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Financial Controller

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: British Rowing
  • Salary: Salary will be dependent on experience
  • Closing Date: 28 June 2019 | Finance

Financial Controller

Salary: Salary will be dependent on experience. Please email your salary expectations within with your Covering Letter.

Location: London

Job Purpose

The Financial Controller is responsible for the day to day operation, accuracy and integrity of the financial accounting systems of British Rowing. The post-holder is responsible for producing monthly accounts, undertaking variance analysis, and implementing and monitoring financial controls.


  • Manage the day to day operation of the Finance function to ensure the provision of a high quality service to stakeholders

  • Ensuring the accounting records of the organisation are maintained to a high standard of accuracy and integrity

  • Maintaining and enhancing the internal financial controls, procedures and processes to ensure a robust financial control framework is in place to protect the organisation’s assets

  • Leading the preparation and consolidation of the annual financial budget. Providing support to budget holders to build accurate and achievable budgets that meet the organisation’s financial strategy

  • Provision of accurate financial management information to stakeholders in accordance with an agreed timetable to enable the effective financial management of the organisation

  • Attendance at Finance Committee, Audit & Risk Committee and other Committees as required

  • Regular review of financial performance and forecasts with budget holders, alerting senior management to potential issues

  • Monitoring and accurate recording of grant expenditure and ensuring compliance with all financial reporting requirements to funding bodies

  • Ensure compliance with VAT and tax regulations including VAT and tax return submission

  • Maintain accurate cash flow forecasts and ensure appropriate treasury management practices in place

  • Leading the preparation and audit of the annual report and accounts

  • Overseeing the operation of the outsourced payroll function, ensuring accuracy of processing and compliance with HMRC and pension Auto-Enrolment regulations

  • Day to day line management of the Management Accountant, Finance Officer, and Finance Assistant.

  • Conducting annual appraisals, performance reviews, team meetings and other management duties to ensure good team performance and achievement of core objectives

  • Approving payments of invoices, expenses and amounts owed to rowing clubs by BACS on a weekly basis.

  • To work with other members of the Business Services team as appropriate.

  • Present a positive image of British Rowing (including its committees, volunteers and staff) and the sport of rowing at all times.

  • At all times consider how your role can support the strategic objectives of British Rowing.

This list is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive, as there may be other duties and requirements associated with the post, which British Rowing may call upon the post-holder to perform from time to time

Person Specification

  • CCAB qualified accountant with a minimum 2 years’ post-qualification experience in a financial management position

  • Experience with direct line management, mentoring or supervision of staff

  • Experience of the production of management and statutory accounts to agreed deadlines

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and advanced Excel skills

  • Proven experience of building excellent working relationships with non-financial members of the organisation

  • High level of technical competence and a keen eye for financial detail

  • Proven team player and

  • First-rate planning skills with the ability to devise, plan and execute work plans to achieve objectives.

Additional Information

Standard working hours are 9:00 to 17:00 although flexibility is required in order to ensure core objectives are achieved. 

Equal Opportunities

British Rowing is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

How to apply

If you are interested in the role, please email your CV alongside a covering letter to HR Manager at

Closing date for applications is Friday 28 June 2019

Only applicants to be invited for interview will be contacted

No CV's from agencies please.

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