Accounts Assistant

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Cambridge - Telecommute

Location: Cambridge or remote (UK)

Salary: £24,000–28,000 p.a. full-time equivalent

Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible

Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the UK

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity working to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new knowledge and skills.

Through Code Club and CoderDojo, we support the world’s largest networks of free computing clubs for young people. Tens of thousands of educators have taken our online courses, and millions of people use our free online learning resources. We are part of a consortium that has been awarded £82m in government funding to train computing teachers in every school in England.

We are at the forefront of a global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, work, and impact in our 2020 Annual Review.

The role

We are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant who will work closely with the rest of the finance team to support the charitable entities of the Foundation’s group in an interesting and varied role. You will be responsible for day-to-day purchasing, travel booking, and transactional accountancy support for the group. The role will suit someone who has had a first experience of working in an Accounts Assistant role in an international organisation and is planning to start or is currently studying for their accountancy qualification. You will be conscientious and efficient, and you will take pride in the accuracy of your work. You will be a good communicator who genuinely enjoys helping others, as in this role you will interact with staff at all levels of the organisation.

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.

Requirements

  • Review and approve purchase orders and complete centralised purchasing of goods and services for all charitable entities of the Foundation’s group, liaising with members of staff as needed
  • Process all supplier invoices in Xero, match them against purchase orders, and support staff with the invoice approval process for all charitable entities of the Foundation’s group
  • Process all credit card purchase transactions in Xero, match them against purchase orders, and reconcile all company credit cards for all charitable entities of the Foundation’s group
  • Book advance travel and hotels for members of staff, using our business accounts where relevant, and process related invoices in Xero
  • Reconcile supplier statements to ledgers as required
  • Complete bank reconciliations of all expenditure for all charitable entities of the Foundation’s group
  • Manage the shared finance message inboxes and internal ticketing service
  • Provide general administrative support to staff as required
  • Provide additional support where required while other members of the finance team are on holiday
  • Support the finance team with processing and filing financial paperwork

Experience and personal attributes

You should be:

  • A trainee accountant ready to start or already studying for your AAT, ACA, or CIMA qualification
  • Literate in MS Office and Google Docs, and competent in all other aspects of a digital working environment
  • Well-organised and able to prioritise tasks and manage expectations effectively
  • Able to work with precision and excellent attention to detail
  • Customer-focused with good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experienced in working in a fast-paced environment, and willing to lend support across all departments

You will also ideally have experience of:

  • Using accounting software, preferably Xero, although this is not essential
  • Purchasing and booking business travel
  • Working with remote teams

Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
  • Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
  • Comprehensive private healthcare benefit scheme
  • Investment in professional development and learning
  • Flexible work hours as needed to fit around childcare or other commitments.
  • Generous family leave policy
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
  • Regular organisation-wide maker challenges to improve your digital making skills
  • Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
  • Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, drinks in all our offices

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in the selection process, you will be required to undergo a background check carried out to identify that you are a suitable person to work with children. Further checks will be made at regular intervals thereafter.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our mission and to our impact at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. We know that varied perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences help generate better ideas and solutions, so don't feel you need to check off every point listed above in order to apply for the role.

Timetable for applications

Closing date: Friday 15 October

Phone interviews: Thursday 21 October

First round interviews: w/c 25 October

*We are currently expecting all interviews to be undertaken remotely online.

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