Finance Officer (15249414/001) Manchester, England

**Interim Finance Officer– 2 months –Government Organisation – competitive hourly rate – Manchester**

Advantage Resourcing are currently working with a public funded organisation based in Manchester who are urgently recruiting for a Finance Officer to join their team and provide general accounting support to the Finance Team.

Responsibilities will include:
Supporting the in the production of monthly management information
Preparing and inputting journals onto the accounting system.
Account reconciliations
Analysis of variances to budget
Preparatory work on forecast outturns, year-end accounts, annual budgeting and 5 year plans
Production of monthly printouts and other ad hoc reports and ensure that these are distributed to the relevant people
Monitoring income and expenditure against budget
Ensuring that appropriate financial records are maintained in accordance with any policies set out
Responsible for ensuring that financial reconciliations are undertaken on a timely basis
Cover the workload of colleagues in times of absence
General administration duties including opening the post, ensuring that the filing system is maintained, and covering of the phones.

The successful candidate will ideally have:
Experience of supporting a finance function
An accounting qualification such as AAT desirable but not essential
Experience of working within the public sector highly desirable
Strong IT skills including excel skills
Have relevant experience of working within a financial environment, and also monitoring & reconciling accounts. In particular the use of General / Nominal Ledgers
Strong organisational skills and a willingness to work flexibly
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely and effectively with people at all levels. Also the ability to liaise with both financial and non financial professionals
Strong analytical skills and able to demonstrate attention to detail
The ability to work under pressure, and prioritise workload in order to meet strict deadlines

Unfortunately due to the large number of applicants individual feedback cannot always be given.

Please submit your CV now to be considered for the Interim position. Liz Renshaw is the consultant managing this assignment and can be contacted on 0161 871 8269 if you have you any queries.