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Financial Controller

RUFFARCHITECTS is a progressive and ambitious practice, based in central London and the southwest. Our co-created values are central to our collaborative approach and close-knit studio. We are looking for a proactive and experienced Financial Controller to join our growing team on a 4 day a month, part-time basis.  


Applications will be considered for either our London or Exeter Studio, as well as remote working opportunities.  


Key responsibilities:


  • Work closely with the Director, Business Advisor and Accountant to ensure financial control and cost-effective decision-making

  • Maintain up-to-date entries into Xero for income and expenses

  • Manage the end-to-end invoice process, chasing debtors for prompt payment

  • Collate month and quarter close reporting and analysis against yearly budget

  • Involvement in preparing future business budgets

  • Liaise with payroll manager to ensure monthly PAYE salaries and associated payments, including pensions, are completed

  • Ensure the timely payment of bills and maintain Studio insurances

  • Liaise with Studio Manager for coordination on new project setup and project profitability entries

  • Proactive in refinements and best practice financial control to better the business

  • Adaptable for role development as the Studio grows


We are looking for candidates with five years’ minimum financial management experience with qualities that include, but are not limited, to the below:


  • Proficiency with Xero essential

  • Prior experience with Workflow Max advantageous

  • Confident and strong understanding of business finance

  • Experience in building and ongoing analysis of budgeting and budget preparation

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with competency in Excel

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills with attention to detail and a desire to drive continuous improvement in the running of the business

  • Discrete, personable, and professional


Salary will be dependant on experience.


RUFFARCHITECTS is an equal opportunities employer – we are keen to receive applications from a diverse range of candidates, and actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.


If you would like to be considered, please submit your CV and cover letter via

Application Deadline: 7th Jan 2022

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