Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.
Parkinson’s UK is a people-powered movement. Together we will find the cure and improve life for everybody affected by Parkinson’s. Join us!
About the role
It is a truly exciting time to be joining Parkinson’s UK as we are about to embark on a new five-year strategy which sets out our ambitious plans to find a cure, raise awareness and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. We’ll do this by innovating how we deliver services, embracing new technology and building a movement for change.
What you'll do
You will play a pivotal role in supporting the charity’s strategy because we know the importance of ensuring that our finance performance continues to meet the needs of our stakeholders.
You will be responsible for supporting the Financial Accounting Manager on managing the charity’s finance ledgers, year-end accounts, completing monthly balance sheet reconciliations, posting journals, dealing with cash banking and quarterly VAT return submissions.
You will support the directorate to improve the efficiency of processes using data and digital tools to drive those efficiencies and effectiveness across the organisation.
What you'll bring
The ideal candidate will be ambitious, preferably studying towards an accounting qualification with the ability to demonstrate the following:
- Working in a financial accounting team with good working knowledge of accounting principles and basic understanding of VAT for charities
- Experience of managing a financial ledger, double entry bookkeeping and a good understanding of charts of accounts
- Experience building rapport and constructive relationships across different teams
- An engaging communication style, with the ability to bring others with you and influence outcomes
- Operating in a modern digital workplace embracing new digital tools to foster collaboration and enhanced productivity
This is an exciting opportunity if you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role as your next move. If you are excited by our ambitious plans and you have the experience and skills we need, we would welcome your application.
Parkinson's UK promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, flexi-time and flexible working. Please see our website for more information on our benefits.
For further details on how to apply, please click on the Apply button. Please note, supporting statements must demonstrate how you meet all the essential criteria of the person specification.
Please note, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.
Closing date: 19 June 2019
Interview date: 03 July 2019
Parkinson’s UK is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from disabled persons, including those with Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s UK is the operating name of the Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom. A charity registered in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554).