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Financial Controller 12 month FTC

Michael Page Finance
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£65000 - £68000 per annum
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Job Details

Financial Controller required to undertake a 12 month FTC

ACA/CIMA/ACCA Qualified Accountant

Client Details

Financial Controller required to undertake a 12 month FTC for a leading Surrey based Housing Association. Supervision of 3 direct reports and a total of 10 members of staff within the team.

The post holder is responsible for:

  • preparing the statutory accounts for the Group and other external financial reporting
  • maintaining the general ledger, purchasing systems and interfaces to other operational systems
  • leading a team responsible for managing finance transaction (payments, income and journals) providing expert advice on all taxation and accounting issues for the Group


Financial Statements

  • Responsible for leading and co-ordinating delivery of financial year end process and the production of the annual financial statements for the Group, parent and subsidiaries
  • Ensure that an up to date set of accounting policies and procedures are maintained, recommending changes to the Audit Committee on an annual basis
  • Lead on the annual external audit of the accounts


  • Responsible for all VAT, Corporation Tax, PAYE and other tax returns for the Group (parent and subsidiary)
  • Develop and implement a Tax Strategy for the Group
  • Ensure the necessary policy, procedures and guidance are in place to ensure compliance with tax regulations
  • Ensure tax advice is provided for new activities, developments or contracts

Management of General Ledger and Financial Systems

  • Responsible for day to day management control and effectiveness of core financial systems and interfaces ((asset management/income/payroll)
  • Responsible for chart of accounts and code book
  • Lead for developing improvements in financial systems to maximise efficiency and reporting within finance team and wide business

Financial Control Framework

  • Responsible for the organisational financial control framework (financial regulations) balancing good control with business efficiency
  • Ensure the necessary policy, procedures and guidance are in place to ensure that financial control is effective across the Group

Other Financial Reporting and Controls

  • Responsible for the on-going maintenance of the Group and subsidiary balance sheets including the asset and liability register
  • Responsible for capital accounting policies and procedures
  • Leading the delivery of month end financial close processes
  • Ensure that control and intercompany accounts are reconciled on a regular and timely basis
  • Providing information/completion of other regulatory or funder requirements relating to assets, cash and valuations reporting

Cash and Banking

  • Responsible for all day to day banking arrangements and cash management in line with treasury management policy and procedures
  • Support the Deputy Director of Finance in delivering the Treasury Management Strategy, including charging process and monitoring compliance against Golden Rules

Financial Transactions

  • Responsible for systems and process for the ordering and payment for goods and services and collection of non-tenant income
  • Supporting the People Team in the delivery of payroll services
  • Lead a team of staff delivering an efficient and effective service in line with agreed service level agreement and KPIs
  • Develop an annual finance function improvement plan and implement specific improvements in finance process and systems


  • Please note candidates will only be considered if they experience in Fixed Asset, Tax & VAT.
  • Expert in financial management of a charitable, public sector or similar organisation
  • Significant knowledge of best practice in financial accounting, reporting and tax
  • Professional qualification (CCAB or equivalent)
  • Good working knowledge of financial control frameworks
  • Good working knowledge of accounting and purchasing systems
  • Up to date knowledge of Housing Sector regulatory environment
  • Expert knowledge of charitable sector accounting and taxation
  • Good knowledge of housing development finance

Job Offer

Generous salary ranging from £65-68k

Free parking

Part home, part office based job if desired

A chance to work for a very worthwhile organisation


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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