Assistant Accountant

NFP People
£32000 Per Annum
20 May 2024
17 Jun 2024
Allison Parker
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Assistant Accountant

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join the team managing the day-to-day accounting and financial stewardship of the Church, under the supervision of the Finance Manager.

This role offers hybrid and flexible working.

Position: Assistant Accountant

Location: Crawley/West Sussex/hybrid (hybrid working available after on boarding period)

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week (flexible working available)

Salary: £32,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Benefits include: 25 days holiday, pension, free parking, 5 minute walk from Crawley train station, town centre location

Closing Date: 17th June 2024. Please note this role may close earlier than advertised if a suitable candidate is found.

Interview Date: Shortlisting and interviews will take place on a rolling basis, so apply early.

The Role

As Assistant Accountant, you will take a lead role in every aspect of the day-today accounting and financial stewardship of the Church, working in collaboration with the staff team. You will assist with the financial setup of new church plants, ensuring a consistent approach across all of the Church partnership of churches, identifying best-practice and ensuring robust checks and balances are in place as the finance function increases in operational complexity.

Consistency, attention to detail, and best practice are key as this role will also help to establish a centralised resource service, offering a limited range of financial services to other selected churches in the town. This is a hands-on role; the successful applicant will enjoy understanding and implementing the detail of charity and church accounting requirements.

About You

You will be AAT qualified (or equivalent) or have significant appropriate experience and with a demonstrative development of skills.

You will have also have had experience of:

  • Financial reporting to deadlines
  • Financial transaction processes up to Trial Balance
  • Payroll management
  • Variance reporting

The Organisation

The Church exists to promote the whole mission of the church, pastorally, evangelistically, and socially, and this extends into the staff team where everyone who joins will thrive in this environment, able to contribute to the community of shared faith.

All the teams, including the staff team, pray together whenever they meet, sharing prayer and worship times throughout the working week. Therefore, all roles have a genuine occupational requirement to ensure protection of this strong Christian ethos and values. As you will represent and speak on behalf of a Christian organisation, the Occupational Requirement for an active Christian faith is justified under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, clause 3.

We encourage applications from those of Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds

This role requires an enhanced DBS check.

You may also have experience in areas such as AAT, Accountant, Accounts Assistant, Junior Accountant, Payroll, Finance, Finance Assistant, Finance Administrator, Finance Accounts Assistant, Accountant Junior, Trainee Accountant, Business Accountant.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.

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