Trace Recruit
Central London
£28k - 30k per year
08 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Ellie Prideaux
Finance & Legal
Full Time
Contract Type

Finance Officer, Central London – Charity, up to £30,000

A new opportunity has come in for a Part Qualified Accountant to work in a growing charity as a Finance Officer. The role will focus predominantly on the organisation’s expenditure, including payroll, accounts payable responsibilities, and bank reconciliations. The is plenty of room to grow and develop within the finance team while continuing with a professional qualification. The position reports directly into the Financial Controller and will work closely with another Finance Officer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure supplier invoices and staff expenses are authorised by the relevant budget holder and entered into the finance system promptly and accurately
  • Ensure staff receive credit card statements in a timely manner
  • Liaise with bank signatories to arrange regular and frequent payment runs
  • Prepare payments on online banking system and ensure payment paperwork is sent to the bank signatories in good time
  • Process all bank payments, interest payments, deposit movements and bank charges into the finance system
  • Complete bank reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Complete credit card control account reconciliation on a monthly basis
  • Complete accounts payable reconciliation on a monthly basis
  • Complete other balance sheet reconciliations as required by the Financial Controller
  • Maintain the contracts and suppliers’ files to ensure they reflect the current status of all accounts
  • Manage petty cash ensuring all receipts and payments are correctly recorded
  • Provide assistance with the annual audit and in the preparation of the statutory accounts as required
  • Prepare payroll input information monthly for the third-party payroll provider, including uploading any relevant documents (e.g. new starter forms, HMRC notifications etc.); check the pay report when it is received and inform the payroll provider if there are errors
  • Support the Financial Controller and Programme Finance team by providing information as required on grant receipts and payments, as well as on any overhead costs

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in a finance role ie finance assistant, accounts payable etc.
  • Started or strong desire to start a professional qualification (ACCA/CIMA)
  • Degree educated
  • Advanced Excel skills and knowledge of finance systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to liaise with both key stakeholders and the internal finance team
  • Good communication skills both verbally and in written English
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities

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