based London, SE1 7JW.
Who are we? The Marine Society & Sea Cadets, founded in 1756, is the nation's largest maritime charity, delivering services to professional seafarers and others considering careers at sea. Ashore we run the Sea Cadet Corps, with over 14,000 Sea Cadets aged between 10 and 18, supported by over 8,000 volunteers, in nearly 400 independent Sea Cadet units across the United Kingdom. The charity has net assets of £27M, annual income and expenditure of some £16M and employs around 200 staff in 20 locations across the United Kingdom, with its headquarters in London. An offshore fleet of some five vessels, including the charity’s square rigged flagship, is based in Gosport in Hampshire.
Our role: We are looking for an experienced financial controller who will maintain, manage and control the charity’s accounting books and records, manage the charity’s accounting receipts and payments and other transactions, perform control checks and reconciliations as appropriate and in accordance with best accounting practice, and to manage the staff of the Finance department. One finance officer is based in HQ (with a further part time finance officer envisaged) with two regional finance managers based outside London. The role will be assisted by the part time finance and projects accountant and a further, remotely located finance manager, responsible for the volunteer allowance payroll and the charity’s car fleet, both of whom also report to the Director of Finance, IT and Trading.