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Finance Administration Assistant

  • £22000 - £27000 per annum
  • London
  • Posted: 31/07/2020
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: 176FA

Job Details

An educational charity, specialising in socio-economic deprivation and education is in need of a Finance Administration Assistant on a 12 month FTC on a full-time basis to start ideally as soon as possible 

Role: Finance Administration Assistant
Location: Remote Working - Offices are located in Westminister, London
Salary Range: £20k-£207k Dependant on experience 
Duration: 12 months fixed term contract 
Working Hours: Fulltime 

The Essence of the role:

Due to the impact of COVID-19 school closures on pupils’ learning, a new position of Finance Administration Assistant has been created to provide additional financial support to all areas of the National Tutoring Programme and Charites work. The Charity is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Finance Administration Assistant to join the team and provide administrative support on a wide range of finance functions.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Act as the first point of contact for finance-related queries
  • Providing first-line advice on queries around financial transactions and operations, ensuring responses consider the charities financial policies and procedures and the appropriate business context
  • Administration of all the charities  finances with input from the Finance Officer and Head of Finance & Operations
  • Processing high volume of invoices and expense claims, as well as ensuring invoices are approved for payment by liaising with key budget holders and are set-up in accordance with terms
  • Reconciling supplier statements to ensure timely payment of invoices.
  • Processing agreements with tutoring organisations, including organising signature, recording and tracking costs against the individual agreements

Your Team: 

You will be joining a small and dynamic team that covers Finance, Human Resources, IT and Business Operations. The Finance and Administration team play a critical role by running day-to-day operations, providing expertise and information necessary for the continued operational delivery of Charities mission and objectives

Essential Requirements for the role: 

  • Educated to a Degree level and working towards an accountancy qualification, with proven experience as a Finance Administrator/Assistant or similar role
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal, with the ability to build and maintain solid cross-functional working relationships.
  • Experiences with accounting software, like QuickBooks, SalesForce and Concur
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel for creating spreadsheets, charts and formulas
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task

The below would be advantageous to candidates if they able to be demonstrated: 

  • Experience in a fast-paced setting within a finance function, preferably in the charity sector or show a willingness to learn.
  • Experience of working in the educational, charity and not for profit setting

Some of the benefits:

  • flexible start and end working times (core hours between 10 am and 4 pm)
  • flexible working opportunities
  • 27 days’ holiday a year (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • pension matched with 5% employer contributions
  • life insurance cover

Please note that we have a strict deadline of Tuesday 10 am 4th August 2020, please do submit your CV for consideration