Charity Bookkeeper


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March 16, 2023
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£23000 - £27000 per annum, Benefits: 26 days holiday Pension Health Care Plan Cycle to Work Scheme Death in Service 1 day work from home 4 week remote working Annual all expenses social trip abroad
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Laura Banks
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Kenton Black Finance are delighted to be working with a multi-site Accounting firm with offices in London and the North. Due to continued growth they are now looking for a new Charity Bookkeeper with Cloud Accounting software knowledge

As a business they are building a world class team to deliver their mission to make positive change in the communities they work in. They do this by:

-Working with their clients to transform their business and personal finances
-Connecting and contributing to the business community in the cities they are located in
-Working with charities by fundraising and influencing change both now and in the future through the firm’s Foundation
-Being a great place to work to develop your career

They offer a full range of services from the inception of the business concept, throughout growth of the entity and on to exit strategies. There is no typical clientele; they work with start-ups through to multinational, listed companies.

Their (Head Office) is based in the North West of England with a further 3 offices and plans for further expansion. The London practice opened in 2018 and since then has grown rapidly standing at circa 15 staff and still growing extensively and boasting an exciting client base made up of well-known media personalities and actors, cutting edge restaurants, arts organisations, political parties, museums and many more.


Why work for just one charity, when you can be a trusted financial assistant for multiple organisations across a diverse client base, supporting them all to achieve their charitable objectives? You will be responsible for maintaining the records and assisting with the reporting for their high growth charity clients’ whilst building strong client relationships at Exec and Trustee level.

They have an exciting base of non-profit clients, including museums, arts organisations, human rights groups, sports bodies and children’s charities.


-Reconciliation of bank accounts, sales ledger control and purchase ledger control/statement reconciliation on Xero
-Attending client’s sites where necessary to carry out bookkeeping in a timely and accurate manner
-Assisting with preparation of basic monthly management accounts packs with the support from a senior team member
-Assist with the creation of reports to identify results, fund management, and financial forecasts for both the Exec Team and for the Board and its sub-committees
-Assist with the creation of client systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations, as well as improving internal efficiencies and standards of reporting
-Completing all admin and other ad hoc tasks requested by Line Manager


-Experience of working with charities in this capacity is desirable
-Previous experiences in a similar accounting or bookkeeping position or graduated in a relevant degree subject
-Experience using and Xero and Microsoft Office software package especially Excel
-Working towards AAT/ACCA/ACA/CIMA is advantageous but not essential


-Excellent attention to detail and a desire to learn
-Ability to prioritise workload in order to meet deadlines
-Excellent customer service skills


-A company mantra of having fun together, getting results together and giving back together
-A bespoke training and development plan with the opportunity to expand and diversify your skills
-26 days holiday, company pension scheme, health care plan, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefits and access to their in-house Wealth Planning and Mortgage departments
Smart working and agile working hours including the ability to work remotely for up to 20% of your contracted time
-Ability to work away from home remotely for up to 4 weeks per year, great for extending a trip to see family or making the most of warmer climates
-All expenses paid annual social trip overseas

For further details or to discuss this vacancy in more detail, please APPLY TODAY with an up to date copy of your cv and contact details.

This vacancy is being handled by Laura Banks – Kenton Black Finance

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Leyland, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Belfast, Dundee, Aberdeen and Worcester, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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