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Finance Officer (Glasgow) Maternity cover

  • Full time
  • £25,440 – £32,916
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th December 2021

  • Advertised from 29th November 2021
  • Salary Band 5. Salary depending on experience
  • Annual Leave: 27 days plus 9 Bank Holidays for full-time hours


We provide free cancer support and information in our specially designed centres across the UK and online. Working alongside NHS hospitals, Maggie’s centres are staffed by expert Cancer Support Specialists, Psychologists and Benefits Advisors, helping people to take back control when cancer turns life upside down.

Our long-term ambition is to be there for everyone with cancer in the UK at all 60 cancer centre sites to ensure that there is no-one living with cancer who is unable to access the expert psychological and information support that they so desperately need to live the best quality of life possible. The next five years brings us over the halfway mark to achieving this goal.

About the Post Holder

You will be a part qualified accountant with at least three years experience of using a computerised financial accounting package. You will have a proactive approach with the motivation and ability to work autonomously, under minimum supervision, exercising personal judgement effectively and referring matters were appropriate. You must be able to communicate complex financial information to non-finance colleagues and build relationships across different functions. You will have working knowledge of a fundraising database, especially for running reports, checking information and managing Gift Aid.

About the Role

You will demonstrate strong financial experience and excellent communications skills to manage and maintain the Hansa accounting system, including ensuring that the system is complete, accurate and up to date. This will involve performing daily reconciliation of the bank account and providing information to Supporter Care Team, and checking Gift Aid claims. You will manage the data on the Accounting system, Hansa, and the interface with the Fundraising database, including highlighting areas where systematic improvements need to be made, and communicating these to the relevant people.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the Hansa accounting system, ensuring that the system is complete, accurate and up to date. Manage and execute bank and balance sheet reconciliations including prepayments and accruals, analysis of Just Giving, interest, and the interface with the Supporter Database. Perform journal entries and corrections. Investigate and resolve discrepancies in Hansa, as appropriate, and close off at month end.
  • Reconcile the finance system against the donor database and agree changes to be made with the database team.
  • Protection of Maggie’s assets including income and fixed assets by reconciliations and proper recording, and supporting members of staff to follow the correct procedures according to the Finance Manual.
  • Support Treasury and cash management and ensure that investment income is optimised by keeping the accounting system up to date and accurate.
  • Assist in preparing the Maggie’s management accounts from Hansa. The management information must be accurate, timely and relevant on a monthly basis or as required.
  • Assist in the annual external audit, and provide information for the Auditors as required.
  • Collate the Gift Aid claims and perform quality control. Train, support and audit the Fundraisers to ensure that Gift Aid is maximised and correct.
  • Assist in the budget process
  • Identify any control or system weakness/inefficiency and develop procedures and systems.
  • Train and support others to follow the financial procedures and understand their importance.
  • Management of the accounting system.
  • Support non finance members of staff in issues of management of income, VAT, Gift Aid, budget management and other finance issues as necessary.
  • Visit Centres as required to perform audit checks and provide support and training for staff.
  • Use Excel spreadsheets to prepare Management Accounts and other duties.

Essential skills and experience

  • Part qualified accountant, or AAT qualified.
  • English and Maths Standard Grade or Nat 5.
  • Experience of Hansa accounting system
  • Experience of ThankQ fundraising database
  • Experience in budget operations and financial reporting
  • Understanding of the Statement of Recommended Practise (SORP)
  • Good working knowledge of spreadsheets
  • Fast, accurate keyboard skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with people at all levels in the organisation and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to produce reports and analyse data accurately and quickly.
  • Strong team worker with high level of integrity

Reports to: Management Accountant

Application notes

Please send your CV and cover letter to by Sunday 12 December 2021 at 11p.m.