Finance Officer

Employment
Contract Type: 
Permanent
Hours: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 22 October, 2021 - 17:00
Based: 
Gateshead
Salary Scale
£25000.00
£26000.00
Per Annum
Employer: 
Your Voice Counts

This role

This is a key role in our charity.  We are a growing organisation and this year have crossed the £1m income threshold for the first time.  Reporting to the Head of Finance who leads on financial strategy, budgeting and reporting, the Finance Officer is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the charity.

Main responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the Head of Finance and CEO to record and maintain all financial records of the organisation.
  • Assist Head of Finance to prepare long term forecasts by ensuring accurate ledgers.
  • Perform month end procedures including bank and control account reconciliations.
  • Prepare Financial Records for submission to the Accountants for Annual Audit
  • Ensure the administration of all financial legal obligations and payments of salaries in appropriate time scales.
  • Processing of income and expenditure transactions including invoices, GRNs and purchase orders.
  • Assist Head of Finance to prepare and monitor individual project budgets and the overall organisational budget
  • Identify and inform the Head of Finance of any Financial concerns
  • Maintain petty cash records.

This is a demanding role, and you will need to hit the ground running.  You will be key to the day-to-day financial control of the charity.  You will need to be confident with posting to the ledger, payroll processing, month end procedures and ad-hoc reporting.  We aim to have a short overlap period with the current Finance Officer, so you are supported into this role.

Your Voice Counts is an ambitious and growing charity. The role provides opportunities to gain experience of all aspects of managing the finances of a medium/large sized charity.  The role is flexible and will grow as your skills and experience grow. 

We will support you to further develop your qualifications.

Person specification:

Just as our values are key to our ways of working, attitude is key to our staff team.  We work in challenging, changing circumstances with a very vulnerable client group. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to develop team working, and who is empathetic and supportive but not afraid to challenge when challenge is needed.  We are looking for someone who has good attention to detail and understands the importance of effective systems and processes.  We’re looking for someone who has a demonstrable belief in the rights of people who use our services.

The person we’re looking for will:

  • Be AAT qualified or part qualified with a CCAB body.
  • Demonstrable ability to work to a high level of accuracy and consistency.
  • Have a strong focus on collaborative working within a dynamic team and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Be well-organised with an ability to handle a busy workload and prioritise effectively.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work just as effectively at home as in the office.
  • Have excellent IT skills, including use of Excel, and be able to run effective systems and processes.  Experience of QuickBooks would also be an advantage.
  • Be an excellent communicator, with an ability to adapt your approach in order to engage with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with vulnerable people who often have significant communication barriers.
  • Have a commitment to equal opportunities and confidentiality.
  • Approach issues objectively and diplomatically.