Finance Assistant

London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description - Finance Assistant Background

There are many organisations working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. RESULTS' particular focus is unique: we work at a grassroots, national and international level to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. This multifaceted approach has proven to be an effective and powerful advocacy combination that has yielded tangible and lasting results.

We are a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, and are registered as a charity in England and Wales, and Scotland. The majority of our income is in the form of project grants from grant-making foundations and trusts, with a smaller amount in committed giving and public fundraising.

The Role

You will be the Finance Assistant, supporting the Finance Officer to provide flexible financial management support to our small team. You will help handle the day-to-day management of the charity’s finances: book-keeping; expenses and payments administration; and supporting senior staff in the production of management reports. Owing to the size of the organisation, there will the provision of some HR-related support around hiring and payroll.

Principal responsibilities:

·Maintenance of annual budgets and cash flows.

·Administration of payroll, pensions and liaison with payroll agency.

·Assist with end of year preparation and procedures.

·Supporting the Finance Officer to produce finance management reports for senior managers and the Board.

·Ensure all invoices and expenses are authorised and coded correctly, including staff expenses.

·Prepare supplier and staff expenses payments in line with payment policies.

·Maintenance of computerised general ledger, cashbook, and cash flows on Quick Books.

·Monthly bank reconciliations including general ledger, balance sheet and donations database.

·Maintaining the donor database and administration of gift aid claims.

·Petty cash management.

·Helping to ensure that all financial information, including donor information, are compliant with UK Company and charity law and contributing to statutory reporting requirements.

Personal Specification: Essential CharacteristicsSkills and experience

·AAT Qualification or equivalent.

·Good understanding of financial management procedures including accruals, pre-payments and journals.

·Proven numeracy and data analysis skills.

·Proven experience of a finance role in in small office environments, preferably book-keeping and preparing company financial statements for organisations with ~£1m turnover.

·Discretion and a proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.

·Strong computer literacy, including experience using Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks.

·Good written and oral communications.


·Experience of, or good exposure to, UK Company and Charity law around financial and statutory requirements for small UK charities.

·Experience of maintaining donor databases.

Personal attributes

·A high level of attention to detail is essential.

·Well organised.

·Unimpeachable integrity.

·Able to work well with others in a small team environment.

Terms and conditions1. Salary

This role is graded on RESULTS Professional scale with a minimum salary of £23,940 per annum. The exact salary will be set on the RESULTS Spine Point Scale according to experience.

2. Hours of Work

This post requires a working week of 5 days (37.5 hours), excluding breaks. This will be worked as agreed with the line manager but some flexibility may be required to meet the needs of the job. There is no paid overtime.

3. Holidays

Holidays are 25 days per year plus UK bank holidays. Three of the 25 days are to be taken between Christmas and New Year when the office is closed. One extra day holiday is gained with each complete year of service up to a maximum of 5 extra days. Holidays are earned in arrears.

4. Length of Contract

This is a permanent position.

5. Probationary Period and Notice Period

There is a three-month probationary period for this role. The notice period is one month subsequently.

6. Location and Line Manager

The post will be based in RESULTS UK’s national office at 31-33 Bondway, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SJ.

The line manager for this role is the Finance Officer.

7. Additional benefits

Staff joining RESULTS are automatically enrolled in our company pension scheme unless choosing to opt out. All employee contributions to pension are matched 1:1 by RESULTS, up to a maximum of 5% of gross salary. The legal minimum employee contribution is 1%.

Staff may receive a tax-efficient loan for the purchase of a bike through which the final price of the cycle is lower than on the market.

Staff may receive a loan for the purchase of a travel season ticket.

Recruitment Process

Please apply by clicking apply below

The application deadline is 9:00am on the 29th of January 2018, with interviews likely to be held on Monday 5th February 2018.

All candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK. We will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

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