Finance Officer - Reading

£24,000-28,000 p.a. neg DOE + benefits
Ref: 109 Date Posted: Saturday 16 Dec 2017

Are you a financial all-rounder and ready to take on a dedicated role with greater responsibility and involvement?  Do you want to work among a friendly team of individuals with the desire to make a real difference to a rapidly growing business?  We supply Domiciliary and Live In Care services to clients in West Berkshire and are now expanding to Oxfordshire; our fast growth combined with a team member retirement has led us to seek a credible Finance Officer to join our operational team.  Based at our office in Theale this role will call on you to closely support our Managing Director, and also liaise regularly with our external accountants and business advisors.

As our sole Financial Officer, the position will involve a mix of accounting activities, to include processing sales and purchase invoices, handling creditors and debtors, petty cash and banking, alongside financial reporting.  You'll have a great eye for detail with the ability to see beyond just the numbers, displaying confidence when spotting trends, problems or areas that might warrant further investigation.  You'll communicate regularly with our director and our HR/Operations Manager on these matters.

You should also have excellent organizational skills and be trusted to handle time-sensitive and confidential tasks.  Ultimately, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures.

  • Keeping accurate records for all daily transactions
  • Processing purchase and sales invoices in Xero
  • Controlling accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Updating our internal systems with financial data
  • Preparing monthly and annual financial reports
  • Reconciling bank statements and all other Balance Sheet accounts
  • Identifying and addressing account discrepancies
  • Preparing and checking the payroll
  • Assisting with cashflow control and forecasting, as well as budget preparation
  • Reviewing and implementing financial policies

Ideally you'll have, or be studying towards a formal accounting qualification.  With good numeracy and problem solving ability, you'll enjoy working to formal guidelines and procedures.  Working with Microsoft Excel and our cloud based accounts system (Xero) you'll offer good hands-on experience with financial systems and demonstrate the skills to work with the data effectively. 

Offering excellent analytical and numerical skills, you'll enjoy being responsible for the finance function; be keen, enthusiastic, hard working and accurate, with a desire to learn more and not take everything at face value.  Assisting our director by adopting an analytical approach to the work will allow us to look forward and ensure we are working to maximum efficiency.

In return for your hard work, we offer a friendly, supportive and fun working environment, and a real interest in your career and studies.  If you feel the above role will take your financial career in the right direction, we would welcome your application.

Interviews are to be conducted very soon with a view to starting in early 2018, to accommodate a training and handover period during the early stages of employment.

Abigail Brown
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