We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Finance Assistant. You will join us working 35 hours per week, on a fixed term contract basis of 18 months and will be based at the National Cat Centre in Chelwood Gate, East Sussex, following successful completion of your probationary period there will be the option for hybrid working. In return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £24,538.69 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021 we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!

The Finance Directorate has a highly skilled team of employees who cover financial accounting and transaction processing, management accounting and reporting and payroll. The Charity has an annual revenue budget of £75m and operates a trading subsidiary with income in excess of £2.0m per annum. The team processes around 5,000 supplier payments and 150,000 neutering vouchers per year. In addition, they run a payroll for over 1,000 staff and support over 220 branches and their volunteer treasurers, as well as providing financial advice and support to the 36 centres and a chain of over 100 shops.

Responsibilities of our Finance Assistant:

As a Finance Assistant, you will provide processing and administrative support for the financial accounting activities of the charity, and to provide a high-quality service and be responsible for ledgers they control. The role will focus on a core area, either purchase ledger or banking but will be able to interchange with tasks in other areas.

What we’re looking for in our Finance Assistant:

Experience working within a finance team

– Ability to process data accurately and quickly

Experience of using Microsoft Excel to an intermediate level

A willingness to provide a quality service to customers with experience of working in a customer orientated role

Experience of using accounting software or a similar type of database

Experience of working within an office environment

What we can offer you:

  • salary of up to £24,538.69 per annum plus excellent benefits
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • contribution pension scheme
  • life assurance scheme
  • range of health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • and more

Join us as our Finance Assistant and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Closing date:             29th September 2022

Virtual interview date: 10th or 11th October 2022

Please note, should we receive a large amount of applications for this vacancy, we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.

Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment

You may be subject to a criminal record check if required for the role.

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