Finance Officer - part time, 3 days/wk (maternity cover)
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for an experienced, friendly Finance Officer (maternity cover) to maintain our financial records, handle receipts and payments, and uphold our systems and processes over the coming year. You'll be AAT Qualified, or hold an equivalent qualification / part qualification + experience, and have at least 1 year's bookkeeping and financial administration experience.
You'll be excellent at organising your work to meet month end deadlines, confident about checking in with the Resources Director and other staff when necessary, and able to communicate with customers and suppliers in a clear and positive way.
You'll take responsibility for all transaction processing, payroll preparation and reconciliations, working to a month end checklist. The Resources Director compiles the VAT Returns and management accounts, and currently handles accruals, prepayments, accrued and deferred income - depending on your level of experience these month end journals could become your responsibility.
Free Word uses TasBooks for bookkeeping, and processes payroll in house using Sage Line 50 Payroll.
Free Word is an arts organisation focused on the power and politics of words. We are also a home for organisations interested in who gets to speak and be heard in society.
In our central London venue in Clerkenwell, we programme collaboratively with our artists and partners on Seasons of events that address urgent issues of our time.
We place an emphasis on perspectives that are underrepresented in the mainstream, bringing together a rich variety of writers, artists and activists to spark critical conversation about society, culture and politics.
We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and also receive regular funding from the Norwegian Free Expression foundation, Fritt Ord.
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