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Financial Accountant - 9 - 12 Months Fixed Term

Harris Hill
£40k - 50k per year + Pro Rata
Closing date
30 Dec 2020

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Finance & Legal
Full Time
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Harris Hill are recruiting for a Financial Accountant on a 9-12-month fixed Term Contract to Permanent for this Grant Giving Charity based in Central London.

  • The position is currently working from home but will be expected to work from the office at least 3 days a week once the office reopens.
  • Salary: 40,000pa - 50,000pa depending on experience
  • You will need to be a fully qualified Accountant for this assignment

Person specification

  • A qualified accountant with experience of working within a Charity or in an accountancy firm and auditing charities
  • The principal requirement of the role is a good level of experience in charity accounting and reporting with the proven competence in the preparation of annual reports and financial analysis. To deal confidently and expertly with a variety of finance tasks.
  • Good experience of finance systems (PS Financials, so experience of this system would be a distinct advantage). Very good Excel skills and experience in production of management information. Experience of reporting packages such as Power BI would also be an advantage.

The role

  • The primary responsibility of the role is the preparation of statutory accounts and other financial information for a number of the charities in the organisation.
  • The role will operate under the overall direction of the Head of Finance with specific areas of work being under the direction of Accountants within the team.
  • Support the ongoing accounting and reporting of the investment portfolios. Including preparation of information for the trustee's investment committee

The Financial Accountant will have the following responsibilities.

Financial reporting

  • Preparation of annual reports (year ending 5th April) from their financial records. This includes the preparation of supporting analysis and detailed disclosures as well as liaison with the Auditors.
  • To support the senior members of the finance team by preparing periodic financial summaries, cashflow projections and other management information.

Management Information and Finance Partnering

  • Preparation of financial information for the trust executives and materials for trustee meeting. Including details of grant making.

Investment management

  • Support the ongoing accounting and reporting of the investment portfolios. Including preparation of information for the trustee's investment committee.
  • Monitor the cashflow of funds between the trusts' investment portfolios, deposit accounts and their clearing banks.

Financial Control

  • To support the financial control processes including the preparation of key reconciliations and analysis.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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  • United Kingdom
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