The National Trust

Treasury & Funding Accountant

Swindon, Wiltshire
£42,000 pa
30 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
Job Role
Qualification Level
Fully qualified

Ref: IRC71291



As Treasury Funding Accountant you will work with the Treasury Funding Manager to approve and provide internal development loans to fund significant amounts of the Trust’s commercial development. This is an exciting new initiative to fund a backlog of investment required in the Trust’s infrastructure and Let Estate as well as prompting further commercial development.

What it's like to work here

We provide the best possible working environment for you throughout the building whilst also promoting and fostering a sociable Heelis Community. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.

Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis. There are approximately 700 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here.

Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.

What you'll be doing

Liaising with senior management throughout the Trust’s wider Finance and Operational community, you will review commercial projects with potentially high returns that currently have no finance available. You will robustly challenge and review the commercial cases proposed by senior management. You will also provide an on-going review of existing projects and loans thereby ensuring development loans are provided within a rigorous commercial framework and deliver real value to the Trust.

You will also take responsibility for servicing the loan books for all types of loan managed by Treasury. You will be the main point of contact for queries from throughout the Trust and track projects to ensure that they are performing as expected and able to make loan repayments.

There will also be the need to support the wider Treasury activities including providing cover for the Treasury and Investments Accountant as well as supporting improvement initiatives such as cash flow forecasting and management. This is a growing and evolving team looking to make a positive impact in a number of areas.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this post you will need to:

  • Be a recently qualified accountant with particular knowledge in commercial accounting and the ability to critically appraise business cases.
  • Be highly commercial.
  • You’ll need to be able to critically appraise potentially significant business cases making them as good as they can be.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills with the gravitas and strength to be able to challenge.
  • Be enthusiastic and flexible showing willingness to support this evolving function in different opportunities as they arise.

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership at over 100 leisure facilities across the country

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

For further information and to apply, please follow:

Closing date: 16th November 2018