Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

Organisation role · 4–12 hrs/Week · Starting from 12 Nov 2023
Sackville Place, 44-48 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1JU, UK
FinancialLegal workAdministrationIT
Community & familyHealthPeople with disabilities
3 Good health and well-being10 Reduced inequalities16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
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Whether you're looking to get back into work or you want that next step in your finance career - we're looking for you! All training provided.

Detailed description

Are you experienced in the finance sector and looking for the next step in your return-to-work journey?   

Or maybe you’re an economics student looking to spend time volunteering to gain course credits? 

 Either way, this could be the perfect role for you! 


Equal Lives have a great deal of payroll and administrative related work which we require assistance with, if you’re a process driven and logically minded individual, with a passion to free the world from disabling barriers, then we want to hear from you! This role would greatly help us with supporting disabled people in the local community. 



Role overview: 

  1. High quality customer focussed service, using our payroll service and accounts service, to ensure their needs and expectations are met. 
  2. To be responsible for the provision of our payroll function for customers. 
  3. To be responsible for the provision of our accounts service to our customers. 
  4. To support with the finance function of the company to ensure that the organisation operates within the law, and that Managers are supported with the management of financial procedures and their delivery budgets. 
  5. Work with, and provide support to, external contractors to support the organisation’s ongoing contract, legal and financial compliance. 


Day to Day responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:  

  1. Interpreting timesheets and other records to obtain accurate data for processing payroll. 
  2. Calculating payments and deductions to be made to employees including basic pay, holiday pay, SSP, SMP and Nest pensions. 
  3. Processing payroll, charges and other payroll expenses on behalf of individuals and calculating payments due. 
  4. Processing HMRC returns and other employment and payroll-related documents on behalf of individuals and calculating payments due. 
  5. Distributing payslips and other payroll information to individuals and their employees. 
  6. Maintaining comprehensive and up to date payroll files, case management logs, lists and other records. 
  7. Responding to queries from your customers regarding their payroll, with a customer centred approach and in a timely manner. 
  8. Processing purchase ledger invoices, charges, and other expenses on behalf of individuals and calculating payments due. 
  9. Processing sales ledger invoices and charges on behalf of individuals and calculating payments due. 
  10. Processing incoming funds from individuals, ensuring accurate allocation. 
  11. Processing payments, such as HMRC liability, as required. 
  12. Maintaining comprehensive and up to date databases, lists and other records following procedures. 
  13. Maintenance of all organisational financial-related systems to ensure legal compliance is always maintained. 
  14. Supporting the Finance and Systems Manager with the development and implementation of finance-related policies and procedures, to support and develop our financial systems and ensure legal compliance. 
  15. Processing of bank reconciliations within agreed time scales. 


Volunteering Arrangements 

Due to the sensitive nature of the documents you will be working with, this is an office-based role in our headquarters at Sackville Place, Magdalen Street, Norwich.   


Volunteers must be able to commit to volunteering for 10 hours per week, ideally across 2 days, within office hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. The exact working pattern can be discussed at the induction stage with the team manager.  


All volunteers are required to undertake our core training programme. This covers basic safeguarding and other key features.  


New volunteers will have an opportunity to ‘shadow’ experienced volunteers and members of staff 


Volunteers are required to adhere to the organisation’s policies and practice guidelines. 


Reasonable expenses, including travel whilst undertaking this role will be reimbursed. This includes mileage and parking costs. 


Applications must include 2 satisfactory references in their application form; these must be from individuals who have known them in a professional capacity for at least 12 months. Applicants must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 


Person specification 

  • Honesty and integrity 
  • An ability to be empathic, whilst maintaining professional boundaries 
  • Reliability, and only committing to a level of volunteering which is realistic 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to be non-judgemental 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Excellent listening skills 
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team 
  • Sound administrative skills, and an ability to maintain accurate case records 
  • Commitment to attend training courses and team meetings 
  • Ability to follow organisational policies and procedures including safeguarding, data protection and health and safety  
  • Process driven 
  • Good maths 
  • Understanding of IT – including office Word, Excel 
  • Interest in finance 
  • Attention to detail 


What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

Getting there

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About Equal Lives

We are Equal Lives. A disability rights organisation based in Norfolk and Suffolk. We exist to support people of any age who face disabling barriers and we are dedicated to making their voices heard. We are a user led organisation (ULO), meaning we are led by people who access care and support services themselves - with every member of our board identifying as disabled.

We believe in supporting people to empower themselves to live independent lives. We do this through valuable services including Information & Advice, Advocacy, Shopmobility and Campaigning.

Our mission for disabled people’s independence is why we work to the Social Model of Disability. Developed by disabled people, this model is a progressive way of viewing the world and says that individuals are limited by barriers within society and not by their own impairments or differences. Our aim is to breakdown these disabling barriers and work with people to achieve the life they choose.