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Working for Lumos
Finance Officer, Payables
Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos is an international children’s organisation founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005. We have a bold mission: to have a world without institutions and orphanages by 2050. Research shows the dramatic harm that institutional care causes to children and the proven benefits of the alternatives: community and family care.
Lumos tackles the root causes of family separation – poverty, trafficking and discrimination – and transforms care systems around the world. We speak up on behalf of children trapped in institutions and reunite them with their families. And we change education, health and social care systems so every child can thrive.
We are looking for an experienced and highly organised Finance Officer to support the Financial Accountant in meeting the statutory and operational financial responsibilities of the charity. In particular, the post holder will focus on accounts payable.
Duties will include accurate and timely transactional input of financial information into the accounting system, managing payment runs, dealing with queries and requests relating to (local and international) payments and cash, assisting in the reconciliation of financial ledgers and preparing the Group year end accounts.
Candidates should have significant knowledge of financial accounting, including its application to charities, with solid experience in: processing payments; accounting systems (ideally SunSytems); month end journals and reconciliations; and preferably with experience of year end accounts preparation and audit.
AAT qualified; ideally ACA, ACCA or CIMA part qualified.
For more information please see attached job description.
Please note this is a 1-year fixed term contract.
Right to Work:
If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, please think carefully before applying. This is because even if the role is sufficiently skilled to qualify for sponsorship, we will be unable to sponsor you if there is a suitably qualified settled worker available to fill the role (this is known as the ‘resident labour market test’) unless you are currently in the UK and your immigration status and qualifications mean that the resident labour market test will not apply in your case.
Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and criminal records checks.