Parish Accounts Adviser (14 hours per week)

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We are looking for a Parish Accounts Adviser to join our busy finance team. This role will provide varied accounting, administrative and technical advice, and support to parishes, assisting in the setup of bookkeeping and accounting processes and advising on the preparation of annual accounts, budget setting and monitoring and other general advice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Parish Treasurers in setting up bookkeeping systems in manual cashbook systems or using financial software
  • Advising parishes on record keeping
  • Advising on the preparation of annual statutory accounts, budget setting and monitoring
  • Provide ad hoc advice on a range of church finance issues
  • Provide remote emergency accounting services to parishes where necessary

The successful applicant should hold an appropriate accounting qualification or have relevant church accounts experience. An understanding of the Charities SORP is essential and an awareness how it may affect parishes. Candidates must have excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise a varied workload. The ability to communicate effectively with a range of people is essential and you should be able to travel within the boundaries of the Diocese including occasionally in the evenings and on weekends.

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Closing date for applications: Monday 19 September 2022

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 27 September 2022