Bristol, Bristol City (On-site)
£19,179 per annum pro rata
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Finance Assistant

(England Southwest)

£19,179 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

 (Ref: SUS 3744)

Up to 37.5 hours per week, we are open to flexible working patters to suit individual circumstances 

                                                            Base:  Bristol - Hybrid 



About the role

As a Finance Assistant you will be responsible for recording and processing the organisation's financial transactions. You will provide a service to the organization by processing transactions on the purchase ledger and the colleague expenses system.

You will arrange invoice authorisation by identifying the correct budget holder for invoices received and process scanned invoices into the invoice authorisation workflow system.

You will post manual invoices, credit notes and expenses to the Dimensions accounting system accurately on a timely basis, following procedures and ensuring all the details including VAT treatment are correct.

You will help to process weekly BACS runs to ensure that all the payments are made with all the correct details by using the online banking system and liaising with senior managers for final authorisation.

You will check, code and process colleague expenses and ensure that expense claims comply with the Sustrans Expenses policy.

You will deal with finance queries and communicate with supplier’s, local authorities and Sustrans colleagues to ensure queries are resolved.

We offer hybrid working, you will be expected to be in our Bristol hub for 2-3 days per week with the remaining days working from home. We would expect colleagues to be based within a reasonable commuting distance of Bristol for this to be achieved.


About You

You should have excellent attention to detail and numeracy skills, with a basic knowledge of accounting terminology.

You should be a self-starter with the ability to organise and prioritise your tasks effectively on a daily basis, with the ability to work as part of a team.

You should be able to communicate effectively both in emails and over the phone replying to queries from colleagues and suppliers.

We will provide training in our systems, but you must have experience of working with an accounting system and be proficient in Microsoft Excel.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.


What we offer

In return we can offer hybrid working from home and our Bristol hub and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.



  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes



  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits


Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)


Additional information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 09:00AM 18th July 2022.
  • Interviews will take place in Bristol during the week commencing 25th and 26th July 2022.

To apply, please complete our online application form. 


About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!









More about Sustrans

We are engineers and educators, experts and advocates. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run a... Read more

Posted on: 29 June 2022
Closed date: 18 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 176509CHJ
Tags: Finance, Operations