Senior Finance Assistant

22000.00 - 26000.00 GBP Annual + GBP22000 - GBP26000/annum
15 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
RIO has developed a unique approach to transformational change using challenge based learning and social enterprise. As Senior Finance Assistant you will take a key role in ensuring that the finances of the organisation are effectively managed using best practice systems and approaches while maintaining the accounting records accurately and up to date, and that RIO's assets are safeguarded and employed effectively.

This role will start on a temporary basis, with the view to develop into a permanent contract.


Working with the Head of Finance to ensure that RIO CiC complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains standards of corporate governance.

• Support the Head of Finance with month end duties to enable the production of monthly management accounts.
• Contributing to project and Operational team meeting discussions as and when required and advising Contract Managers of the legal, governance, accounting and tax implications of proposed programs and policies.
• Support the Head of Finance in liaising with external regulators and advisors such as solicitors and auditors
• Working with the Head of Finance in overseeing the systems that ensure RIO CiC complies with all financial statutory requirements.

Providing financial support and guidance in ensuring the commercial viability and effective delivery of RIO services.

• Work with Contract Managers to help prepare and manage budgets
• Work with the Contract & Project Managers to prepare claims and reports for funding bodies.
• Manage the work of the Finance Assistant in ensuring the smooth running of RIO's financial systems and functions, purchase ledger payments, mileage logs and payment runs.
• Prepare banking and post transactions onto the cashbook & monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts
• Work with RIO Admin team and produce monthly reconciliations of all Petty cash and Business Unit Cash accounts
• Processing the supplier Payment run with support of the finance assistant
• Ensure fixed asset log up to date in line with RIO's policy
• Responsible for Debtors Ledger including raising all sales invoices and following credit control procedures. Alerting the Head of Finance of valid reason for any late receipts and providing a solution. This requires weekly supervision of both ledgers and a well organised system.
• Help maintain the income log and ensure all income is invoiced and received
• Supporting Head of Finance with cash flow management
• Work with RIO Admin team/Head of Operations to ensure timely collection of HR information to enable production of payroll alerts for Head of Finance
• With the support of Head of Finance, Implement financial systems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation

General responsibilities:

• To represent RIO and to understand and talk coherently about RIO service provision in order to influence change.
• To adhere to and uphold RIO's social purpose, strategic aims and policies
• To contribute to a culture of equality and demonstrate a commitment to removing all forms of discrimination as a colleague and service provider
• To act with integrity and maintain the highest professional standards at all times
• To meet individual targets and to ensure those you performance manage, meet their targets
• To maintain the level of qualifications/personal and professional development and competence required to carry out this role and notify the company immediately of any circumstance that affects this
• To effectively use all RIO reporting and other systems
• To provide mentoring support to other members of RIO staff
• A flexible approach is required for the role, as additional, reasonable duties commensurate with the role and as agreed in advance with the Head of Finance.

If you have the experience and are currently looking for a new challenge, then please submit an up to date CV by using the 'apply' button below.

For informal chat, please phone (Apply online only) and ask for Nicky. Many thanks for your interest

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