Accounts Assistant, 15 hours (across 2/3 days), Charitable Centre, Wendover, £25-28k FTE

Location South East
Flex Type Part time
Role Basis Permanent
Salary £25k-£28k FTE*
Company Ten2Two-Experts in Flexible Recruitment

Are you an experienced Accounts Assistant looking to work for an organisation that really makes a difference? This flexible, office-based role in Wendover is a perfect opportunity to utilise your finance skills, whilst adding value to a great cause.

Our Client

Our client is a charitable centre based in Wendover that aims to improve and support the lives of those living with MS. By providing the treatment, tools, knowledge and a community of health professionals and peers, they empower people living with MS to thrive. Working in partnership with other local care providers, they ensure they have a range of support that compliments other services and improves and maintains the overall well-being of their members as well as running social groups that offers a safe space for both members and carers to relax and have fun.

They are now looking for a friendly Accounts Assistant to join their small team.

The Role

To manage the accurate recording and payment of all expenditure and external invoicing and undertaking a variety of tasks to meet the organisations needs.

Key Tasks

Income

Recording donations and purchases from reception on the fundraising database
Posting income on the bank statements onto the fundraising database
Record and bank cheques
Record all online receipts onto the fundraising database
Transferring transactions to Quickbooks via download

Purchase and Sales Ledger

Receive and collate all invoices and expense forms; allocate coding and record on accounting system and collate all information for external invoicing
Highlight anomalies to appropriate personnel for checking
Prepare and distribute all invoices to check coding accuracy and for approval; dispatch to clients, ensure payments are received and allocated to sales ledger
Set up payments for authorisation
Check and clear arranged bank payments through the bank and on accounts system
Manage expenditure queries
Carry out credit control procedures ensuring outstanding debt it kept to a minimum
Reconcile supplier statements as received
Maintain files relating to all expenditure and backup information relating to invoices

General Accounting Duties

Assist Finance Manager in all aspects of accounts preparation
Reconciling bank statements on a weekly basis
Highlight anomalies to Finance Manager for attention
Manage banking arrangements
Notify fundraising when funds are receive
Provide information for donors and trust applications
Assist colleagues with budget and expenditure enquiries

Person Specification

Prior experience of working in a similar finance function
Experience and a sound understanding of purchase and sales ledger and bank reconciliation
Competent IT user, proficient using Word and Excel
Meticulous and accurate
Approachable with a ‘can do’ attitude
Strong communication skills
Prior experience of using a financial software (ideally Quickbooks)

The Terms

Salary: Paying between £25-28k FTE dependent on experience
Hours: 15 hours per week, spread over 2 or 3 days per week (ideally Mon-Weds)
Location: This is an office based role in Wendover
Holidays: 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rated)
Pension: The centre provides an auto-enrolment pension scheme
The post holder will be required to be aware of and maintain a strict code of confidentiality at all times
The successful candidate will be subject to a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
The centre expects all staff to adhere to the charities Code of Conduct

If you are a personable and detailed orientated accounts assistant looking to work for an organisation where you can really add value, please apply.

*Full time equivalent – actual salary will depend on final hours agreed.

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