FINANCE ASSISTANT – PART-TIME (21.6 hours per week)

Full-time Salary: £26,605 – £31,642
(up to £31,642 [pro rata] for fully qualified candidate)

Location: London, E1 8EU


We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our small but busy Finance team in the VTS Head Office on a 2 year fixed-term contract. You will report to one of our Finance Officers on a day-to-day basis. The role is part-time and our preference is a working pattern of 21.6 hours per week (0.6 FTE) worked over 3 days. We would, however, be willing to consider up to 25 hours per week and are flexible on how the hours are spread over the working week.

The Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) is a statutory, non-departmental public body (NDPB), sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, with responsibility for the administration of Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating appeals.  What we do and how we do it has an impact on the multi-million pound income the Government brings in from local property taxation to support other public services.

Your specific responsibilities will include:

  • processing all financial transactions for the VTS including purchase orders, goods receipts, invoicing processing, member claims and staff T&S;
  • maintaining electronic and paper filing systems for the Finance team;
  • providing support to the Finance Team in the delivery of finance functions;
  • assisting the Finance Officers in producing the Annual Accounts, Management Accounts, Board Reports and other returns required.

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of a range of finance responsibilities, preferably gained within the public sector. Knowledge of the work involved in central government financing and specifically within an NDPB would be a positive advantage.  We believe that this position will suit candidates who have a recognised financial qualification or is working towards one, and who also have knowledge of SAP accounting.  You are likely to have excellent Excel skills – at an intermediate or advanced level – as working with spreadsheets is a prime requirement of the role.

Application details:
To apply for this role you should complete the attached application form and return to us via email to by no later than 5pm Friday 27th April 2018. Please note that CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a fully completed application form.

The VTS is keen that its workforce should represent the communities it serves and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds

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