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Financial Controller
Ambitious about Autism
  • Salary £47,000 - £52,000 per year
  • Location N10, London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Finance
  • Sectors Disability
  • Job Reference : Financial Controller

Job Description

Making the ordinary possible.  That's our day job and it could be yours too.

Are you a qualified accountant and do you passionately want to make an impact in a growing charity and work in a high-performing team? If so, then this could be a role for you!

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School, The Rise School and Ambitious College we offer specialist education and support.  The organisation is continuing to grow and we are going through a period of exciting change.

This is a key senior role leading on and preparing the statutory annual accounts and ensuring that our financial accounting functions are operating well and that our financial control environment remains strong.  Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Financial Controller will manage a team of three.

The key responsibilities

  • Leading and producing the annual statutory accounts for Ambitious about Autism and the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust, including managing the audit process and being the lead contact with the auditors and resolving any issues they raise.
  • Responsibility of the day to day financial operations, by managing the team to ensure processes are being carried out fully and effectively to ensure strong financial control and accurate ledgers.
  • Managing our tax affairs, including producing and submitting accurate VAT returns, P11Ds and providing accurate technical advice to colleagues.
  • To provide a bespoke Business Partnering service to the IT and Property department and lead the budgeting and forecasting processes for that area, influencing budget holders as necessary to ensure that their financial position is in line with organisational targets.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who enjoys leading and working as part of a high-performing team with an open and collaborative team culture. 

The successful candidate must be a qualified ACA accountant or qualified with experience and knowledge in applying accounting principles. A working knowledge of charity SORP and charity statutory accounting would be an advantage.

In return, we will offer a competitive salary, excellent benefit that including training and development (CPD), 27 days annual leave and an interest free season ticket loan. You can also find a full list of our benefits on the recruitment page

If you have any questions around the role, please contact Stephen Vickers. The closing date is 18th November 2019 (midday). 

The interview will take place on the 27th November.

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.