Finance Officer

Finance Officer Job Description

The 79th Group are a family-owned asset management company with an entrepreneurial spirit, based in the UK but with global reach and partners and investors in most countries.

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, the Finance Officer role is multi-faceted splitting their time between providing:

  • Monitoring and maintaining spending and debtor positions
  • Develops and maintains financial systems
  • Assisting Departments within the Group on monitoring and maintaining financial forecasts for specific projects
  • Reconciling forecasts versus actuals
  • Providing analysis of variances between forecasts and actuals 
  • Generally assistance across the accounts department as necessary, providing any information required by the Finance Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Processing BACS payments or cheque payments
  • Establish budgets, forecasts future cashflows, provide periodic financial analysis
  • Process invoices (suppliers and sub-contractors) in a timely and efficient manner e.g code, check and enter invoices
  • Process expenses
  • Match purchase order to delivery notes and invoices
  • Prepare invoices for payment taking into consideration divisional cashflow requirements
  • Ensure all data entry is completed within deadlines
  • Deal with queries from suppliers/subcontractors/divisional surveyors and accountants as and when required
  • Liaise with site managers, suppliers, buyers to resolve invoice queries or to obtain missing documentation
  • Assist with ad hoc analysis or other appropriate admin duties as and when required
  • Complete monthly statement reconciliations
  • Set up new supplier accounts and maintain existing account details within the purchase ledger
  • Processing business expense returns
  • Processing BACS payments
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group vales, systems, policies and procedures
  • Work with internal stakeholders on deliver of Projects in line with financial forecasts

Person Specification:

  • Great interpersonal and communications skills
  • Self-discipline
  • Good team working skills
  • The ability to work to monthly deadlines
  • An aptitude for IT – knowledge of software packages like Excel, Xero and BACS
  • Analytical Skills
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Well organised, able to manage time effectively and produce accurate, high quality work to tight time-scale
  • Ability to remain calm and methodical under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive attitude towards problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility to multitask


  • Bookkeeping experience
  • Knowledge and experience with accounts software e.g Xero, Sage
  • Experience of budgets
  • Experience of Excel Spreadsheets
  • Experience working within professional services industry

In return, we offer

  • A competitive salary
  • Staff Discount scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Christmas Shut Down Period
  • Annual Hosted Events
  • 1 day’s holiday for your birthday*

Salary DOE:

£23k to £28k

*following successful completion of probationary period*

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