Chief Accountant

London (Central), London (Greater)
£70,000 plus a travel allowance up to £3,200
25 Jun 2019
17 Jul 2019
Chief Accountant
Elizabeth Laube
Finance & Legal
Full Time
Contract Type



International Headquarters


An exciting opportunity has become available for a Chief Accountant within the International Headquarters of The Salvation Army, one of the largest voluntary organisations in the world covering 131 countries.  The Chief Accountant serves as a key resource for the organisation and provides daily financial oversight to ensure financial records are complete, accurate and compliant as well as working proactively and cooperatively with management and staff to implement solutions as required.


Role Responsibilities:

·         Supervise/manage 6 people within the Accounts team

·         Take the lead in pending introduction of new accounting software (NetSuite)

·         Prepare statutory year end accounts for 2 registered charities under Charities SORP (FRS 102)

·         Coordinate monthly and year end close and presentation of management accounts

·         Budget preparation and monitoring 

·         Liaison with external auditors and tax advisors

·         Develop and maintain accounting policies, procedures and controls

·         Oversee tax compliance


Candidate Requirements:

  • Certified Public Accountant, CA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Related accounting experience (at least 10 years)
  • Team management experience
  • Knowledge of UK Charities SORP (FRS 102) is preferred
  • Willingness to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army and in sympathy with the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army.

Starting salary:            £70,000 plus a travel allowance up to £3,200

Hours:                          35 per week

Annual Leave:              25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays per annum


Closing Date:               Wednesday 17 July 2019 close of business

Interviews:                   Wednesday 24 July 2019

For an application pack please contact the Administration Department on 020 7332 8110

Promoting equality in the workplace

The Salvation Army International Trustee Company, registered in England (2538134)
The Salvation Army International Trust, a registered charity (1000566)
101 Queen Victoria Street - EC4V 4EH - London – UK


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