Finance Assistant Vacancy

Applications are currently invited for a Finance Assistant Vacancy.  Please apply by completing our Application Form Finance Assistant 2017 (doc) See below for submission details.

Closing date for applications:  by 5.00 pm on 19 July 2017

Interview dates:  25 and 26 July 2017

Preferred start date:  1 September 2017

Part-time post:  17.5 hours per week

Salary:  £10 – £12 per hour.  (£18,200 – 21,840 p.a. pro rata)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an aspiring Accounting Technician (AAT Qualified or Trainee) for an Educational Charity, working with our Finance Manager.  If the successful candidate is not already qualified, agreed course fees using the various levels of AAT qualifications will be paid for.

Role includes:

  • Accurate maintenance of data and records so that information is up-to-date, readily available and easily accessible.
  • Use of software packages: Outlook or similar; Sage Accounts; Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point; in-house database.

Qualities sought:

  • Independent, proactive worker.
  • Confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Good organisational skills (flexible/methodical).
  • Confidence with numbers.

Application Submissions:

  • Application forms should be labelled Finance Assistant Application (in the subject line) and sent by email attachment to Alison Penry
  • Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by email.


Interviews will be conducted on 25 July and 26 July by David Youdan, Executive Director and Lynda Jones, Finance Manager, at our Southend Office.  The process will consist of an initial discussion, followed by a short computer-based exercise.  Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.


The IMA offers a contribution to either a pension fund of your choice or a contribution to the NEST pension scheme (NEST is the workplace pension set up by the government).  In either case, the pension contribution commences after successful completion of probation, or sooner if required by legislation.  For your selected pension fund option, an employer contribution of 9% of your salary would be paid into a pension fund of your choice, subject to you agreeing to contribute 1% of your salary to your pension fund, whilst for the Government NEST pension option, contributions would be in line with current scheme terms.

Hours of Work:

The normal hours of work are 9.00 am to 12.30 pm.

Place of Work:

The post will be based normally at the IMA Southend Office, Catherine Richards House, but may involve occasional attendance at meetings in London.


The leave entitlement is 24 days p.a. pro rata, plus public holidays 8 days p.a. pro-rata.  [Actual leave for this part-time post would be 16 days (including public holidays) for a calendar year.]  The leave year starts on 1 January and employment for part of the year brings entitlement on a proportional basis.  Holidays will be taken by prior arrangement and approval of the Finance Manager.

For further details about the Institute please read About the IMA (pdf) and feel free to browse our website.


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