Financial Controller

Location: Central London
Closing date: 13 October 2015

£72,447 pa + benefits

The Commonwealth has an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant with at least ten years’ financial leadership and management experience to join our Finance and Management Information Section. You will have experience effectively managing payroll/pension and travel teams, as well as working with senior management to drive results.
You will support the Head of Finance in implementing Commonwealths strategies and policies particularly in relation to finance, internal controls, risk and audit. You will be responsible for the revenue, accounts receivable, payroll, pensions and the travel functions, ensuring accurate, reliable and timely processing of financial transactions. You will ensure adherence to the organisational, accounting and payroll timetables, assist with the timely and accurate production of draft Financial Statements and support the external and internal audit process as well as ensuring the timely implementation of recommendations. You will continuously improve/streamline processes as well as motivate and develop your staff to be a high performing team.
The Commonwealth comprises 53 independent sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable and people-centred development through professional advice, transfer of best practice and the enhancement of skills and knowledge. This is an exciting time to join us and help make a tangible improvement to the wellbeing of 2.2 billion citizens, 60% of whom are under 30 years of age. At the same time, you will be taking a significant step in your own professional and career development.
To be considered, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
Applications close at 17:00 BSTon 13 October 2015.
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