Brighton and Hove
£22,000 - £25,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Itad is a leading international development consultancy providing advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies and non-profits on how to maximise the impact of their investments. We have a 35-year track record of providing our clients with the information and insight they need to make development work smarter, produce better results and improve people’s lives. Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around Practice areas including Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS), Human Development, Inclusive Growth, Social Protection, Climate Change and Livelihoods, and Governance and Institutional Strengthening.   We continue to grow in size, commercial performance and professional reputation and we are increasingly recognised as a global leader with a diverse client base including international development agencies and philanthropic foundations.  


The Team

Our Finance Team aims to be a true business partner, sitting in the heart of the business, and providing business support and technical expertise to safeguard the company’s financial assets, aid decision making, and support future growth. 


We achieve this through two primary functions.  The Central Finance function provides business support to the Board in the form of financial reporting and commentary, financial projections, and technical advice.  With the primary focus on financial accounting, its purpose is to safeguard Itad’s financial assets, and ensure statutory, tax, and filing compliance, maintain a robust internal control environment, promote best practice throughout the organisation, and provide technical expertise to internal customers.


The Finance Business Partnering function provides business support to the Practices to analyse, explain and predict Revenue and Gross Profit performance, to aid commercial decisions. Finance also contributes to the fulfilment of financial reporting contractual obligations to the customers.



The Role

The Finance Administrator is part of the Central Finance Team.  This supporting role is instrumental to the smooth running of the transactional processing function.  It involves managing the accounts mailbox as well as a number of finance administration duties related, in the main, to purchase ledger.


The role also includes other administration responsibilities such as dealing with petty cash, setting up vendors and payment runs. There are a number of additional ad-hoc tasks such as liaising with the Project Management Unit on invoice or payment related queries, supporting the business on credit card/ expense queries and archiving documents.



The Candidate

You will have relevant experience within a similar role, ideally where purchase ledger has been the main focus. You are comfortable working with accountancy software, preferably Navision. With a keen eye for accuracy, you will be able to process high volumes of purchase invoices and credit card expenses daily.


As a relationship investor you will use your good communication skills to liaise with the rest of the organisation in order to get all documentation processed in a timely manner. 


Other key skills that you have include the ability to multi task, prioritise your workload and work within tight deadlines. You will be proactive and have a positive attitude to work, actively learning in a fast-paced environment and demonstrating your ability to be a team player.


The salary for this role is from £22 - £25K depending on your skills and experience.


We also offer a comprehensive learning and development programme, 24 days holiday plus additional time off over Christmas and a matched company pension up to 5%.


The role is based in our offices in Brighton & Hove (East Sussex) and as lockdown eases, we would anticipate this is where you will spend at least 2 days a week working alongside the rest of the finance team. Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK.


The deadline for applications is October 8, however please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis and as such may close the vacancy before the deadline.



Refreshed on: 23 September 2021
Closed date: 08 October 2021
Tags: Admin, Finance