Offering a friendly working environment, a competitive rate of pay, and a secure position within a respected charity, we have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Finance Officer to join our team!

YMCA Norfolk is a Christian charity committed to supporting young people to enable them to reach their full potential. We believe that all young people deserve to have a safe place to live and a supportive environment in which to develop. We work to support disadvantaged young people who are at a point of crisis in their lives.

Role responsibilities for the Assistant Finance Officer:

  • Assisting the Finance Manager in recording, analysing and reporting financial transactions across the YMCA Norfolk group
  • Ensuring timely input to the Sage finance system, and completing reconciliations and other checks
  • Reviewing information submitted for processing, assessing propriety and authorisation and liaising with budget holders and other staff to ensure that all financial transactions are valid
  • Carrying out month-end and year-end routines
  • Producing financial reports, both for internal use and for issue to funders, e.g. regular claims for On Track and Barclaycard returns
  • Running reports on financial transactions and balances from the INFORM management information system
  • Ensuring the recording of financial transactions on any feeder systems such as INFORM, the café systems and the nursery system is complete
  • Providing cover for Finance Officer responsibilities during times of absence
  • Participating in regular professional line management, annual performance review and attendance at team meetings

Requirements for the Assistant Finance Officer:


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Able to work flexibly and productively with minimum supervision
  • Tolerance, patience and able to deal with competing demand
  • Able to build strong working relationships with a wide range of staff and volunteers


  • Knowledge of the requirements of a charitable finance function
  • Experience of working in a finance function
  • Experience of using Sage 50 Accounts
  • Experience of working in the voluntary, charity or housing association sector is desirable
  • Working towards an accounting or bookkeeping qualification is desirable but not essential


33 days per annum including bank & public holidays

Access to contributory stakeholder pension scheme after 3 months

Access to Health Shield Medical Plan after 3 months

In-service training: Time allowed subject to budgetary provision. Expected to include day release and fee support for training towards an appropriate accountancy qualification such as AAT.

Closing date: Tuesday 1st September at 9.00am