Farringdon, Greater London
£25,000 - £30,000 pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Award-winning social innovation charity would love to meet…
An experienced and highly organised Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper with a keen eye for detail and great communication skills.

Shift’s new Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper will provide the day-to-day bookkeeping function across three companies and work to support our Finance Manager.

Part time basis, 2-3 days a week (or equivelent hours over 3-5 days).

Main responsibilities

  • Processing supplier invoices and payments, including overseas payments
  • Customer invoicing and credit control
  • Setting up weekly payment run
  • Managing and reconciling petty cash and credit card
  • Reconciliation of all bank accounts
  • Filing and maintaining all financial records in an organised system
  • Supporting the Finance Manager in the preparation of periodic company accounts
  • Supporting the Finance Manager with HR admin by managing leave and sickness records as well as relevant HR files 
  • Supporting the Finance Manager with other ad hoc tasks when required, such as collating information for budgets and project overviews

About you

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to set deadlines
  • A friendly attitude, with excellent communication skills and the ability to efficiently communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • The ability to take charge of and manage the bookkeeping workload and deadlines without needing close supervision
  • Flexibility, with a willingness to perform routine tasks as well as supporting ad-hoc projects


Your experience and knowledge


  • Accurate data entry skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of providing bookkeeping support, as a Bookkeeper or in an assistant/junior role
  • Bookkeeping or junior accountancy training (AAT Bookkeeping certificate/Level 2 Diploma, IAB) or work-experience to an equivalent level
  • Working knowledge of Sage financial software
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills, ideally to intermediate level
  • Working understanding of the basic finance function of a company
  • Understanding of basic VAT rules
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality when handling financial and HR data


  • Understanding of cost accounting
  • Experience of charity accounts
  • Experience with intra-group bookkeeping and charging
  • Experience of collating data for reports to funders
More about Shift

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Refreshed on: 22 September 2019
Closed date: 30 September 2019
Tags: Admin, Finance

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