Charity Finance Officer

Charity Finance Officer

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    £28k - 30k per year

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    Belton Bass

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    020 7820 7310

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    over 2 years ago

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Harris Hill is proud to be working with a fabulous charity who is looking for a confident Finance Officer with at least 2 years' experience working in finance. This is an exciting time to join this historic charity because having been established in the 17th Century they are now moving into a period of significant growth & change. If you have charity finance experience and are willing to roll up your sleeves to help drive their development plans forward we would love to hear from you.

As the charity is entering a period of large scale change you will need to enjoy going the extra mile, and because you will be part of a small team this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work in a family environment. The role will suit a typical 2nd jobber who is looking to get a more rounded experience to take their career to the next level.

There are a number of projects under development including a major fundraising appeal in order to restore, refurbish and renovate their historic site. The successful Finance Officer will support the Head of Finance making sure the financial services are delivered to budget holders and the financial reports prepared for the senior management team.

The Basics

As the Finance Officer you will take full responsibility for all aspects of the purchase and sales ledgers for both the charity and enterprise functions. You will be responsible for the processing of invoices through to payment runs and supplier statement reconciliations. You will also be responsible for all balance sheet reconciliations including monthly bank reconciliations.

You will support the Head of Finance with payroll processes, VAT returns, and cash flow management. Also, you will provide analysis and insight, linking financial reporting to business performance including leading on gathering of the key performance indicators and monthly management accounts and reports. You will also support the year-end processes and annual audit.

Reporting Structure

As the Finance Officer, you report to the Head of Finance. The Head of Finance, in turn, reports to the Director. The Finance Officer works closely with budget holders and the senior management team providing monthly management accounts for Trustees and budget holders; preparing financial reports, forecast and analysis as required to support the charity.

Essential Knowledge/Skills

- Excellent communication skills (verbally and written)
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) or similar.
- Sage 50
- Logical and methodical with excellent attention to detail.
- Understanding of charity and company accounting processes and their distinct legal differences.
- The ability to confidently and competently manage workload without substantial hand-holding.
- Able to work in a highly collaborative approach with colleagues.

***Previous experience of Purchase and Sales ledger*** 

A strong working knowledge of Word, Excel (intermediate level) and Powerpoint.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to be part of a small team with an understanding of the constraints of working in the charity or not-for-profit sector with limited resources.

Good Luck!