Finance Officer


Please note: The closing date for this vacancy has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.

  • Location Leicester, LE1
  • Hours 26 hrs per week
  • Pay £17,478.84 per annum
  • Closing date: 12 Aug 2022, noon

You will need to have excellent financial & IT skills, demonstrate clear and concise practical experience and be proficient in the use of accounting software packages, Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint. This role is a great opportunity to join the team as we look to further strengthen and grow the finances of the Charity.  

Who we are looking for:

As Finance Officer you will look to assist the Finance Manager in the development of overall effectiveness of the Finance Team by building relationships with our managers and stakeholders to provide timely & accurate financial information and ensuring the team works in accordance with Vista’s strategy and in keeping with Vista’s Core Principles.

Reporting to the Finance Manager your primary objectives will be:

§  Assist the Finance Manager in maintaining Vista’s accounting records and the production of monthly management accounts, year end financial accounts, budgets and forecasts.

§  To contribute to the development, design and implementation of internal financial systems, processes and procedures.

§  To develop and maintain business partnering arrangements with managers.

Key Attributes

§  Educated to ‘A’ level standard you will possess or be working to completing your AAT financial qualification.

§  Substantial experience in management accounts, budgets and year end processes.

§  Substantial experience in dealing with fixed assets, depreciation, prepayments, accruals and control account reconciliations.

§  Experience in liaising with external stakeholders e.g. auditors and bank.

§  Excellent working experience & knowledge of accounting software systems.

§  Payroll experience would be desirable but not essential.

§  Highly numerate with attention to detail.

§  A ‘can-do’ and creative approach to problem solving.

Benefits: 31 days annual leave (pro-rota), inclusive of bank holidays, your birthday off, full training for the role, excellent health benefits, wellbeing - access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme. 

Working for Vista means you will be working for one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working with people with sight loss and their families.

We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic and are an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities including visual impairments, and we encourage applications from such people who are under-represented in our workforce and face disadvantage on account of disability.

All candidates will be treated equally, and we will base decisions on appointments on the merits of the candidates. 

Closing date: Friday 12th August 2022 – Noon

Interviews: Week Commencing Monday 22nd August 2022

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have regrettably not been selected for interview on this occasion.

Vista Reserves the right to withdraw this advert in the event of high volumes of applications received.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

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