Project Finance Officer

Westcountry Rivers Trust
Launceston, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Finance Officer
Stoke Climsland, Cornwall

Are you a highly-organised finance professional seeking your next step as a Project Finance Officer? Want to support the success of a charity that's driving conservation efforts across the South West? If so, read on.

About Us

Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) is an environmental charity dedicated to restoring and protecting the region's rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas.

We work with EU grants, Water Company funded initiatives and government funding to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain.

We're now looking for a Project Finance Officer to join us and perform a range of finance tasks to support the delivery of our projects.

The Benefits

- Salary of £24,000 - £29,000 DOE
- Pension (7% employer contribution)
- Travel expenses
- Join an ambitious charity with a low staff turnover

With a strong focus on supporting our employees, we foster an engaging and welcoming environment where staff are empowered to learn, grow and realise their professional goals.

In this varied role, you will have the chance to enhance your existing finance knowledge while supporting projects that are helping to preserve and protect our rivers.

The Role

As a Project Finance Officer, you will perform a range of tasks to support the successful delivery of our projects.

Reporting to our Head of Finance, you will:

- Oversee an Admin Co-ordinator who is supporting the claims process
- Ensure that project expenditure complies with our procurement process and procedures
- Raise and submit European and UK claims
- Carry out monthly reconciliation activities for project income, expenditure and match funding
- Liaise with a range of third parties, including auditors
- Provide updates on project finances to Project Managers and the Head of Finance
- Occasionally travel to our other sites

About You

To join us as a Project Finance Officer, you'll need:

- At least two years' experience in a finance role
- Knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel
- A full, valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle (which is insured for business use)
- The ability to manage competing demands in a busy environment and respond flexibly to differing daily priorities

Experience of project management and accounting would be beneficial, as would knowledge or experience of Xero, Interreg Funding and claims processing.

We'd like to hear from you if you've worked as a Finance Officer, Finance Clerk, Accounts Clerk, Senior Accounts Assistant, Senior Finance Assistant or Junior Accountant.

The closing date for applications is the 29th May 2019, with interviews scheduled to be held on the week commencing the 3rd June 2019.

Webrecruit and WRT are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you think you'd thrive as our Project Finance Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
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