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Board And Senior, Interim, Finance & Accounting, Not For Profit

£ £75000 - £85000 + Benefits

Location: UK, London, Midlands East, South (inc. Isle of Wight), South East (inc Home Counties), Thames Valley (M4 Corridor), Hybrid

Interim Financial Controller - Not for Profit Sector


Salary: £75,000 to £85,000 (12-month interim contract via payroll) Benefits


Location: London SE1 (Hybrid 3 days in the Office)



Are you a seasoned financial expert ready to embark on a transformative journey? We're seeking an Interim Financial Controller to lead the charge in stabilising and enhancing the financial operations for our client while contributing to the long-term success of the organisation's finance department. This pivotal role encompasses both UK and international operations for a dynamic charity organisation.


The Role

As the Financial Controller, you'll be at the forefront of financial operations, ensuring the smooth functioning of the charity organisation's finances to support their vital work. You will provide the charity with strong Management Accounts skills, including reporting, stakeholder management, and risk mitigation.


The areas that require initial focus for early intervention in this interim role include:


* Collaborating with the CEO, COO and FD to develop a Finance Improvement Plan addressing identified areas for enhancement and prioritise and implement action plans to efficiently rectify deficiencies.

* The implementation of an effective purchase-to-pay system, and a purchase order system.

* Support in producing a scheme of delegation.

* The production of accurate, timely, and informative monthly management accounts.

* Developing strong relationships with internal stakeholders for the 2025-2027 budget-setting process.

* Identifying key areas for internal staff development and training.

* Drafting revised financial control processes and ensuring implementation and adherence where process gaps exist.

* Supporting the FD in producing insightful financial reports within specified deadlines.

* Review and execute outstanding audit actions and recommendations in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

* Manage payroll, including pension schemes, auto-enrolment, and other employee benefits and insurances, ensuring compliance and efficiency.

* As the accounting system is quite out of date, and whilst a new system is specified, sourced and implemented, you will need to demonstrate your advanced Excel skills to supplement and manage existing financial planning and control processes.


The Ideal Applicant

* Degree or equivalent further education qualification - relevant accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA or ACA, CIMA)

* Current or recent experience gained in medium sized not for profit/charity organisation. An interest in health especially women's health would be advantageous.

* Ability and willingness to actively contribute to a culture of innovation, resourcefulness, and best practice.

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* Able to interact effectively with Trustee Board and Finance and Risk Committee.

* Strong leadership skills with a proactive ability to provide solutions in complex situations.

* Experienced in finance systems management and interaction with organisational systems.

* Have an organised and methodical approach to work, prioritising tasks dynamically and multi-tasking as required.

* An ability to make evidence-based decisions - at times dealing with ambiguous information and drawing appropriate inferences.

* Self-motivated to run tasks independently, while seeking guidance when needed, as well as being a proactive collaborator when required.

* Excellent communicator across all levels of the organisation, with exceptional writing skills for internal and external communications.

* Understanding of Safeguarding principles or willingness to undertake suitable training.

* Line management experience and experience in a not-for-profit organisation would be beneficial, as well as previous experience being responsible for process improvement and/or change management.


Initially, this role will require you to work a minimum of three days per week at the office in London, potentially transitioning to seven days per month.


Why apply for this role?

Meaningful Work: Every number you crunch and every financial decision you make will directly contribute to the charity's impactful work.

Collaborative Environment: You will join a passionate team of professionals who are dedicated to making a difference and supporting each other along the way.

Professional Growth: Expand your skills and expertise in a dynamic international setting.

Global Impact: Be part of an organisation that is making an impact on a global scale.


Apply now to join this dynamic charity. Email your CV, quoting reference LX 2124471 to or call us on 01905 381 320.



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