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Finance Officer

Family Action
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Finance Officer, Finance Department
Based in London, Head Office
37 hours per week
Grade 2 (upper) point 16-19: £27,409 - £29,820 per annum (Inclusive of ILW)
Permanent contract

An introduction to the service/project

Family Action passionately believes in the strengths within families. Families may be very different in composition and circumstances, but they should all be empowered and supported to enable all members to thrive. In all that we do, Family Action is rooted in the belief that well-functioning and supported families are a driving force for happy, healthy individuals and communities. Founded in 1869, the charity was providing services to children and families before the first aeroplane flew, before the first car was invented, even before it was first made compulsory for all primary age children to attend school. Our history is remarkable- we were there at the very beginnings of social work; we created the first Citizen's Advice Bureau and the forerunners of Job Centres.

Today, we work with more than 60,000 families in over 200 community-based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants. We are the 7th Best Charity and 55th Large Company to work for in the UK in 2021 (Best Companies Awards) and were recently shortlisted for the Third Sectors Awards Charity of the Year 2021.

The Finance department provides a centrally located finance function to the whole company overseeing all services across England, addressing all issues and processing payments to meet the demands of staff and external agencies.

An introduction to the role and key responsibilities

Reporting to the Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for the efficient running of the Income and expenditure recording functions, ensuring accurate and timely processing of information.

Person requirements (skills/experience)

Good level of competence in Microsoft Office and proficient in Excel. Able to work under pressure, achieve targets and meet deadlines. You will be a confident communicator and comfortable working in a small team environment where priorities can change at short notice.

Most of all we want someone who reflects who we are as an organisation: forward looking, with a commitment to the people we work with and continuously improving our services. We are a people focused, can-do organisation that strives for excellence and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills and experience, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Our Values: People Focus, Mutual Respect, Excellence in all we do and a Can-Do attitude. If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude, we can offer you:

- A competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement and a matched pension scheme.
- Career development opportunities
- A full induction and ongoing quality training
- The opportunity to become part of national Family Action initiatives
- Managed workloads and regular supportive and reflective supervision

Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021 at 09:00am
Interview date: Week beginning 13th December 2021

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you're seeking your next challenge as a Finance Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Financial Officer, Accounts Officer, Bookkeeper, Accounts Technician, Finance Technician, Senior Finance Assistant, Senior Accounts Assistant, Finance Administrator, Accountant, or Part Qualified Accountant.
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