Finance Volunteer

Finance Volunteer

Ongoing role
J97407
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Data protection / GDPR
  • Business advice / analysis

Where

London, NW7 3LL
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Negotiable

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week, 3-7 hours / week, 7-15 hours / week or 1-15 hours
Flexible times offered and welcome. Pre-agreed expenses covered.

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

The AVOCADO Foundation is a UK charity that operates here in the UK and overseas.

Our mission is to eradicate the economic inequalities experienced by under-represented youth, non-profits and entrepreneurs

What will you be doing?

The AVOCADO Foundation is seeking a seasoned finance professional with extensive experience in financial management. This role is ideal for someone with significant experience in financial reporting, particularly within the UK charity sector. In the ordinary course of business during your volunteering, you will be responsible for supporting the finance department, which may include the following responsibilities and duties, which The AVOCADO Foundation will have the discretion to vary from time to time: 

Duties and Responsibilities:    

  • Managing the budget: this includes forecasting future income and expenses, creating budgets and balance sheets, and ensuring that spending is within budget limits. 
  • Preparing financial reports: financial reports provide an overview of the The AVOCADO Foundation's financial status and performance. Make critical business decisions, assess risk, and secure financing. 
  • Conducting financial transactions: Oversees all financial transactions, including expenses authorisation and issuing payments. 
  • Ensuring compliance with financial regulations and laws: Comply with all relevant economic rules and regulations in nationally and internationally. This includes ensuring that financial records are accurate and up to date. 
  • Using accounting software: To keep an accurate record of all internal and external business financial transactions and perform financial audits wherever necessary. 

 

Main tasks:   

  • Helping to implement and maintain good finance systems 
  • Recording financial transactions 
  • Handling accounts payable and receivable
  • Completing tax forms and sending to HMRC  
  • Producing monthly and annual (management) account reports 
  • Paying regular bills for the company 
  • Maintaining company ledgers 
  • Handling client invoices 
  • Identify any inconsistencies and recognise any issues that have arisen. 
  • Leading on the set up of financial systems, processes and policies to ensure we are able to manage funds and create budget forecasts and annual budgets and financial reporting and monitoring, following good practice. 

What are we looking for?

You will need to have a combination of hard and soft skills to complete your duties such as: 

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to remain calm and focussed under pressure 
  • Financial management experience
  • Ability to undertake own workload with accuracy 
  • A problem solver, with a forward thinking and committed approach 
  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft packages such as Excel, Word and Outlook 
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines 

What difference will you make?

At The AVOCADO Foundation we pride ourselves on being #WorldChangers.

Our mission is to eradicate the economic inequalities experienced by under-represented youth, non-profits and entrepreneurs.

We know that we cannot do it alone and welcome the support of fellow #WorldChanger who are identify with this mission and join the team as volunteers.Your support will contribute to the great value we pride ourselves in providing to our service users, stakeholders, funders and the general public. 

The CEO will rely on your expertise and skills to gather relevant financial data and decide how to best invest the company's funds. Your financial management skills will help us evaluate different investments or capital expenses and determine the value it may generate for our charity. You will provide recommendation to the CEO and use different reports or calculations to back up your claim.

Before you apply

We can't wait to hear from you! 

Please let us if why you are interested in the role and what your availability is like.

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Education
  • International development
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Hello, we are The AVOCADO Foundation (formerly known as Money4YOU).

    We exist to eradicate the economic inequalities experienced by under-represented youth, non-profits and entrepreneurs....