Financial Controller

Oxford Permanent £40,000 - £45,000
  • Brilliant opportunity to work for one of Oxford's key cultural institutions
  • Be integral to the organisation's long term planning & strategy

About Our Client

Based in Oxford, this organisation is positioned at the heart of the city's cultural identity. Whilst also being a hub for excellence in it's field, it plays a major role in supporting upcoming talents and in the community as a whole - whether that be through championing diversity, or placing its efforts in education.

Job Description

The key responsibilities of the Financial Controller include:

  • Contribution to the organisation's vision & strategy through financial expertise
  • Support joint CEOs & Board to delivery business plans
  • Provide leadership & financial oversight
  • Responsible for the producing of annual budgets
  • Responsible for monitoring cash flow forecast
  • Provide accurate financial information to all staff
  • Provide information for auditors
  • Ensure all reporting meets set requirements
  • Maintain overview over best practice (tax, financial, operational & administrative), ensuring compliance
  • Liaise with JCEOs and insurance providers to negotiate and ensure appropriate level of cover
  • Oversight of the asset register and depreciation
  • Review financial elements of Risk Register
  • Responsible for managing all financial transactions with the organisation & its subsidiary companies
  • Oversee the calculation and review of settlements
  • Checking, paying and posting settlements to Sage
  • Oversee monthly payroll, prepared by external provider with input from HR/Finance staff, reviewing all payroll information & reviewing postings to Sage
  • Submitting pensions & sending out pension information
  • Thorough understanding of permanent, casual and contracted staff agreements
  • Provide or source back-up cover for payroll execution in the event of the external provider being unable to fulfil their contract
  • Prepare and/or advise in the preparation of financial budgets and information for existing and potential funders
  • Prepare and reconcile expenditure & income for reporting to funding bodies and oversee certification of these by accountants if needed
  • Ensure all donations and development income is accurately accounted for and restricted in accordance with each gift, and gift aid applied for as appropriate by the Development Team
  • Be main point of contact for organisation's auditors & accountants
  • Retain a close working relationship with the Chair of the Finance Committee, providing information requested in a timely manner
  • Meet with Budget Holders to monitor income and expenditure across the organisation and lead a quarterly finance meeting with Senior Management to report on financial position

The Successful Applicant

The successful Financial Controller will be:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience as a Controller or equivalent (charity setting experience is desirable but not essential)
  • Have excellent accounting practice/expertise
  • Experienced in management of financial staff, with the ability to develop junior finance members
  • Expert knowledge of accountancy software (ideally SAGE)
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • VAT knowledge
  • Understanding of/have worked within legal & governance frameworks, including charity & company statutory & regulatory compliance (including charity SORP)
  • Payroll experience
  • Experienced in the oversight of company depreciation & assets
  • Commercially minded
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent attention to detail & ability to develop effective processes
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

What's on Offer

On offer for the successful Financial Controller is:

  • Fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to one of Oxford's key cultural centres
  • Ability to work full or part time
  • £45k base salary, depending on experience
  • 20 days paid holiday (which increased with length of service)
  • Automatic enrolment into pension scheme (after qualifying period)
Jack Murray
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+44 186 520 8785

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Financial Controller
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Jack Murray
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+44 186 520 8785
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