Join our team...We're looking for a Finance Administrator

Purpose of the role:

To be responsible for finance administration and accounts of Barker and Bland Ltd and Dalefoot Farm, working with Accounting Manager. Barker & Bland Ltd carry out peatland restoration works across the UK whilst also manufacturing & retailing peat-free compost under the name Dalefoot Composts.

The majority of time in this role is spent in the following finance activities:
• Sales invoices: preparing invoices, inputting, reconciling and progressing any debts
• Purchase invoices: preparing invoices, reconciling, and producing creditor lists for payment
• Bank statement reconciliations
• Wages admin
• VAT returns via online submission
Plus there are other financial activities in the following:
• Assist with year-end accounts
• Machinery lease payments
• Assist with cost analysis of environmental projects
• Assist with costings for compost manufacture and sales
• Provide monthly and annual financial reports
• Check customer credit account applications
Finally, you may be involved in other general admin activities such as:
• Taking calls and messages for Directors and colleagues
• Stock control of compost and components
• Ordering parts for machinery
• Provide payroll data
• Manage utilities contracts

Reports to: Business Owners

Working arrangements
• 37.5 hours per week
• Up to £23,400 pa depending on experience, pro-rata
• Currently based at Dalefoot Farm, Heltondale, Penrith, CA10 2QL
• 28 days annual leave including all public holiday
• 3 months’ probation
Requirements for effective performance:

• Sage 50 Cloud Accounts Professional
• Monitoring sales and purchase ledgers
• Using systems to produce data reports
• Computer systems and connectivity confidence

• Communicating clearly in English
• Strong organizational skills
• Friendly and understanding as part of a small team
• Interacting professionally and confidently with a wide range of people

• Calm and composed, friendly and positive
• Self-sufficient to resolve own issues
• Manage own diary and priorities
• Want to sort things and help out
• Enjoy multi-tasking and turning hand to many things
• Persistence to pursue an issue until it is resolved

How to apply:
Please email a short CV with covering letter explaining why you are interested in this position to Because we are a small team and interested in your motivation to join us, applications without a supporting letter will not be considered.
Any questions, please call Lizzi/Ellen 01931 713291.


Closing date for applications: Monday 1st November 2021.


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Barker and Bland is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Dalefoot Farm, Heltondale, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2QL. Registered number: 8312959

This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

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