A wonderful opportunity to join a great team saving nature!
This is a financial management role with responsibility for contributing to the financial frameworks that underpin the successful delivery of strategic initiatives our client has in place to meet the conservation challenges we face.
We are looking for a strong technical professional, whose financial expertise and specialist insight in this area are a given.
This Financial Accountant role also requires you to be able to work collaboratively across the organisation to influence and lead clearly defined priorities and outcomes.
The purpose of this accountant role is to lead a team providing technical support with responsibility for ensuring that financial resources are processed, held, applied and reported in a way that supports the successful delivery of my client’s strategic outcomes.
What you’ll be doing.
The Financial Accountant will lead and be supported by a team of professionals and will report to the Financial Controller.
You will also be part of a team giving the insight and support needed to deliver complex cross organisation change programmes.
Your key responsibilities will be:
•Preparing the Trustees’ Report and Accounts (including subsidiary and related entities). This involves co-ordinating input from the Finance team as well as liaison with the Communications and Corporate Governance and Risk teams to provide an integrated narrative that clearly articulates my client’s impact and the challenges it faces
•Liaison with external and internal auditors
•Cash flow management
•Managing all areas of tax compliance including VAT, Gift Aid and corporation tax
•Be the point of contact for internal advice regarding tax compliance
•Manage an investment portfolio with support of professional advisers; and
•Support the development of a framework of accounting policies and internal financial control and provide practical advice and interpretation consistent with these policies and controls.
The Financial Accountant will be an inspiration to the team; creative, bright and on the ball, focused on getting things done. You’ll have ambition.
The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience as a financial accountant and up to date technical knowledge, looking for their next step.
You will be a supportive and solution based leader with excellent communication skills and be proficient at leading change and continuous improvement, with the ability to influence at all levels for your function.
The Financial Accountant will have advanced knowledge of MS Excel and accounting software. You will also have the support of the Assistant Financial Accountant.
Everything you do will be in harmony with our values and ambitions, putting wildlife conservation at the core of our work and in the minds of our supporters.
What we’re looking for.
•Fully qualified accountant ACCA / ACA / CIMA
•Good working knowledge of the rules, regulations and standards in respect of tax legislation and financial reporting (Accounting standards and company law)
•Ability to analyse and interpret financial data
•Ability to communicate financial information to both a finance and non-finance audience
You should have experience within a medium sized organisation (Income £50m+) of preparing reports/returns for external stakeholders including Tax returns, Annual reports and Annual Returns.
Great package on offer and fantastic work life balance.
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