Job opportunity

Finance Lead Assistant


37.5 hours per week


£23,570 – £24,460  depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role

About the role

Reporting to the finance manager, you will be a key player in the smooth running of the accounting function and will have responsibility for:

  • Processing and banking income and reconciling bank accounts
  • Processing purchase ledger invoices – dealing with queries and making supplier payments through the accounts system with the aim of becoming the finance super user!
  • Processing sales ledger invoices
  • Providing daily financial support to all areas of the organisation
  • Keeping Gift Aid records up to date and producing information as required
  • Accounting for VAT accurately
  • Supporting the finance assistant with petty cash and credit card statements and reports at month end.

To be considered for this important and varied role you will bring:

  • A good level of general education
  • A minimum of one year’s recent experience in a similar busy accounting role
  • Experience in working with a large volume of cash and on-line transactions
  • Proficiency in the use of modern accounting applications and with strong Excel skills
  • Great communication and team playing skills
  • A high level of numeracy and literacy with proven analytical ability
  • Self-motivation and a commitment to meeting deadlines, sometimes under pressure.

Please note that on this occasion we are only able to reply to candidates who have directly relevant experience and who already live within an easy commute of Goring-by-Sea.

Ongoing recruitment, so apply now!

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About us

We are St Barnabas Hospices. We offer specialist palliative care through two incredible hospices: St Barnabas House adult hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel in Sussex.  We also have an office based in Eastbourne and Retail shops across Sussex.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer various family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate rate gym membership.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer, we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

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