Finance Assistant (Charity)

Kings Cross
No. of Vacancies
Contract Type
37.5 hours per week
Starting at 21,447 rising incrementally to 22,793 per annum
Closing Date
Ref No

In response to the growth and increasing diversity of our business, we have created the above new post, we are now seeking a skilled Finance Assistant to fill the position and join our Finance team. 

SHP (Single Homeless Project) is one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities and a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London - from supporting people in crisis, to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

As the Finance Assistant, you will be responsible for ensuring transaction processing for both accounts payable and receivable, is completed accurately and in a timely manner.  Working alongside another Finance Assistant, you will share responsibility for ensuring suppliers are paid on time and rent accounts are updated to reflect payments from clients.

The ideal applicant will possess some technical knowledge in the field and experience of working in a business setting, ideally within a finance team.  You will also have good Excel skills combined with the ability to handle and present large volumes of data.  Additionally, you will have exceptional attention to detail, be competent at managing conflicting deadlines and possess good communication skills.

When completing your application, please address (with examples) points 1 -  8 in the technical and professional know-how section of the job profile.

Closing date: Midnight, 11th August 2020*

Interview date: w/c 17th August 2020

This post will require a Basic DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant. 

*Please note that we may close this vacancy early, if we receive a large number of applications.

Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • A salary increase after successfully completing six months.
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 30 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Staff Health Cash Plan and discounts scheme
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work

SHP is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces.  We are also Disability Confident Committed, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and IIP accredited.  In the London Homelessness Awards 2019 one of our Projects was commended for their work.