Junior Accountant

Location
Peterborough
Salary
£20,000 to £25,000
Posted
19 Feb 2019
Closes
11 Mar 2019
Ref
00326385
Contact
Candidate Services
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Junior Accountant 

Kidney Research UK is a charity working to cure kidney disease. It is still out there, a silent killer, blighting the lives of more than two million patients, with a further million undiagnosed. We are the largest charitable funder supporting renal research in the UK today. For decades the research we enable has been saving lives, but there is so much more to do. 

Through targeted research, the collation and sharing of health information and strategic planning we have been shaping and facilitating advances in renal research since 1961, collaborating with other charities and funders to deliver life-changing care to all those affected. 

With the incidences of obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure (all triggers for kidney disease) on the increase due to our changing life-styles, our work is more essential than ever, and we need good, passionate and caring people to help get us to a cure - faster. 

Position: Junior Accountant 
Location: Nene Hall, Peterborough 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000 depending on experience 

Closing date: Monday 11 March 2019 

About the role: 

Working in our small, ambitious finance team, this role involves maintaining Kidney Research UK’s accounting records and reconciliations in an accurate and timely manner. On a day-to-day basis, you will be familiar with the charity’s fundraising activities and will ensure that income from the various payment sources is recorded accurately and reconciliations between databases are kept up to date. As a key member you will be flexible and willing to work as part of our team, where supporting each other and suggestions for improvements are always welcomed. 

Responsibilities: 

- Carry out month end duties such as: preparation of accruals and prepayments; maintenance of the fixed asset register and monthly depreciation calculation; calculation and posting of Sales VAT; gift aid recording and balance sheet reconciliations 
- Identifying & reconciling all aspects of income and recording it in the accounting system accurately and on a timely basis, this will include the maintenance of the cashbook and daily reconciliations 
- Ownership of the sales ledger, including raising ad hoc sales invoices, ensuring that income recorded (such as online donations, charity vouchers, banking) is regularly matched and recorded in the nominal ledger income accounts. Regular credit control and ledger maintenance 
- Produce monthly reconciliation of the income recorded in the finance system, Sage 200, against the supporter database, Raiser’s Edge 
- Recording weekly retail sales income in the accounting system accurately and on a timely basis and reconciling to the bank statement 
- Support team members by helping when required, carry out tasks to ensure segregation of duties is implemented throughout the team and comply with internal and external controls and regulations 
- Continually review processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness and maintain up to date procedure notes 

About you: 

- AAT qualified or equivalent qualification 
- Sound knowledge of double entry bookkeeping 
- Experience in a similar role involving bank reconciliations, nominal ledger journals and general accounting 
- High level of accuracy and strong numerical skills 
- Familiarity with accounting software 
- Intermediate Excel skills (V lookups & pivots), basic Word skills 
- Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written 
- Charity experience desirable 
- Sage 200 experience desirable 

You may have experience of the following: Junior Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Part Qualified Accountant. Finance Assistant, Finance Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Administrator, Bookkeeper, etc.

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