Part Time Accounting Assistant

Part Time Accounting Assistant

Part Time Accounting Assistant

Salary Grade Point: 18 – 21 starting at £18,070 to £20,138 pa pro rata

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent Part-time 10.5 hours per week (Tuesday to Thursday 3.5 hours per day)

HARP is a Southend-on-Sea charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.

HARP are currently recruiting for a Part Time Accounting Assistant to join our Finance Team.

The Finance Team maintains very close links with a number of teams, to ensure efficient and effective processes are in place to manage the Charities income and expenditure.

Reporting into the Financial Controller, the post holder will:

  • Manage the Purchase Ledger
  • Assist in the control of fundraising and housing income
  • Participate in the improvement in HARP’s accounting systems;

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience in an accounting Environment
  • Experience using Quickbooks On Line
  • A track record of maintaining good relationships with departments based in various locations.
  • Ability to be flexible and work on own initiative

In return we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Where appropriate paid eye test plus up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses
  • Career Development Opportunities

The opportunity to make a real difference

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave pro rata, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity to work with colleagues that strive to transform lives.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Genine Warner on 01702 426953.

If you are interested in this position the job description and person specification details the technical required. This and the application form can be found on our website ( using the “Get Involved” tab and then “Careers” or contact: Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Closing date: 15th December 2017(noon)

Shortlisting 21st December 2017

Interview date: 11th January 2018

Charity No: 1098126               Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer