At Family Action we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. We have been building stronger families and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmed and grants.
The Finance department provides the complete finance function to the whole organization overseeing all the 165 services across England, addressing all issues and processing payments to meet the demands of staff and external agencies.
We are looking for a motivated, passionate and experienced finance officer to contribute to the Finance department’s efforts in providing the complete finance function to the whole organisation overseeing all the 165 services across England, addressing all issues and processing payments to meet the demands of staff and external agencies
You will be a key member of a team responsible for ensuring that Family Action fulfils its statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements to the following external stakeholders, and meet in particular meet one of its key strategic objective of Managed Growth. As such, you will be responsible for the coding of income and preparation of invoices to funders for services provided by Family Action. Check payments are received promptly, chase unpaid invoices and maintain cash flow forecast for the organisation.
Good level of competence in Microsoft Office and proficient in Excel, ideally with experience of using Sun systems and Q&A. Able to work under pressure, achieve targets and meet deadlines. You will be a confident communicator and comfortable working in a small team environment where priorities can change at short notice.
We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.
What will we offer you?
We’ll offer you a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. All roles in Family Action are open to a discussion about possible flexible working options, subject to business needs, and all new starters will have the right to make a flexible working request from day one of employment. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an established, supportive and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core.
We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.
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