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We are now seeking a Finance Officer to join our Resources team and assist in providing proactive, efficient and effective financial management of the Foundation’s charitable resources. This is a new position and the post-holder will play a key role in ensuring internal financial systems and procedures are working efficiently and effectively, providing accurate and timely reports, as required.

Working closely with the Director of Resources, the Finance Officer will take day to day responsibility for the finance function and help to ensure all financial transactions are managed in compliance with internal policies, relevant financial regulations and funders’ specifications. The role will include ensuring financial records are clear, complete and up to-date, management of sales and purchase ledger processes, budget monitoring, contributing to the preparation of management accounts, and overseeing compliance with procurement and authorisation procedures.

This is an exciting time to join the Foundation as we consolidate our internal procedures to match the demands of recent expansion and a high profile work plan. The role would suit an individual keen to develop their finance career within an economic and/or policy making environment. Previous experience in a similar role is essential, and experience of working with Sage accounting packages preferable. We also require excellent IT, organisation and time management skills, a meticulous attention to detail and the ability to innovate. For the right candidate, we offer support in becoming a part or fully qualified accountant (ACCA or CIMA).

The Resolution Foundation prides itself on analytical rigour and we strive to achieve standards of excellence in all our work. This commitment is matched by dedication to our core purpose, working to improve the living standards of those on low to middle incomes. These twin pillars of rigour and purpose underpin everything we do.

We offer a competitive benefits package and the opportunity to join our close-knit team at an exciting time in our development as we build on success and look to further raise our public profile and impact.

The Foundation supports flexible working and offers a range of family-friendly policies. We actively look to develop and grow the skills and reputations of our researchers, and provide training and development opportunities, including support for formal qualifications when applicable.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are extending the deadline for applications until 09:00am on 23 April 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date, and we expect to hold first interviews via video call w/c 4 May 2020.


For more information, please download our application pack.

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