Within the Archdiocese the financing of Church activities is associated with 175 parishes, 170 schools and a number of central agencies involved with education, youth work, safeguarding and other specialised functions.  The Archdiocese is a charitable incorporated company (CIO), managed by a Trustee Board comprising clerical and lay Trustees.

The Finance Officer – Payables will be responsible for ensuring payments are properly authorised and paid timeously (including internal transfers). This job is responsible for dealing with a wide variety of finance work in support of the day-to-day operations of the organisation.  The Finance team is a small team and all team members are expected to ‘muck in’ and help with any finance related work as needed. This role will be responsible for:

  • Processing invoices
  • Reconciling Accounts
  • Issuing payments
  • Maintaining related records in AccountsIQ
  • Processing the Parish funds transfers
  • To undertake routine day-to-day finance work in support of the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have a broad experience of finance work, excellent communication and relationship skills at all levels are essential, as are IT skills especially in financial systems (AiQ an advantage) and Excel. The ideal candidate will have a flexible approach with the ability to be responsive to change.

This is a full time position based in Bowen House in London SE1, but we could also offer some flexibility to work from home.  Starting salary £30,000 - £32,000 depending on skills and experience. 

If you would like to apply please email your CV to HR@rcaos.org.uk by 22 January 2024.