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Finance Controller - Society of Genealogists

London, UK
£55,125 FTE salary / £44,100 actual salary
Closing on 1 July 2024

We are working in partnership with the Society of Genealogists (SoG), an educational charity founded in 1911, to secure their new Finance Controller. The Society is the custodian of an extensive and exciting collection of diverse historical and modern, physical, and digital records, including grassroots sources, rich data of unlikely origin, and exceptional assets that capture the unfolding, unofficial history of us all.

The Finance Controller will be responsible for providing appropriate, accurate, and timely financial information as required, overseeing and challenging reporting production, design processes and carrying out financial projects, including audit and special adhoc projects. As part of a small and dedicated team you will report directly to the CEO and work closely with other staff to support key projects and ensure the effective day-to-day financial operation of the charity. 

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Qualified member of an accounting body (such as AAT, CIMA, ACCA, ACA).
  • Experience of working within the charity / not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience of budget preparation, setting and monitoring and financial forecasting.
  • Experience of data analysis and the ability to work with complex spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of SORP and charity accounting practice and audit requirements, including working with restricted and unrestricted funds and VAT returns.
  • IT skills, particularly Excel, Microsoft Office, and Xero.

We are seeking an individual with the ability to adopt a solutions-focused ‘can do’ approach, with high levels of accuracy, strong attention to detail, and good interpersonal skills.

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Associate Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment. Your application should include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

Hours: 28 hours a week over 4-5 days, permanent contract

Location: Hybrid / London N1 7GS. The role requires on-site office working at least one day a week.  

Closing date: 1st July 2024.  Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis by Charisma, please apply without delay to avoid disappointment. 

Katherine Anderson-Scott
Associate Director
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