Financial Controller

  • The Fremantle Trust
  • Business Support Centre, Aylesbury
  • 03 May, 2022

Job Description

Job Title: Financial Controller

Contract Type: Full–time, Permanent

Salary: £70,000 per annum

Hours: Monday to Friday (37 hours)

Location: Aylesbury with travel to Trust sites to meet the requirements of the role.

Responsible to: Director of Finance

Our Vision:

To be the go–to provider, delivering great care every day

Our aims:

  • People enjoy high quality care, where their needs are met by capable and responsive employees.
  • All services are safe and compliant with regulation/legislation.
  • Services are financial sustainable, cost effective and efficient.
  • We will provide flexible support that anticipates demands from both public sector and private customers in the future

About the Role:

At the Fremantle Trust, we believe our people are our biggest asset and we celebrate every single person’s individuality and uniqueness. We encourage continued development and learning to ensure we are providing the highest standards of care possible, putting care and kindness at the heart of all we do.

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller, reporting into the Finance Director, to take full responsibility of our financial systems and controls, whilst providing support for business planning and strategic development.

Key Accountabilities of the role include:

  • Develop & monitor all financial controls to ensure no material error or loss occurs, ensure timely and accurate delivery of monthly results including final review process.
  • Maintain & develop our financial systems including Income Processing and Coldharbour Financials to ensure fit for purpose & effective controls in place which enables weekly KPI’s, monthly Board Pack & statutory accounts completion
  • To develop efficient transaction processes; maintenance of accounting books & records in accordance with accounting standards, Charity & Companies Acts, to ensure all income is invoiced correctly, debt collected, salaries and suppliers paid
  • Preparation of monthly Balance Sheet as part of Board Report, including fully reconciled balance sheet accounts every month and preparation of forecast and budget Balance Sheets as and when necessary.
  • Production of weekly cash flow report and forecast; management of cash within constraints of budget and reserves policy, liaise with Bank, authorise payments and implement proper authorising procedures across the Business Support Centre and in Services.
  • To take lead responsibility for production of annual statutory accounts, monitoring and implementing relevant statutory changes, completion of charities return, co–ordination of external audit, management of all tax affairs (including but not limited to VAT & employment taxes via liaison with HR and Payroll), compliance with Insurance requirements.
  • To take lead responsibility for the Internal Audit programme, liaising with appointed internal auditors and ensuring in house audits are completed and reported to the CEO/FD, training of Service staff around financial control policies
  • To drive improvement to modernise and enhance systems and financial processes within Finance Team and financial processes within and interaction with Services.

About You:

The ideal candidate will have

  • Accounting qualification (preferably CIMA, ACA or ACCA) with minimum 5 years PQE.
  • Liaison and management of internal & external audit.
  • Financial Controller Management position (min 5 years).
  • Multi–site business in Charity organisation preferable
  • Health/Social Care industry preferable
  • Confidence and ability to operate effectively at all levels up to the CEO
  • Strong finance & accounting technical skills.
  • Highly IT literate
  • Accomplished excel user.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Full clean driving licence and use of care for work purposes

About Us:

Established since 1992, we’re a charity and not–for–profit organisation that provides care and support for older people and adults with learning disabilities. Today, we have 1500 staff supporting over 1,100 residents at services across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Milton Keynes.

As a care provider we have a duty of care to our service users and employees to ensure we operate in a safe environment. Therefore, from time to time we may require you to take part in any relevant mandatory health testing and health vaccination programmes.