Finance Officer

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£23,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education, carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 30th May 2022   5 days left

Note: The deadline for this role has been extended and some of the details have been updated.

About CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an internationally renowned environmental charity, a world-leading eco centre, and one of the foremost providers of postgraduate environmental education in the UK, based near Machynlleth in Mid Wales.

CAT provides inspiration, education and training in solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Key activities include a visitor centre where people can see solutions in action, residential, in-person and online short courses and events, vocational training, and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of sustainability-related topics.

Our free Information Service provides advice for individuals and our Zero Carbon Britain team publishes research and works directly with councils, communities and other organisations to help transform complex economic, social and political systems.

Job Details:

Ref: FOF220331

Area of Responsibility: Finance Department

Responsible to: Finance Manager

Responsible for: No line management responsibilities

Contract type: Permanent

Responsibility Grade: 3

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Location: Normally at the Charity’s site near Machynlleth, Mid Wales with some home working

Hours: Full-time: 37.5 hours per week.

Working Days: Usually Monday to Friday

Work remotely: See location

Application deadline: 9am 30 May 2022

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 6 June 2022

Expected start date: 1 July 2022 or ASAP

COVID-19 considerations:

Staff are working remotely as much as possible, subject to individual roles. Working arrangements for staff comply with all current applicable COVID-19 guidance and are updated as and when the guidance changes.

Overview of the Role

This post is based within the Finance and Central Administration part of the organisation. It will suit someone with 1-2 years’ experience in a finance role and knowledge of Sage accounting and payroll software. The postholder will carry out specific functions within the Finance team, including in relation to student finance, and provide administrative support to other functions as needed. Training will be provided on the job, with the possibility of support to study for an AAT qualification.

Main Purpose and Responsibilities

  • To assist the finance team with bookkeeping and accounting routines
  • To assist with day-to-day posting of transactions on our Sage software; primarily but not limited to sales ledger transactions
  • To assist with the production of sales invoices on Sage including invoicing of students attending our Graduate School
  • To assist with and then takeover responsibility for the processing of our monthly payroll using Sage payroll software.
  • To assist with the production of information for management reports, including formatting of reports on Word and Excel
  • To assist with administration in the finance department including student finance
  • To assist with data collection and processing
  • Generally to support the wider responsibilities of the finance team and Director of Finance & Operations as required
  • Any other appropriate duties as defined by the Finance Manager or Chief Executive Officer.

Application forms are required. CVs will not be accepted.

Further details, including application form, can be obtained from our website:

Applications should be forwarded to [email protected] by the deadline stating the job title in the Subject line.

Any queries should be addressed to [email protected]

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