Financial Controller
Rutherford Cross
June 28, 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Edinburgh
Public Sector and Not for Profit
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by Myeloma UK to appoint a Financial Controller to be based in their Edinburgh office.

The Financial Controller is responsible to the Director of Finance and Operations for the management and development of the Finance Team ensuring the provision of accurate, reliable and timely financial information and analysis to support the whole of the business in its activities.

The Financial Controller will assist the Director of Finance and Operations in establishing and maintaining effective financial management and business support and for ensuring appropriate financial policies and management information systems are in place to allow Myeloma UK to make well informed decisions to ensure ongoing stability and growth.

The post holder will provide an accounting service to all departments and areas within Myeloma UK, combining accounting skills with effective financial management to provide concise communications with both financial and non-financial stakeholders.

As a member of the Finance Team, the Financial Controller will contribute towards the delivery of the business’s strategic, operational, and departmental plans.

The role of the Financial Controller is varied and encompasses many aspects within the Finance Department. The post holder will work flexibly with all areas of the business to provide professional support and service. Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the professional delivery of the finance service incorporating all finance department activities, ensuring they are in line with and contributing towards the business’s strategic and operational plans
  • Timely production of accurate and detailed management accounts with supporting narrative and variance analysis, ensuring such accounts accurately reflect the business and its needs
  • Report on and investigate key variances in the management accounts and liaise with managers and budget holders to provide explanations and narrative on such variances
  • Production of financial forecasts, liaising with budget holders and other key stakeholders. Incorporating the results of such forecasts in all other key financial reports such as cash flow, clinical trials network financial reporting etc.
  • Preparation of the annual budget and plans including income and expenditure budgets, project and campaign budgets, balance sheet and cash flow forecasts
  • Preparation of the annual accounts and supporting documentation for the annual audit including liaison with the auditors ensuring compliance with all relevant charitable and financial legislation
  • Generation of and reporting on key performance metrics including cash flow forecasting, financial analysis, and budget
  • To provide financial reports, advice and guidance to all managers, budget holders and staff across the business
  • Maintain the finance and business systems, being constantly aware of options for improvements always ensuring the financial integrity of all systems
  • Provision of the payroll function ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, pensions auto-enrolment, PAYE matters and the provision of year end HMRC payroll returns. Myeloma UK currently uses a payroll bureau
  • Responsible for the processing, calculation and reporting of VAT, ensuring knowledge of legislation is kept current and accurate and that the financial processing systems are appropriate
  • Ensure the timely submission of all external reporting including Companies House, HMRC, OSCR including quarterly VAT returns, annual tax returns etc.
  • Provision of financial and governance support for any associated companies/ charities of the business
  • Cash flow and treasury management, managing working capital ensuring sufficient cash is available and all restricted expenditure is managed appropriately
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Operations with the management of restricted grants, working with colleagues to ensure compliance and monitoring and expenditure is in line with funders’ wishes
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Operations with the monitoring and compliance of the clinical trials and any other similar programmes including set up of all financial schedules and reporting
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Operations with the preparation and delivery of the business’s strategic and operational plans, the development and delivery of such KPI’s, ensuring they are incorporated within the departmental plan and work schedule
  • Provide professional finance and governance support for any other associated companies/charities of the organisation
  • Promote and sustain a constructive, supportive and friendly working relationship with all customers, internal and external, immediate and senior management and all other work colleagues

Person specification:

  • Accountancy qualification
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of management accounting including budgeting, forecasting and monthly reporting and monthly reporting and variance analysis
  • Detailed knowledge of VAT including partial exemption
  • Meticulous attention to detail, delivering accurate, reliable and timely outputs
  • Comfortable learning new systems, developing and implementing new procedures and proposing solutions for problems
  • Skilled in the development and maintenance of financial controls, policies and procedures
  • Ability to identify and implement quality processes and procedures and communicate these clearly verbally and in writing
  • Good analytical and evaluation skills with the ability to understand and carry out complex numerical and financial calculations and analyse data
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships and communicate with staff at all levels
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and organise work, working to tight deadlines simultaneously managing a number of initiatives
  • Flexible with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong team management skills


  • Salary £40-45,000 per annum
  • Annual Leave 36 days including statutory holidays
  • Pension 5% matched
  • Flexible working

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