The Church of England Diocese of London comprises of 400+ parishes north of the River Thames and within the M25 motorway.
The Finance team enables the missional objectives of the London Diocesan Fund (LDF), parishes, archdeacons and bishops through delivery of effective financial reporting and efficient processing of financial transactions. We contribute to the work of the parishes by providing support, advice and training to parishes on a wide range of financial issues, both in technical areas such as bookkeeping and gift aid, but also support generous giving and stewardship.
Working alongside a 0.4 FTE management accountant, this role has joint responsibility for the operation of an effective and efficient management accounting function, including many aspects of monthly reporting and forecasting. The role gives support to the annual budgeting process and 5-year planning and may also involve scenario modelling and preparing reports for stakeholders.
The role also holds responsibility for certain aspects of financial accounts processing, with particular responsibility for the weekly processing of purchase invoices and expenses on the Navision accounting system, ensuring that the payment runs are processed accurately and efficiently each week.
Finance Accounts Processes:
Key responsibility for processing and maintaining the weekly payment run. Duties will include:
Management accounts and budget processes:
Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details on the main responsibilities.
Experience, knowledge, training and qualifications
At least 2-3 years experience in an accounts function
At least part-qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
Aptitudes and abilities
An essential requirement is the ability to take complex financial information and concepts and to summarise them in a clear and easily understood way for non-financial stakeholders.
Desirable attributes / other information
Be sympathetic to the mission of the Church.
Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details on Person Specification.
The Church of England in London is vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.
We value the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents and aim to create a workforce that:
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To learn more about our offer to staff and our enhanced pension scheme with a 15% employer contribution, please refer to the attached 'Our offer to you'.