Finance Officer

Posted on October 5, 2022 in Permanent Vacancies

Finance Officer

Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Salary:  Circa £20.00ph

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description:

Our clients are looking for a Part-time Finance Officer to join their team. Successful candidate will work closely with other senior members of the team, overseeing the long-term financial management, and ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place. A key part of the role will be to ensure that their financial resources are accrued, spent and invested in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. This role will be primarily working from home, but you will be required to attend regular staff meetings in the Stratford-upon-Avon offices, or by Zoom in the late afternoons/early evenings, as and when necessary.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To work in close co-operation with the team providing support and advice to the Board
  • To oversee the long-term financial management and to keep the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • To advise the Board on the financial implications of the strategic plans
  • To monitor the finances and to prepare monthly management accounts to present
  • To guide and advise the by developing budgets, accounts and published financial statements
  • To ensure that appropriate accounting procedures, controls and risk management procedures are in place
  • To meet the external auditors and to ensure that the accounts are properly audited.

Other duties include:

  • To produce monthly Management Accounts and other management information
  • Make a formal presentation of the accounts at the Annual General Meetin
  • To undertake bank and other monthly reconciliations
  • To deal efficiently and effectively with all invoices and bills; obtain authorisations as required and obtain countersignatures as required
  • To deal with banking issues and initiate online bank transactions and being a cheque signatory
  • To assist with all aspects of the financial function in a cost-effective and efficient manner
  • To act as an internal resource for financial information, budget monitoring, internal audit and accountability
  • To process and pay staff salaries
  • To maintain the petty-cash system and process staff expenses

The successful candidate will have good administrative skills and a background in accountancy, with the ability to prepare Budgets, Management and Annual Accounts. Computer literacy is essential with a sound understanding of Word, and Excel software programmes. The role will also include the use of Sage 50 in the cloud and the preparation of salaries (Brighpay). Experience of the charities sector, namely corporate governance, charity finance, investment, etc., would be ideal for this role.