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Posted: Tuesday, May 4th 2021
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Job Title:     Assistant Accountant
Organisation:     River & Rowing Museum
Salary:     £28,000 p.a.
Type:     Part-Time Position (30 per week)
Location:     Henley on Thames, England
Closing Date:     Monday, May 17th, 2021
Job Ref No:    
Job Description:
This is a new and exciting post for the River & Rowing Museum. We’re looking for a pro-active part or fully qualified accountant who is accurate, process focused and has excellent attention to detail. You must have a proven track record of being able to multi-task and prioritising your own workload while realising the importance of deadlines. You will feel comfortable connecting with all the staff at the museum and have excellent communication skills. A willingness to be flexible and enthusiastic with changing ways of working is essential.

Main purpose of the role
1. Support the Finance Director by performing key accounting and financial tasks to an excellent standard.
2. Provide accurate information to support the management of the museum
3. Be a key member of the museum staff, demonstrating the museums core values

Key Responsibilities
1. Monthly review of accounting ledgers in Sage, checking coding of postings to correct account and completeness of monthly financial data
2. Post financial entries into Sage as part of month end process.
3. Monthly review of aged debtors & aged creditors, and reporting any outstanding amounts to the Finance Director
4. Prepare monthly reconciliations for key Balance Sheet accounts: Fixed Assets/Depreciation, Debtors, Prepayments, Intercompany, Creditors, Accruals, Stock and discuss any large reconciling items with the Finance Director
5. Prepare monthly reports as part of the management accounts process, including the monthly investment report for the Trustees.
6. Supporting the Bookkeeper and covering where necessary:
o Responsibility for all payments and receipts into the Museum bank accounts, and related processes
o Performing Bank reconciliations
o Preparing monthly VAT return
o Prepare monthly Gift Aid return
o Preparing Monthly Payroll including furlough returns
o Preparing Visitor Metrics for museum for use by the Leadership Team
7. Assist with the yearly audit – preparing analysis and performing reconciliations as required.
8. Assist with preparing information for budgets and forecasts as required.
9. Ad hoc financial analysis and project work as required by the Finance Director and other members of the Leadership Team
10. Filing of information as needed
11. Assisting Finance Director make improvements to Finance processes
Required Skills:
We are looking for a qualified or part qualified accountant, who can demonstrate through recent experience the ability to hit the ground running with the main tasks of this role.

Qualifications, experience & knowledge
1. Accounting qualification (full or partial) or studying towards a qualification
2. Knowledge and working experience of Sage
3. Experience of monthly finance processes as part of production of the management accounts
4. Excellent Excel skills
5. Experience of working in a Charity environment or Experience of working in an SME environment: desirable
6. Knowledge of VAT
7. Knowledge of Gift Aid
8. Experience of processing payroll

Skills & Abilities
1. Excellent interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills
2. Proven ability to multi-task and prioritise your own workload, meet deadlines, and to work effectively under pressure and to tight timescales
3. Accurate and excellent attention to detail and be able to process multiple streams of information
4. Proven team working skills
5. Ability to create, analyse and report on financial information and management accounts
6. Experience of embracing change and coming up with more efficient ways of working

Behaviour & Characteristics
1. Enthusiastic with the ability to multi task and be flexible.
2. Self-starter with initiative, able to hit the ground running
3. Happy to work alone or as part of a team
4. Able to create and maintain positive, trusting, and mutually beneficial relationships
5. In relation to others: confident, friendly, positive and ability to work both remotely and in the office.
6. Communicates in a timely, straightforward, respectful, honest manner with colleagues and stakeholders
7. Interested in the museum/charity sector
Application Instructions:
Visit for a detailed job pack.

Please send us a CV together with a supporting statement that covers the following points:

1. Tell us about your style when working in a Finance Team. What are the key principles you work to?
2. Tell us about your experience of collaborating with different areas in an organisation. What did you particularly contribute to the process?
3. What do you enjoy most about Finance?
4. What are your three key strengths you would bring to this role and where might you need additional training and support?

If you prefer, you can record a video summarising your CV and a video covering the supporting statement points above. However – please make sure you send these as a link to a file-sharing site and not the video files themselves.

Please also complete our equal opportunities monitoring form.

All documents or video file-sharing links should be sent to

We’ll be accepting applications up to midnight on Monday 17 May. Interviews will be in the week beginning Monday 24 May and will take place online, but you’re very welcome to visit the museum from Thursday 20 May when it reopens to the public. Finally, please ensure that you have included your contact number and email address, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative timetable.
Contact Name:     Mrs Hannah Jones
Contact Tel:     01491 415623
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxon, .