Accounts assistant (Volunteer)

KatyKaty Posts: 4Registered
Barnsley (Elsecar)/ Accounts assistant (Volunteer)/Recruiter

I am looking for 2 volunteers in the Barnsley, Sheffield, Doncaster area to join a finance team for Elsecar Heritage Railway (charity)
The team is going to be brand new to take over from the current treasurer who will be leaving the railway at the AGM in November.
The team will consist of 3 people looking after monies in, monies out and the balance sheet.
The charity is asking for a 3 year commitment as the charity is planning to grow in this time period.
Application deadline is 30/10/2017


Andrew Littlewood - finacialdirector@elsecarrailway.co.uk

Comments

  • MickdundeeMickdundee LondonPosts: 236Registered
    You say that it is a three year commitment, but you do not say what commitment is required on a daily / weekly / monthly basis.
  • KatyKaty Posts: 4Registered
    Hi my appologies it is a weekly commitment, the day can be set by yourselves. The time commitment may increase with the growth of the business.
  • MickdundeeMickdundee LondonPosts: 236Registered
    For the benefit of those remotely interested, perhaps you can elaborate?

    You may wish to tell people things such as if the work can be completed over evenings and weekends (so that those in full time employment can still apply), or if the work must be done at an office or if it can be done remotely.

    You may go on to explain the skills and experience you are looking for in applicant.

    I would also explain how people can apply. You give an application deadline and an email address, so does that mean you wish to receive CV’s? Or is there an application form that must be completed. Will the application process lead to interview? If so, when do you anticipate them to be held?
  • KatyKaty Posts: 4Registered
    Hi, the work can be done weekends but not evernings and will have to be done onsite as there is no remote availabilty at the moment.
    All accounts are done using spreadsheets so knowlage of how to use excel is essential. we belive that anyone doing lvl 3 or above will be able to process the accounts as they are not overly complicated just a lot of transactions hapen.
    The applicants will be submitting the VAT returns so some knowlage of how this is done would be nice but not essential.

    Accounts are checked and signed off by a Chartered Accountant in July every year.
    The finance structure is, Finance Director, Treasurer (all 3 will hold this possition jointly), Office Manager.


    To apply CV's are not required but details about yourself and qualifications would be helpful. The finance director will be holding interviews. These will most lilkey happen on a Sunday and he hopes to be able to hold them as soon as possible.
    yokshire_lass
  • yokshire_lassyokshire_lass Selby, North Yorkshire Posts: 1Registered
    Hello, I have just tried to email Andrew with my details and the email has bounced back, while I do think it is something simple (a wee spelling mistake), please can you confirm that the email has been received.

    Many Thanks
    Joanna
  • KatyKaty Posts: 4Registered
    hi sorry there was a spelling error financialdirector@elsecarrailway.co.uk
  • mskaatmskaat LondonPosts: 15MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    "The applicants will be submitting the VAT returns so some knowlage of how this is done would be nice but not essential".
    That sounds weird, for a charity to submit VAT returns. May be you have to explain why it is so.
    Regards
    MAAT MSc in Accounting and Finance
  • MickdundeeMickdundee LondonPosts: 236Registered
    mskaat said:

    "The applicants will be submitting the VAT returns so some knowlage of how this is done would be nice but not essential".
    That sounds weird, for a charity to submit VAT returns. May be you have to explain why it is so.

    Quite simple. Charities can make taxable supplies.

    mskaat
  • mskaatmskaat LondonPosts: 15MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    I was just thinking, charities are not-for-profits (profits use for charitable objects). Why should they be charging VAT on their supplies (raising money for government)?
    Regards
    MAAT MSc in Accounting and Finance
  • mskaatmskaat LondonPosts: 15MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    mskaat said:

    "The applicants will be submitting the VAT returns so some knowlage of how this is done would be nice but not essential".
    That sounds weird, for a charity to submit VAT returns. May be you have to explain why it is so.

    That would make sense, if charities have to claim for input VAT on goods and services they don't have to pay VAT on. But opens the system up for errors and fraud.
    Regards
    MAAT MSc in Accounting and Finance
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