Finance Officer - Maternity Cover

Comic Relief

  • Team: Central Services
  • Grade: Manager/ Senior Associate
  • Salary: £26,500 - £29,400
  • Location: London and Currently Remote
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 5th May 2021 BST

Job Description

The Finance Officer - Income and Investment will ensure Comic Relief's income is recorded accurately and in a timely manner and to update the ledger for investment movements.

Key Accountabilities/ Objectives

  • Record income due to Comic Relief in the finance system including campaign year donations, royalties, contributions to operating costs, Gift Aid and interest on investments.

  • Prepare and check gift aid claims based on donation details provided by the Data Team, liaise with public on queries and resolve bounced donations.

  • Reconcile all income balance sheet accounts including bank accounts and current asset investment accounts.

  • Maintain income tracking schedule for royalties and operating income.

  • Maintain the investment portfolio tracker, ensuring accounting entries (including revaluations at month end) have been correctly recorded to enable management review of compliance with Investment policy.

  • Ensure payment service provider accounts are reconciled to bank statements and advise Campaign team on setting up new PSPs.

  • Support Campaign teams with setting up banking arrangements, wording of Gift Aid on publications and FAQ sheets.

  • Provide guidance to working groups on income and gift aid processes.

  • Contribute to financial control month end and year-end audit processes.

Essential Education and Skills

  • Part qualified or desire to work towards an accounting qualification such as AAT/ACCA or qualified by experience.

  • Experience of using finance systems - Great Plains and Customer Relationship Management databases would be desirable.

  • Trustworthy & respectful of confidentiality- to deal with sensitive information and handle cash.

  • Good time management - to prioritise work and meet month end deadlines.

  • IT literacy- to be able to create and edit documents and spreadsheets, use e-mail and outlook calendar effectively.

  • Good communication skills - for dealing with suppliers and staff members.

  • A fun, positive and engaged professional that demonstrates high proactivity.

Inclusivity at Comic Relief

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

Applications closed Wed 5th May 2021

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

Start your de-biased application