Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping


Dauntsey Lock, SN15 4HD
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Approximate work hours will be between 3 and 7 hours per week and these hours can be done remotely.


31 May 2024

A great opportunity to join a growing organisation whose challenge is to restore the Wilts & Berks Canal from Semington to Abingdon. We are looking for someone to help in our small and friendly finance department. 

What will you be doing?

Firstly we are looking for a volunteer who lives within 25 miles of the canal route, with proven experience in book-keeping and accounting preferably with an accounting qualifications such a AAT or above.  Experience with a PC based accounting package, ideally Sage 50, bank reconciliations and appropriate IT skills.

Your major tasks will be:

  • Monthly posting of all HQ bank transactions, ensuring the balancing of ledger figures to the bank statements
  • Monthly posting of visitor centre and boat team transactions, ensuring the balancing of ledger figures to the bank statements
  • Quarterly posting of all branch transactions, ensuring the balancing of ledger figures to the bank statements
  • In future, to learn and cover additional tasks from other Finance Team members to support the process of building resilience across all aspects of WBCT accounting

What are we looking for?

The selected candidate for this voluntary role will have the following experience and skills:

  • Proven experience in book-keeping and accounting, preferably with an accounting qualification such as AAT or above
  • Experience of using a modern PC-based accounting package (ideally Sage 50)
  • Experience of performing bank reconciliations
  • Appropriate proficiency in written English and mathematics, together with appropriate IT skills

They will be accountable to the Head of Accounts who will assist them in getting to know the role.

What difference will you make?

As we are a charitable Trust it is of great importance that we manage our funds diligently and we are looking for someone who would be interested in taking on this important role.

Before you apply

The volunteer will need effective and reliable home computing facilities including broadband internet access, email, word processing, spreadsheet and printer.

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