Castle Employment Group are working exclusively with North Yorkshire Moors Railway to recruit for a Financial Controller to join their team on a permanent basis. On offer is a competitive salary alongside study support, 30 days annual leave (increasing with service) and excellent staff discounts.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a well-known heritage attraction and not-for profit charitable organisation run as part of the local community, based in Pickering.

The purpose of this role is to take main responsibility for accounting for the accounting entries and to support the production of the monthly Management Accounts.
Reporting into the Deputy Finance Director, key responsibilities of the Financial Controller will include: 

  • Assisting with the preparation of annual budgets and cash flow forecasts.
  • Assisting with the preparation of year-end accounts and liaising with the auditors.
  • Working collaboratively with the Management Accountant to complete the background work necessary to produce monthly management accounts for the business.
  • Maintaining fixed asset records and registers, calculating and posting monthly depreciation journals.
  • Reconciling all Balance Sheet accounts for both entities on a monthly basis and ensuring all items are cleared within a reasonable timescale.
  • Supporting the Deputy Finance Director as required with day-to-day accounting and reporting, including deputising as appropriate.

To be successful in this role, the Financial Controller must:

  • Have previous experience working in a busy finance team and preparing management accounts.
  • AAT qualified or studying ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualification, with an ambition to become fully qualified or be qualified by experience.
  • Strong MS Excel skills, ideally to intermediate level.
  • Experience of accountancy software and packages, such as Sage, Xero, Quickbooks etc.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and excellent attention to detail.

We are particularly keen to speak to individuals who are currently in an Accountant, Assistant Management Accountant, Finance Manager, Assistant Financial Controller or Management Accountant opportunity, who are looking to progress to a Financial Controller or Finance Manager opportunity.

Ideally, we would be keen to speak with individuals who are studying either their Level 4 AAT or their ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualification, with an ambition to become fully qualified or those would be qualified by experience.

This role is based in Pickering and so is commutable from Scarborough, Malton, York, Kirbymoorside, Ampleforth and surrounding areas.

View the Job Profile and send all CVs, questions or queries about this opportunity to Ella at Castle Employment Group, 01723 365 432 or [email protected]