Finance Officer

  • Job Reference: K240328H
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Royal Air Force Central Fund
  • Location: Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Salary: £34,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Benefits
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Organisation: Royal Air Force Central Fund

Job title: Finance Officer

Location: Hybrid – working from home with occasional travel to the Fund’s offices in Buckinghamshire and various RAF Stations

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £34,000 plus benefits (generous annual leave allowance, contributable pension, death in service, private health insurance, RAF gym membership and other health & wellbeing benefits)

About the RAF Central Fund:

We support the Royal Air Force through our grants, programmes, partnerships and properties to ensure peronnel can access sports and physical activities at all levels.We deliver integral support to military personnel, RAF Stations and RAF Sport Associations - ultimately, we think everyone regardless of their role, rank, physical ability or competing level should have access to sports facilities, equipment and training.

About the role:

We are looking for an organised and proactive Finance Officer to join the Fund’s Finance department.

The Finance Officer will work with the finance team to provide financial support to the Fund and RAF Sport. The selected candidate will enjoy a hybrid working environment, based at home with occasional visits to the Fund’s office near Marlow, Buckinghamshire and RAF stations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the finance team in all aspects of accounting and finance including;

              i.        Ensuring accurate input and maintenance of financial records in Sage Intacct and Yooz;

             ii.        Ensuring compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures;

            iii.        Ensuring Sports expenditure is in line with their budgets and the Central Fund’s Grant policy;

           iv.        Assisting in preparing the RAF Sports Association(s) year-end financial information.

  • Assist with the input of journal entries and reconcile prepayment, accrual and deferred accounts;
  • Liaise with RAF Sports Association Treasurers;
  • Carry out bookkeeping including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable;
  • Provide financial administrative support including the processing of all receipts, payments and expenses including the preliminary review of authorisation of expenditure by budget holders
  • Act as a primary point of contact for account or payment queries from suppliers, grant recipients or other third parties as required;
  • Raise sales and intercompany invoices and ensure intercompany accounts balance;
  • Ensure all financial information is stored in compliance with current legislation;
  • Assist with the formulation and implementation of finance policies and procedures;
  • To provide external auditors with such assistance and information they may reasonably require in the conduct of their annual audit;
  • Other duties as may be reasonably required. 

This role profile is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder according to future developments in the charity.


About you: 

  • You don't want your days to pass without making a difference. You want to play a significant part in a charity that is making a difference.  
  • You want to work in a job that makes serving RAF personnel feel supported and invested in through sport and physical activities. You are committed to the benefits of keeping active.
  • You are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. You believe and act in a way that celebrates and encourages a range of experiences, backgrounds and values. 

Required experience and skills:

  • General Ledger accounting;
  • Experience in creating and maintaining accurate and compliant financial documents;
  • Ability to review financial documents for accuracy and reconciliation of accounts;
  • Able to analyse data;
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and able to ensure records comply;
  • Experience in generating financial reports;
  • Able to collaborate with other departments and provide accounting support;
  • Experience in supporting the Finance lead, auditors and other financial professionals as required;
  • Excellent communication, organisation and attention skills.


Additional information:

It is important to us that the people we hire do not discriminate. We believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. 


Would you like to join our team? Please submit a covering letter and your CV ASAP, we look forward to reviewing your application.

We actively welcome applications that will help increase the diversity of our workforce.

Please be aware this advert will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Interviews will take place throughout this period, therefore we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted within 10 working days of their application. Due to the volume of applications, feedback will unfortunately not be provided to applicants that have not been shortlisted.