Finance Officer

  • Position: Finance Officer
  • Location: Drumchapel, Glasgow
  • Salary: £39,072 - £42,903
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Grade: EVH Grade 7
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 18 July 2024, 12:00

35 hours per week, flexible working hours, SHAPS defined contribution pension scheme, 25 days’ annual leave and 15 days’ public holiday per annum

About Us

Cernach Housing Association is a successful and well performing community-based registered social landlord (RSL) operating in Drumchapel, north west Glasgow since 1991.  We own 877 homes and provide a management service to 16 sharing owners and 141 homeowners.  We act as community anchor organisation for Drumchapel.  Our turnover is £4.6 million, a major part of which comes from rental income.

About the role

Due to the forthcoming retirement of the current postholder after 30 years’ service, we are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join our staff team as a Finance Officer.  Reporting to the Corporate Services and Assurance Manager, the Finance Officer will fulfill a critical back-office support role as a key member of the finance and corporate services team, focusing on day-to-day finance tasks such as

  • payments and invoicing
  • assisting with budget planning and management accounts
  • preparing for and participating in the annual external audit
  • undertaking daily banking tasks
  • maintaining up-to-date financial registers/ledgers
  • managing factored owners’ invoices/accounts
  • managing staff salary, pension and sickness records
  • providing operational support to the finance agent and senior management team in relation to financial management

The postholder will also take a key role in corporate health & safety, supporting the Director and Assurance sub-Committee in meeting their responsibilities in this area.

About the successful candidate

The successful candidate should:

  • have direct experience of working in a finance-related post, although this does not need to be within the RSL sector
  • demonstrate a high level of numeracy
  • have strong ICT skills
  • have strong interpersonal skills
  • be able to work with minimal supervision
  • be a team player

The Association has a very positive approach to further education and, to this end, we will encourage the postholder to undertake a recognised professional finance qualification – this will be done in the Association’s time and the Association will cover all course fees.

Flexible working

As a community-based housing association, all staff members are currently based in our office in Drumchapel.  However, an agile working project group, comprising staff from across the organisation, is considering flexible working options and is due to report to the Management Committee towards the end of the year.  It is likely that we will adopt an alternative working pattern at that point; in the meantime, we operate a standard flexible working policy.

Inclusive employer

Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria outlined in the person specification will be granted an interview if they opt to participate in the job interview guarantee scheme.

The Association is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

If you feel you meet the requirements of the post, please download our application pack available opposite or from our website.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Should you require any further information on this post, please do not hesitate to contact Lindsay Crawford, Corporate Services Officer by email to

Closing Date: Completed application forms must be returned by 12 noon on Thursday 18 July 2024 by email to

Interview Date: We plan to hold interviews at our office on Wednesday 31 July 2024.

Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure.

Cernach Housing Association is a recognised Scottish Charity – SCO36607.