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 Job Specification:  Finance Officer - London WC2
Finance Officer
Nils Lloyd-Penny -
Work Type:
Other/Not Classified
London WC2
Business Description:

Our client provides their members with information to help them run their businesses, represent their interests to a wide range of audiences including regulators, the government, parliament (EU and UK), the media, other opinion formers and the general public.

They are looking for a new Finance Officer to join their team in London.

Role : To undertake responsibility for the day-to-day work and smooth running of the accounts and to support the Head of HR & Finance in the preparation of monthly management accounts, reconciliation of control accounts and preparation of annual accounts.

Role Description:


  • Purchase Ledger
    • Check, code and enter new purchase invoices onto Pegasus Opera II and send to relevant budget holders for approval.  Make payments to creditors via HSBC's online billing service or cheque, as appropriate.  Reconcile purchase ledger control account.
  • Sales Ledger/Sales Invoicing
    • Create sales invoices and issue.  Bank money and update sales ledger with payments received.  Reconcile sales ledger control account.
  • Credit Control
    • Monthly check on debtors list and to chase relevant overdue payments.
  • Audits
    • Prepare first draft of trial balance for external annual audits.  Prepare schedules of fixed assets, legal and professional expenditure and other audit reports.  Assist Head of HR & Finance with internal audits.
  • Fixed Assets
    • Maintain register of fixed assets, depreciate in accordance with depreciation policy.
  • VAT
    • Calculate VAT, taking account of exemptions.  Prepare quarterly VAT returns and make payments.
  • Other
    • Prepare first draft of monthly management accounts for review by Head of HR & Finance, liaising with line managers as necessary.
    • Other duties as required eg foreign drafts/bank transfers, online monthly expense payments and staff expenses etc.
    • Assist with other finance related projects as and when required. 
Experience &
Skills Required:
  •  An accounting qualification eg. AAT or part qualified ACCA/CIMA
  • Self motivated, confident and proactive
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of double entry bookkeeping and computerised accounting packages
  • Good standard of English
  • Confidentiality
  • Numeracy
Business Type:
Building Associate
Approx. £35k depending on experience
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