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Financial Controls Analyst - Peterborough

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Salary Details:
£23,645 per annum + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
27 Jan 2019
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About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential. 

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want
Job Advert

Do you have a passion for all things finance and accounting? Are you someone who enjoys data manipulation and using Excel? Are you looking for a role where you are a massive part in changing people’s lives in a positive way?

If you have just answered yes, it looks like we could have the role you have been looking for!

We are looking for a Financial Controls Analyst to join our Central Finance team in Peterborough. The successful Financial Controls Analyst will be responsible for determining whether Mencap’s existing controls framework is applied correctly, and identifying any variances and irregularities by performing regular checks.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent position.

The successful candidate will need to build and maintain sound relationships with other departments such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Purchasing and a number of teams out in the field. You will also need to assist the Financial Controller in designing and implementing new or additional controls by using your own knowledge and experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Bank and control account reconciliations
  • Payroll reconciliations
  • Identifying and investigating discrepancies
  • Internal audits
  • Testing controls and recommending changes
  • Updating relevant systems
  • Analysing data
  • Using excel effectively

**Please not that this is not an exhaustive list of your potential day-to-day duties. Refer to the attached job description for more detailed information **

This role would suit someone who is self-motivated and has previous finance and accounting experience, whether it be in a similar role or in a more junior position. The successful candidate must be a part- or fully qualified accountant and have experience of using different finance systems.

If this role is the perfect next step into your career ladder of success, please click the “Apply” button to submit your application today …. Good Luck!

Please ensure you include a fully up-to-date CV with a covering letter stating why you are interested in the position.

JOB ID: 15698


As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions upto 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you will be auto-enrolled into NEST
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness
  • Loans for debt consolidation,bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract