Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
£19,000 - £23,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Up to 30 hours per week
Job description
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This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to move their finance career forward, with support for training available, depending on the successful applicant’s experience and level of qualifications to date.  The successful candidate will be joining a small, flexible finance team supporting all areas of the charity.

Reports to:  Deputy Finance Director

Hours:  22.5 per week to 30 per week, with flexibility as to split between days

Salary:  £19,000-£23,000 dependant on experience, plus training package.  At the lower salary level we would fund training towards a relevant qualification such as CIMA or ACCA.

Job purpose

Supporting the preparation of management accounts

Key responsibilities

  • Recording income on Aqilla, our finance system
  • Completing month end processes and assisting in preparing management accounts
  • Assisting with the reforecasting and budgeting process

Key Tasks


  • Inputting shop income onto the finance system
  • Uploading income journals from Excel into our finance system
  • Downloading credit card statements, matching to invoices / receipts & entering onto finance system      
  • Completing some month end processes such as bank account reconciliations and accruals and prepayments
  • Preparing and distributing monthly income and expenditure accounts for each area of the charity.
  • Preparing monthly reforecast templates
  • Holiday cover for other finance tasks – for example entering income on Raiser’s Edge fundraising database, making payments, producing sales invoices, processing purchase invoices.

As role progresses:

  • Completing further month end process such as Special Day costs, gifts in kind and investment movements.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts.
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations, reconciliation of income to Raisers Edge and reconciliation of special day costs to Raisers Edge.
  • Assisting with the reforecasting and budgeting process
  • Starting to business partner some parts of the charity


Other Finance Responsibilities

  • Helping to supervise finance volunteers.
  • Providing ad hoc financial information required by other members of staff.
  • From time to time covering work of other staff within the department when they are absent or assist with their work when urgent priorities arise.

General Other

  • From time to time attending fundraising events to process, record and safeguard receipts on the day (TOIL will be available if such work is outside normal hours and the attendance is required).
  • From time to time, other tasks as requested by the Deputy Finance Director or Finance Director.


Person Specification


  • Takes initiative and makes decisions whilst acting within agreed framework and controls
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines
  • Engages with other teams and departments in the organisation
  • Works successfully as part of a team

Skills and Abilities

  • At least A-C or equivalent in GCSE Maths required, further qualification desirable 
  • Strong technical skills – ability to transfer easily to our Aqilla financial software
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Good ability to manage own workload
  • Experience within a finance department desirable


We offer the following competitive benefits package:

  • 25 days annual leave (full-time entitlement)
  • Life Assurance and Group Pension Fund
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible Working policy



Our Vision: young adults with life threatening illness and those close to them are able to take full advantage of what life has to offer.


Our Mission: to provide for young adults with life threatening illness and those close to them the motivation to take full advantage of life through memorable Special Day services.


Our Values: we are caring; we are all about special relationships; we cherish people and time; they are our most precious resource; and we have the courage to imagine otherwise.



Willow is the only national charity supporting seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 through uplifting and unforgettable Special Day services. Our service enables young people and their families to reconnect and refocus on each other while enjoying an activity of their choosing, creating memories they will all treasure forever.

Each Special Day service provides a positive experience to be shared with a partner, parents, siblings, children or close friends. To date, Willow has provided more than17,500 Special Days for young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease. 

Founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, Willow is a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31. Anna’s love of life and the enriching experiences of her own Special Days were the charity’s inspiration.

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Refreshed on: 28 September 2021
Closed date: 30 September 2021
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