Financial Controller

Aldgate, London (Greater)
Circa £50,000 pa + 16% defined benefit pension contribution, 25+ days holiday, flexible working
23 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
Finance & Legal
Full Time
Contract Type

The Royal College of Pathologists is seeking a qualified or finalist-level accountant to lead the accounting and financial management of the College, including the financial and administration aspects of membership.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a professional membership body and registered charity, and to work closely with the Chief Executive, trustees, and managers across the College leading on management and financial accounting. The post leads a team of finance and membership staff, who are responsible for all the College’s finance, accounting and bookkeeping duties, as well as ensuring high quality customer service to members.   The role will be involved with major financial projects and maximising income generation and cost reduction.


Key responsibilities include:

• leading the finance and membership team

• development of long term plans, budgets and forecasts

• production of annual statutory accounts

• financial reporting and analysis to inform business decisions

• reviews and evaluations to improve finance systems and reduce costs across the College

• asset management, VAT returns, audit, payroll


The successful candidate will be a finalist or fully qualified accountant with previous experience of:

• producing statutory and management accounts

• long term budgeting and forecasting

• managing a team 


The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with over 11,500 members who are doctors and scientists working in hospitals, universities and laboratories in the UK and overseas. We work with pathologists at every stage of their career – from setting curricula, organising training and running exams, to approving job descriptions, publishing best-practice guidance and providing continuing professional development. 


Pathology is at the heart of modern healthcare.  Pathologists work to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases and are involved in the diagnosis of disorders affecting every organ of the body, from before birth to after death. The majority of tests requested by doctors will be performed and interpreted by a clinical scientist or medically qualified pathologist. 


We offer attractive staff benefits including 25 days annual leave rising with length of service, an employee discount scheme, season ticket and gym membership loans, as well as a defined benefit company pension scheme.  The College values diversity, welcoming applications from all members of society.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 15 September. Interviews are scheduled for 25 September.


For further information and to apply for the role, please download the information pack from the College website 

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