Finance Officer

Old Snydale, Pontefract, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 29, 2023

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Job Role
Credit Control
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a learning Trust that has a dynamic, positive, and supportive culture for staff and students within their academies. The head office is based in Normanton where it houses the Finance team that provides trust wide support, the team are driven, focused and committed to providing the highest standards of service. The trust has a great reputation for staff career progression and development and this role is vacant due to internal progression.
The role of the Finance Officer will be to work with the Trust Finance Team to provide a comprehensive range of financial support, administration and advice across the Trust. The post holder will closely support the Trust Finance Manager on higher level financial tasks including management account preparation and quality control of financial data.
The successful candidate will have, or be willing to work towards, a finance qualification (e.g. AAT). They should have strong numeracy skills, excellent attention to detail and a comprehensive knowledge of monthly financial administration and integrated financial accounting systems. You should have a willingness to work flexibly within the team and have strong organisational and time management skills. A knowledge of financial and accounting policy and regulations such as VAT and HMRC is essential.
Main duties include:
* Assist with the preparation of monthly Management Accounts and month end duties such as:
* Process accruals and prepayments
* Process Fixed Asset additions
* Post depreciation
* Post Journal entries
* Monitor budgets for overspend
* Prepare the VAT return
* Remove temporary budgets
* Provide Budget reports to departmental heads.
* Process budget changes maintaining an audit of changes and authorisations from budget holders.
* Liaise with authorities and other Grant providers, checking the income and expenditure of grants and submit a monthly financial return where required.
* Assist with the Digital Apprenticeship Service by maintaining users, add and approve training suppliers, manage cohorts, monitor spending.
* Check payroll hourly time sheets and staff expense claims are authorised and coded correctly, generate copying codes for new starters.
* Responsibility for own Trust credit card transactions, checking and reconciling own monthly statement.
* Assist the Finance Team with financial administration such as:
* Check Trips and Sales reconciliations
* Check bank reconciliations and help with queries
* Reconcile banking for the payment desks
* Maintain Student Exec handbook and procedures
* Maintaining supplier contracts register
* Support with supplier payment runs
* Check and authorise draft order forms
* Resolving queries and outstanding issues
* Invoice and order processing at busy periods to support the team achieving month end deadlines

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