Finance Officer

Finance Officer

Responsible to: Head of Finance

Location: The Stephen Lawrence Centre, Deptford, London SE8 4HU

Hours: 21 hours per week (part time)

Contract level: Permanent

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is a small charity dedicated to improving the lives of young people and communities from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds.

Through our portfolio of high-impact programmes we:

• Work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice.

• Empower individuals and communities to create better places for people to live and work.

• Support people to create a fairer society in which everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish

Over the last two years, we have undergone an exciting journey to move from being London-focused to having national reach and presence. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Finance Officer to join the team and help us along our journey to achieving further growth.

Main duties/ responsibilities:

Supplier processing and reconciliations

· Monitor accounts email inbox

· Electronic filing to QuickBooks and Shared drive

· Process supplier invoices, bills, charge cards, staff expenses and other costs

· Stock order reconciliation to invoices

· Prepare payment runs for approval and upload to online banking

· Allocations of payments to ledgers

· Sending remittance advices to suppliers

· Supplier relationship management

· Supplier statement reconciliations

· Customer processing and reconciliations including processing grant and donation receipts

–  Update the CRM for grant payments.

Management reporting

· Bank reconciliations

· Petty cash management, processing and reconciliation

· Month end journals and reconciliations e.g. accruals, prepayments, allocations, payroll, grant accruals

· Prepare management accounts using reports from Quick Books

Year-end reporting and Audit

· Assist with annual audit and accounts preparation

· Prepare Trial balance and year end reconciliations for auditors


· Provide financial information for funders reports

· To perform any other reasonable duties as required by the organisation.

Person Specification

· Minimum AAT qualified or relevant QBE.

· At least three years’ experience in a similar role, of which one year must be working within a charity.

· Experience with QuickBooks and/or similar finance systems as well as proficiency in Excel.

· Excellent attention to detail

· Excellent English language skills (both written and oral).

· Ability to work autonomously to achieve agreed objectives and organisational targets with minimal supervision.

· High level of organisational skills with exceptional attention to detail and a thorough and systematic approach to diagnosing and solving problems.

· Excellent interpersonal awareness and communication.

· An ability to conduct all duties in a manner that is non-judgmental and respects differences.

How to apply

All candidates must provide a CV and covering letter (no longer than one page in length) that addresses the person specification and states how you heard about this job opportunity. Please send to: by 4th of September.

Please submit your application via the below method.

As part of our recruitment process the successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS basics check, and any employment offer is subject to satisfactorily references.