Become our Charity Portfolio Financial Controller/Director .

About us

Sedulo is a forward thinking, nimble and innovative financial services firm, with around 200 staff working across ground-breaking offices across four UK cities, helping individuals, charities, and businesses to fulfil their full potential and grow.

Our work covers multiple sectors and industries, from start-ups to multi-million-pound entities, with experts across accountingcorporate financetaxwealth managementfunding and more.

The Role

Why be an FC/FD for just one charity, when you can be a trusted advisor for multiple organisations across a diverse client base, supporting them all to achieve their charitable objectives? You will be responsible for managing and reporting our high growth charity clients’ commercial, financial, and accounting activities whilst building strong client relationships at Exec and Trustee level; as well as providing solutions to operational and governance challenges without having to get involved in the day-to-day oversight.

 

We have an exciting base of non-profit clients, including museums, arts organisations, human rights groups, sports bodies and children’s charities.

 

 

A typical day will look like:

  • Maintaining regular dialogue and contact across the client base
  • Attend client meetings on a regular basis
  • Oversee and support the creation of reports to identify results, fund management, and financial forecasts for both the Exec Team and for the Board and its sub-committees
  • Personally prepare and ensure the clients’ accounts team(s) prepare monthly management information relevant to the client on a timely basis, including managing cash flows and fund reporting
  • With the help of Sedulo’s other departments, such as tax (including Creative Industry Tax Relief specialists), audit, funding and governance leads, provide a holistic offering to the company and its directors’
  • Review clients’ financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities
  • Identify opportunities or threats to clients and assisting with taking advantage or mitigating them
  • Create bespoke client systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations, as well as improving internal efficiencies and standards of reporting
  • Additional controller duties as necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Qualified in ACCA / ACA / CIMA or QBE or equivalent
  • Proven working experience at Financial Controller level within charities
  • Robust combined accounting and finance experience
  • Thorough knowledge of Charity SORP accounting principles and potential charity tax issues
  • Experience with creating financial statements (statutory and internal)
  • Experience of working with funder applications and reporting
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • A personable and sociable outlook with a strong desire to help our charity clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their beneficiaries

What we offer

  • A company mantra of having fun together, getting results together and giving back together
  • A bespoke training and development plan with the opportunity to expand and diversify your skills
  • 26 days holiday, company pension scheme, health care plan, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefits and access to our in house Wealth Planning and Mortgage departments
  • Smart working and agile working hours including the ability to work remotely for up to 20% of your contracted time
  • Ability to work away from home remotely for up to 4 weeks per year, great for extending a trip to see family or making the most of warmer climates
  • All expenses paid annual social trip overseas

 

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