Finance Officer

Location UK / Antrim

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1351428

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Finance Officer based in Carrickfergus

Abbeyfield & Wesley – Finance Officer

Remuneration – £19,000 – £22,000 depending on experience.

Up to 5 days per week, although there may be flexibility for 4 days.


Abbeyfield & Wesley are delighted to be advertising for a Finance Officer to join our dynamic and enthusiastic Association. Based in our central offices in Carrickfergus and reporting directly to the Finance Manager, this role will form an integral part within a team responsible for the entire financial management of the Association. The introduction of the Finance Officer role comes at a very exciting time for the Association and the successful candidate will join a dedicated and professional team eager to support Abbeyfield & Wesley in its commitment to provide the highest quality of services and promote dignity and respect for elderly people within the community. 

This role offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to take the next step in their Finance career. The role offers an array of interesting projects and responsibilities and will allow the successful Candidate to become integrally involved with the development and running of an already successful Finance team.

If this role is for you, we’d like to hear from you. Please provide an up to date CV along with a cover letter detailing the following;

1. Why you feel Abbeyfield & Wesley is the right Association for you.

2. Why you feel that the Finance Officer is an ideal role for you.

3. What previous experience you have which qualifies you for this role. 


  • Process payments of invoices. 
  • Process BACs, cheque and cash payments through SDM. 
  • Calculate rent amounts, offsetting any benefits received.
  • Monitor and input Housing Benefits and Supporting People payments
  • Issue correspondence to relevant parties detailing payment plans and set up direct debits.
  • Management of cash handling procedures.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the further development of robust monetary policies and procedures.
  • Using Sage Payroll, assist the Finance Manager with the monthly payroll and end of year processing.  
  • Ensure completion reports are issued to HMRC and pension providers following each pay run.
  • Verify and process employee and volunteer expenses as and when required and reconcile with Bank.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with the quarterly and annual financial returns.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in compiling financial reports for review by the Board.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with internal and external audits.
  • Undertake necessary administrative duties and answer office phones when required.

Candidate specifications


  • Experience working with Payroll software.
  • Relevant Business Finance / Finance Qualifications or equivalent experience in similar role.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Good knowledge of excel


  • Experience working with Sage Payroll software.
  • Experience working in a Housing Association environment.
  • Experience working with SDM Housing Management software. 
  • Experience working within a not for profit association.

To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to forward an up to date CV and Covering letter

Closing date will be the 17th of August 2018