Finance Controller (Director Designate)

Our Finance Director, Mike Young, has decided to retire after 16 years’ service to the Federation and we are now seeking applications from potential candidates who have broad financial and accounting experience.

The role encompasses all aspects of our financial affairs from entering transactions into the book keeping package to completion of VAT returns, monthly management accounts, budgets, project management and liaising with the accountants who undertake an independent review of the figures. We currently use Sage Instant (v24) for the processing and monthly figures in a desk top package but are open minded about changing product and moving to an online package. Our secretary is responsible for the day to day banking and processing of invoices.

Candidates should be fully conversant with GDPR and the requirements for MTDfb for VAT as well as being up to date with current accounting standards (FRS102 and FRS105); a knowledge of corporation tax matters would be an advantage.

The Federation is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and currently represents 555 historic vehicle clubs plus museums, trade and individual supporters. These organisations have collective membership well in excess of 250,000 enthusiasts. As the umbrella organisation for the historic vehicle movement in the UK and representative of the Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) for our geographical territory it is essential we demonstrate the highest standards in our interactions with government, their agencies and non-governmental organisations.

We continue to develop our range of services to members particularly in terms of research, skills development with the Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship and the developing Mobile Heritage agenda. So, this is an interesting time to join the Federation as we develop alternative funding streams to support these activities. The role reports to the Chairman and the successful candidate would work closely with the existing Board of nine Directors and our Secretary. This is a voluntary role but all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

If you would like to be considered or have questions please contact our Chairman, David Whale, at