Finance Officer

Glasgow Life
Glasgow City (GB)
£29,706.72 - £34,806.76 per year
12 Aug 2022
28 Aug 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them.  Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

We are recruiting a Finance Officer to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers.  You will be responsible for the provision of a professional management accounting service, supporting services in the management of their allocated budgets, ensuring overall company objectives are achieved.

Key tasks and responsibilities include:
• Supporting services with budget planning and the preparation of  budgets
• Monitoring of performance against budget, investigating and reporting on variances including full year forecast
• Accounting for and reporting on Restricted Funds
• Provision of financial information and advice to managers to inform decision making and business planning
• Assist with preparation of final accounts and financial reports
• Completion of statutory and other returns to both internal and external partners
• Reconciliation of key budget areas

To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:
• HNC/Association of Accounting Technician/Part Qualified or qualified by experience (Study Support may be avaliable)
• Competent in developing and maintaining complex spreadsheets
• Established negotiating skills to influence and provide challenge to budget holders
• Understanding of financial controls and financial environment
• Ability to work flexibly to meet tight deadlines and deal with conflicting priorities

We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.

In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays.  You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK.  Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.

Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit 

This position requires a Standard Disclosure. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their Disclosure.