Finance Administrator Vacancy

Dalefoot Composts are looking to recruit an experienced Finance Administrator who will be solely responsible for finance activities and accounts of Barker and Bland Ltd and Dalefoot Farm. Barker & Bland 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 payment lists for payment
• Bank statement reconciliations
• Wages admin
• VAT returns via online submission
Plus there are other financial activities in the following:
• Year-end accounts
• Machinery lease payments
• Assist with cost analysis of environmental projects
• Assist with pricing 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:
• Provide back-up for customer compost sales
• Provide back-up for environmental projects
• Stock control of compost and components
• Provide payroll data
• Manage utilities contracts

Reports to: Business Owners

Working arrangements
• 37.5 hours per week
• Up to £22,425 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 and Sage Instant
• 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 30 November 2020.


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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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