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Dalgarno Trust
W10, London
£14 - £17 per hour
We are looking for a Finance Officer to maintain financial and accounting services in order to support the Dalgarno Trust's operations.

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W10, London
£14 - £17 per hour
Permanent, Part-time, 6/7 hours per week
Job description

We are looking for a Finance Officer to maintain financial and accounting services in order to support the Dalgarno Trust's operations. 

Job Description


  1. Administer and monitor the financial systems:

Administer and monitor the financial systems in order to ensure that the Dalgarno Trust’s finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Assist with preparation of the budget.
  • Implement financial policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cash controls.
  • Establish, maintain and reconcile the General Ledger.
  • Monitor cash reserves and investments.
  • Prepare and reconcile bank statements against the General Ledger.
  • Establish and maintain supplier accounts.
  • Process supplier invoices and issue payments for all accounts due.
  • Maintain the Purchase Order system.
  • Ensure security for all credit cards details and verify charges.
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into our Xero accounting system.
  • Prepare income statements.
  • Prepare Profit & Loss and Balance Sheets.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements.
  • Prepare monthly management reports and report on variances.
  • Assist with the annual audit.
  • Maintain our XERO accounting system.
  1. Maintain financial files and records

Maintain the accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records of all moneys.

  • Ensure the safeguarding of all Dalgarno Trust funds.
  • Issue, code and authorise purchase orders.
  • Reconcile accounts payable.
  • Prepare journal summaries.
  • Reconcile accounts receivable.
  • Compile source documents, invoices, purchase orders and delivery notes.
  • Issue receipts for payments.
  • Reconcile banking deposits with receipts. 
  • Maintain the petty cash system.
  1. Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Maintain project costs against set budget and keep all spending evidences to meet the audit trail according to Dalgarno Trust financial policies and procedures.
  • In liaison with the Project Managers, prepare project financial monitoring return for the funders.
  • Support the Chief Executive on the fundraising process.
  • Contribute to project evaluation and production of Dalgarno Trust’s Annual Report.
  1. Organisational
  • Observe the Safeguarding, Fair Processing (GDPR) Policy and the Equal Opportunities Policy at all times.
  • Observe all rules relating to Health and Safety.
  • Assist in cover arrangements during the absence of other members of staff and/or at times of pressure.
  • Carry out any other duties required from time to time by the Chief Executive and/or by the Trustees.

Person Specification

Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience:


  • At least 3 years’ experience in a Finance role within the Charity sector.
  • Experience and knowledge of using the accounting software XERO.
  • Accounts payable and accounts receivable processes.
  • Generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Preparation of financial reports /statements.
  • Computer literate and confident in using all MS Office software. 
  • Office administration


  • An understanding of relevant financial and HMRC legislation, policies and procedures.

Personal qualities:


  • Passionate about working with and on behalf of vulnerable communities.
  • Excellent organisational, record keeping and planning skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice with colleagues and our community.
  • Reliability and trustworthiness.
  • Open mindedness and able to work alongside people from all backgrounds.
  • Good management skills.


  • Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed.
  • Able to work in teams of various sizes both internally and externally.



  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualification or experience. 


  • Health & Safety certificate
  • First Aid certificate
  • Completion of other relevant course
Additional documents
Finance Officer job description (.docx)
Application Instructions

Please apply sending your CV and a covering letter telling us why you'd be great for the job, and showing how you meet the person specification.

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More about Dalgarno Trust
Dalgarno Trust

The Dalgarno Trust is a community centre serving North Kensington.

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Posted on: 02 August 2021
Closing date: 01 September 2021
Job ref: Finance Officer
Tags: Finance
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