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Interim Financial Controller

Finance and Investment

Location:  London Office
Salary:  £49,000 per annum circa
FTC 18 Months
Closing Date:  Monday 22 April 2019
Reference:  R025-19


 Independent Age has grown enormously over the last two years. We are looking to recruit a highly capable Interim Financial Controller on an 18 month fixed term contract to  be a strong support  to the Head of Finance. In essence this person will assume responsibility for much of the day to day activities of the finance team, and provide capacity for the Head of Finance to review processes and systems.  

 This person will be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, working with non-financial managers to support budgeting, planning and reporting processes
  • The ability to develop individuals and teams that deliver to a high level of quality and timeliness
  • The use and development of reporting systems and Excel in the provision of relevant and insightful management information
  • A high level of technical competence in financial accounting and related compliance


The main duties are as follows:

  • Reporting: Produce timely and accurate monthly management accounts with supporting narrative. Produce monthly cash flow and balance sheet with historical and forecast information with a clear financial context to enable users’ decision making. Assist the Head of Finance in presenting reports to senior executives and board members. In liaison with Finance Manager ensure quality and timeliness of month end process.
  • Financial planning: Support the Head of Finance through managing annual financial planning cycle in liaison with Finance Manager and Financial Analyst; provide guidance and support to budget managers during this process.
  • Commercial: Business partnering a range of internal stakeholders. Support managers in providing information and analysis for bids and contracts and follow up reporting as required. Support managers in commissioning services and supplies to ensure that the charity obtains value for money.
  • Investment: Ensure secure administration of the charity’s funds; ensure reconciliation of fund managers reports to the charity records and compliance with investment and reserves policies and accounting rules.
  • Treasury Management: Manage the charity’s cash flow, ensuring adequate liquidity whilst maximising interest receivable and investment returns. Maintain all bank and investment mandates.
  • Annual accounts: Produce Annual Financial Statements and Notes ensuring they are fully compliant with the Charity SORP and other relevant regulatory requirements. Support year end process. Lead on timely completion and submission of audit deliverables.
  • Continuous improvement: Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting. Pro-active in continually improving our financial management, processes and systems to support high quality operational delivery.
  • Compliance: Manage and comply with all relevant regulations. Maintain all necessary accounting records as required by charity regulation, VAT and tax regulations. Develop and document business processes and procedures to maintain and strengthen internal controls in line with charity’s Financial Regulations.
  • Team development: Develop and lead a high performing team. Ensure the team has:
    • Clear objectives and effective and efficient monitoring systems to appraise performance and progress.
    • Effective personal development plans to ensure professional standards are maintained and developed
    • Effective performance management, reporting, early warning and improvement systems in place to minimise the operational risks.
    • Processes in place to ensure observance or policies, legislation and performance standards.


To apply, please complete an online application, by clicking the Apply Online button, detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification below.

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