accounts.Maintain compliance with HRMC gift aid requirements and prepare VAT returns for the organisation.Produce and review annual reports and month-end balance sheet reconciliations.Liaise with external advisors on tax efficiencies.
ProfileEssential:Newly qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)Exposure to the preparation of statutory accounts and ideally hands on experience of preparing them yourself.Excellent analytical skills to review data effectively.Experience of developing complex spreadsheet models for record keeping and reporting financial information with strong attention to detail.Excellent written and verbal communication skills across a range of audiences.Desirable:Knowledge and experience of managing VAT, Gift Aid, and tax matters.Experience of working within the charity/membership sector.Technical understanding of Charity SORP.
£48,000-£55,000, home working offered, flexible working, 27 days annual leave and 10% pension