Senior Financial Accountant - RCN00739

Finance | RCN UK HQ | £58,242 (including inner London weighting of £4,110)

Contract type: Permanent

Imagine a place that's literally bursting with possibilities. A place where qualified nurses work alongside professionals in IT, Legal, Finance and HR - all for the greater good. To improve the quality of patient care. Now just imagine you're one of them. You'll immediately be a part of the largest trade union and professional body for nursing in the UK with 18 national locations and over 435,000 members. Join us and you'll discover plenty of opportunities to shape the health policies of the future, as well as your own career. All you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

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Senior Financial Accountant
RCN UK HQ, 35 hours per week, Permanent

As Senior Financial Accountant you will be responsible for managing the financial accounting and treasury management function for the RCN, the RCN Foundation and some functions of the RCNi treasury management function. You will effectively and efficiently manage the year end process for the RCN Group, RCN and RCN Foundation and other RCN Group entities as required. You will be the recognised go to person for all matters relating to accounting regulation including both FRS 102 and Charity SORP, and the day to day lead with the RCN Group's external auditors. Your recognition within the RCN Group will extend to being the recognised expert on all VAT matters and first contact for corporation tax issues.

You will manage a small team, which not only includes a full financial accounting function, but also includes responsibility for day to day management and oversight of all RCN and RCN Foundation banking, treasury and investment management arrangements and the RCNi cashiering and banking function related to sales and purchase invoices.

You will take up this role at an exciting time, as the RCN is currently transforming the way it delivers its services to members and other stakeholders, and implementing a new commercial strategy. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the work to develop and imbed new systems and processes relating to income and expenditure across the group, to ensure the user journey for all our stakeholders is as seamless as possible. There will be opportunity within the remit of the role to take part in work across the RCN Group.

As a member of the finance department's Senior Management Team, you have the opportunity to be part of the continuous development and enhancement of all finance policy and processes, which stretch across the RCN Group and all its entities. Being part of such a diverse department and organisation, you will have the opportunity to take part and influence organisational change projects and you will have numerous opportunities to develop and enhance skills such as project working, presentation skills and training and development facilitation.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after your customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

To succeed in this role you will hold a recognised CCAB qualification, be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of accounting standards and regulation with significant experience in other financial accounting roles. You will bring to the role a desire to proactively engage with both finance department colleagues and senior managers across the RCN Group to ensure control frameworks are robust, effective and fit for purpose within the dynamic and diverse organisation, which is the Royal College of Nursing.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Vanessa Woods, Head of Finance on 0207 647 3515.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Closing Date: Midnight on 25th June 2018

Assessment Centre Date: 9th July 2018

Interview Date: 23rd July 2018

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Contracted hours: 35

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