Finance Officer

Lytham St Anne's
£18k per year
01 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
Casey Parker
Contract Type
Full Time

Contract Type:                                  6 Month (Fixed Term)
Contract Hours:                               Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours a week, 9am-5pm (some flexibility)
Remuneration / Pay rate:                £18,000 pa
Responsible To:                               Finance Manager

Our Client, is a local, independent, not for profit charity supporting Adults and Children with learning disabilities in their own homes or in assisted living services in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Areas is looking for an Finance Ofiicer to join their team. 


  • To manage all Ormerod Appointee Bank Accounts and House collective bank accounts
  • Monitor accounts on a regular basis - developing and applying bench marking on expenditure patterns looking out for unusual activities (liaising with TM/SM)
  • Review accounts against spreadsheet entries
  • Manage and set up Standing Orders and Direct Debits
  • Monitor regular payments (utilities etc) and review for value, advising on switching as required
  • Arrange to close and open accounts as required
  • Arrange to supply cards and PINs as necessary
  • Liaise with  Service Managers about payments for large items and services
  • Supply houses with weekly bank statement print outs
  • Check DWP payments are correct and report issues arising (liaise with Office Manager)
  • Advise on savings levels
  • Carry out spending analysis on routine basis or on request
  • Prepare reports and management accounts
  • Re-charge client fuel payments to families
  • Manage Supported Living tenancy travel monies
  • Pay service user mileage to staff on a weekly basis
  • Manage SOS monies, allocate accordingly and bank daily
  • Work with Team Managers to coach and guide them in the completion of in-house finance documents.


  • Open/Close new bank accounts
  • Order bank cards/cancel bank cards
  • Set up new SO & DD/Cancel SO & DD
  • Supply houses with weekly bank statement print outs.


  • Review all accounts weekly for unusual activities (liaising with TM/SM)
  • Review accounts against spreadsheet entries. Spreadsheets access via central a server and receipts/folio photographed (or scanned) and emailed as required
  • Check DWP incomes (liaising with Office Manager)
  • Bench mark expenditure patterns
  • Carry out spot checks on money tins


  • Transfer additional amounts from ac1 to ac2 (subject to authority). Or to an Ormerod ‘holding’ account for distribution to SU
  • Pay ad hoc bills on line from SU ac1 and house accounts (subject to authority)
  • Provide management accounting support and analysis as required
  • Cover for other Finance Officer/Payroll Officer as required
  • Daily Banking


  • Proven communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong operational skills with an ability to develop and implement change
  • Ability to manage a large work load
  • Self-sufficient with a ‘can do’ attitude
If you have any questions, Please contact Casey Parker on 01253 642816 for more information.
If you think this role is suited to you, please APPLY NOW.