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Financial Controller

Camp Simcha is seeking to employ an experienced Financial Controller to join our small, fast-paced and effective Finance team. This new role reports to the Head of Finance as the remit of this integral function which supports all departments across the charity has grown.

The role of Financial Controller requires broad financial control and accounting experience (including balance sheet, income statement and cashflow management). Charity experience is helpful but not essential.

You will be approachable and personable, building and maintaining strong relationships with all internal team members and in turn with the Board of Trustees and suppliers as required. This role is crucial to strengthening the existing finance team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to help achieve the Finance teams’ ambitions supporting the vital work of Camp Simcha.

This is anticipated as a part-time position, predominantly based at Amelie House, NW11 with the possibility of some hybrid working. Camp Simcha is a supportive organisation to work for and the finance team is friendly and open, and the right candidate will find this a hugely fulfilling role.


Supporting the Head of Finance on all aspects of the finance department including, but not limited to:

  • Management and oversight of the day-to-day financial transactions, both income and expenditure
  • The preparation of the management accounts on a timely basis and assistance with the timely preparation of finance updates for the regular trustee meetings and other governance meetings
  • Management of the monthly payroll process
  • Preparation of the annual statutory audit pack and liaison with the external auditors
  • Drafting, coordination and delivery of the Annual Trustees Report and Annual Financial Statements
  • Performance of the annual budget process, 6 monthly reforecast process and regular cashflow forecasting
  • Performance of Cash and investment management processes, banking mandates reviews and Know Your Client (KYC) reviews
  • Providing financial input into grant applications, restricted funds and supporting on grant reporting
  • Supporting the fundraising team on gift aid submission and compliance
  • Supporting all departments in a timely manner to ensure Finance is a useful service centre and staff and trustees can make appropriate decisions using accurate reliable data
  • Maintain compliance with the charity’s financial and reporting obligations particularly as required by the Charity Commission, Companies House, HMRC and Pensions Regulator
  • The administration and co-ordination of the relevant governance committees, e.g., Finance and Investment, including minute taking and regular reporting preparation
  • Reviewing and inputting into the Finance risk register
  • Guiding, reviewing and developing other members of the finance team to improve their skills, feel challenged and excited by their roles and maximise the contribution they make to the back-office infrastructure
  • The maintenance of strong financial internal controls across the charity to safeguard charity assets
  • Review and adherence to financial policies and procedures
  • Any ad hoc projects as and when they arise
  • Support finance colleagues’ tasks when necessary, as part of the team


Essential Skills

  • Hold a professional financial qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or comparable) or have similar significant experience in a financial controller position


  • Experience of working as a financial controller/ finance manager/ accountant/ book-keeper in a finance team (BS P&L CF) for at least five years
  • Accounting package (any e.g. SAGE, Dynamics, Xero etc.) and Microsoft Excel experience essential
  • Charity sector experience favourable but not essential
  • Strong IT skills – experience of OFFICE 365 welcome
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills (attention to detail is essential)

Personal Attributes

  • Great team player
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Hard working, focused on delivery and meeting deadlines
  • Assume personal ownership and accountability for results
  • Able to multi-task and manage workload effectively
  • Assertive, yet calm and works well under pressure
  • Encourage open discussion of different ideas and views; welcome and solicit feedback
  • Instil continuous improvement mind-set and champion best practices
  • Care about the contribution you are making to your team
  • Happy to share your knowledge to help others develop
  • Looking for personal development in a meaningful career

Hours of Work: 20-28 hours/week
Job Type: Permanent, Part time
Salary: Circa. £48k – £56k (FTE)
Holiday entitlement: 20 days + 8 Bank Holidays plus Jewish holidays (Yom Tovim only) (FTE)

Full details, and terms and conditions of employment will be issued if an offer of employment is made.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Simone Stein –
Closing date: Friday 19th May 2023

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