Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Chiswick, West London in 1971. Since then the charity has grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day, its national network of services supports over 6,500 women and children. Committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety, Refuge aims to empower women and children rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our Finance Department, as a Finance Assistant. The role involves managing the purchase ledger function, ensuring that all invoices are appropriately coded, processed and promptly paid within agreed payment terms.
It also entails processing employee expense claims and controlling all petty cash floats.
It is essential that as well as being a competent user of MS Office, you should also have solid experience of computerised accounting systems, particularly of purchase ledgers.
You are expected to be highly numerate, accurate and methodical with very good attention to detail. You should also be able to actively prioritise your workload and be able to work to strict deadlines in a structured and organised manner.
You will also have good written and verbal communication skills with a mature attitude to resolving difficulties, strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to work well within a team as well as liaising with non-financial managers and colleagues.
Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. Refuge also offers a competitive salary with annual progression within points of the salary grade, 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days, pension scheme with People’s pension that includes a 6% Employer contribution and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work and will be expected to work within Refuge’s Values and Behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.
Closing date: 29 September 2019
Interview date: 09 - 11 October 2019
A basic Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.
Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.