British Rowing – Financial Controller

The Financial Controller is responsible for the day to day operation, accuracy and integrity of the financial accounting systems of British Rowing. The post-holder is responsible for producing the monthly accounts package, undertaking variance analysis, and implementing and monitoring financial controls.


  • Manage the day to day operation of the Finance function to ensure the provision of a high quality service to stakeholders.
  • Maintaining and enhancing the internal financial controls, procedures and processes to ensure a robust financial control framework is in place to protect the organisation’s assets.
  • Leading the preparation and consolidation of the annual budget. Providing support to budget holders to build accurate and achievable budgets that meet the organisation’s financial strategy.
  • Attendance at Finance Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and other Committees as required.
  • Regular review of financial performance and forecasts with budget holders, alerting senior management to potential issues.
  • Monitoring and accurate recording of grant expenditure and ensuring compliance with all financial reporting requirements to funding bodies.
  • Maintaining good relationships with the company’s bankers, solicitors and insurers.
  • Ensure compliance with VAT and tax regulations including VAT, PAYE/NI and tax return submission.
  • Deliver accurate cash flow forecasts and ensure appropriate treasury management practices are in place.
  • Leading the preparation and audit of the annual report and accounts.
  • Overseeing the operation of the outsourced payroll function, ensuring accuracy of processing and compliance with HMRC and pension Auto-Enrolment regulations.
  • Day to day line management of the Management Accountant, and two Finance Assistants.
  • Conducting annual appraisals, performance reviews, team meetings and other management duties to ensure good team performance and achievement of core objectives.
  • Approving payments of invoices, expenses and amounts owed to rowing clubs by BACS on a weekly basis.
  • To work with other members of the Business Services team as appropriate.
  • Present a positive image of British Rowing (including its committees, volunteers and staff) and the sport of rowing at all times.
  • Provide ad hoc reports to senior management team as and when required.
  • At all times consider how your role can support the strategic objectives of British Rowing.

Person Specification

  • CCAB qualified accountant with a minimum 2 years’ post-qualification experience in a financial management position.
  • Experience with direct line management, mentoring or supervision of staff.
  • Experience of the production of management and statutory accounts to agreed deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and advanced Excel skills.
  • Proven experience of building excellent working relationships with non-financial members of the organisation.
  • High level of technical competence and a keen eye for financial detail.
  • Proven team player.
  • First-rate planning skills with the ability to devise, plan and execute work plans to achieve objectives.
  • Previous experience of working in sport is desirable but not mandatory.

Download a full Job Description and Person Specification here.

If you are interested in the role, please email your CV alongside a covering letter to [email protected]

Only applicants to be invited for interview will be contacted.

No CVs from agencies please.

Salary: Salary will be dependent on experience. Please email your salary expectations within with your Covering Letter.

Type: Full Time

Contact: Liz Charter at [email protected]

Application Dates: From Monday 3rd October 2022 to Monday 31st October 2022

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