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Finance Assistant Full or Part Time

Royal Air Force Central Fund



£28000/annum Benefits


Posted: 29/03/2024

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Would you like to work with a friendly, fun team in the charity sector with flexible, hybrid working?

The RAF Central Fund is a charity dedicated to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of serving personnel principally through the funding of sport and physical activities. Every year we deliver integral support to individuals, RAF Stations and Sports Associations through our grant funding programmes to enhance their time whilst serving. Ultimately, we want everyone regardless of their role, rank, physical ability or competing level to have access to sports facilities, equipment and training.

The successful candidate will work closely with the finance team to provide financial support to the RAF Central Fund.

Job title: Finance Assistant

Location: Hybrid – working from home with occasional visits to the Fund’s offices near Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) or part-time (25+ hours per week) considered

Salary: £28,000 (pro-rata for part-time) plus benefits (generous annual leave allowance, contributable pension, death in service, private health insurance, RAF gym membership and other health & wellbeing benefits)

Key responsibilities:

Ensure the accurate input and maintenance of the financial records on SAGE Intacct and Yooz
Provide financial administrative support including the processing of all receipts, payments and expenses
To act as an administrator of the bank account and processor of bank payments
Act as a primary point of contact for account or payment queries from suppliers, grant recipients or other third parties as required
Reconcile trade debtors and creditors
Raise sales and intercompany invoices and ensure intercompany accounts balance
Assist with the production of year-end accounts as well as financial information as deemed required to manage the charity
Assist with the compliance with all statutory responsibilities and the Fund’s policies and procedures
Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required in support of the Fund’s objectives as required and any other duties as may be identified by the Finance Manager
This role profile is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder according to future developments in the charity.

Person Specification:

Experience in the use of multiple software platforms including SAGE
Experience of maintaining accounting ledgers
Assisting with the production of management accounts
Processing of bank payments and receipts via online banking systems
Well organised, efficient and accurate
Articulate with good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to help maintain controls within the organisation to ensure financial probity.
Ability to work independently with minimal time management
Confident, dependable and reliable. Able to keep calm and productive under pressure
Additional information:

It is important to us that the people we hire do not discriminate. We believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. 


Would you like to join our team? Please submit a covering letter and your CV ASAP.  We look forward to reviewing your application.

We actively welcome applications that will help increase the diversity of our workforce.

Please be aware this advert will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Interviews will take place throughout this period, therefore we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted within 10 working days of their application. Due to the volume of applications, feedback will unfortunately not be provided to applicants that have not been shortlisted

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