Financial Controller

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Alzheimer Society
  • 16 Jul 18 2018-07-16

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

This is an exciting new role that will provide strategic direction and lead a team comprising approximately 19 employees based in London and Plymouth. This role reports directly to the Director of Finance, Planning and Performance and will manage and be accountable for the delivery of effective transactional finance services to our employees, volunteers and external stakeholders and for maintaining a robust control environment.  The Financial Controller will lead on the Year End cycle and preparation of external financial reporting that complies with regulatory requirements.
The Financial Controller will lead a change programme to improve key finance systems and processes. As part of this work, we will be looking at the opportunity to upgrade or replace the Society’s financial management system, tools and capabilities.

About you

We are looking for someone with significant experience for ensuring that appropriate finance controls, policies and procedures are in place and are operating effectively. This includes preparation and review of key control account reconciliations.

You will have significant experience of leading financial year-end cycles and preparation of statutory accounts, and of leading the engagement with important contacts including, but not limited to, internal and external auditors, tax advisors and investment managers.

We are looking for someone with considerable experience in driving a culture of continuous improvement and of leading on projects that deliver change through collaboration, and sharing of best practise. As a senior member of our Finance, Planning and Performance Leadership Team you will be at the heart of a new and exciting change programme impacting the finance function. Your skills and experience will enhance our new directorate and you will be part of a significant change in this leading charity's future.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely - all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.