Permanent, full time
Monday to Friday; 9.00am – 5.00pm, 35 hours per week
Salary: £43,000 per annum + competitive benefits
At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.
We are recruiting for an experienced Financial Accountant to take the lead in completing the annual statutory accounts and audit process along with leading on VAT, corporation tax, Gift Aid, treasury and investment management, internal audit and business development.
This is a crucial role at a time of significant change for the organisation and there is plenty of scope for the successful candidate to shape the future of the finance function at Samaritans. In particular, the team is currently undertaking a replacement of its accounting systems and the Financial Accountant will work with other team members to ensure that the new system is implemented successfully. The focus of the team will gradually shift from bookkeeping and accounting towards business partnering and improved financial accountability.
As a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent) you will line manage one member of the Finance team and work closely with individuals and teams across the organisation to improve finance knowledge, maximise return on investment and ensure compliance with policies and regulation.
We are looking for a positive, confident communicator who can take ownership of this rewarding and varied role. You’ll be comfortable liaising with colleagues and volunteers at all levels across the charity and able to manage competing priorities.
You’ll be based at our friendly head office on a beautiful millpond in Ewell, Surrey - just a 30-minute train journey from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon.
As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday plus 3 ‘well-being days’, free parking and Health Cash Plan.
Completed application forms should be emailed to email@example.com no later than 9.00am on Thursday 10 January 2019. First interviews will be held on Friday 18 January 2019; second interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 24th January 2019.