EC2A, London
£27,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is seeking an Assistant Accountant to work in the four-person Finance Team, as part of our Global Team working in 20 locations around the world.

  • Terms and Conditions: £27,000 p.a + 5% pension contribution; 24 days of Annual Leave
  • Contract type: open-ended; full time – 35 hours/week
  • Reports to Head of Finance
  • London or South East England – attendance at London office usually once per 1-2 weeks
  • Closing date: 29th of January 2021
  • Interview date: 5th of February 2021

Job description

Achieve efficient financial transactions, month-end processing, and pay-roll as part of the professional financial management of the organisation, delivered by the Finance Team, in collaboration with our Global Team and partners.

Key Responsibilities

Accounts Payable:

  • Secure coding/authorisation, ensuring that they are correctly coded, authorised, and input onto SAGE.
  • To prepare payment runs including supplier payments, refunds, expenses, and foreign payments.
  • Process petty cash and the company credit card transactions
  • To file accounting records on a regular and timely basis.


  • Work with Head of Finance to process UK & US monthly payroll to respective agencies and check output

Month-End and Quarterly Processing:

  • Month end processing including
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Month end journals
    • Variance analysis

Project Support:

  • Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues across the organisation on project finance.
  • To respond to Regional Researchers and budget holder queries in a timely and professional manner.
  • To monitor the Accounts email inbox, managing and distributing incoming mail as required and responding to queries in a timely and professional manner. Any other activities as directed by the Head of Finance

Key Skills required

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the role of assistant accountant or accounts assistance.
  • Ability to build good working relationships with stakeholders at all levels, with a positive and problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to pick up new processes quickly, and take the initiative.
  • Strong IT skills, Excel in particular, Sage Line 50 essential.
  • Excellent attention to detail and conscientiousness.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, able to multi-task, prioritise effectively/efficiently and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience of using accounting systems (Sage Line 50) essential.
  • AAT part qualified finalist desirable.
  • GCSE English (or equivalent).
  • Proof of right to work in the UK
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Posted on: 11 January 2021
Closed date: 08 February 2021
Tags: Finance

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