Finance Assistant, Lochgilphead

Argyll Community Housing Association

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Closing date for this post: 12 noon on Friday 4th May 2018. Please visit the ACHA website to download an application form, as CV's are not accepted.

Job Description

Job Purpose

To carry out the accurate recording and processing of all financial information relating to any income or expenditure of the Association under the direction of the Assistant Finance Manager – Financial Services. Also to ensure high levels of general administrative and clerical support are provided to the whole finance team.

Main Objectives of the Post

To assist with providing a high quality administrative finance support to colleagues and to internal and external customers.  To follow approved policies and procedures covering all of the Association’s financial activities.


To provide administrative and clerical support to the finance team as and when required

To deal with day to day colleague and customer enquiries both in person, by email and by telephone

To provide support in the organisation of meetings and events

To prepare, process and distribute incoming and outgoing mail for the finance department


To assist with maintaining the Association’s financial accounting systems

To assist with processing all of the Association’s financial transactions, both expenditure through the internal ledger accounting system and also for income, including use of cash receipting.

To assist with processing payments, using the Association’s creditor control system, to suppliers and contractors and checking creditor statements

To assist with the preparation of financial reports, including assisting with providing colleagues and / or external customers with up to date financial information

To assist with collating and processing information in respect of the CIS scheme for Association creditors

To assist in the maintenance of the day to day bank accounting process, including assisting with the bank account reconciliation process and clearing suspense accounts

To assist with the recording and monitoring of Standing Order and Direct Debit Payments and to process rent refunds, adjustments and journals

To liaise with colleagues in relation to housing benefit information

To assist with the review and input of information in relation to sundry debtor invoices

To assist with maintaining the Association’s approved supplier list

To assist the Legal Officer in respect of remedial conveyancing and insurance claims in accordance with the Association’s policies and procedures.  For insurance this includes property, motor and third party claims for and against the group and also liaison with insurers on all aspects of the claim.


Comply with the Association's code of conduct and professional standards by behaving in a professional manner at all times.

Ensure all statutory and Association regulations are followed, including Health & Safety, in order to protect customers, employees and the business interests of the Association.

No job description can cover every issue which may arise within the post at various times and the   post holder is expected to carry out other duties from time to time which are broadly consistent with those described.

Please visit the ACHA website to download the full Job Description. 

Person Specification

The successful candidate should have a minimum of three standard grades or equivalent.

Please visit the website to download the full person specification. This will tell you the essential and desirable criteria required for this post.

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