Accounts Assistant

Posted by British Red Cross

Accounts Assistant

Renfrewshire Check commute

Up to £17137 per annum

Part-time

REQ0000026LC

About the organisation

The British Red Cross is one of the most recognised brands across the globe. We help millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepa... Read more

Job Description

Accounts Assistant
Location: Paisley
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 21 (Wed-Fri)
Salary: GBP 17,137 pro rata per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Assistant / Finance Administrator to undertake operational control processes to assist in providing assurance that the British Red Cross' treasury accounting banking records are complete and accurate.
What you will be doing
The Accounts Assistant will be dealing with our staff as well as our bankers and investment advisers and must be a strong communicator.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the accurate payment and posting of international payments. They will use their own initiative to investigate potential issues and will also be responsible for seeking ways to continually strengthen the organisation's treasury procedures and controls.
About the team
This role is part of the general ledger team which is responsible for controlling the general ledger as well as operational treasury management and fixed assets. The tasks performed by the general ledger team are continually changing to match the needs of the organisation.
What we are looking for
  • A sound knowledge of double entry book-keeping
  • Highly computer literate and familiar with Microsoft office tools, with in particular an effective working knowledge of Microsoft excel
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working in a pressurised environment and to tight deadlines
  • Performing financial reconciliations
  • Accounting for foreign currency transactions
  • Prepare bank reconciliations


Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 21st of August 2019 with interviews to follow.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 004 0554 quoting reference REQ0000026LC.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday pro-rata for part-time staff (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy


A little bit more about us

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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