Finance Assistant

Centre for Sustainable Energy

Bristol, with hybrid working
£25,953 - £31,087 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 19th April 2024   3 days left

The post-holder will support the Financial Controller in the day-to-day delivery of CSE’s finance function, in compliance with appropriate accounting standards and practices.

They will work with the Director of Finance & Operations and other members of the Operations Team to provide excellent operational support to underpin successful delivery by the whole organisation of our charitable mission, strategic objectives, and associated programmes and projects.

To find out more and to apply, download the information for applicants, job description and application form from our website.

Pay and conditions

  • The role is full-time (37.5 hours per week).
  • The salary for the role will be £25,953 - £31,087 (starting salary will depend on skills and experience).
  • You will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday (plus statutory holidays). CSE offer a range of benefits including salary sacrifice childcare vouchers, subsidised bike purchase and Tech Scheme.
  • We will pay fees and expenses on relevant training courses.

Specific responsibilities

An applicant appointed to the role will be expected to:

  • Process invoices and payments, issuing sales invoices, accounts receivable and managing aged debtors and creditors.
  • Cash entries into Sage Accounting.
  • Process CSE staff expense claims.
  • Managing petty cash, cheques and bank deposits. 
  • Credit card processing and checking.
  • Assist with the Purchase order system as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts as instructed by the Financial Controller.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of Sage accounting and of relevant accounting standards and practices, tax regulations and other relevant statutory changes, particularly those relevant to charities.
  • Be familiar and competent with project finances and budgets to understand the financial position of projects to support in the provision of timely financial data to project managers as required.

Essential attributes for this role include:

  • Maths & English GCSE/O-Level at a minimum C or equivalent.
  • Experience of using SAGE accounting software on a day-to-day basis.
  • Working knowledge of accounting standards and practices, VAT HMRC regulations in England, or a willingness to learn.
  • A commitment to CSE’s work and charitable mission.
  • Excellent abilities with Office Products (Excel, word etc.,) and Sage accounting software.
  • Ability to maintain and organise effective electronic and manual filing systems.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational and time management skills with experience of working to tight deadlines and budgets.
  • Willingness and ability to respond to additional workloads at short notice and manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to translate financial information to non-financial managers.

Please note, the above is an overview of the skills required for this role. To see the full list of essential and desirable skills please see the job description on our website.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form available to download from our website, along with other supporting documents. Your application form should demonstrate how you meet the requirements outlined in the job description.

If invited to interview, we will ask you to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

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