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:

Essential:

  • 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

Desirable:

  • 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 kateharrison@thereader.org.uk

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.

http://www.thereader.org.uk/