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Assistant Financial Accountant

Parkinson's UK
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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A combination of UK Office (Victoria, London) & Home Based (minimum of one day per week office based)

The vacancy

You'll be an Assistant Financial Accountant responsible for managing the charity's financial ledgers, including income, payables, cash book and banking, across all entities. Maintain monthly balance sheet reconciliations and assist with the month-end/year-end reporting processes, this includes supporting both internal and external audits.

What you'll do

Be responsible for a key financial ledger along with peers e.g. Purchase /Income /Cash etc. and provide first line support to colleagues in managing the Ledgers.
Assist in monitoring and maintaining accurate purchase orders within the Finance system including resolving invoice queries and supplier disputes.
Process payments and expenses to ensure that they are accurately recorded and paid through BACS.
Be responsible for the day to day cash and cheque banking including posting to the ledger and reconciliations.
Reconciliation of income (c£30m) to the Charity's CRM/ fundraising database to ensure accurate receipt and reporting.
Assist with the quarterly VAT return.

What you'll bring

Experience of managing financial ledgers, double entry bookkeeping and understanding of how the chart of accounts operates
Experience of working in a financial accounting team with a good working knowledge of accounting principles and a basic understanding of VAT for charities
A good understanding of using accounting packages and other databases e.g. Open Accounts, Finance Central, Raiser's Edge (CRM)
Excellent numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills with hands-on experience in Excel and G Suite

Closing date: 19 January 2022

Interviews will be held w/c 31 January

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We actively encourage people with Parkinson's to apply.
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