Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£19,000 per year (pro rata)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Holy Trinity is a growing, vibrant, evangelical church located in the heart of Cambridge city centre.  Our mission is to help people “Come to Christ; Learn to Love and Love to Learn”. Whilst not a requirement of this job description to be a member of the church or a Christian, it is important to understand and appreciate our values.


We are looking for an outstanding Finance Assistant to join our team here at Holy Trinity Church in the centre of Cambridge. You will support and work closely with our Finance Officer who manages the day-to-day running of the Finance function of the church. The role will be required on a part-time basis for approximately 15 hours per week. It will be initially be a two year appointment, with the prospect of continuing into a permanent position.


This role has been created to support the Finance Officer in producing timely and accurate financial information. Below is a non-exhaustive list, outlining some of the key areas of responsibility for this role.  In addition to this, there are numerous duties not listed and ad hoc tasks arising that you will be expected to perform.


Areas of responsibility include:


  • Document management:
    • Managing the update of our documents on our server
    • Update internal accounting spreadsheets
    • Filing of invoices, bank statements and other financial information


  • Accounting software processing and management:
    • Go-to person for any queries on the accounting software (training will be provided)
    • Main liaison between Holy Trinity (HT) and the accounting software providers
    • Processing of HT income from the accounting software and ensuring all income items are reconciled
    • Managing the data entry of information onto the accounting software, including cash, banking, income and expenditure items
    • Coding of financial information ready to load onto the software
    • Monthly bank reconciliations


  • Transaction processing:
    • Contactless and iZETTLE
      • Main office point of contact for any issues with regards to the contactless terminal or iZETTLE
      • Providing transaction details/analysis from the contactless terminals when required
      • Update the amounts when required
    • Expenses and Credit Cards
      • Processing of the credit card details for all staff on a monthly basis
      • Processing of all staff and non-staff expenses


  • Gift Aid:
    • Assist the Finance Officer with any Gift Aid related matters
    • Entering of donations onto Accounting Software
    • Keeping donor records up-to-date (whether Gift Aided or not)
    • Ensuring that our Gift Aid claims are correctly calculated ready for submission to HMRC
    • Working closely with the Gift Aid secretary on any Gift Aid related items

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Highly numerate
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Reasonable computer and Excel skills
  • Discretion and a professional attitude
  • Calm under pressure
  • A willingness to learn new processes and systems


Desired skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Prior experience in a Finance or Admin role
  • Relevant A-level or degree level education would be an advantage
  • Good communication skills
  • Focus, positivity and proactivity
  • A natural problem solver


Salary and benefits:

The role is envisaged as a 15-hour a week role.  However, for the right candidate this could be flexible.  We would expect that the hours are spread over either two or three days (e.g. two 7.5-hour days or three 5-hour days).  It will be necessary for your working days to overlap with our part-time Finance Officer (three days) and therefore once agreed, the chosen days (e.g. Mon-Wed) cannot easily be changed.  We will endeavour to be as flexible as we can to accommodate reasonable requests or constraints.


  • Salary: £19,000 on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis, based on a 37.5 hour week.  Therefore for 15 hours a week, the salary would be £7,600
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension (we pay the full 8%)
  • Holidays: 33 FTE paid holidays, inclusive of bank holidays.  Therefore for 15 hours a week, the holiday allowance would be 13.2 days.



If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV addressed to the Finance Officer, Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge, CB2 3NZ.  Please also include a covering letter which should address the following:


  • Details of how your skills/experience match this job description and why you consider yourself a good fit for this role
  • Your flexibility/constraints over the hours/days that you are able to work
  • Confirmation that you have the right to work in the UK
  • Two supporting references (one from your current or most recent employer).
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Posted on: 13 January 2020
Closed date: 31 January 2020
Tags: Christian, Finance