Call for Finance Coordinator

Calderstones Mansion House, Liverpool, L18 3JB, deadline 9 June

Reporting to: Finance Manager

Salary:  £18,000-£20,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week, 30 days annual leave

Duration: Permanent


About this post

This role calls for an exceptionally highly-motivated and dedicated person. Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will assist in the successful management of The Reader and its social enterprises day to day finances.


Role Specifications:


  • To support the Finance Manager in managing the core finance function of the organisation including the Community Interest Company trading subsidiary

  • Maintain both Sales and Purchase Ledger, ensuring all invoices are dealt with in a timely manner using the Sage accounting system

  • Purchase order processing

  • Weekly bank reconciliations

  • Cash management including weekly payment runs, cash banking and petty cash

  • Weekly & Monthly payroll completion and liaising with payroll bureau as required

  • Pension submissions to pension providers

  • Credit Control including liaising with customers to resolve issues

  • Reconciliation of supplier statements including liaising with suppliers to resolve issues

  • Company credit card processing

  • Staff and Volunteer expenses processing ensuring adherence to financial procedures

  • Month-end accounts preparation to trial balance including accrual and prepayment journals as required

  • Assist with month-end balance sheet reconciliations

  • Provide meaningful support and guidance to finance administrator

  • Support non-finance staff as required including providing advice and guidance on best practise and financial procedures

  • Any other duties as directed by the Finance Manager


Person Specifications:


  • AAT qualified

  • Strong understanding of double entry bookkeeping including accruals and prepayments

  • Previous relevant experience in a Finance Administration/Senior accounts assistant role

  • Good rounded knowledge of financial procedures and processes, and familiarity with the use of management information systems for financial management

  • Proven experience of recording accounting transactions and maintaining accounting records

  • Good working knowledge and previous experience in using at least one accounting package

  • Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to deal with people at a variety of levels

  • Proven ability to work supportively and effectively within and across teams and build good working relationships

  • Keen eye for detail and a high level of accuracy

  • Proven ability and willingness to work under pressure to process high volumes of work while meeting tight deadlines

  • Proficient working knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Excel and Word

  • A systematic and organised approach with an ability to follow things through

  • Ability and willingness to work independently and under minimal supervision

  • Flexible, proactive and willingness to continually update own skills and knowledge across a range of Finance related subjects

  • Commitment to the aims and values of The Reader Organisation


  • Experience of using Sage Line 50 and Sage Payroll

  • Understanding of VAT treatment in a trading and non-trading environment

  • Experience of working in a charitable or Not-For-Profit organisation

  • Experience of mentoring and supporting junior members of staff


How to Apply:

Note: Please do not just send in a CV. They will only consider applications that adhere to the following process:Please complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to

Your covering letter is an opportunity for you to include any additional information which could not be explained within the application form.

Interviews: Wednesday 14th June 2017. Role begins: As soon as possible thereafter.