Assistant Financial Controller


Ref: 1178Tuesday 27 October 2020

£dependent on experience

Every employer is not the same and WHO you work for and what that environment looks like is the difference between ANY job and a GREAT job.


At the Darlington Building Society, their mission is to develop their staff, technology, customers, brand and place themselves at the heart of the communities they serve, to make a real difference.  And here is how they are different:


  • They are a mutual, owned for over 160 years by the everyday people that save and borrow 
  • Ethical approach: they will always aim to treat people with honesty and integrity, putting the interests of their members first
  • Community involvement: every year they give 5% of their profits to local organisations and charities.  Each one of the 9 branches hold a fund to aid local communities
  • Talent development: through their grow your own strategy, they are committed to your constant personal development.  Their approach to learning and development is one that gives people choice – of job content, resources and careers paths
  • A flexible working environment (full or part time) for all staff and great work life balance 


In essence, the Darlington Building Society is an independent building society that strives to create a feeling of pride amongst its staff, members and local communities.  And they are winning a lot of awards so must be doing something right!


As the Deputy Financial Controller you will have responsibility for assisting the FC in managing the day to day activities of the Finance Department. This will encompass ensuring timely production of accurate financial and accounting data for regulatory reporting and internal management information as well as supervising and managing the Finance Department staff.  You will ensure timely and accurate completion of regulatory returns as well as keeping pace with and maintaining knowledge of the fast changing regulatory requirements within the mortgage and savings sector.

If all the above makes you think they could be your next employer, you need to be self-motivated, adaptable, logical, and able to delegate effectively, with a hands-on approach, be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) and have the following attributes.


  • Ability to solve problems and deliver operationally complex projects independently and to a high standard
  • Experience within the financial services sector and have strong knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Ability to manage a team and build strong relationships, including with senior stakeholders


If you are an experienced finance professional who wants to work for an employer who cares about the their customers and the local community as well as its employees, then apply now.