Who we are
Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and fulfil potential; we help make it happen.
Founded in 1897, LSE Students' Union is one of the oldest Students' Unions in the UK and is the representative and campaigning body for students at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Like other Students' Unions, it also funds and facilitates student activities of campus, including societies, sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives.
About the job
LSESU is looking for a Finance Assistant to work within our small Finance team and across the Students’ Union to support the behind-the-scenes operations of all our activities including societies, sports clubs, cafes, bar, gym, representation, campaigns and advice.
You will have a varied role: processing transactions, carrying out reconciliations and running reports, as well as being a main point of contact for staff and club & society budget holders, external customers and suppliers and being involved in Union-wide projects and events.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who can work well within a team and independently to accurately record LSESU’s financial transactions.
You will have experience of working within a finance department, using accounting software to record transactions, communicating with customers or suppliers via email and phone and be comfortable using Excel.
You will have excellent organisational skills, juggling day to day transaction processing, recurring weekly, monthly or quarterly tasks, responding to queries as well as working on longer term projects. You’ll keep on top of the shared finance email inboxes.
You’ll have excellent communication skills and be able to explain information clearly, dealing with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders confidently and diplomatically, working with people on all levels, from students to senior staff within the institution.
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about supporting students and working with staff from other departments to improve the student experience.
Candidates who are currently studying, or interested in studying for a recognized accounting qualification are encouraged to apply.
Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.
Benefits and Perks
In return for your passion and experience we offer:
25 days holidays per year
Additional closure periods at Christmas and Easter
Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership, advice from dedicated professionals, wth a wide range of activities including yoga classes, dance classes, pilates classes
Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase
Access to LSE staff training courses
Ability to purchase TOTUM (NUS) card giving wide range of discounts
Flexibility for work-life balance
Interest free Travel loan
How we recruit
We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in two stages:
Part 1 (Application Form) is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview.
Part 2 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting.
Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.
Want to apply?
For more information and to apply please visit our website.