Finance Officer

Job details


Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB


£32,000 per annum

Hours of work

9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday



Closing date

March 22, 2024

Goodenough College is an educational charity, providing accommodation to international postgraduate students (we call them members) and their families in a friendly and collegiate setting. The College’s charitable mission is to create a stimulating, inclusive and supportive residential community. The College offers a variety of accommodation options to Members.

The College is now looking for a detail-oriented individual to join its busy finance team of six as a Finance Officer.

As a Finance Officer, you will be the first point of contact for financial enquiries from Members and expected to perform a variety of financial tasks. This role involves processing damage deposit funds, monitoring, raising and reviewing monthly invoices, reconciling accounts receivable ledgers and effective credit control to reduce outstanding debts.

You must have previous experience of working in a finance office environment of a similar size. You should be comfortable using data to complete daily finance tasks and is confident user in Excel and other relevant financial software. Working in finance requires high accuracy and attention to detail.

The College will support you to pursue a relevant account qualification, including meeting the cost and paid study/exam leave. You will also receive assistance from qualified colleagues to assist in your study.

The College offers good employee benefits such as 25 days’ annual leave, additional days at Christmas, pension and Medicash. The College provides free meals when working on site, the opportunity to join the vibrant and collegiate college life such as attending talks/seminars and music performances. Given that this role is member-facing, regular presence in the college is expected and you can work from home only on Fridays.

Please read the full job description and person specification for more information. To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter informing us of your suitability for the role, to Zakiyah Kihl at

Closing date is 10am on Friday 22 March 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview after the Easter holidays.

Applicants applying must be able to provide current evidence of their right to live and work in the UK.

Goodenough College is committed to equality of opportunity and diversity in employment. We welcome all applicants especially those from underrepresented groups. If invited to interview, please let us know of any access requirements.