London, Greater London
£22,000 - £24,000 per year depending on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Location: London, scope for home-working

Salary banding: £22-24k depending on experience

Contract: Permanent




Street Child are looking for a Finance Assistant to support across all Street Child Group financials. You will be responsible for compiling, analysing and processing all Street Child Group financial transactions, providing vital support to our core finance team. We are looking for an individual with good book-keeping knowledge, a strong attention to detail and experience working in a similar role. Street Child is a growing organization and this junior role will provide an excellent opportunity for a positive ‘can-do’ candidate to gain experience within a fast moving international development charity.

Organisational Background

Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 338,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 29,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

Key Responsibilities


Accounts Receivable (40%)

  • Supporting with work on accounts receivable including accessing, downloading and saving in a systematic manner reports from donor portals.
  • Analysing the data from the donor portals to summarise the information in Excel so that it is in the correct format to be uploaded to the Finance system.
  • Maintaining details of cheques received.
  • Issuing donor receipts.
  • Raising donor invoices and requests for payments.
  • Any other responsibilities relating to Accounts Receivable.


Accounts Payable (40%)

  • Recording all approved supplier invoices and staff expenses in the accounting system ensuring that they are all appropriately coded to the correct cost centres and projects and invoices are uploaded into the finance system.
  • Ensuring that all invoices for payment are appropriately approved by budget holder.
  • Setting up payments on online banking platforms and sending out requests for payment approvals from payment authorisers.
  • Reviewing staff expense claims to ensure that all supporting documentation is provided before payment.
  • Managing monthly staff credit card reconciliations.
  • Any other responsibilities relating to Accounts Payable.


Month end support (20%)

  • Complete bank reconciliations each month for all group bank accounts.
  • Ensuring supporting information for transactions is correctly stored in electronic format such as bank statements, remittance advices and credit statements.
  • Assist in preparation of internal reports.
  • Entering Gift Aid data onto Gift Aid returns and assisting with compilation of information for Gift Aid returns.
  • General support and assistance to the team including administrative duties.



Person Specification





  • 5 GCSE at Grade C or above including English and Maths
  • Post-GCSE qualification such as A-Level or T-Level or equivalent
  • Good book-keeping knowledge


  • Part qualified AAT


Experience and Knowledge



  • IT Literate with strong excel skills
  • Experience of working in a similar role


  • Charity or third sector experience


Skills and Abilities



  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organised and self-motivated
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills


  • Shows initiative in identifying problems and posing solutions
  • Persistence and tenacity





  • Proactive communication style including keeping team-members informed and updated as necessary
  • Not afraid to ask for help!
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other departments and other external contacts
  • Good interpersonal skills


How to apply


Please click 'Apply' to view contact information and how to submit your CV and Application Form for consideration.  We will review applications as they are received and reserve the right to bring forward the closing date. Our interview process will involve a written assessment, followed by two interviews. Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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Posted on: 20 November 2020
Closed date: 09 December 2020
Tags: Admin, Finance

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