Accounts Assistant

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C. £14,800 to £15,600 for a 25 hour week (based on c £20,500 - £22,000 FTE)

The Diocese of York, in the Church of England, covers much of North and East Yorkshire. Through our family of churches, parishes and schools, we are at the heart of spiritual and community life in the region.

We are renewing our commitment to our vision and goals, putting fresh energy into Living Christ’s Story. Substantial new initiatives are under way to achieve these goals. The Finance team are engaged in supporting this work; one of a number of teams providing support for our mission and ministry from our office at Clifton Moor in York.

Our small Finance team is responsible for monitoring income, payroll, purchase ledger, nominal ledger, investments and bank accounts. The team also provides support to the wide diocesan family of churches and parishes, and is engaged in supporting the strategic work of the organisation. We are planning to change our Finance system in 2022 and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in implementing the new software.

The post is available 25 hours per week (we can be flexible on the working pattern.) You will be based at our modern, open-plan office in York (free parking available), and we are now offer colleagues a range of flexible working and hybrid working options. We offer a good salary, and good holiday and pension, together with other benefits including an Employee Assistance Programme. Most importantly, we offer the opportunity to play a part in an organisation at the heart of spiritual and community life in the region.

The purpose of this post is to assist with all aspects of the accounting and related record keeping. The post will initially include responsibility for the administration of the purchase ledger, various reconciliations and dealing with queries as well as providing assistance and cover for other areas of the finance department as necessary. The role is expected to change over time to meet the needs of the organisation.

To be successful in the role, you will be a highly organised individual with experience of working in a busy office. You will have strong IT skills and people skills, great attention to detail, and ability to work flexibly to turn your hand to what’s needed. You will also have empathy with the Christian faith and be willing to work in support of our mission.

About this Process

Only applications made through the Pathways website can be accepted. Please make sure you complete your application in full.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 16 January 2022.

We plan to hold interviews (probably online rather than in-person) on Monday 24 January 2022.

(Note that the schedule has been revised since our initial advert)

About the Diocese of York

With its network of parishes covering the country, the Church of England plays an active role in national life, bringing an important Christian dimension to the nation, as well as strengthening community life. The Diocese of York covers much of North and East Yorkshire, including the cities of York and Hull, as well as Middlesbrough and Selby, two National Parks, and the incomparable Yorkshire coast.

We are led and guided in our faith and work by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell. As a diocesan family, we are renewing our commitment to our vision and goals. We are putting fresh energy into Living Christ’s Story, and delivering strategic programmes focused on our aims: becoming more like Christ; reaching those we currently don’t; growing churches of missionary disciples; and transforming our finances and structures.

We employ around 70 staff, of all faiths and none. Many of our staff are based at our large office at Clifton Moor in York. Our values reflect the Christian nature of our organisation: valuing the individual worth of others; justice and equity; mutual care and concern; sensitivity to the needs of others and generosity in our efforts. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.