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Finance Officer

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £25k - 30k per year

  • Contact :

    belton.bass@harrishill.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7310

  • Job ref:

    HQ00039040

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Consultant:

    Belton Bass

Harris Hill are extremely proud to be working alongside an educational charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational success. The organisation works tirelessly with a wide range of schools, local authorities, universities and charities to improve the educational performance of children and young adults.

The finance office we are looking to bring on-board must be passionate about the cause and be willing roll up their sleeves and add value to this growing and ambitious charity.

Due to the recent growth and development of the charity this Finance Officer role has been created in order to provide extra support to all financial areas of the organisation and assist with the management reporting and statutory reporting requirements.
We are looking forward to find a highly motivated and enthusiastic Finance Officer to join the team and provide crucial support on a range of key finance functions.

Main responsibilities include:

- Maintaining the Office Purchase Ledger including processing supplier invoices, staff expense claims, reconciling statements and making supplier/staff expense payments.

- Maintaining the Grant Ledger including processing grant invoices and making grant payment.

Maintaining the Sales Ledger, processing programme related invoices and allocating receipts.

- Cash management including checking bank transactions daily and producing regular bank reconciliations of bank accounts.

- Maintaining accurate records of both unrestricted and restricted fund transactions including receipts, grants, expenses and cash balances.

- Processing company credit card transactions for business expenditure.

- Providing timely and accurate financial support to the programmes, development and research teams to assist them with forecasting, budgeting, reconciliation and reporting.

- Assisting with month end procedures and production of monthly and quarterly management accounts under the direction of the Head of Finance.

- Assisting with gathering monthly payroll information and reviewing monthly payroll reports.

- Assisting with the administration of the auto-enrolment pension scheme.

- Assisting with the year-end statutory accounts preparation, audit and budget setting process.

- Carrying out administrative tasks to support the team.

- Ensuring that the filing is done in a timely manner and that all paperwork is up to date.

- Other duties as necessary from time to time.


Person Specification:
You will be joining a small, focused and passionate team who work together deliver financial support to the wider team. You will have two or more years' experience of working in a busy finance department with responsibility for similar tasks (preferably in the not for profit sector) and you will have excellent numeracy skills and strong verbal and written communication.


Please feel free to apply if you are:
- degree educated (or equivalent/qualified by experience).

- AAT qualified or holds a similar qualification or is willing to study towards an accountancy qualification.

- someone with a sound understanding of double entry book-keeping, accruals and prepayments.

- able to work quickly and accurately, paying attention to detail to ensure transactions are correctly processed.

- able to work independently and use initiative.

- a person will excellent organisational skills.

- interested in education.

- personable, flexible and discrete (able to fit in to a small team).

- someone with working knowledge of Quickbooks Online or similar accounting software.

- excellent on Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.