Financial Accountant

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Charity

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/05/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £42,000 - £45,000 per annum


Greenwich Hospital is a unique 328 year old Crown Charity. In 1694, moved by the plight of the injured Royal Navy sailors, William III and Mary II signed a royal charter establishing the charity for the benefit of naval seamen and their families.

Things have changed a lot since then! Greenwich Hospital is no longer a hospital, nor is it based in Greenwich. It is a charity with an extensive asset portfolio that it manages to generate income to provide charitable support including grants, sheltered housing and education to the Royal Navy sector. The portfolio includes property investments in Greenwich town centre, including the lively Greenwich Market, agricultural and residential holdings in Suffolk, Essex and Northumberland and extensive financial investments. With an income of c.£28 million it is a vital provider of support to serving and former personnel of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their dependants.

And with that deep heritage, and an eye to the future, Greenwich Hospital is excited to launch this recruitment process for a new Financial Accountant.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, your responsibilities include:

  • Lead on preparing the monthly management accounts, consolidating and analysing the figures for the individual business areas and head office.
  • Play a key role in maintaining the financial control framework, including reconciliations as well as enhancing financial policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the annual accounts, annual budget and four year financial projections.
  • Maintain the contracts database and contribute to procurement including financial assessments and business cases.

The successful candidate is likely to be fully qualified or working towards their final professional examinations. Having already established a good understanding of what makes a strong financial control environment, you will now be looking to test yourself in a complex and challenging all round role. Joining a supportive team, Greenwich Hospital is looking for a friendly and open individual, with excellent organisational and communication skills. Candidates from the commercial, public or not-for-profit sector are encouraged to apply.

Greenwich Hospital is currently working to a hybrid business model. Candidates will be required to come into their central London office two to three days a week.

For more information, please view our dedicated candidate pack here.

Recruitment Timetable:

Application deadline: Sunday 12th June, midnight

Shortlisting: Friday 24th June

Interviews: Wednesday 29th June

To apply, please send your CV to by midnight Sunday 12th June. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Tiffany Richards on 07921 336229 or

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