Senior Finance Officer

  • Job Reference: 12128
  • Date Posted: 17 December 2021
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £12.00 to £14.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Accountancy, Charity, Finance
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract, Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Mitchell
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

12128 – Senior Finance Officer Job Spec

Location: Leicester City Centre

Summary of the Role

Our client – a not-for-profit organisation based in Leicester – is seeking an experienced Accountant to join their team on a full-time interim contract basis (3-6-months). The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with the collation / reporting of monthly management accounts, maintaining accurate records to ensure integrity & compliance with tax / audit legislation,
  • Review & update policies / procedures covering all financial processes, ensuring they are effectively communicated to key stakeholders,
  • Assist in the development of budgetary control procedures & financial disciplines that, whilst flexible, support budget holders in achieving operational objectives and meets legal obligations,
  • Assist with interpreting, reconciling & reporting on all business activities & overhead costs,
  • Ensure financial controls are in place, variances are explained / understood & the department is adequately supported with financial information & guidance,
  • Calculate visiting work contra settlements to ensure they are prepared / agreed in an accurate & timely manner, liaising with the Head of Programming and external agents / companies as required,
  • Create & monitor contra settlement tracker to be shared across programming, technical & finance departments, ensure visiting programme budget is updated & reconciled when contra settlements are finalised,
  • Complete monthly reconciliations of control accounts within the financial ledgers,
  • Provide assistance and cover for purchase ledger & payroll when required,
  • Ensure fixed asset register is updated / maintained, and assets are depreciated in line with company policy,
  • Complete & assist with monthly / quarterly VAT returns incl. annual SMO calculations & annual adjustment,
  • Oversee weekly / monthly pension collections & payments to providers, reconcile accounts on a monthly basis,
  • Assist with daily / weekly / monthly cash-flow reporting incl. cash spot checks,
  • Assist FD with preparation of the annual audit,
  • Increase & maintain understanding of finances for non-financial managers,
  • Develop good relationships, maintain communication with suppliers of the finance system & EPOS suppliers to ensure smooth running of all finance applications, liaising with IT departments as necessary, ensure maintenance contracts / licenses are kept up to date,
  • Comply with and uphold the principles of relevant legislation, GDPR & company policies / procedures,
  • Undertake any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time.


The Right Person

  • We are seeking someone who is AAT-qualified, part-qualified CIMA, ACCA or equivalent, OR qualified by experience,
  • Proven record of working within a busy finance environment from basic processes up to
  • management accounts level,
  • Experience of delivering monthly management accounts & analysing data,
  • Effective communication skills, confident in presenting financial information to senior management,
  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision,
  • Excellent planning, organisation & deadline time keeping skills,
  • Strong IT skills, incl. advanced MS Excel.



  • Appointment Type: Interim Contract (3-6-months)
  • Hourly Rate: up to £14.00ph / £28,000pa (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Holiday 25 Days + Bank Holidays

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12128) on 0116 254 9404.