Area Finance Assistant Job at Brandon Trust – in Bristol

Are you looking for an opportunity to build your career in finance?

Learning disability charity Brandon Trust has an opportunity to join our area finance team based in Bristol at our Head Office as a Finance Assistant. During COVID -19 you will be required to work from home. Brandon exists to enable children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both, to live life in the way they choose. We provide high-quality, individualised support to around 1,600 people and have a staff team of over 2,000.

You may have recently finished education or you may be considering a change of career; we provide career development opportunities and potentially for the right candidate, support to study for further qualifications. This is a busy, varied role where you’ll work closely with the area managers and operational staff, who cover the Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and London regions.

About the role:
Reporting to the Area Assistant Accountant, and working closely with the other area finance assistants, you’ll reconcile income generated by electronic call monitoring systems, to the income received by Brandon. You’ll also reconcile area imprest accounts, bank reconciliations and appointeeship documentation.

You’ll raise and record area invoices and provide support, advice and training to operational staff and budget holders. Assisting the team to carry out financial internal audits, you’ll also provide other financial analysis.

About you:
Ideally you’re able to demonstrate sound financial knowledge, you’ll have experience of double entry book-keeping and of sales ledger accounting with some understanding of credit control. You’ll have some experience in maintaining cash book and bank reconciliation and of modular integrated accounting packages.

You’ll have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop good relationships with colleagues. Organised and able to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines, you can work independently.

Along with support for further study and a range of benefits, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in various organisation-wide activities as well as be able to see the difference and contribution you make to the organisation and the people we support.

The recruitment process will comprise of work based tests and interviews. During the COVID-19 our recruitment process will be adapted accordingly therefore you will require computer access at home for the work based tests. Interviews will take place via video conference call, ideally via Microsoft Teams.

View the detailed job description.

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th May 2021, please ensure you have uploaded your CV with your application.

Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

Successful applicants for this role will require a basic DBS check.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:
In-line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.

When you join Brandon, you will need to be vaccinated against COVID to help protect the people we support, your colleagues and yourself. If you have not already had your vaccination, we can arrange this for you when you start working for us. If you do not wish to be vaccinated, we will explore the reasons with you, and this may impact on whether we can offer you employment.

About the Company

Company: Brandon Trust –

Company Location:  Bristol

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