Finance Officer (maternity cover)

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War Child UK

Join War Child UK for a 12-month fixed-term contract as our Finance Officer (maternity cover), steering our financial operations through a phase of dynamic growth. You’ll work closely with the Senior Finance Manager and Finance and IT Director, shaping and implementing vital financial policies. Your role will involve managing day-to-day financial processes, maintaining ledgers, handling payroll, and ensuring compliance with our finance policies.

You’ll also build strong financial relationships with partner organisations, keep intercompany accounts reconciled, and train staff on financial procedures. With your expertise in financial management, you’ll prepare monthly accounts, conduct balance sheet reconciliations, manage multi-currency transactions, and oversee Gift Aid processing. You’ll be hardworking, supportive, and approachable, especially when working with non-finance colleagues, ensuring they understand and adhere to financial procedures.

Ideal candidates are AAT qualified or part-qualified accountants with robust experience in a similar role, preferably within the not-for-profit sector. Proficiency in MS Excel and familiarity with Unit 4/Agresso will set you apart. Bring your organisational prowess, flexibility, and initiative to our dedicated team, contributing to a culture committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Key Responsibilities

  • Routine financial management processes for UK office (supplier payments, maintenance of nominal ledgers and balance sheet accounts, entry of income, tax & supplier payments into accounting software package)
  • Work closely with the teams in War Child Alliance to ensure that intercompany accounts are up-to-date and reconciled on monthly basis
  • Ensuring correct processing of invoices from suppliers
  • Processing BACS payments to suppliers
  • Preparation and posting of monthly payroll journal
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly management accounts
  • Ensuring that Unit 4 nominal ledger is up to date and accurate for all payments made, including staff expenses, company credit cards, standing orders and direct debits.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations (fixed assets, debtors, staff advance accounts, prepayments, creditors, salary control accounts, accruals, intercompany)
  • Monthly income processing and reconciliation for following payment methods: Direct debit, Cheque and Cash, PayPal, BACS, CAF, Cymba, Charities Trust and Charitable Giving
  • Monthly Bank reconciliation for 5 bank accounts including GBP, USD and EUR accounts

We recognise the considerable benefits that flexible working can bring and are happy to discuss any possible flexible working options with our employees from hiring. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, occasional working from home and compressed hours.

Join us and be part of a team dedicated to ensuring a safe future for every child affected by war.

How to apply

More information about the responsibilities and expectations for the role can be found on our website. We look forward to receiving your application.

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