Dalston, Greater London
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to work within an innovative social enterprise & charity that’s committed to supporting young people into work, as well as helping emerging fashion talents get their brands off the ground. Our social enterprise store also acts as a training ground for our trainees where they gain valuable customer service experience. We can offer flexible hours and working arrangements along with a competitive hourly rate - negotiable depending on experience

What are the main duties?

  • Basic accounting services activities for the charity and the shop ensuring that Xero is up to date on a monthly basis. This includes control account reconciliations for bank, petty cash, debtors, creditors, intercompany etc;

  • Allocation of restricted / unrestricted expenditure again funds;

  • Payroll, including PAYE and pension payments on a monthly basis;

  • VAT calculations and payments for the shop on a quarterly basis;

  • Raising and sending invoices to debtors, and ensuring supplier/creditor payments are

    dealt with on a timely basis (minimum monthly);

  • Preparing cash flow forecasts for the charity and the shop on a monthly basis, including

    potential scaling of information (applicable to shop expansion only);

  • Preparation of the monthly payment run, ensuring CEO approval has been provided;

  • Preparation of management accounts for the charity one week in advance of Trustee

Board meetings and P&L for the social enterprise;

  • Preparation of management accounts for the shop one week in advance of the Advisory Board meetings;

  • Company returns for the charity and the shop;

  • Integration of bank, Vend and Shopify with Xero;

  • Annual budgeting process – to be carried out in Jan / Feb each year ready for the new

    financial year;

  • Preparation of annual accounts for the charity and shop for independent examination;

  • Assistance with financial information for funding bids for the charity or shop;

  • Monthly 30 minutes catch up with the charity Treasurer.



  • Relevant bookkeeping or other financial management qualifications


  • A good academic record



  • Experience of bookkeeping or in a related financial management role with charity and/or social 
    enterprise experience
  • At least one year of experience using Xero accounting software



  • Proficient in the use of Xero accounting software
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package
  • Highly competent with modern financial systems, rules and processes

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Personable
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Very good written and verbal communication
  • Eligible to work and based within commuting distance



  • Calm under pressure 
  • Impeccable communications skills and responsive to requests
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic Organised
  • Proactive and efficient
More about Circle Collective
Circle Collective

About us

Circle supports young people experiencing a range of barriers to find permanent, life-changing work. The ch... Read more

Refreshed on: 19 November 2020
Closed date: 19 December 2020
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