Accounts Officer

Web Recruit
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Up to £25,400
07 Sep 2021
19 Sep 2021
Job Title
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Accounts Officer

Contract: Full time, 35 hours
Salary: Up to £25,400 dependent on experience
Location: Ross-on-Wye – partial working from home possible
Closing: Sunday 19 September 2021
Interviews: Friday 1 October 2021

Now, more than ever, the marine environment needs everyone to advocate for the ocean and protect its future. Our client is doing all they can to make protecting the ocean an issue that’s too compelling to ignore. Making the most of their income is vital to their aims, and they are looking to add to their Accounts team to support them as they grow.

As Accounts Officer you’ll support our client’s grant applications and claims which underpin their conservation projects.

Processing their sales ledger and banking might be the day-to-day, but it’s never the same one twice. Our client’s finance and purchasing procedures are woven into the organisation at every level so you’ll answer queries and questions from their team, and make sure they can work with their policies efficiently.

Our client’s commitment to continuous improvement means that you will assist in the development and implementation of financial controls and procedures for a robust approach to their finances in the future that supports them as they grow.

They’re the UK's leading marine charity and they are determined to create the actions that will make change happen for the future of the planet. All of our client’s roles play a key part in the continuation of this important work – are you ready to play your part?

Technical Knowledge: Working towards bookkeeping or Accounting Technician qualification or equivalent practical experience. Confident and with expertise with accounting software packages, and using MS Teams, Office (excelling at Excel, as you might imagine!) and purchase order systems. Knowledge of accounting for VAT (and understanding how that has an impact in a charity would be an advantage).

Best practice: Able to work through problems, and sticking points, and can analyse data so it can be explained well to non-financial colleagues. Looks to develop our client’s processes for excellent financial robustness, as well as efficiency and ease of access by their team.

Working with our client: Takes a people-centric approach and is quick to support others when needed. Is flexible and resilient and able to manage a varied workload with multiple priorities. Enjoys working as part of an accounts team, and with passionate advocates for the ocean and environment. Our client is looking for you to demonstrate their values, but they value your unique perspectives and experiences which add to their knowledge and their culture.

How to apply

Select the apply button to be taken into the recruitment process.

The recruitment process involves removing all the personal information from your CV and motivation statement – our client’s smashing application software does this automatically and puts it into a standardised format. You can make edits once it's been uploaded if you need to as some elaborate formatting on your original CV may cause information to not be transferred over.

If you would like to contact our client to request an adjustment that would support you fully taking part in a recruitment process please get in touch.

What our client needs to see

Your CV – they use a blind hiring platform so when you upload your CV, the information will be re-formatted with all your personal information removed. You can edit the information after upload.

A motivation statement - tell them how your experience meets the role requirements by referring closely to both the job description and the person specification. Include examples of your work or experiences which show how you will meet the job criteria and person specification and what skills you bring which would make you successful in the role.

Your motivation statement should also let our client know what inspired you to apply for this role with them – tell them what it is about their work that attracted you to the organisation and the position.

Our client finds that stronger applications have this statement – to give yourself the best opportunity for this role, please ensure you include it. No need to write pages, one side of A4 would be perfect, two would be more than enough so try to limit yourself.

They understand that the application process can be difficult if you have a condition or disability that you live with. They want to make it as easy as possible for you to shine during your application process, so please let them know what they can do to accommodate you.

Selection process

If you’re invited to an interview, you may be requested to prepare a task in advance, or take part in a group activity as part of the assessment process – they’ll let you have all the details in the invitation to interview.

The legal bit

If you’re successful, all offers of employment are conditional, subject to the following:

- our client is not licensed to issue work permits so candidates are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK and will be required to present original documents if invited for interview
- receipt of two references which are satisfactory to MCS
- your driving licence and insurance, if using a vehicle is an integral part of your role

Our Client’s Commitment

Everyone can expect to be treated with consideration and respect and our client is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all. Good working relationships release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual, in an atmosphere where everyone can learn and work without prejudice, discrimination, harassment or violence.

They are committed to developing a team which is reflective of their society, and which can offer insight and views that influence their work. They are particularly interested in applications from groups which are under-represented in marine, environmental and charity sectors.

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 19th September 2021
Interviews: Friday 1st October 2021

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