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Financial Controller

Kings Langley

£60k+ plus benefits

We are going through some exciting changes and are looking for a Financial Controller to implement these and improve the current finance function’s efficiencies and processes. The role of Financial Controller is a pivotal role to the organisation where you will support the Director of Finance in providing an effective financial and administrative service to the ECITB, manage the daily workload of the finance and administration team, provide accurate MI to the senior management team, as well as leading a systems implementation and upgrades.

As Financial Controller, you will be responsible for leading and developing a small team. You will support the implementation of a new financial general ledger and reporting system, providing a strong control environment and enhanced financial reporting. Recent experience of preparing statutory accounts, ideally under Charities SORP would be advantageous but accounts under FRS or IFRS would suffice.

You will be a qualified accountant, ideally ACA, CIMA, or ACCA with at least 5-10 years relevant post qualification experience, and possess high level management accounting, financial reporting and forecasting skills, ideally with experience in systems implementation, financial data manipulation and analysis. This is a unique opportunity, to be a part of a transforming finance team and enjoy significant exposure at senior levels with the opportunity to progress your career.

To apply, please send your CV and covering email to recruit@ecitb.org.uk

Read the full job description here Financial Controller 2018-06 v1.pdf

Audit Finance & Risk Committee Independent Members (2 positions)

We are looking for 2 qualified accountants with senior level financial experience in practice to join our Audit Finance & Risk Committee as unremunerated part-time committee members.  These roles require approximately 4 days/year to prepare for and attend meetings in London for which expenses are reimbursed.  

It is essential that you have in-depth experience of audit, risk management and compliance, have strong analytical and decision making skills, an ability to operate strategically and independently on a Committee, be an excellent communicator and able to build collaborative relationships, and bring a commercial perspective to the business.  Ideally, you also have an interest in supporting the delivery of vocational training to the engineering construction industry.  

The Committee consists of members appointed by the Main Board.  The aim is to have between 5 and 7 members of whom 2 or 3 are not members of the Board.  The Chair will be a Main Board member and should not be the Chair of the ECITB.  Each member must act with independence and objectivity and should have or develop a sound understanding of the objectives and priorities of the ECITB.  The appointment will be for a period of three years extendable by no more than one additional three-year period subject to approval by Accounting Officer in conjunction with the Chairman.

Members of the Audit Finance & Risk Committee (AFRC) help support the Board and Chief Executive Officer as Accounting Officer by providing appropriate independent oversight and advice to give appropriate assurance to them that:

  • High quality risk assessment and mitigation is embedded into financial and non-financial management processes and that relevant counter fraud measures are fit for purpose;

  • Overall Governance arrangements are appropriate and operating effectively;

  • Financial reporting is prudent, accurate, appropriate and consistent with charity and governmental accounting policies;

  • The financial control framework is effective, supported by a compliance culture producing timely, prudent, appropriate and consistent internal financial and performance reporting;

  • Internal Audit assurance provides an appropriate level of comfort to the Accounting Officer; and

  • Relationships with the National Audit Office are effective.


    To apply, please send your CV and covering email to recruit@ecitb.org.uk by 13 September 2018.

Audit Finance and Risk Committee Member role.pdf

If you are interested in finding employment opportunities within the engineering construction industry itself, please click on this link - Register Of Leviable Establishments to look at some of the companies listed under Registered Companies. There you will find a list of companies currently in-scope to the ECITB and their locations. You will need to contact those companies of interest to you directly for employment opportunities. 

ECITB is an Investor in People

ECITB is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly those that are under represented in the construction industry. ECITB encourages all applicants to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring questionnaire and send in together with the completed application form.

The Dignity at Work Policy

The ECITB operates a Dignity at Work policy that states that ECITB expects a standard of conduct and behaviour that respects other people for what they bring to our organisation and for who they are as individuals. It means that everyone is expected to behave in a professional manner, and is treated with dignity and respect. The ECITB regards all forms of bullying and harassment as unacceptable behaviour that will not be tolerated.
The ECITB does not expect any of its employees to tolerate offensive behaviour from people working in the Engineering Construction Industry or from others with whom they come into contact, and will respond to incidents. Where such incidents occur, employees will report the matter to their manager who will take appropriate action.