Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £20,000 – £21,000

Guideposts is a charity based in Witney with over 45 years’ experience in delivering services to people to help them to live independent lives across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire.

Our support function plays an important part in the smooth running of our team. As Finance Assistant you will process transactions and produce timely and accurate financial information for the Trust.

We are seeking an organised and methodical person to provide financial support for the team. You will have good attention to detail, and be either training towards AAT or have a basic understanding of book keeping. We would expect you to be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of excel.

This role covers a wide variety of financial tasks and also offers opportunity for growth and development over time.

You will:

  • check and process purchase invoices, credits and purchase orders.
  • be responsible for processing staff expenses and our corporate credit and purchasing cards ensuring these are coded accurately.
  • Set up vendor and customer accounts and checking supplier statements
  • process bank entries including bank account transfers on our bank accounts (General, Deposit and 2 fundraising accounts) and reconcile these.
  • recording cash and cheques received, processing and banking of cash and cheques
  • Process regular BACS payment runs and make one off payments as required
  • Raise/import sales invoices and assist with credit control

Experience of payroll preparation and knowledge of basic tax/NI rules would be desirable as you will be responsible for the monthly preparation of payroll, for Guideposts and two third party companies ensuring information received is authorised and processed accurately.

You will work with local offices to ensure that information is timely & consistent with our financial procedures.  

We are looking for someone who has a good eye for detail and is able to manage deadlines.

We use Exchequer payroll and accounting systems so knowledge of these systems would be an advantage – but not essential as on the job training will be given.

In return you will receive a competitive salary plus:

  • Pension scheme:  Guideposts will contribute 6% of your salary when you contribute 3%.
  • Childcare Vouchers:  which can be used to pay your OFSTED registered childcare
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme: 20 days full pay and 60 days half pay
  • High Street Discounts: Discounts and cash-back for goods and services from high street retailers.
  • Annual leave: 23 days rising to a maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays
  • Career Development & Training Opportunities

For further information and an application pack please visit our website www.guideposts.org.uk or email careers@guideposts.org.uk

Closing date: Thursday 28 February 2019

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