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Welsh Speaking Finance Officer

£29000 - £36000 per annum
Cardiff County
Robert Half

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Providing comprehensive support to the Finance and Resources Team with responsibility for the core finance operations as noted in the job description. Also assisting with the project to implement a new Finance system.


To lead and manage the core finance operations ensuring timely and accurate day-to-day transactions including payments and salaries.

Set tasks and priorities for team members and ensure timely completion of outputs.


Prepare the monthly finance report for the Management Team and hold meetings with budget holders as necessary to ensure the accuracy of the report and to assist in the proper management of the budget.

Oversee month-end core processes and ensure transactions are properly and fully processed and relevant account reconciliations are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

Oversee processing of core monthly transactions, i.e. purchaser orders, invoices, expenses and payments. Assisting and providing direction to the Finance Support Officer as required.

Monitor bank account balances when processing payments. Prepare monthly forecasts of future cash flows forecast and planning the transfers between accounts required to ensure sufficient funds are available to pay suppliers / officers.

Collaborate on the preparation of the 2020-21 Financial Budget to align with the organisation's priorities as stated in the Estimate and the budget allocated by the Welsh Government.

Oversee the processing of the salaries of the Welsh Language Commissioner's officers in accordance with the advice note provided by the Senior Human Resources Officer. Ensure that the information is processed accurately, is complete and on time in order to pay officers on the last working day of the month.

Awareness and understanding of the fundamental policies relevant to finance to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and appropriate internal controls. Ensure operation in accordance with policies and procedures.

To liaise with and assist the Internal Auditors and External Auditors with their enquiries as required.


To assist the Senior Finance Officer in the implementation of a new Finance system so that the system is operational on 01/04/2020. The project duties will include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Data cleansing for the purposes of migrating to the new system
  • Specify configurations for the new system
  • Draw up testing plans
  • Implement the testing plans and reporting errors
  • Develop procedures and processes to complement the new system

The salary range/rates of pay is dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Where rates of pay or salary ranges are detailed these are dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training. If you wish to apply for this position please read our Privacy Notice which details how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice.

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