Finance Officer


Reports to: Bristol Pound Finance Director
Direct reports: None
Days: 4 days a week – 30 hours - actual days worked can be flexible by agreement with Finance Director.
Location: Bristol Pound office, Corn Exchange, Bristol City Centre

The Bristol Pound executive, staff and volunteers are a dynamic, values-led team inspired by the vision of supporting local independent businesses, renewing the local economy and strengthening community life in the city. We are now in the process of launching a Bristol Pounds Loans Scheme to further support local businesses and work with national and international partners in support of similar initiatives elsewhere.

About the role

You will work closely with the Finance Director in supporting all aspects of finance and ensure the smooth operation of all finance matters.

Key areas of work

Payments, invoicing and maintaining the financial records
BankingPayroll – preparing monthly payroll file and liaising with payroll agency
Bristol Pound Cash Points – servicing and maintaining accounts for 20 plus cash points
Reports and support to Budget Holders
Cash flow
Ad hoc analysis and reporting to support decision making and external reporting
Credit assessment and credit control for business loans
General office administration
End of month/year preparation and procedures
Budget Monitoring

About you

Qualifications and experience

AAT qualified or part qualified accountantAt least three years’ experience working in a finance environmentExperience of integrated accounting packagesGood IT skills/Microsoft office- excellent spread sheet skillsGood verbal and written skills, with ability to communicate finance issues clearly to non-finance staff

Personal Attributes

Able to plan work effectively and work under pressureAble to adapt to changing priorities and deadlinesAbility to work flexibly in hours of workGood time managementGood team player.Keen to learn and develop.Recognise the importance of community wellbeing and a fairer economy.


Knowledge of Quick Books
Experience of grant monitoring and reporting

The post will be part-time (4 days per week). The post is subject to a six monthly renewable contract, with renewal confirmed in month 4 of each period. The first contract is subject to a 3-month probationary period.

How to apply:

Applications can be made by email to no later than 9am on 20th December 2017, including Finance Officer in the title of the email. Please include a CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 equivalent. Interviews will be held on 8th January 2018 and we expect them to last up to one hour and will include a test. You will be informed of the time of your interview in advance. If you cannot make this date, please inform us and we will try to make alternative arrangements.

  • Closing Date:
  • Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 - 09:00

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