RAF Central Fund

RAF Central Fund – Accounts Assistant


Would you like to work with a friendly, fun team in the charity sector with flexible, hybrid working?

The RAF Central Fund is a charity dedicated to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of serving personnel principally through the funding of sport and physical activities. Every year we deliver integral support to individuals, RAF Stations and Sports Associations through our grant funding programmes to enhance their time whilst serving. Ultimately, we want everyone regardless of their role, rank, physical ability or competing level to have access to sports facilities, equipment and training.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Finance Manager to provide financial support to the RAF Central Fund.

Job title: Accounts Assistant

Location: Hybrid – working from home and the Fund’s offices near Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Hours: 25-30 hours a week

Salary: £27,000 pro-rata plus benefits inc. 30 days annual leave, private healthcare and gym membership

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accurate input and maintenance of the financial records on Auto-Entry and SAGE
  • Provide financial administrative support including the processing of all receipts, payments and expenses
  • To act as an administrator of the bank account and processor of bank payments
  • Act as a primary point of contact for account or payment queries from suppliers, grant recipients or other third parties as required
  • Assist with the input of journal entries and reconcile prepayment, accrual and deferred accounts
  • Reconcile trade debtors and creditors
  • Raise sales and intercompany invoices and ensure intercompany accounts balance
  • Assist with the production of year-end accounts as well as financial information as deemed required to manage the charity
  • To provide external auditors with such assistance and information they may reasonably require in the conduct of their annual audit
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory responsibilities and the Fund’s policies and procedures
  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required in support of the Fund’s objectives as required and any other duties as may be identified by the Finance Manager

This role profile is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder according to future developments in the charity.

Person Specification:

  • A minimum of 2 years of accounts experience
  • Experience in the use of multiple software platforms including SAGE
  • Experience of maintaining accounting ledgers
  • Assisting with the production of management accounts
  • Processing of bank payments and receipts via online banking systems
  • Well organised, efficient and accurate
  • Articulate with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain controls within the organisation to ensure financial probity
  • Ability to work independently with minimal time management

If you’d like to join the team please send through your CV and a covering letter to KHansford@rafcf.org.uk

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