Finance Administrator

Job Description

Finance Administrator - MOD Boscombe
  • £13.50 per hour
  • 30 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday

We're currently recruiting a dedicated Finance Administrator to help ensure the smooth running of the operations in Defence on a part time basis, contracted to 30 hours per week.

As a Mess Accountant, you will use your skills to maintain a high standard of quality work. In return, you will have the chance to progress your career with a company that invests in its people, celebrates individuality, and rewards and recognises employees who go beyond the plate.

Please note: This role is contracted to 50 weeks per year

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • To help with the cost of living crisis, Compass will be providing a free meal or equivalent Subsidy while working
  • Free meals
  • Onsite free car parking
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes

Could you bring your spark to Defence? Here's what you need to know before applying:

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Post chit payments, accommodation charges, mess subscription, hospitality and all other charges to mess bills.
  • Create mess bills for all mess members every period and visitors as and when they are required.
  • To take payment and maintaining a record of paid mess bills for both the Officers' & WO & Sgts Mess and to produce age debtors reports on a monthly basis.
  • To process suppliers invoices for goods and services to the mess.
  • Filing, duplicating, photocopying, despatching of mail and maintenance of statutory / Mess committee requirements.
  • Preparation and payment of monies collected from the mess into the appropriate bank or mess fund.
  • Create DD file for payment of Mess Bills.
  • To create BAC's and cheque payments for payment of supplier invoices.
  • Managing bank transfers and other posting within the accounting package.
  • Bank / Cash / Petty Cash reconciliations.
  • Produce monthly reports including relevant back up I&E, Bar P&L, VAT returns.
  • Sound working knowledge of SAP & SAGE accounting software.
  • Assist in Function costing, working alongside mess managers.
  • Any other reasonable task as directed by your Line Manager.

Our ideal Mess Accountant will:

  • Committed to high levels of customer care
  • Good numerical and written skills
  • Able to work flexibly in line with business requirements including attending off site meetings
  • Good communication skills
  • IT literate

Part of Compass Group UK&I, ESS is the Defence, Government, and Energy services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. We support 250+ UK military establishments, high profile police, secure environments and government sites, along with a range of onshore and offshore facilities including platforms, drilling rigs, floatels and offices for the energy sector. We know that a friendly face makes all the difference, so we look for people who are passionate about delivering excellent customer service, at all levels, to join our teams.

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!