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Senior Finance Officer

Bipolar UK
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The Senior Finance Officer is a newly created post offering plenty of scope for development. The successful candidate, supported by the Finance Manager, will act as a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth running of the charity's day-to-day finances and financial reporting function.

General accounting duties include the input of all primary accounting information, invoice processing, reconciliation of accounts and preparation of management accounts.

Specific Responsibilities

Process supplier invoices and other expenditure, invoice coding, authorisation and maintenance of bought ledger
Process staff expenses, verification of claims, credit card payments and monthly petty cash reports
Prepare weekly BACS payment of invoices, expenses and other payments as required
Prepare sales/income invoices, coding, issuing invoices and recording income/receipts and maintenance of sales ledger
Set up direct debits and standing orders as required
Perform all bank, credit card and petty cash postings and subsequent monthly reconciliations for review
Run monthly trial balance and prepare management accounts (income and expenditure, cash flow forecast, balance sheet and analysis of funds) in conjunction with Finance Manager
Deal with accounts and general routine queries to finance section from external and internal customers
Lead on year-end accounts preparation and liaison with external audit
Attend meetings/training as required
Act as an advocate for Bipolar UK within your work
Purchasing materials, equipment and services that provide value for money to the charity
Work with fundraising to ensure everyone who donates to the charity is thanked.
Other duties deemed appropriate by the Finance Manager or Chief Executive to assist in achieving the aims and objectives of the charity. This may include line management

Person Specification

We are seeking an individual with the following skills, attitudes and experience required for the role:

Experience of ensuring complete, accurate and timely accounting records
Proficient in Excel
Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi task, prioritise work, and meet deadlines
Attention to detail
Ability to work using own initiative but also seek support/guidance as required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including telephone skills)
Willingness to get involved in a variety of projects and activities
A commitment to improving the lives of people affected by bipolar.
Experience using Xero


Part qualified
Experience of working within a non-profit organisation
Experience of Salesforce (NPSP)
Management experience

Outline terms and conditions of employment

Salary: up to £33,000 pa pro-rata (depending on experience)
Contract: part-time (up to 30 hours), two year fixed term
Location: Home-based UK-wide / London - flexibility with the right candidate
Holidays: 25 days a year and bank holidays.
Probationary period: six months
Pension: Charity pension scheme.
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