Financial Controller (Charity sector)

Financial Controller (Charity sector)

Job Title: Financial Controller (Charity sector)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Reference: T2KL/1372942
Contact Name: Sammons Group
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2017 11:58

Job Description

The Financial Controller directs the accounting and control functions, reporting the results of operations and provides chronological systems. The Controller is accountable to the CEO and collates and presents all financial data.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements accounting policies, coordinates systems and procedures, and prepares operating data and special reports as required, including interim and year-end financial statements. Maintains the organisations system of accounts and keeps books and records on all company transactions and assets.
  • Establishes, coordinates and administers, as an integral part of management, an adequate ongoing plan for the control of operations including, profit planning, programs for capital investing and financing, sales forecasts, expense budgets and cost standards, together with necessary controls and procedures to effectuate the plan.
  • In conjunction with the CEO, coordinates, reviews, and endorses budget proposals, discusses proposed and significant changes.
  • Compares performance with operating plans and standards, and reports and interprets the results of operations to all levels of management.
  • Provides for the control and editing of all orders, to insure conformity to established policies and procedures, and to facilitate data control and retrieval of records generated by these orders.
  • Establishes and administers tax policies and procedures.
  • Preparation of reports and figures for government agencies and funders as required and attendance at meetings to discuss figures as required by CEO.
  • Provides other managers and departments with information required by them to carry out their assigned responsibilities.
  • Assures protection for the assets of the business through internal control, internal auditing and assuring proper insurance coverage.
  • Assists Marketing in establishing and maintaining pricing policies.
  • Serves as a liaison between the organisation and legal counsel or outside accountant support.
  • Provides advice on all matters to the CEO.
  • Responsible for establishing and implementing internal control mechanisms; performing audit functions on payroll, and billing; assist in developing new or refining existing accounting and cash management policies and procedures; assist in streamlining current business processes to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the company.

Person Specification:

An experienced financial controller, who is a self starter and a quick learner, preferably with experience in grant funding / fundraising management procedures, and capable of working in a small hardworking team

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