Accountancy Technician

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
£19,892 per annum
12 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, well organised individual to assist the Finance Manager with the operation of all financial systems, the prompt and efficient implementation of financial policies, ensure the effective and efficient recording and controls for accounting data, including all income and expenditure, payroll, taxation, Banking, and Fixed Assets.

Educated to at least A level standard and with a minimum of AAT/CAT technical qualifications, the ideal candidate will probably be studying for their professional qualifications.

An excellent working knowledge of Excel and Sage is essential.

The post holder will: 

Liaise with Finance Manager & Finance Assistant for operation and maintenance of the task control check list, including Day Books and Batch controls.

Check reconciliations monthly for each bank account, and for each of the ledger control accounts, including the distinct separation of projects and the subsidiary company accounts.

Liaise with colleagues, to maintain and improve internal controls with full and proper authorisation of transactions

Assist and advise on appropriate coding allocation of income and expenditure to the relevant financial accounts, including VAT, and to projects cost centres. Identify and report unusual, difficult, or contentious matters, and to anticipate each difficulty, and action or recommend the appropriate action.

Post relevant journal entries including accruals, pre-payments and deferred income to appropriate project.

Lead payrolls for 100+ staff, and allocating costs over 30+ projects.

Lead and develop our monthly reports production and analysis, for the increasing number of separately funded projects, to ensure accuracy and timing, within the requirements of colleagues

Assist in producing monthly management accounts for senior managers and trustee board meetings,

Lead maintenance of our fixed assets register and depreciation records.

Lead with investigations for project reports, cost controls and allocations, VAT analysis, and Budget variances.

Assist supervise, train and implement ACS policies in supporting colleagues trainees and volunteer support staff.

Assist with ensuring that the organisation maintains and improves Financial Procedures in line with policies, regulations, and statutes.

Support the administration of Charity Log for the organisation.

The successful candidate will have the necessary self-driven, hands on, enthusiasm to develop, this new post and add to the achievements and growth of this autonomous self-accounting incorporated Charity, and its subsidiary trading company.

They will be expected to be educated to A Level standard, and have a minimum of

AAT/CAT technical qualification, and probably be studying for their Professional examinations.

Age or experience need not be a barrier for a committed candidate; however, experience would be expected to include responsibility for accounting ledgers for Sales, Purchases and Payroll, with exposure to costing, accounting, and reporting systems and methods.

A working knowledge of the regulations for Companies, Payroll and employment laws, would be a distinct advantage.

They must be sufficiently capable to investigate accounting reconciliations and the impact of regulations.

They must be sufficiently capable to take a leading role with the monthly reports production for over 30 separately funded projects.

Experience with Excel and Sage would be highly desirable as extensive use is made of internally developed systems on Excel, and with payrolls currently for over 80 staff on Sage.

The right candidate would be expected to work with and become sufficiently competent, to contribute to the maintenance and development of our systems, within the requirements of colleagues and regulations, as we continue to attract new projects.


This post is subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

PLEASE NOTE:  CVs are not accepted

To request an application pack you can email or download one directly from our website  Alternatively send a large SAE for 93p to Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre, Stockton Rd, Sunderland.  SR2 7AQ. Tel: 0191 5141131. CV’s are not accepted for this role.

Age UK Sunderland is an Equal opportunities Employer

Registered Charity 1086995

Closing date: Friday 30th June 2017 at 9am prompt

Interview Date:  Friday 7th July 2017