Finance Officer – closing date 28 February 2020

We are a traditional credit union, which is a not-for-profit, regulated financial cooperative run by our members for the members, providing saving opportunities and affordable loans to members. We aim to help financial inclusion for all and help to beat the payday lenders. Our ethos is about encouraging thrift and stopping people getting into financial difficulties.


4 hours per day, Monday to Friday based around core CU business hours, current timing – Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 2.30pm, Friday 10am to 2pm.

Principle duties include
  1. Accounting for member’s savings and loans.
  2. Loan officer (training will be given).
  3. Accounting and reporting for Berkshire Moneywise (sister charity).
  4. General office management.
  5. Membership service absence cover and support when required.
Personal specification
  1. Qualified to AAT level 2 equivalent (minimum).
  2. Experience of practical bookkeeping, batch processing and bank reconciliations.
  3. Self-motivated and able to manage own workload with minimum supervision.
  4. Well organised, very accurate, methodical and process driven.
  5. Experience of working with volunteers.
  6. Computer literate with hands-on experience of Microsoft Office and standard accountancy software (e.g. Sage or equivalent).
  7. Must be prepared to be an integral part of a small multi-disciplined team that provides mutual cover.
Address Line 1
62 Portman Road
RG30 1EA
Contract type
Part timePermanent
Greater Reading
£13,177.94 pa for 20hrs per week
Natasha Higman - Finance Officer
Main contact telephone
0118 958 5803
How to apply

See our website for submission instructions and a full Job Description. You must submit a detailed CV together with a covering letter highlighting relevant experience. Initial interviews will be held over the first two weeks of March. Phone for an informal discussion with the current Finance Officer, if required

Open for applications from
1 February 2020
Closing date for applications
28 February 2020
Will my application be acknowledged?
We regret that we will only be able to acknowledge applications from shortlisted candidates