PB5, Operational Accountant, SEO, Permanent, Full-time, London/Liverpool

Contract Type
Liverpool or London
£37,914 - £40,488
Expiry Date
The Charity Commission has set out our ambitious five-year strategy, being clear that we will be driven by our purpose to ensure that charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society.

Job Description

The Accountancy team focusses on and is committed to enabling and facilitating appropriate, proportionate, and evidentially sound decisions to be taken by the business and setting out associated risks. In addition, the Accountancy team leads on themed reviews relating to charity finances arising out of the Commission's tasking and co-ordination, as well as leading on policy proposals with a significant Accountancy element and advising on projects within the business.

Working in a close-knit team of 17, the role-holder will improve and drive regulatory outcomes and enhance our credibility through their expert accountancy interventions in casework and through pro-actively identifying risks and fulfilling financial training needs of colleagues across the Commission.

• To provide dedicated forensic/investigative and general advisory accountancy support to operational case officers working within a multidisciplinary team of investigators, case officers and lawyers.

• To assess and deal proportionately and effectively with accounting or financial concerns and abuse within charities including concerns relating to terrorist financing, money laundering, potential instances of fraud, other potential instances of criminality, poor financial management and governance.

• Responsible for leading on the technical accountancy advice on a portfolio of cases that present the highest risk. Advice will include complex financial analysis not limited to, the review of statutory financial statements, external scrutiny reports, bank statements, ledgers, cash flows and other charity records. Some of this work will be carried out at Charity premises.

• Autonomy to make decisions using professional judgement to ensure that the advice is accurate, targeted to scope and takes account of risk. Technical advice will be in line with UK GAAP, Charity Law and the Charity Accounting and Reporting Framework.

• Responsible for sharing knowledge both within and outside the directorate striving to improve the service. This will include developing and delivering training to the business as subject matter expert.

• To assist law enforcement or other agencies by providing witness statements and providing witness evidence

• To support continuous improvement in accountancy casework practice and guidance through spotting and filling gaps in both

• To represent Accountancy Services either internally as a Subject Matter Expert on corporate projects and induction programmes or occasionally externally at conferences or sector meetings.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Changing and Improving

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing