Assistant accountant

Role Assistant accountant
Salary £25,000 to £30,000 per annum FTE (37 hours per week) depending on experience
Hours of work 37 hours per week
Accountable to Management accountant
Based Hybrid working, part home based

About Caring Together

Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our life. Caring Together is an ambitious regional charity that provides emotional and practical support, advice, and guidance to carers of all ages and their families, as well as opportunities to take a break from their caring role.

Our vision is of a world where carers have choices.

About the role

You will be working as part of the finance team in a wide-ranging role, with defined responsibilities for purchase ledger, sales invoicing, and bank reconciliation; some payroll cover (full training provided) and accounts to trial balance. As you will be working in a small team you will be expected to cover absence for other finance team roles. Training, coaching and guidance will be provided in a supportive environment

What we need from you

  • Actively studying accountancy or you are a part-qualified accountant
  • Proven experience of purchase ledger, sales invoicing, accounts to trial balance
  • Highly organised with good attention to detail
  • Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Experience of engaging with a range of customers and stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with change, and conflicting priorities.

What we offer for you

  • For a successful candidate who wishes to study for agreed accounting qualifications, we will pay essential costs of exams and books, and provide exam leave.
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • Flexible working including homeworking
  • Pension scheme.

Key accountabilities of the role

  • To post purchase invoices and ensure payment to suppliers is made on a timely basis.
  • To complete bank reconciliations.
  • Occasional payroll cover as well as undertaking routine parts of the payroll on a regular basis.
  • Prepare information for month end reporting.
  • To help the company operate an efficient financial accounting and management information reporting system which complies with statutory and external and internal quality assurance standards.

Please click here to download our assistant accountant job information pack [PDF, 138kb]

To apply, please complete the application form and email your CV along with a covering letter describing how you meet the person specification to [email protected]

For further information about this role please contact [email protected]

Closing date and interview: Please note this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting, and offering interviews as the
applications are received. The job will close once a candidate has been appointed.


Caring Together is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are inclusive. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. We are an equal opportunities employer and expect staff to respect the personal choice and lifestyles of colleagues, carers, and people with care needs.