Post Title: Finance Officer
Post No: 028
Department: Finance Officer
Reports to: Paul Murphy (Director)
Responsible for: General Business Administration, Accounts Data Entry, Payroll and Filing
Grade/Salary: TBA
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week. Monday – Friday
Term: Permanent PAYE
Transport: Own Transport


Job Description

The postholder will support the effective delivery of the company financial operations and be responsible for the accurate and timely entry of financial transactions including payroll and filing.  Based at the company head office, Wigan premises, duties include general business administration, use of sage accounting software, budget monitoring, credit control, reporting, office management, purchasing, Input data into online management system, time sheet data entry and use of vehicle tracking software for workload planning.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Making and receiving telephone calls
  2. Accounts Data Entry and Filing
  3. Updating reports
  4. General office duties
  5. Credit Control
  6. Use of excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
  7. Input data into online management system
  8. Use of vehicle tracker software
  9. Purchasing
  10. Prioritise Workload
  11. Communication with clients/suppliers in a professional manner as required by the company.
  12. Maintain a good company image at all times.
  13. Comply fully with the company policy and procedures.
  14. Commitment to further training and development courses.

Person Specificaion


Essential Qualifications

  • GCSE Maths – Grade C or above (4 or above)
  • GCSE English Language – Grade C or above (4 or above)
  • Suitable Finance Qualification or significant experience working in finance


Essential Knowledge & Experience

  • Secondary Education
  • Ability to demonstrate previous experience of working in finance


Essential Skills

  • Ability to contribute to the continued development of the company
  • Work as part of a team
  • Energy and Commitment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage strict deadlines
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good IT & Analytical Skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail


Essential Requirements

  • Use of own mobile phone where necessary


Desirable Qualifications

  • GCSE Computer Science – Grade C or above (4 or above)
  • GCSE Business Studies – Grade C or above (4 or above)


Desirable Knowledge & Experience

  • Previous use of Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll software


Desirable Skills

  • Use Initiative
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills


Desirable Requirements

  • Full UK clean driving license

    Use of own transport for work purposes where necessary

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