Finance Officer

British Canoeing
Holme Pierrepont, UK
13 Jul 2019
12 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Officer

HOURS: Part-time position (19 hours per week) permanent - negotiable but must include Friday and occasional weekend working (max 4-5 times per annum)

LOCATION: Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

Salary: Band 3 - £21,845 - £23,000 pro rata

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking. This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together - an exciting and ambitious new strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021).

We are looking for someone who can work relatively autonomously to provide accurate finance support and guidance across the organisation. The role will be responsible for ensuring effective financial control and accountability for British Canoeing as well as its wholly owned subsidiary British Canoeing Events Ltd. The role will operate as the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.

The post will accurately record financial transactions and maintain the financial ledgers on SAGE 50 as well as being involved adhoc support to the Finance Manager and Finance Director.

The successful candidate will ideally be part or full AAT qualified and have knowledge of good accounting practices. Experience of SAGE and high/intermediate use of Excel is essential. You will have demonstrable recent successful experience in a role(s) with similar responsibilities. You should have good computer literacy skills; experience in analysing financial information and strong numerical, verbal and written communication skills. You need to be a self-motivated team player with the ability to work cooperatively.

A role profile and person specification can be found on the British Canoeing website

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating your salary expectation and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. Or Email

Closing date for applications is 12.00noon Friday 2nd August 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th August 2019

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about 'unspent' cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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