Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Ref: 1032Monday 7 October 2019


Job title:              FINANCE CONTROLLER                 

Reports to:         Deputy CEO

Beverley Building Society was founded in 1866 and is a major financial institution in the town.  Today, the Society concentrates on its core services of mortgages and savings.  The Society has an outstanding team of highly committed and knowledgeable staff who provide quality products combined with outstanding personal service.  The Society focusses on the underserved sections of the market, recognising their long-term purpose is to help people own their own homes when others in the market wouldn’t, due to such factors as age or complexity of their income sources. Whilst serving the East Riding of Yorkshire, their mortgage and savings products are now available nationally. The Society is run for the benefit of its members and communities. 

The business continually strives to be more efficient and successful in order to either reinvest that value back or to pass the benefits onto members in terms of better savings rates. 


Given the size of the organisation and the fact all staff are in one building, the role is wide, enabling you to be involved in a wide breath of financial and commercial activities, including involvement at Board level. Key responsibilities include:

·         To oversee the financial, management, regulatory and operational reporting processes undertaken by the finance team.

·         Staff management: two direct reports, a part qualified CIMA accountant and apprentice (close to completion of their ACA certificate level

·         Lead, motivate and develop the finance team  

·         Significant involvement in production of the key annual regulatory documents -ICAAP, ILAAP and Recovery Plan.

·         Minute-taker at the Board and Strategy sessions

·         Business Lead on implementing financial change.


·         Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

·         Experience of producing management accounts and budgets.

·         Previous experience of managing staff or working in financial services is preferred but not essential.

·         Good written and verbal communication skills.

·         Given breadth of the role, a person who is organised and able to undertake a broad range of activities.

·         Good working knowledge of key Microsoft Office Applications (word, PowerPoint, excel) and nominal ledger systems. Reasonably advance knowledge of excel (e.g. creating and using pivot tables) required.


·         Good verbal and written communication skills

·         Organised, with a track record of being able to deliver to deadlines.

·         Embraces a continuous improvement culture

·         Able to manage and build relationships (auditors, external IT suppliers, etc.) 

·         Comfortable with using technology (as involved in ad hoc finance related IT tasks)

·         Proven analytical skills

·         Flexible