Seeking a confident Finance Executive to join the FDF Corporate Services team. A great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated finance professional to join the largest and most influential food and drink trade body in the UK.

Job Type       Permanent

Location        Central London (Bloomsbury)

Salary             £33k, with excellent benefits including 25 days holiday, private healthcare, leisure travel insurance, gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan and cycle-to-work scheme

Hours             35 hours per week; 2 to 3 days a week in the office

This is an excellent opportunity for a professional Finance Executive to join the FDF, an organisation that has been around for over one hundred years, representing and advocating for the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.

As a Finance Executive, you will be working as part of the Corporate Services team supporting colleagues, looking after the Sales and Purchase Ledgers for a number of different Associations, preparing management accounts and completing statutory submissions such as VAT and Corporation Tax returns. 

Key responsibilities for the Finance Executive

  • Raise Sales Orders and Purchase Orders, setting up new customers and suppliers in FocalPoint
  • Raise / process sales and purchase invoices and credit notes
  • Credit control using agreed escalation process for aged debtors and creditors
  • Record and bank all cheques received
  • Review, reconcile and close sale and purchase ledgers including reconciling between the finance system (Dimensions), the CRM and expenses system
  • Inductions and training for staff on how to best use FocalPoint
  • Process monthly payment run, ad hoc and cashbook payments / receipts
  • Supplier statement reconciliation
  • Complete monthly bank reconciliations and balance sheet and sub ledger reconciliations including identifying solutions to resolve aged items
  • Assist with the annual audit
  • Prepare FDF VAT return and Grant accounts
  • Provide monthly data for Finance Team KPI’s
  • Update weekly cashflow forecast
  • Investigate issues with the finance systems as they arise and work with our service provider (Access) and our internal IT/Digital teams to resolve

Requirements for the Finance Executive

  • A good understanding of financial accounts and banking procedures
  • Good communicator and ability to build good working relationships
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Numerate with an analytical mind
  • Diligent with a good attention to detail
  • Experience of VAT
  • Experience with Dimensions, FocalPoint, Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Experience of working for a trade association or similar member-led organisation

To apply, please send us your CV and salary expectations illustrating why you’d be a great candidate to recruitment@fdf.org.uk

Closing date: 2 April 2024, 5:30pm

Due to the high number of applications, we are unable to get back to everyone. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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About the FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the convenor, adviser and voice of the UK food & drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country.

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Our benefits

The FDF is a great place to work where we take wellbeing seriously and have a great benefits package to match.