The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (SFCT) are a group of seventeen grant-making charitable trusts and eight charities managed through a joint office employing around 90 staff in Victoria, London SW1. The trusts and charities, each of which has its own distinct priorities, tend to work proactively, with a team of experts seeking out suitable beneficiaries and programmes of work to support. The trusts and charities work in many fields including scientific research, the arts, heritage, social inclusion, the environment, disability, education and development in Africa.
Two Financial Controllers are now sought to support SFCT. These roles report to the Head of Finance and will have responsibility for leading and managing the finances of a number of the trusts and charities, as well as general organisational and office finance related duties. At present it is envisaged that each of the Financial Controllers will take responsibility for one of the main operational charities (Ashden and Gatsby Africa) as a key part of their portfolio. Outside the formal line management structure, establishing an effective working rapport with the relevant Trust Executives, charity management teams and department heads as well as within the Finance team is vital to the success of the roles.
Candidates should have a good level of experience in charity or company finance, with the proven competence to deal confidently and expertly with a high volume and variety of finance tasks and with a commercial mindset. Degree level education is required together with a leading accountancy qualification (ACA or CIMA) and at least three years' post qualification experience. A high degree of flexibility, tact and good humour and an empathy with the trusts’/charities' goals are essential.
The salary for this role will be in the range of £60,000 - £70,000, depending upon experience, together with a generous range of other benefits