Job Vacancy: Assistant Accountant (Maternity Cover)

Our Ref: 1005282780
Location: Cardiff
Salary: £26,530 Pro rata

Main Purpose of the Job:
The Finance Coordinator is responsible for providing day to day support to the finance function, assisting with all areas of the company’s finances and working across all areas of the organisation.

Key Tasks:
  • Purchase & Sales Ledger;
  • Payroll & Pensions;
  • Staff expenses;
  • Petty cash account administration;
  • Card account reconciliation;
  • Online ticket sales & donations;
  • Bank account & PayPal administration;
  • General assistance to Head of Finance as and when required.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Experience
  • Experience of working in a financial administration role, and knowledge of associated processes.
  • Experience in the processing of purchase ledger and payroll payments, staff expenses and pension contributions, and of the production of relevant documentation and reports.
  • Experience in the use of on-line ledger (preferably Sage) and payroll systems.
  • Experience in the use of internet banking software.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of HMRC requirements in respect of the processing of payrolls and expenses.
  • Reconciliation and strong numeracy skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Confident PC skills, particularly Excel and Word processing software.

Personal Attributes
  • The ability to work methodically with an attention to detail in accordance with procedures / deadlines, and to organise and prioritise workloads.
  • Flexibility and initiative in carrying out a wide range of duties.
  • Good problem-solving abilities.
  • Commitment to team working.


Qualifications and Experience
  • An appropriate financial qualification or part qualification
  • Experience of administration of petty cash and PayPal accounts.
  • Experience of pension and merchant provider software.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of Gift Aid
  • Knowledge of pension auto enrolment
  • Knowledge of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) compliance
  • Knowledge of Tessitura (Customer Relations Management system)
  • Knowledge of Welsh-language skills

Holidays: 25 days per year (excluding statutory Bank Holidays)
Notice: Following completion of a successful probationary period, the notice period is one month on either side.
Pension: After completion of a satisfactory probationary period the employer offers a
stakeholder pension with Royal London, whereby contributions can be deducted
from salary. There is a 5% contribution from the Employer at present (employee
contribution is at own discretion). This employment is not contracted out of the
State pension scheme.

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