Finance Officer

Centre for Independent Living NI are seeking to recruit a full time Finance Officer who must have a foundation level qualification in a recognised accountancy body or five years experience.

We require a full time Finance Officer to work as part of a small team to provide an effective, efficient bookkeeping service from our Belfast office.  The successful candidate must have a foundation level qualification in a recognised accountancy body or five years’ experience in a financial role, experience in submitting VAT returns, experience of computerised systems and good oral and written skills.  Knowledge of Sage 50 accounts would be desirable.


Closing Date: 01st Febuary
 £18,000 – £20,000


Main Duties and Responsibilities:


  • To undertake day-to-day bookkeeping using Sage Line 50 Accounts package and Microsoft Excel
  • To maintain financial information and systems and assist in the preparation of management accounts and budgets
  • To ensure that all orders are authorised and assigned to correct budget category and department apportionment
  • To ensure that all invoices are processed for payment by due dates
  • To manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • To ensure timely counting, budget coding and lodgement of all monies
  • To maintain, prepare and submit VAT returns to HMRC
  • To ensure that the administration of client’s managed accounts are maintained accurately and in a timely manner
  • To assist management in preparing the monthly accounts, annual statutory financial accounts and liaise with auditor
  • To ensure that all petty cash procedures and records are maintained
  • To ensure timely and accurate entry of all financial information posted onto the system
  • To ensure that bank accounts are reconciled and accruals and prepayments are calculated monthly
  • To regularly update cash-flow forecast
  • To respond to queries from staff or external bodies
  • To prepare BACS and cheque payments, ensuring that all expenditure has been properly incurred, that adequate documentation is in place, and that payments are sent out in a timely manner
  • To assist management with aged debtors and credit control monitoring
  • To reconcile client records on a regular basis ensuring that any discrepancies are investigated and resolved
  • To assist management with the maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register
  • To ensure all policies and procedures regarding financial management i.e. petty cash expenditures, expenses etc. are adhered to
  • In conjunction with other members of the administration and payroll team ensure that a first class customer service is delivered to all internal and external stakeholders ensuring that all questions, queries and tasks are dealt with in a timely manner


  • To take responsibility for own learning and development, and actively participate in available learning opportunities
  • To ensure adherence to all CILNI’s policies and procedures
  • Any other duties conducive to the effective operation of the post and deemed to be within the post-holder’s competencies

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