2.8km | , UK
|Hours||35 - 35 Hours|
|Days at home||4 Per Week|
Are you AAT qualified, or studying towards that qualification, with excellent credit control skills, including the ability to chase debt and collect outstanding amounts, plus a real desire to further develop your career in finance? Then join Shelter as a Financial Control Administrator and you could soon be playing an important finance support role within one of the UK’s leading charities.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Our Finance Department works as a team of experts to safeguard resources and support decision making across Shelter. We also strive to ensure Shelter is financially sustainable in order to achieve our vision of a home for everyone. This particular role sits within the Financial Control team that prepares monthly balance sheet reconciliations to help make sure our internal and external reporting is accurate and also leads on effective credit control to optimise cash flow.
About the role
This interesting and varied role involves performing a variety of administrative duties in support of the financial control team, many of which need to be performed to deadlines. It will also see you help our Financial Control Manager to guide the organisation on appropriate financial controls and deliver training. Posting banking transactions to our finance system, raising credit notes and sales order requests, issuing invoices, performing sales ledger allocations, chasing debt and producing weekly aged debtor reports – all are part and parcel of a typical week’s work. And, along the way, you’ll get to work on some interesting projects and ad hoc assignments too.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
To succeed, you’ll need experience of using accounting software (ideally Unit 4 Business World), excellent attention to detail, a high level of numeracy and intermediate Excel skills. You’ll also need to be able to manage your time effectively, including working to deadlines and reprioritising tasks when required. Comfortable communicating with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation, good problem solving skills are important too, in a role that could just be the ideal next stepping stone for your career.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.