Calling all number crunchers

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Numbers. You either love them or you hate them. If you love them and have many of the skills listed below then we want to hear from you. To apply send a CV and covering letter to contact@incrediblekids.org.uk

Finance Assistant – Part Time

  • Do you love making sense of the numbers?
  • Do you like to keep a tight rein on a budget and income?
  • Are you passionate about helping non-finance people understand financial information?

 

If you enjoy getting the numbers right so that we can support more children then this job would be perfect for you!

 

About the role

 

Our mission is to help disabled children and their families make friends and have fun giving them hope for the future.

 

As the Finance Administrator, you will find joy in numbers, spreadsheets, data and reconciliations. You’ll have an eye for detail and love for people. You’ll apply your skills in financial administration to making the lives of the people you work with easier.

 

You will be fully supported by our trustee Board – we have two qualified accountants and a financial advisor as trustees who can offer advice when required.

 

You’ll be good with systems and accounting packages and you have the ability to deliver clear and concise documentation, correspondence and reports. You are proficient in Quickbooks, Xero, Sage or similar accounting software, inputting financial information with accuracy and speed, and using its reporting functions to help our trustees understand the real impact of the numbers.

In conjunction with our fundraiser, you’ll be good at keeping in touch with service management so that you know what’s happening on the ground and translating this into budget information and financial information for funding applications. We use Trello online team management system to coordinate our work through our teams who all work flexibly.

 

Working closely with our trustees and service management you will be able to review data, ask the right questions, record transactions accurately, and advise your team members on the details in the numbers to ensure good stewardship of the resources given to us.

 

The Charity:

 

Incredible Kids is an award winning Christian Charity that runs inclusive play and support sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. All trustees of the charity are Christian.

 

The charity also supports siblings and parent carers. Operating since June 2012 the charity was set up by parents to provide mutually beneficial support to each other, allowing their children and young people to play. Join us to help disabled children and their families smile! The charity aims to reduce social isolation for families with children or young people with special needs, increase their wellbeing and improve confidence and social skills by providing meaningful play activities, mutually beneficial support and increasing knowledge and skills.

 

During 2020 we kept our service operating and when we were able kept our public facing frontline service open to our families. We quickly adapted our previously indoor service to be outdoors. None of us know what the future holds but we know that Incredible Kids has a determination to support its families in real, practical ways whenever possible and is able to quickly adapt to take on any new challenge.

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

Working directly for the trustees this part time role of finance assistant is essential to the smooth running of the charity. You will be supporting a small, innovative and fast growing charity which supports families with disabled children. If you have an eye for numbers and detail then this may be the job for you.

 

Apply by Midday 11th Wednesday May 2022. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 22nd May 2022.

 

 

Job Description

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant

 

Responsible to: Board of Trustees

 

Responsible for: Assisting with the Financial Management of Incredible Kids Charity

 

Hours: 7.5 hours per week

 

Salary: £4680 per annum for 7.5 hours per week. This equates to a full-time equivalent salary of £23,400.

 

The 7.5 hours can be worked flexibly throughout the week.

 

Location: Home based role with the ability to attend meetings in Bristol with trustees and management. The ability to work independently and flexibly is central to the potential success of the role.

 

Pension: Nest Pension Scheme

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Financial Accounts

 

Assisting with purchase ledger, to include matching, checking and coding invoices

Undertake Bank Reconciliations.

Payment of invoices and authorising of transactions.

Processing staff expenses and managing our petty cash

Assisting with ad hoc accounting tasks

Coordinate payroll, PAYE and pension payments.

 

Management Accounts

Contribute to budget development in consultation with staff and trustees and monitor budgets for management and fundraising.

Monitoring grants received and translating that funding into practical information to inform service budgets.

Assisting with funding applications and quantifying project costs.

Identifying areas of expenditure which require funding.

Send monthly financial and management accounting reports to management to include simple commentary of financial information using our reporting template.

 

The charity requires all employees to work with due regard for the charity’s policies including safeguarding, health and safety and equal opportunities.

 

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

 

1.  SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

 

Essential

Highly computer literate to include Outlook, Word, Excel.

Good understanding of accounting packages such as QuickBooks, or Sage.

Good verbal & written communication skills and the ability to engage with others at all levels.

Good numeracy and accuracy skills, ability to follow banking procedures.

 

Desirable

AAT, MAAT or another finance or accountancy qualification

 

Personal Attributes

Self-motivated and able to work independently for the majority of your time.

You will be organised and efficient, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

You’ll be able to use your initiative in appropriate situations.

You’ll be able to manage a varied workload, balancing scheduled tasks with requests for assistance from the team, which may have short deadlines.

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