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Finance Officer

Job Introduction

  • A recognised finance qualification, or extensive experience of working within a finance department.
  • Administrative experience.
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Word, Excel and email.
  • Experience of working with established office procedures and systems.
  • Good interpersonal skills and telephone manner.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, self-motivated.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Willingness to undertake training.

Role Responsibility

Maintain an overview and records in relation to day to day repairs, servicing and routine maintenance and the asset register, overseeing payroll submissions and payments.

Oversee day to day expenditure and income management, ensuring budgets are on target at all times.

Provide administrative support to the Finance department.

Assist with the recording and management of the financial processes and controls.

Provide general administrative support to other departments.

Work as part of a team, with specific responsibilities as outlined below.

The Ideal Candidate

Naturally you must be able to evidence previous relevant experience working as part of a Finance team in a similar operational environment.  You must also have a basic understanding of Accounting principles, and excellent Excel skills, plus proficiency in Outlook and Word.

Strong numerical and analytical skills are essential.  But you will also have a strong customer service focus, and be able to develop good working relationships with colleagues as part of our regional team.

Ideally, you'll have worked in the social care sector, with experience and knowledge of Local Authority & 3rd Party funding.  It would also be good if you have experience of QL or similar Accounting software.


Package Description

At Abbeyfield, we believe that great care starts with great people. We’re committed to providing the highest standards of accommodation to our residents and we’re always keen to hear from people who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of older people in the UK.

From carers to house managers, activities coordinators to cooks, Abbeyfield has a varied range of career options available.  By working at Abbeyfield, you’ll be joining a charity with more than 400 houses and over 7000 residents. But we’re also developing new homes throughout the UK with state-of-the-art facilities. 

About the Company

Abbeyfield & Wesley welcomes applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability. The information requested in this form is to enable us to obtain a rounded picture of you. Personal information will not of itself be used to disqualify your application.

This post involves substantial access to vulnerable adults and children, therefore, as part of the selection process, Abbeyfield & Wesley requires an Enhanced Disclosure Check to be carried out through Access NI. Following interview, the preferred candidate will be offered the post subject to satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Check. This will include verification of identity and a report on the preferred candidate's full criminal history (including spent and unspent convictions), cautions, disqualifications from regulated or care positions, and any other material considered by the police to be relevant to the position applied for.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position (if you require further information please request a copy of the Abbeyfield & Wesley Policy on Recruitment of those with a Criminal Record. You can access further information and the Access NI Code of Practice on the NI Direct Government Services website.

The Abbeyfield Society


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