Job title: Finance Assistant
Duration: up to 6 months
Reports to: Senior Financial Accountant
Status: Part-time (24 hours per week)
Location: UWC International office in Central London,
Pay: £24,120 pro-rata
UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. To fulfil its mission, UWC has 18 schools worldwide, alongside over 155 mostly volunteer run national committees which select UWC students. The UWC InternationalOffice is the executive arm of UWC International, a UK registered charity, and is situated at the heart of the UWC movement. The UWC International Office collaborates closely with all stakeholders from across the UWC movement, engages the UWC alumni community of more than 60,000 members and serves UWC International’s governance bodies. Responsibilities include global fundraising, global communications, promotion and marketing, supporting the national committees in their daily work and growth, global strategy development and implementation and assisting the schools and colleges. Fund Development is one of the core functions of the UWC International Office, as over 80% of national committee selected boarding students at UWC schools and colleges receive a scholarship to enable access to a UWC education independent of socio-economic means.
The Finance team provides support for the running of the London International Office. We are looking for an experienced Finance Assistant to provide support in the day-to-day running of the Financial administration of the team.
Processing payments and invoices, maintaining accurate accounting records;
Monthly Bank reconciliations,on all accounts;
Support teams with queries about payments;
General financial data entry, and recordings using Sage Financials (based on a CRM salesforce platform);
Filing of all accounting documents;
Supporting the development of the UWC International Office budget;
Supporting the Senior Financial Accountant with preparing documents for the annual audit and Finance and Audit Committee meetings;
Carry out all other duties as maybe reasonably assigned from time to time, and with the level of this Job Description.
Our ideal candidate will:
Approach all tasks with enthusiasm, drive and care, with an eye for detail;
Be willing to learn and able to prioritise tasks;
Be able to maintain a high level of professionalism and organisation in all aspects of work, including an ability to maintain confidentiality.
Have very good verbal and written communication skills in English.
Have good numeracy skills, in particular Excel / Google Sheets.
Knowledge of Sage Live accounting system is desirable.
Experience in Charity accounting.
Ideally have, or studying towards an accountancy qualification such as ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA/AAT.
What we offer:
Being part of a global organisation at the forefront of international education for peace, at its head office in the centre of London;
Hands-on experience in a stimulating and multicultural working environment, with excellent learning opportunities to strengthen valuable professional skills;
Direct contact with UWC constituents, leading individuals from around the UWC movement and thought leaders in the field of intercultural education;
Opportunity to meet and socialise with UWC alumni and like-minded peers from all around the world during UWC events;
Opportunity to gain deeper insight into the work of the UWC movement across all players;
References upon successful completion of your work at UWC International
Are you excited about this? Then apply!
Please send your CV with a covering letter (each no more than two pages) that relates your experience to the requirements of the role to the email below. Please indicate how you have heard about this role.
In your application, please also provide the name, roles and contact details of two referees. We will not contact them without letting you know. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Deadline for applications: Monday at 9am
Starting Date: ASAP
Interview date: Thursday 16 Jan 2020
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