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Financial Accountant

Harris Hill
£55k per year
Closing date
25 Mar 2021

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Harris Hill is recruiting for a Financial Accountant to report directly to the Finance Director for this Housing Charity based in London South.

You will lead a team of 3 and be the second in command within Finance.

You will need to be a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with initial experience in a recognised auditing firm followed by commercial and or charity experience.

You will produce high-quality monthly management accounts for the Director of Finance, Senior Management Team, Trustees and key stakeholders.

Salary: £53,000pa - £58,000pa

  • Chartered Accountant (ACA) with initial experience in a recognised auditing firm followed by commercial experience
  • Good written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate financial information effectively to a broad range of people including Trustees.
  • Attention to detail meticulously checks figures to ledgers, supporting documentation and other collaborative data
  • IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Be able to work very effectively under pressure, meet tight deadlines and pay excellent attention to detail
  • Be someone who can actively seeks solutions to problems and uses initiative
  • Identifies with charitable purpose and working for beneficiaries

Job summary

  • Lead preparation & presentation of all required financial reports, budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory & regulatory reporting; respond to information requests
  • Monitor budgets, cashflow and payments to drive financial robustness and improve performance
  • Ensure secure, robust & effective systems are in place for all financial transactions
  • Ensure effective day-to-day financial activities, including invoicing, payments, payroll and reconciliations
  • Lead business planning, projects & contribute to the SMT; act as the deputy to the finance director
  • Ensure effective audit, risk & insurance functions underpinned by appropriate financial policies
  • Lead, motivate & develop the finance team, supporting the CE in delivering strategic outcomes
  • Advise on income, cost optimisation, spending and financial analysis of investment decisions
  • Lead financial strategy planning and delivery, targets, KPIs & budgets, policies; manage contracts
  • Present financial date in a clear, informative and easily digestible form to a wide variety of audiences
  • Contribute to the overall resilience of the charity, building confidence in the financial performance


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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