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Job Vacancy: Finance Assistant – 4/5 days a week

  • Published

    29 June 2010
  • Written by

    Peace Direct

Wherever there is conflict – Sudan, Nepal, DRC…- there are also local people working for peace. Peace Direct believes that their work must be at the heart of any strategy for managing conflict. We find and fund incredibly inspiring and committed people, some of whom are risking their lives to carry out work that they believe in passionately. We promote their work, and seek to bring learning from their work back into the UK.

Because of expansion in our activities we are looking for a Finance Assistant to help our Head of Finance. Initially you would be responsible for processing donations, grants and invoices, and in carrying out reconciliations. However the role is expected to expand as you become more experienced, to take on more responsibility for accounting for the overseas projects that we fund. This role would suit someone who wishes to gain or increase their book-keeping experience. Training will be given if necessary.

Salary will be £20,000 – £25,000 pa for full time position, depending on experience. We can be flexible on hours, and would consider people wishing to work a reduced day/week, with a minimum of 25 hours over not less than 4 days/week.

Main Responsibilities

To maintain Peace Direct’s financial systems.

Key Tasks

a) Financial Records

  • Maintain all accounting records
  • Recording donations and grants
  • Processing reclaim of Gift Aid
  • Making grant payments against overseas project budgets
  • Paying invoices
  • Monitoring of banking arrangements, current and deposit
  • Reconciliations
  • Bank Accounts
  • Petty Cash
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • Payroll
  • Pensions premiums
  • Tax and NIC
  • Maintain fixed asset register
  • Insurance

b) Management Reports

  • Monthly management accounts
  • Provide monthly information to budget holders

Reports to

Head of Finance & Systems.

Person specification


  • Highly numerate
  • Either:
  • – Previous experience in a financial role, or
  • – At least level 3 (eg A Level, BTEC) qualification plus at least six months relevant work experience, or
  • – Degree in relevant subject
  • Fast Learner
  • Experience of working with Excel or similar packages
  • Resourceful and systematic approach
  • Ability to work on own with minimal supervision


  • Interest in peacebuilding

To apply, please email [email protected] with your CV and a covering letter stating why you believe you are a candidate for this position. Deadline for application 12 July 2010, interviews in week beginning 19 July 2010.


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