Finance Support Officer

Sandwell, West Midlands
£23,417 per annum
16 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
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The Company

Murray Hall Community Trust is a rooted anchor charity operating across the West Midlands, using a community development approach, we promote health and wellbeing, enabling and supporting people in need to overcome the challenges of inequality. We advocate, facilitate empowerment, pioneer new solutions and delivering innovative services for stronger communities.

The day-to-day duties

To provide day to day financial management and support to ensure the provision of an integrated business support function to the Children’s Services and other related projects for MHCT.  The individual must be both confident and competent with Budget Management, Annual budget setting and ongoing budget management and monitoring for numerous different funds.  There will be responsibility for the ordering, purchasing, and stock management of resources and the associated financial procedures for processing the bills.  Tight management of the purchase order and accruals systems ensuring accuracy.

In addition, you will hold responsibility for Health and Safety including fire regulations compliance for all Children Services sites.  Ensuring that building security, maintenance and repairs are carried out periodically and as appropriate.  This will also include managing contractor arrangements, including setting up contracts (following approval has been granted), billing arrangements and maintaining an ongoing register with scheduled renewal dates/notice periods.  Ensure the ongoing management of asset/inventory records for the Children’s Services and support other related projects for MHCT.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications required:

The post holder will be required to hold a qualification in Finance or Accounting to level 3 AAT or equivalent and good standard of education, GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English & Maths. Not for profit knowledge and experience is essential. 

Experienced and confident with Budgets (costing, analysing, tracking, reviewing, and planning for changes).  Ability to work at a high pace whilst retaining high levels of accuracy.  The ability to think for themselves and then bring forward suggestions to resolve issues.

What the company will offer:

  • 28 Days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Flexible working
  • Auto-enrolment into a workplace pension scheme
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme

Murray Hall Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and invite potential applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may require to enable them to make an application.

Attached is the Job Description and Person Specification along with an application form which needs to be completed and emailed to or posted to: HR Recruitment, Murray Hall Community Trust, The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0SL.  All applications must be submitted before the closing date stated below.

Some of our roles will be subject to a basic or enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion please contact Julie Garbett on 07859 799021.

Closing date: Friday 14th May

Interviews expected to commence w/c: TBC

Start Date: ASAP

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