Chelwood Gate, East Sussex
£20000.00-£25000.00 per year
Job description

We are currently seeking a Finance Assistant - Neutering to join our busy team on a 5 month Fixed Term Contract. This role is based at the National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, on the edge of Ashdown Forest. It is a remote location and public transport is limited. You will join us on a full-time basis and in return, you will receive up to £21,205.90pa (band 4) plus excellent benefits.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2020, despite all of the challenges, we helped 126,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 345 cats a day!

One of the Charity's main objectives is to support neutering. In 2020 we helped 109,000 cats with vouchers for neutering. The neutering finance team record accurate information through our neutering schemes that supports the wider Cats Protection aims and objectives. They develop good working relationships with Veterinary practices and payments are made on a timely basis. They are a team of four, working closely together to help and support each other and the wider Finance department.

Responsibilities of our Finance Assistant - Neutering:

As a Finance Assistant – Neutering, you will work accurately and diligently processing neutering vouchers and related invoices on a daily basis, checking data entered and creating payment runs and query files. You will assist in the preparation and checking of branch neutering statements, ensuring recharges are valid. You will handle appropriately all telephone, email and written enquiries regarding Neutering Vouchers from other departments, vets and branches, interrogating the system to answer queries and producing reports for vets. Developing knowledge on voucher campaigns, cat neutering and the aims and objectives of Cats Protection to support vets and branches.

What we’re looking for in our Finance Assistant - Neutering:

  • Strong knowledge and experience of working within an office environment – ideally within a finance team
  • Ability to process data accurately and quickly
  • Experience of using Microsoft Excel to an intermediate level
  • Experience of working in an accounts receivable or accounts payable department would be desirable
  • Experience of using accounting software or a similar type of database
  • Experience of developing good customer service

What we can offer you:

  • Up to £21,205.90pa (band 4) plus excellent benefits
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Contribution pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • A range of health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme… and more!

Join us as our Finance Assistant - Neutering and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note that applications received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Closing date: Thursday 9th December

Virtual interviews: Friday 17th December

More about Cats Protection

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Refreshed on: 04 December 2021
Closed date: 20 December 2021
Job ref: FS62a
Tags: Admin, Finance