Financial Controller (Part-time), South Lanarkshire
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Rutherford Cross
February 7, 2023
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow
Public Sector and Not for Profit
Financial Leadership and Control


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working in partnership with a well-established charity organisation in order to appoint a Financial Controller. The role will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for supporting to deliver excellent financial management, governance and support services to the organisation in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.


  • Lead the development, implementation and regular review of the organisation’s financial management and support services, consult and work with colleagues across the charity, advisers, auditors, regulators, funders and other key stakeholders
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts and present them to Operational budget holders, the Finance Risk and Audit Committee (FRA) and Board as required
  • Prepare commentary and variance analysis to accompany the management accounts
  • Prepare financial reports and support the Leadership Team (LT), the FRA committee, the Board and colleagues in preparing information for management reports and statutory/ regulatory returns, grant applications and reports to funders
  • Lead the Finance function including matrix management and development of Admin Team staff
  • Prepare cash flow forecasts
  • Oversee and advise across the charity on effective financial management, budget setting/ monitoring, risk mitigation and financial controls
  • Manage the audit and production of the Statutory Accounts
  • Assist the CEO with financial planning and modelling to support the delivery of the organisation’s strategic plan and objectives
  • Lead the preparation of annual budgets across the charity and oversee effective budget setting to ensure full cost recovery and monitoring of expenditure and income
  • Meet budget holders regularly to review budget outcomes and ensure remedial action is taken where necessary
  • Produce reports/presentations and attend Boards, Committees, Working Groups and meetings with funders where required
  • Support the charity in achieving full cost recovery and develop cost recovery models for funding applications
  • Develop and maintain the accounting system
  • Other duties that are reasonably required by the role

The Individual:

  • Ideally, educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Fully qualified, part qualified, or ‘Qualified By Experience’ accountant with strong financial and management accounting experience
  • Ability to analyse and present financial information to non-financial staff
  • Excellent knowledge of an accounting system such as Xero, Quick Books or Sage, and Microsoft packages
  • Excellent Oral/Written communication skills
  • Ability to understand and comply with the requirements of the Charities SORP
  • A good team player with experience of contributing to the overall management of the organisation
  • Ability to organise workload
  • Ability to challenge existing processes and drive improvements
  • Understanding of full cost recovery
  • Good awareness of data security and GDPR

On Offer:

  • Competitive salary £40,000 (pro-rata)
  • Competitive pension (Employee contribution 3%, Employer contribution 6%)
  • 32 days annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible working location
  • Extremely rewarding role

For further information on the role and how to apply, please contact Gillian O’Neil at Rutherford Cross.

T: 07432482882

E: [email protected]

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