Finance Officer

Guidant Global
Watford, UK
18 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Location - Watford, Hertfordshire

Permanent - Full-Time

Salary - £27,000 per annum

Up to 7 weeks paid holiday (including bank holidays)
Competitive salary and benefits
35 hour working weekAction for Children

Every year, Action for Children impacts on the lives of 310,000 children, young people and their families across the UK, through our professional and committed workforce of c.4300.

We currently have a number of opportunities available within our Finance team for Finance Officer's. These roles will see you ensure that payments are made in a timely manner, according to the plan set by the Finance Manager, utilizing the agreed standards and controls established to apply across the charity.

The role?

Adhering to process and control framework for AP, AR and credit control which aligns with Action for Children's strategic objectives
Progressing payment for supplier invoices (non‐Children's Services); volunteer payments; consolidated billing; payment runs and Accounts Receivable, running AIM invoices; allocating cash received through VoIuntary Income and Services
Responding to queries, adhering to and meeting deadlines KPI's and SLAs.
Supporting the development, implementation and enhancement of relevant systems and processes to ensure that these are consistent with our strategic objectives. Such systems must include a mix of training, audits, self‐checks and blended learning methods which support organisational efficiency
Supporting the collection, input, analysis and presentation of financial data for financial reporting
Performing monthly procedures as required including running, reviewing and issuing financial reports, also to support internal and external audit purposes
Supporting the development, implementation and review of standard reporting, to enable senior management and Trustees to monitor organisational performance against key performance indicators

The person?

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail
A good working knowledge of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Helpdesk and cash allocation processes and procedures
Continuous improvement experience including process improvement, re‐engineering and team‐based problem solving.
Strong analytical and problem‐solving skills
Strong excel skills, including v‐lookups, pivots
Willing to cross skill and flex as required between the different tasks within the teamPlease refer to the full job description and person specification for further information.

The Rewards?

We offer a highly competitive salary, with a minimum of 7 weeks leave (i.e. 29 days' plus bank holidays), an excellent company pension scheme, regular and supportive supervision, season ticket travel loan facility, interest free Development Loans and discounts at major high street retailers. Plus, a lot more.

For further details please contact Saima Khan on

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 17th September

Interview date: Monday 23rd September

We look forward to your application!

Guidant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

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