Finance Assistant

Expiring today

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£21,000 DOE & Negotiable
27 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Assistant

Location: 30-32 Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8DJ

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours

Summary of Role

Work for The Grand Appeal and you’ll do more than just a job. The work we do really makes a difference and together, we have the power to change lives.

As the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity and the special care baby unit at St Michael’s Hospital, we’re there every step of the way for sick children and their families. From the moment a child arrives at the hospital, our support workers offer comfort and advice; we give parents and siblings a free, comforting place to stay; provide daily music therapy sessions and arts and play activities; and fund the pioneering equipment and research that save lives.

We’re a multi-award winning organisation, providing a wide range of support to patients, families and staff. We work on a local, regional and national level to raise money and engage with a range of fundraisers and partners in support of our cause and to build our brand.

But that’s not all - we do more than you think, working across the fundraising, retail, commercial, and operations and services industries. We also run the most successful charity arts trails in the world through Gromit Unleashed, engaging fans in Bristol, the UK, and around the world with truly innovative fundraising events. Whether we are delivering life-changing projects or creating new fundraising concepts, we are constantly developing creative ways to raise more money to help more children.

As one of Bristol’s most loved charities with significant local and international impact, The Grand Appeal is now at an exciting stage. Having generated over £50 million to support the hospital, and dedicated to continuous growth, we are diversifying to create an exceptional opportunity to join our team in a created role of Finance Assistant.

The post holder will have at least 2 years’ experience in a financial role and be a conscientious and dedicated finance professional, with the ability to work alongside and communicate with all teams throughout the organisation.

Responsible for maintaining and establishing new finance processes, working alongside the Finance Business Manager to implement new reporting and financial analysis. You will provide confident and innovative finance solutions across the organisation which will support our organisation and help generate additional funds for the charity.

Key tasks and responsibilities


  • Reconciling and processing all donations to the charity from all income streams e.g. cash, online, bank
  • Organising and managing all invoice and gift records
  • Assisting with financial reporting & analysis
  • Investigating and resolving financial queries – internal and external
  • Reconciliation and processing of trading subsidiary finance
  • Reconciling and banking of gifts
  • Reconciling the petty cash processes
  • Assist the Finance Business Manager
  • Assisting the Operations and Services team

Other tasks

  • Keep abreast of charity law and abide by the Charities Act, Fundraising Regulator, Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice, Gambling Commission, VAT, Gift Aid and General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Carry out other tasks and duties as required, to support colleagues across the organisation.

This role profile is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder and according to future changes/developments in the service. All job descriptions are non-
contractual and give a sense of the broad scope of the role and so include a level of flexibility.

Whilst they list some key tasks there will also always be tasks that arise and which can be reasonably expected of the role.

The Grand Appeal is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults, and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The selected candidate will be appointed subject to a DBS check.

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