Finance Officer

18 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Officer

Location: Coventry

Salary: FTE £24,398 - £25,951 Depending on Experience

Hours of work: 25.5 Hours Per week

Interview Date: 5th August

Application Closing Date: 30th July


CRASAC is an award-winning charity that provides specialist support services to victims and survivors of all forms of sexual violence and sexual abuse in Coventry.

About the Finance Officer role:

To be the day to day finance lead for CRASAC, keeping financial records and preparing simple reports for senior management, the Charity Board and external stakeholders.

To monitor expenditure, track income budgets and match expenditure to the different funders, managing all payments into and out of the organisation.

To maintain the finance records on Xero, and to ensure these are fit for purpose to enable the charity's Accountants to prepare the end of year accounts.

The post reports to the Strategic Lead for Business and Finance. Support and advice will be provided by CRASAC's voluntary Treasurer (a qualified accountant).

Finance Officer Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and reconcile financial records
  • Prepare clear reports (including monthly management accounts, both ad-hoc and routine) for management team, the Board, and funders
  • Manage accounts payable and ensure all suppliers are paid
  • Manage petty cash and staff expenses
  • Work with Payroll Administrator to process payment of wages and associated payments to the Inland Revenue and Pension Company
  • Act as a signatory for CRASAC, and ensure the charities statutory returns are made on time
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times in business associated with CRASAC
  • Attend staff meetings and training as required
  • Carry out other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as deemed appropriate by Strategic Lead for Business and Finance.

All of the qualities we are looking for may be demonstrated though skills and experiences in paid or unpaid work. Applicants need to demonstrate in their application and at interview that they possess all the essential requirements. This job would suit a numerate individual who likes working with numbers and spreadsheets.

Finance Officer Requirements:

  • Experience of working as a finance officer or finance administrator
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good GCSE in maths, or equivalent
  • Skilled in use of Excel spreadsheets and other MS office software
  • Experience working with accounting software, particularly Xero
  • Be able to manage a varied and challenging workload
  • Able to work independently within clear guidelines
  • Experience of developing and maintaining working relationships with a broad range of people
  • Willingness to undertake additional training as required
  • Have experience of working within a team and taking a flexible approach when responding to needs of the whole organisation
  • Have some understanding of rape crisis and its effect on victims and survivors.
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector (Desirable)
  • Excellent telephone manner (Desirable)

Finance Officer Benefits:
  • 25 days annual leave + 12 bank holidays (FTE)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • The opportunity to work in an organisation with a strong feminist ethos.

CRASAC is an equal opportunities employer however this post is targeted at female applicants only - the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 applies.

Any offers of employment for this post will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service

If you feel that you may be suitable for this Finance Officer role then please apply now!

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