Finance Officer

Posted 8 March by Hamlyn Williams Featured

Job description summary

The Finance Officer has overall responsibility for accurately maintaining all the financial records and has a key role in providing accurate financial information, back-up and support to staff. The Finance Officer will provide a comprehensive financial service to the charity working closely with the Business Manager and supported by the Finance Trustee ensuring that the charity’s critical deadlines are met. Working within the team, the role will require close liaison with colleagues to ensure financial administration across the charity is efficient and effective and that budget holders are supported. Confidentiality across all areas of this role is required as the incumbent will have access to both personal and commercial information. In addition, the job holder will provide a point of contact to any visitor in the absence of colleagues or volunteers. Good working relationships should be established with the Trustees, Supporters, Volunteers, and all business contacts.

Key responsibility

Income, Payment, Cash Management, Investment Management, Monthly and Annual Accounts including finance procedures, Regulation Reporting, Budgeting,

Other duties

  • Provide cover for absent colleagues where appropriate.
  • Carry out other reasonable tasks as directed by FC management.
  • Carry out all tasks with reasonable consideration for the health and safety of colleagues and visitors.
  • Carry out all tasks in a courteous manner and effectively.
  • At all times uphold the values of the company and behave in such a way as not to bring the organisation into disrepute.


  • First class numeracy and bookkeeping skills and experience.
  • Experience in the operation of Excel and the use of spreadsheets as a means of recording financial information.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to process data reliably and accurately, maintain accurate financial records and hence provide sound financial information.
  • Relevant experience in preparing and filing Inland Revenue returns such as VAT, PAYE/NI.
  • Good communication skills in person, on the telephone, by email, letter and in reports.
  • A readiness to work and behave in accordance with the charity’s policies and relevant legislation
  • The availability to work flexibly.
  • Commitment to the charity’s work and confidential nature of the role.
  • Initiative and self-motivation.
  • Good humoured enthusiasm, commitment and tact, commitment to establishing and maintaining good working relations with staff colleagues, Trustees, volunteers, funders and service providers.


Full time equivalent:


Required skills

  • Account Management
  • Bookkeeping

Reference: 34637448

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