Financial Controller

Altum are proud to be partnering with Independent Age to find a proactive and experienced Financial Controller.

The charity has over 150 years history in helping the vulnerable older generation live well with dignity, choice and control. Older people are at the heart of everything they do. After recently undergoing a lot of organisational changes they have redefined their mission strategy to make even a bigger impact in the community.

The Financial Controller will lead a team of three and be responsible for all aspects of financial and management accounting of the charity and its subsidiaries. You will work closely with the newly appointed Systems Accountant and FP&A Accountant to help execute their strategic goals.

Key responsibilities

  • Produce insightful regular financial reporting, including income, expenditure, balance sheet, cashflow and other relevant metrics. Present reports to senior stakeholders, with a focus on clear communication of financial matters to all.

  • Proactive ownership of the balance sheet, ensuring an efficient & effective month end process and that our financial information gives a true & fair view.

  • Lead the year end process, including the production of the annual financial statements and preparation for the external audit.

  • Attend the Finance & Resources Committee meetings, and produce the minutes of those meetings.

  • Work together with the Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant to manage the annual financial planning cycle, providing guidance & support to budget holders.

  • Work together with the Financial Planning & Analysis Accountant to provide business partnering to a range of internal stakeholders.

  • Work together with the Systems Accountant to develop and document business processes and procedures and to introduce systems and process changes.

  • Manage the charity’s cash flow, ensuring adequate liquidity whilst maximising interest receivable and investment returns.

  • Ensure secure administration of the charity’s investments, ensuring compliance with investment and reserves policies.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations, including the Charity SORP, Gift Aid, VAT and corporate tax requirements.

  • Develop and lead a high performing team, setting clear targets and encouraging personal development

You must be a fully qualified CCAB with significant experience preparing charity accounts. Knowledge of Charity SORP is essential. You will have demonstrable experience of managing and developing a team. You will model the charities values and embrace a transformational environment.

In return you will be part of a passionate, mission focussed team, hungry for positive change. You will receive 28 days holidays plus bank holidays, a generous pension contribution and flexible working arrangements. If you would like to play an integral part of Independent Age’s future success and feel you have the necessary skills, please apply today! Interviews will take place virtually over the next two weeks.