Finance Officer

Leicester, UK
16 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced and highly motivated Finance Officers to join Vista's Finance Team based in the city centre. You will need to have excellent financial & IT skills, demonstrate clear and concise practical experience and be proficient in the use of accounting software packages, Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint. This role is a great opportunity to join the team as we look to further strengthen and grow the finances of the Charity.

Who we are looking for

As Finance Officer you will look to assist the Finance Manager in the development of overall effectiveness of the Finance Team by building relationships with our managers and stakeholders to provide timely & accurate financial information and ensuring the team works in accordance with Vista's strategy and in keeping with Vista's Core Principles.

Reporting to the Finance Manager your primary objectives will be:
  • Assist the Finance Manager in maintaining Vista's accounting records and the production of monthly management accounts, year end financial accounts, budgets and forecasts.
  • To contribute to the development, design and implementation of internal financial systems, processes and procedures.
  • To develop and maintain business partnering arrangements with managers.

Key Attributes
  • Educated to 'A' level standard you will possess or be working to completing your AAT financial qualification.
  • Substantial experience in management accounts, budgets and year end processes.
  • Substantial experience in dealing with fixed assets, depreciation, prepayments, accruals and control account reconciliations.
  • Experience in liaising with external stakeholders e.g. auditors and bank.
  • Excellent working experience & knowledge of accounting software systems.
  • Payroll experience would be desirable but not essential.
  • Highly numerate with attention to detail.
  • A 'can-do' and creative approach to problem solving.

We offer excellent health benefits, a defined contribution pension scheme and access to an employee assistance programme.

Working for Vista means you will be working for one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working with people with sight loss and their families.

We have two posts, this one is for 30 hours per week and we also have a 24 hour post. When applying please indicate on your application form which post you are applying for.

Vista reserves the right to withdraw this advert in the event of high volumes of applications received.

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