Vacancy – Finance Officer


A vacancy will arise in October 2017 for a Finance Officer with the Wessex Reserve Forces and Cadets Association based at Taunton, Somerset. The Association provides support to the Reserve Forces and Cadets throughout the South West.

Applicants will be required to have experience of Financial Planning (Short & Long Term), In-year Budget Management, Commercial Accounting procedures including preparation of Accounts for Audit, Charity Accounting, Savings/Efficiency Measures, Service Funds Accounting, Investments, Salaries, Superannuation and Inland Revenue. The job entails the supervision of a small Finance Section, and includes the compilation of statistical returns as required by the Ministry of Defence. The applicant must hold a formal accountancy qualification from ICAEW, CIMA or ACCA. The selected candidate may not be fully conversant with all the HR aspects of the role. In such a case, effective mentoring and training will be provided.

The salary is £37,940 per annum.

Annual leave, excluding public holidays, is 25 days per annum rising to 30 days after 5 years service. Previous service in the public sector will count towards qualifying years’ service.

The successful applicant will be eligible to elect to join the Council of RFCAs Pension Scheme.  This is a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) Scheme.

For an application form and job description please click this link.

Completed application forms with Curriculum Vitae required by Thursday 24 August 2017.

Reserve Forces