The Financial Controller is responsible for overall financial governance within Comic Relief group including responsibility for all financial systems, investment and treasury management, legal compliance relating to financial matters and the production of financial information.
To design and set a suitable financial control environment and processes for the organisation.
Supervise the processing of all financial transactions, ensure the month end deadlines are met and that all bank and control account reconciliations have been completed.
Maintain appropriate chart of accounts and support the development of finance systems and procedures across the organisation.
Sign off weekly payment runs for grants and suppliers and ensure delegated authorities are followed.
Manage annual external audit and statutory accounts preparation.
Prepare a month cashflow and balance sheet for the organisation and presentation for committees.
Prepare papers as required for the committees as required.
Oversee Comic Relief’s investment portfolio, ensuring accurate recording of transactions and drafting of papers for the Investment Committee and Trustees meetings.
Ensure appropriate treatment of transactions to be compliant with the Charity SORP.
Manage cash holdings to maximise interest received.
Work with the Digital and Innovation Team to ensure appropriate controls over the campaign income totals, public donations, corporate contributions, and tracking restricted and designated income.
Manage both Charity Projects and sub companies tax status in line with regulations and provide tax and accounting advice to the wider organisation as required.
Line manage of staff within the financial control team.