Ministry Area Finance Officer
May 16, 2024

Ministry Area Finance Officer

Riverside ED (CF119HA)
Full Time , Permanent

Ministry Area Finance Officer

How can you help grow the Kingdom of God in Llandaff?

This is an exciting time in our diocese, as we embed our vision of Where Faith Matters which aims to transform lives through faith, education and social justice. Llandaff is one of six dioceses in the Church in Wales and covers much of South Wales. The diocese is the most densely populated part of Wales and is hugely diverse, from the urban capital of Cardiff to post-industrial Valleys and the semi-rural Vale of Glamorgan. Our vision is that all may encounter and know the love of God through truth, beauty and service, living full and rich lives through faith and committed discipleship.

As part of this provision we are starting a new service, to support churches across the Diocese by providing a book-keeping service, free at the point of use. This service will be implemented over the coming months, and we are looking to recruit a Diocesan Finance Officer to be at the heart of this. The role will be focused on providing bookkeeping support using the My Fund Accounting system.

The person that we are looking for will

  • Have a good understanding of the ethos of the Church in Wales
  • Have hands-on experience of using an accounting system. If you have experience of My Fund Accounting that would be a bonus, but training will be given if your experience is on other systems
  • Hands-on experience of charities or non-profits accounting would be a bonus, but again, training will be given if your experience is in commercial or other organisations
  • Have a recognised accounting qualification, preferably AAT part or fully qualified. Experience will count for as much as qualifications and we will support staff in completing qualifications, but the role will include the production of full year-end accruals Accounts
  • Be able to thrive in a changing environment, particularly as we roll out this service and engage with volunteers across the Diocese. Occasional travel will be required for trouble-shooting
  • Be a team player, able to engage with colleagues within the Diocesan Finance function and also with Treasurers from across the Diocese, who have different backgrounds and levels of experience

We will initially be offering a core bookkeeping service, but we expect that in time we will add other services, both accounting and administrative. The role can be expected to expand as this develops.

The role will report directly into the Head of Finance, under the supervision of the Diocesan Finance Advisory Officer. We can offer a salary and package commensurate with the seniority of the post, flexibility in working patterns, and development opportunities within a small but committed, enthusiastic and ambitious team.

Deadline for applications: 9am 12th June, 2024.

This post is subject to a DBS Basic Disclosure.

Riverside ED (CF119HA)
Employment type
Full Time , Permanent

Company info

The Diocese of Llandaff is the most populous of all six Dioceses of the Church in Wales. With over one million inhabitants, it covers much of South Wales, including the urban centres of Cardiff and Barry in the southeast, the Heritage Coast to the south, the South Wales Valleys in the north and the post-industrial regions of Neath and Port Talbot in the west.

The Diocese is subdivided into 34 Ministry Areas and parishes in 6 Deaneries which are approximately aligned to Local Authorities. Each Ministry Area is led by a team of clergy, who can be a Priest in Charge, Vicar, Ministry Area Leader, or hold another title.

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