Volunteer Accountant

Volunteer Accountant

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management


London, EC3N 1AB
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week


07 Aug 2024

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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.

Renaissance Foundation is looking for a volunteer Accountant! If you have experience in Finance and would like to volunteer for this impactful, growing charity, please apply to this role.

What will you be doing?

This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of a charity’s finances, providing end-to-end accounting processes and supporting Renaissance Foundation’s financial decision making and reporting.

The role will require regular time commitment as many of the processes are deadline driven, averaging two days a month. You may also provide ad-hoc and project-based support to Renaissance Foundation, presenting to the Board as relevant.

This is a volunteer role.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a qualified accountant with experience of book-keeping and payroll. This role will include: 


  •  Maintaining a simple general ledger (XERO) and producing monthly management accounts
  •   Accounts payable, co-ordinating the capture of invoices and receipts
  •  Streamline employee expense processes
  • Implement visibility and reporting of programme costs through the implementation of a simple coding system


  • Produce monthly payroll file for payroll bureau and ensure necessary changes are made
  • Reconcile monthly payroll and pension contributions

Additional responsibilities (time permitting)

  • In conjunction with senior management, produce monthly income and cost forecasts for use by the Board and the Fundraising Committee
  • Produce annual statutory accounts
  • Support the fundraising team with cost budgets for funding applications

What difference will you make?

The Board recognises the enormous value of getting support from experts in particular fields and the ability to draw on a wide range of expertise and experience is crucial to small charities. As Renaissance Foundation looks to embark on the next stage in its evolution and increase our reach, the role of Accountant is key to achieving this aim.

  • Arts
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    Renaissance Foundation began in 2003 as a community group started by young people who wanted to inspire their peers to overcome their personal challenges and achieve their full potential. Over the...