Finance Assistant - ASAP - 6 months FTC (2 days P/W)

Comic Relief

  • Team: Central Services
  • Grade: Assistant
  • Salary: £22,135 - £24,788 (pro rata to £8,400 - 9,600)
  • Location: London and Currently Remote
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 27th Jun 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Salary sacrifice
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme
Free fruit

Candidate happiness

8.54 (5938)

Job Description

The Finance Assistant will ensure Comic Relief’s suppliers, grantees and staff expenses are paid accurately and in a timely manner. They will also assist with work across the finance team as required if time permits.

Key responsibilities:

  • Check, record and pay grants, purchase ledger invoices, company credit card statements and staff expenses.

  • Reconcile suppliers’ statements and liaise with suppliers and budget holders to obtain missing invoices/credit notes and deal with queries.

  • Set up new payees and maintain address, contact and bank details.

  • Ensure bank entries for invoices paid by direct debit and standing order are posted to the finance system.

  • Reconcile bank account for expenditure.

  • Contribute to financial control month end and year-end audit process

  • Support on grants compliance as required.

Essential Skills and Competencies:

  • Part qualified or desire to work towards an accounting qualification such as AAT/ACCA or qualified by experience.

  • Experience of using finance systems and invoice/expense management systems

  • Trustworthy & respectful of confidentiality – to deal with sensitive information and handle cash.

  • Good time management – to prioritise work and meet month end deadlines.

  • IT literacy – to be able to edit documents and spreadsheets, use e-mail and Outlook calendar effectively.

  • High degree of accuracy and numeracy

  • Good communication skills – for dealing with suppliers and staff members.

  • A fun, positive and engaged professional that demonstrates high proactivity.

Desirable Skills and Competencies

  • Experience of using Great Plains

  • Experience of using Concur

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application