Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Interim Accountant 168217 - Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation

Closing date

01 March 2024

Employment type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£65,000 / year
We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented In-house Interim Accountant to join our dynamic finance team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing various financial activities, including the preparation of consolidated budgets, monthly consolidated accounts, year-end statutory accounts, mid-year forecasts, cash forecasts, and assisting various tax returns. The In-House Accountant will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate financial reporting and compliance with regulatory standards.
This is a fantastic opportunity to use your financial and analytical skills: to take a key role in accounting and reporting on our £1 billion investment portfolio, our property developments, our grant funding and our other charitable investments. You’ll be able to use your professional knowledge to tackle plenty of interesting technical challenges and you’ll enjoy the chance to work closely with acknowledged experts in our various business units as well as external specialists. 

Key Responsibilities

Headlines of your main duties are below, please refer to job description for detail.
  • Consolidated Budget Preparation.
  • Monthly Consolidated Accounts
  •  Year-End Statutory Accounts.
  • Audit.
  • Mid-Year Forecast.
  • Cash Forecasting.
  • Tax.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

Knowledge and qualifications 
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent) is highly desirable but not essential.
  • Understanding of the unique financial challenges and regulatory framework of the charity sector. Knowledge of FRS102 and SORP.
  • Producing comprehensive accounts from beginning to end for a similar or larger size organisation (e.g. Staff number 150+; multiple revenue streams/business activities with turnover £25 million +) (essential).
  • Proven track record of preparing consolidated budgets, monthly consolidated accounts, year-end statutory accounts, mid-year forecasts and cash forecasts (essential).
  • Experience and knowledge of VAT return with partial exemption and corporation tax (desirable)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a relevant accounting or finance role.
  • Previous experience in audit, particularly within the charity sector, is highly desirable. Familiarity with audit procedures, documentation, and best practices.
Skills and abilities 
  •  Highly numerate with advanced Excel skills (essential, will be tested).  
  • Advanced user of Access Financials, Access Analytics and Access Office Integration (desirable).
  • User experience of Salesforce (desirable)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Personal attributes
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Deadline-oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills.
  • Proactive and able to work independently.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity in financial matters.
  • Strong business sense, with an ability to see the bigger picture beyond the numbers. 
  • Self-starter, able to work under own initiative and organise own time to meet deadlines.
  •  Flexible, able to work with and contribute to a small team.  


  • Up to 12% employer pension contributions
  • £1000 annual personal development budget
  • Annual health and wellbeing personal allowance of £400
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and parental leave pay accessible without length of service requirements.
  • Health and wellbeing programme that offers optional free yearly health check-ups.
  • Support for healthy eating via fruit bowls and onsite lunch facilities. 
  • Agile working, flexible hours, and supportive IT kit. 
  • Shower facilities and bike lock area. 
  • Generous annual leave (27 days + bank holidays)
  • Subsidies for glasses
  • Employee Assistance Programme
At Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, we are dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work. Cultivating a highly skilled and diverse workforce is pivotal to fulfilling our mission. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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