• 8th June 2022

We are recruiting! – Finance Officer (maternity cover)

We are recruiting! – Finance Officer (maternity cover)

We are recruiting! – Finance Officer (maternity cover) 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Are you an experienced Finance Officer looking for a busy, engaging role within a team that supports our local community, whilst offering the flexibility to balance life outside of work?

It’s possible that you’ve never heard of our grant giving charity, but if you live locally, you’re likely to have seen our impact – from creating and managing recreational spaces for local people to enjoy, to funding educational projects and arts festivals, as well as providing practical and financial support to individuals in our community when they need it most.  If you’re motivated to help really make a difference to the people of Chippenham we would love to hear from you.

We’re looking for a Finance Officer (30 hours a week) to join our small, dedicated team for a period of maternity cover, who can:

  • Take responsibility for the charity’s financial activities, including use of Quickbooks and Salesforce, sales and purchase ledger, monitoring budgets, managing expenses, supporting production of the monthly management accounts, and monitoring cashflow.
  • Assist with the yearly audit and preparation of the yearly budget.
  • Supervise the admin assistant and caretaker, reviewing workload, coaching, completing appraisals, and any related recruitment activity.
  • Carry out complex and confidential administrative duties, including minute taking, recording disbursements and grants awarded, and have overall responsibility for maintaining paper-based and electronic filing systems and records.
  • Manage office supplies and liaise with the caretaker to resolve maintenance issues.

You will be a friendly professional with excellent numeracy skills, AAT qualified at Level 3 or with solid finance support experience. You’ll be a focused and detail orientated individual who is also a clear communicator with a proactive and self-motivated attitude to allow you to complete complex financial and administrative tasks, liaising with senior members of the team whilst providing line management support to the Admin Assistant and Caretaker.

A high standard of written English and attention to detail is important for handling correspondence, minute taking and ensuring data is entered accurately onto our websites and databases. IT literacy is essential – including MS Office packages (primarily Word, Excel and Outlook) and experience using accounting software (ideally Quickbooks) and experience using databases or CRM systems. Experience using Salesforce would be beneficial, but not essential.

There is some flexibility to agree a working pattern to suit the successful candidate, with noting that office cover is required within the team during core opening hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm). Whilst this is primarily an onsite role, some home-working can be considered.

Interested? To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining what attracts you to the role and what makes you an ideal candidate to recruitment@krhrconsultancy.co.uk by 26th June 2022. Interviews will take place during w/c 4th July 2022.

The salary for the role is in the range £23,625 to £26,250 (pro-rata for 30 hours a week, which equals £18,900 to £21,000 based on FTE 37.5hrs) depending on qualifications and experience. We offer above the statutory minimum holidays from day one (starting at a full-time equivalent of 31 days including bank holidays and 3 directed days between Christmas and New Year, rising with service to a maximum of 36 days should your contract be extended beyond the expected term of one year).

CBLC is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of their personal circumstances. We make our recruiting decisions solely based on the job criteria. Diversity allows us to create an inclusive environment, where our employees can strive and grow their potential.