Job Title:Finance Officer

Reports to:Chief Executive and Finance Director

Salary:£40,000 p.a. (pro-rata for part time role)

The Organisation

West Ham United Community Sports Trust is a registered charity which delivers high quality football coaching courses and themed projects in health and well being, lifelong learning, equality and social inclusion in East London and Essex. The Trust uses the power of football and the West Ham United brand to motivate, empower and educate local communities.

Since obtaining charitable status in 2006, the Trust has expanded rapidly and this growth is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

The Trust is looking to appoint a new Finance Officer. The successful candidate will manage the Trust’s entire finance function and will play a key part in helping it to achieve its future expansion plans.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Production of accurate and timely management accounts and trustee financial reporting packs;
  2. Preparation of annual statutory accounts in accordance with Charities SORP;
  3. Preparation of annual budget and periodic reforecast;
  4. Working closely with Chief Executive and management team to provide financial analysis and support on grant applications;
  5. Liaising with officers responsible for delivery of projects to monitor performance against budget of projects undertaken by the Trust;
  6. Promotion of a culture of cost control throughout the organisation;
  7. Development and maintenance of appropriate internal control systems;
  8. Undertaking all transaction processing for ledgers and cash book;
  9. Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet and allocation of expenditure to projects;
  10. Preparation and review of cash flow forecasts to ensure that the organisation is adequately funded at all times;
  11. Credit control and debtor management;
  12. Approval of the monthly payroll;
  13. Provision of additional ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. Part-qualified or qualified by experience;
  2. Excellent communication skills and highly numerate with a proven track record in project costing;
  3. Experience of working in a financial and management accounting role gained within the not for profit sector. Exposure to the charities SORP is desirable;
  4. Knowledge of Sage preferred;
  5. Excellent spreadsheet skills;
  6. Ability to work unsupervised and highly motivated.


It is envisaged that the role can be undertaken on a part time basis, estimated at three days per week, for which the salary will be the pro-rata equivalent of £40,000 p.a.. The pattern of hours worked can be adjusted to suit the successful candidate.