Woking, Surrey
£24,000 - £28,000 per year pro-rata
Permanent, Part-time, 15-20 hours per week
Job description
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Who we are:

The Community Foundation for Surrey brings together local donors and those acting to provide positive solutions in our communities for local people and disadvantaged individuals. 

We offer an excellent working environment in a culture that is genuinely supportive, consultative and flexible. We believe in promoting talent from within the organisation and ensure every member of the team has access to training and development opportunities.

We strongly believe that the key to our success and our ability to deliver the highest standards of grant-making and donor service is the team of people that we employ.

As a book-keeper you will make sure that you deal with the accurate and timely processing of donations and grant payments, completing bank reconciliations whilst assisting the Director of Finance and other members of the team when required. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain up to date records of all income and expenditure for Core costs and Donor Funds including donations and grant payments and investment income in Sage 50 and Salesforce CRM
  • Managing twice monthly payment runs
  • Complete bank reconciliations
  • monthly reconciliations of fund balances in Salesforce and Sage
  • Assist the Director of Finance in production of monthly management accounts
  • Oversight of relationship with suppliers to ensure value for money

What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference by working in the voluntary sector. A pro-active, team player who can contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. You will have meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, and be highly organised and able to prioritise effectively, sometimes working to short deadlines.

What’s really important to us:

  • At least 3 years accounting experience
  • Good Excel skills
  • To be able to work as part of a small team and to be able to make your own decisions
  • The ability to be self-motivated and highly organised
  • A beady eye when it comes to details
  • A positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • A professional, friendly approach to all of our stakeholders

The icing on the cake:

  • Experience of working in the non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of Sage 50 and Salesforce CRM


PENSION: The Foundation   has   an   automatic   enrolment   workplace pension scheme  with  NEST  and  will  pay, on  behalf  of  the employee,  6%  of  the  basic  annual  salary  (in  addition  to  the basic annual salary).

HOLIDAYS: 25 days holiday per annum, in addition to public holidays pro rata.

An additional days leave is awarded for every 3 years’ of continuous service up to an agreed maximum of 30 days leave.

Staff may also take an additional 2 days leave to undertake voluntary work for a charitable cause, at the discretion of the Chief Executive.

LOCATION: The post-holder will be based at the Foundation’s offices in Woking but the offices may move within the area. We are currently operating a hybrid working pattern with staff attending the office a minimum of one day per week (currently Monday) with the option to work remotely where appropriate.

TRANSPORT: Car mileage allowance for travel in connection with work


INTERVIEWS – week commencing MONDAY 24th JANUARY 2022

Application Instructions

Please reference 'Book-keeper' in the subject line.

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Posted on: 20 December 2021
Closed date: 17 January 2022
Job ref: Book-keeper
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