Financial Controller

Twycross Zoo East Midland Zoo Society Ltd
45000.00 GBP Annual
08 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Twycross Zoo is an award winning zoo and visitor attraction based in rural south Leicestershire and is currently delivering on a GBP55 million Masterplan, which will transform the zoo over the next 20 years. We have already opened two major new habitats since the launch of the Masterplan in March 2015, including Giraffe Savannah and the moated island complex Gibbon Forrest and have exciting plans for developing the Zoo and growing all areas of our charity.

Our ambition is to become recognised as one of the world's leading centres of excellence that makes a significant and long term contribution to the continued welfare of primates on a global scale. At the same time we aim to become not only a top regional attraction, but a major national attraction too.

We currently have a vacancy within our Finance Team for an experienced Financial Controller. The successful applicant will support the Director of Finance by managing the day-to-day finance function. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of a charitable group statutory reporting framework and experience of managing and developing an efficient and effective finance team. The Financial Controller will also work as part of the operational management team representing finance and providing finance business partner support to the team.

Key Responsibilities

- Oversee the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting cycles to budget holders and Trustees
- Lead on the monthly management accounts timetable ensuring accurate accounting records and be clear on the non-financial performance and impacts
- Maintain and develop relevant and timely financial performance management information for the organisation
- Lead on the Zoo's Gift Aid and VAT reporting and compliance
- Developing and improve financial processes and procedures to ensure accounting records are accurate and support the management accounting process
- Managing the employee payroll
- Lead on the preparation of annual budget and liaise with financial and non-financial staff
- Managing the annual statutory audit process
- Ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required

Key Skills & Requirements

- ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA qualified
- At least 5 years' post qualification and technical experience (preferably charitable) and managing a finance team
- Excellent all-round IT skills
- Good communication (written and verbal) and organisational skills
- Strong analytical skills

The role is a permanent, full time position. Salary is paid monthly, 31 days holiday per annum, 5% employer's pension contribution.

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.