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Financial and Management Accountant

The Haberdashers' Company
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Full Time
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The Haberdashers' Company is one of the Great 12 Livery Companies in the City of London. With a rich history, dating back to the Middle Ages, the current company is today mainly involved in Education and Charitable grant giving.

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Financial and Management accountant is responsible for the production and analysis of monthly managagement accounts and statutory accounts for eight charities and three companies. The successful candidate will have good oral and written communication skils, an in depth knowledge of UK charity and fund accounting, excellent data manipulation skills and an ability to work independently, to carry out assignments without supervision

The Financial and Management accountant will be responsible for:

Preparing management accounts for the company (10 sets per annum)
Managing and maintaining the ledgers, balance sheet, and control accounts for three small companies, four charitable foundations and three school charities (including consolidated accounts)
Preparing financial forecasts and cashflow forecasts for the Finance Committee
Assisting with the preparation of agenda and minutes for the Finance Committee (four meetings per annum)
Preparation of statutory financial statements for three commercial companies, four linked charitable foundations, one pooled investment charity and three school charities
Liaising with the auditor for annual year-end audits and preparation of year-end tax pack
Review quarterly VAT reports from the Property Managers prepared by the Accounts Assistant
Maintain and review investments register and cash accounts, liaising with the Investment Managers where necessary, to prepare quarterly reconciliations
Review and reconciliation of corporate event income prepared by the external caterer
Review of monthly debtors and creditors schedules prepared by the Accounts Assistant
Review monthly bank reconciliations prepared by the Accounts Assistant
Approve supplier invoices posted by the Accounts Assistant for accuracy and validity
Generate BACS payment runs for the companies and charities
Billing of company events and membership fees
Agree annual budgets with the Director of Charities, for charitable grant spending across multiple historic funds
Preparation of VAT returns, and reconciling VAT ledgers (including partial exemption)
Review fixed asset registers
Maintenance of wine stock, quarterly reconciliation of wine stock reports and production of usage and bond reports for the Wine Committee.

What we are looking for in the role

Ideally you will be a qualified accountant (but we will look at part qualified with long, in-depth experience of UK charity accounting) with a proven ability to deliver to challenging timetables in a pressurised environment. You will have an excellent attention to detail, strong organisational skills and the ability to build productive working relationships with people at all levels, with a positive and problem-solving attitude. We are looking for a candidate who has:

ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualified (will consider part qualified, plus long experience)
Experience of VAT returns, including partial exemption calculations.
Experience of UK charity accounting
Consolidation experience
Knowledge of accounting for property and investments
Excellent IT skills,

What you'll get in return

If successful, you will play a key part in supporting the company deliver its goals. Working as part of a small team, as well as being a key part of the finance function, you will also have the opportunity to get involved in the life of the Haberdashers' Company attending events and assisting with membership functions. In addition to your base salary, you will be offered:

Hybrid work set up (expected to be in the office three days a week)
Flexible working
Pension scheme - employer contribution of 12.5% to 15% depending on age, increasing, with long service, to match the employee contribution up to a maximum of 19% .
Life assurance and private medical cover
Annual Leave - 25 days per annum, (with additional time off at Christmas when our Hall is closed)
Beautiful surroundings and pleasant working conditions

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