Blood Cancer UK • Flexible

Finance Officer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £32,000 - £36,000 / year

Remote-first – With Office Locations

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Want to make a difference in the world of cancer research and support? We’re looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated finance professional to join our mission-driven team as a Finance Officer at Blood Cancer UK.

We are seeking someone passionate about making an impact through finance to be part of our close-knit team. This is an opportunity for you if you are looking for either a fulltime role or a part-time role working 4 days per week. If you are looking to work 4 days per week, please indicate this in your cover letter.

We welcome direct contact from interested candidates but have a strict no agencies policy.

Key Responsibilities

As Finance Officer, you will:

  • Take ownership of accounting processes like managing cashbooks, preparing accruals and prepayments, processing invoices, and completing bank reconciliations.
  • Build relationships across teams, acting as the go-to finance contact for budget holders.
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives to streamline financial processes.
  • Support the annual audit and preparation of accounts with keen attention to detail.
  • Help implement new financial systems and provide training to users.
  • Bring an analytical approach to problem-solving and coding queries.
  • Participate in company-wide events and fundraising activities.


  • Promote Blood Cancer UK’s vision, mission and core values
  • We’re all fundraisers. This is slightly different for all roles, and your team will have fundraising KPIs and objectives we all work to Attend and assist at Blood Cancer UK events and activities as required (NB this involves evening and weekend work)
  • Be an effective ambassador for Blood Cancer UK at any activity you attend
  • All staff are expected to adhere to Blood Cancer UK’s policies and procedures
  • Do any other reasonable things your manager needs you to do

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Knowledge of accounting concepts and bookkeeping
  • Strong Excel skills and working knowledge of MS Office
  • Proactive self-starter with eagerness to learn
  • Analytical mindset
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Passion for continuous improvement
  • Accounting or bookkeeping qualification preferred, or a willingness to study towards one with business support

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – Our maternity/shared parental/adoption offer is 12 weeks at full pay, 12 weeks at half pay, followed by 15 weeks at the statutory rate.
Enhanced paternity leave – Our paternity leave offer is 6 weeks at full pay.
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – For the vast majority of our roles, there is no requirement to work from one of our offices. We meet up as an organisation at 2-4 in-person events each year, such as all-staff away days.
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – Our enhanced sick pay offer is: Up to two years’ service: 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay After two years’ service: 12 weeks full pay and 12 weeks half pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days

We asked employees of Blood Cancer UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Blood Cancer UK

Company employees


Office locations

London and Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Charity & Tech For Good companies – 1st

Most flexible Charity & Tech For Good companies – 1st

Industry awards 2022