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Working at the BWY

Financial Controller
Where: Please note this will be office based at Sleaford Central Office NG34 7RU

Part-time, Permanent
£36,000 a year Pro rata


The British Wheel of Yoga ia a high profile, developing charity which act as a teaching organisation and an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation. Based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The charity is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Bookkeeping on SAGE 50 Cloud accounts package to trial balance stage, including: -
  • All postings (except Sale and Purchase Ledger) and Journal entries
  • Control Account reconciliations
  • Accruals
  • Prepayments
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Deferred income
  • Review and supervision of sales and purchase ledgers and daily batch reconciliations for online and telephone payments
  • Preparation of Management accounts for BWY including inter company transactions and reconciliations, with variance analysis and commentary plus answering queries on a quarterly basis
  • Calculation of intercompany management fee
  • Maintenance of the fixed asset registers: calculation of depreciation, additions and disposals
  • Selection and updating of accounting software when necessary
  • Preparation of BWY Annual Budget, liaising with Treasurer
  • Liaison with Payroll Bureau for monthly adjustments, HMRC queries, end of year returns etc
  • Submission of payments to HMRC for PAYE and NI
  • Preparation, submission, reconciliation and payment of VAT Returns, including Regional figures
  • Calculation of partial exemption figures for VAT return
  • Review, preparation and fortnightly payment of supplier invoices using Sage 50 Cloud accounts package or BACS or cheque in exceptional circumstances
  • Cash management: preparation of cash flow forecasts in order to control inter account and inter-company transfers; management of, including sourcing and closing, deposit accounts (including Centrally operated Regional account) to maximise returns
  • Updating signatories on all bank accounts as required
  • Preparation of year end accounts, including consolidation, draft statutory accounts, audit files and liaison with auditors
  • Companies House returns
  • Charities Commission returns
  • Ensuring Trustee/Directors' details are up to date with Companies House and Charity Commission
  • Calculation, reconciliation and payment of Regional website income including individual regional spreadsheets
  • Assisting Regional Treasurers
  • Producing factsheets for Regional Treasurers
  • Liaison with HMRC, auditors, software companies, Treasurers, accountants for advice etc
  • Sourcing and purchasing mobile phone contracts and laptops and setting up
  • Individual account analysis as and when required
  • Supervision of one Accounts Assistant
  • HR - recruitment process, job adverts, job descriptions, person specification, offer letters, reference requests, employment contracts, ensuring IT etc is organised before start date, new starter inductions, holiday calculation and forms. Liaison with Peninsula where necessary.Providing information for settlements and making final payments within the agreed timescale.
  • Calculations for supplier selection to ensure the most cost-effective solution is achieved
  • Responding to relevant telephone, post and email enquiries on a timely basis
  • Any other duties and/or special projects as agreed from time to time



Evidenced achievements eg; relevant qualifications/training.

  • Accountancy qualification preferably ACCA or CIMA


Type and amount of experience and specific knowledge required for the job.

  • Accounting Experience
  • Preparation of Management Accounts
  • Experience of working in Charitable sector would be useful
  • Experience of Microsoft Office
  • SAGE 50 Cloud Accounts experience preferable

Skills and abilities required for effective performance.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Numerate & Literate
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Pro-active
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Working to deadlines

Personal Attributes

Disposition and characteristics relevant to the job.

  • Self Motivated
  • Able to prioritise
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Discretion
  • Flexibility
  • Team Worker


  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site parking

Part-time hours: 30 per week

To apply please send your CV and Covering Letter to:

Closing date for applications: 31/01/2020


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