Senior Finance Officer - Charity - West London

Recruiter
Morgan Spencer
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client, an established Charity who specialise in Community Regeneration projects, are looking for a Senior Finance Officer to deputise for the Head of Finance. You will support them in providing a first class accounting service, assist with the maintenance of the nominal ledger, sales ledger, purchase ledger and payroll and provide cover to other members of the Finance Team. Advanced Excel skills are a prerequisite of this role.

The Role
1. Maintaining effective credit control procedures including the monitoring of grants and assisting with the collection of rental debtors.
2. Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations.
3. Reconcile turnover per ledgers to management account.
4. Maintenance of the ledgers and control accounts, raising of journal entries, correction of errors and effecting reallocations.
5. Preparation of month-end management account journals and assisting the preparation of monthly management accounts.
6. Assisting in preparing year-end audit schedules.
7. Assisting in the preparation and collation of the annual budget.
8. Training support budget holders in the use and implementation of purchasing software.
9. Assisting and supporting the junior members of the Finance Team as necessary across a range of tasks including: the processing of monthly payroll and year-end reporting and compliance with PAYE and NI requirements; raising sundry invoices and collecting payment; maintaining electronic banking data and posting income to accounting software; preparing banking for rent and non-rent receipts; and maintenance of petty cash floats and suspense accounts.
10. Assist with reserves reconciliation and transfers between funds.
11. Maintain the organisations fixed asset register
12. Assist the Head of Finance with preparation of financial forecasts and cash flow projections
13. Update Head of Finance on any internal control failures

The Person
Essential experience:
1. A minimum of three years’ experience in a busy accounts department.
2. A high standard of numeracy and some level of professional accounting qualification.
3. Highly computer literate with practical experience of using computer spreadsheet packages including MS Excel and experience of using computerised accounting and payroll systems.
4. Ability to follow agreed financial procedures including credit control, raising invoices, maintenance of nominal ledger, bank reconciliations and electronic banking
5. Excellent administration and analytical skills to prepare concise and accurate reconciliations and analyses of individual income, expenditure and control accounts
6. Ability to deliver the highest standards of internal customer service through positive attitude to the role.
7. Ability to work under pressure, effective time management, organisational skills and team working sills.
8. A commitment to working within the Trust’s equal opportunities policy.

Desirable experience:
9. Experience of using Access Dimensions accounting software.
10. Working towards a recognised bookkeeping or accounting qualification.
11. Experience of property management accounting packages and rental ledgers.
12. Dealing with complex accounting transactions
13. Experience of SORP on charity accounts

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