City of London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£32,000 - £36,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

World Jewish Relief is exclusively partnering with Roberson Bell in their search for an Assistant Accountant to join their dynamic team on a permanent basis. World Jewish Relief is a renowned Jewish international humanitarian and development agency with a remarkable heritage and an equally bold ambition, addressing Jewish poverty and global suffering.

Following the launch of the Emergency Ukraine appeal and an exciting, unprecedented period of growth, this brand-new role to the team will report into the Finance Manager and offers a brilliant, varied opportunity, with excellent development potential for the future! The post holder will complete month end reconciliations, assist with the preparation of year end and monthly management accounts and be responsible for the payment of invoices and staff expenses.

The organisation:

Our mission is to assist those living in poverty, affected by disaster or who are displaced, to earn a living, find employment and be better able to support themselves.  Last year we assisted over 115,000 people in 21 countries worldwide with life changing interventions. All of our programmes are delivered in partnership with local organisations rooted in their own communities. Our philosophy builds on this heritage and our Jewish values insist we support those both within and beyond the Jewish community in many of the world’s harshest environments recognising the dignity and potential of all people.

World Jewish relief are currently operating on a hybrid working model, so whilst the role will officially be based out of our Head Offices in Cricklewood, the successful post holder will be able to work from home up to three days per week.

The key responsibilities will be:

  • Complete month end reconciliations and supporting documentation
  • Assist with preparation of year end accounts including completing notes and preparing supporting documentation for auditors
  • Support the Finance Manager in the preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Liaise with suppliers, staff and stakeholders including auditors and Trustees
  • Payment and reconciliation of supplier invoices
  • Update cashflow forecast and assisting with treasury management
  • Payment and reconciliation of staff expenses
  • Responsible for petty cash and foreign currency floats
  • Complete due diligence requests for partners, banks, suppliers and financial organisations
  • Establish and maintain assets register
  • Maintain contracts register
  • Post routine journals
  • Assist with design & implementation of new finance system

The successful candidate will have:

  • A-levels or equivalent qualifications
  • Part Qualified in a recognised accountancy qualification
  • Experience of using finance software including processing invoices for payment, posting journals and reporting
  • A background assisting with month and year end processes, including preparation of reconciliations, accruals and prepayments
  • Ideally, experience working in a finance department within the charity sector
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy across every aspect of your work
  • Ability to use your own initiative and make independent decisions

World Jewish Relief promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We invite and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates of different ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and of faith or none that meet the criteria set out for this role.

You don’t need to be Jewish to work for us, but you must be committed to our faith-based values of Justice, Kindness, Repairing the World and Welcoming the Stranger. We are inspired by these values to work beyond our community, recognising the dignity and potential of all people.

The closing date for applications is on Sunday 5th June, with the view of first stage interviews taking place as early as the week commencing 13th June. CVs will be under constant review before the closing date, so please submit your application with our exclusive search agent Robertson Bell to avoid disappointment!

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Posted on: 19 May 2022
Closed date: 05 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: RB21294
Tags: Finance