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  • Finance Assistant

    Salary: Up to £21,535 per annum pro rata. Part Time (25-30 hours per week working over 5 days Monday to Friday). Comprehensive Employee Benefits including Pension Scheme 7% contributed by Employer, 25 Days Annual Leave (pro rata), Life Assurance and Free Car Parking.

    Part Time

    The National Osteoporosis Society wants a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis and fragility fractures. We are the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.

    This is an opportunity to play a key role in supporting the finance team in delivering a first-class finance service. Ensuring that the Charity’s income and expenditure is processed accurately are amongst a number of the key role responsibilities.
    We’re seeking an enthusiastic self-starter with great organisation skills, a methodical approach and great attention to detail. You’ll be a natural communicator with the ability to forge effective working relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders.

    To apply, please upload an up to date CV and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the job description and criteria. All applicants applying must have the right to work in the UK. The relevant documentation to demonstrate the right to work in the UK will be requested at interview stage.

    A Basic CRB Disclosure will be required for this role.

    Closing date is 27th November 2017. Interviews will be held at Camerton on Friday 8th December 2017. Please note: This advert may close early if a high volume of applications are received.

    The National Osteoporosis Society operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and does not discriminate on the grounds of disability, age, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or gender.

    National Osteoporosis Society is a registered charity No 1102712
    Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No 4995013. Scotland charity number SC039755

    The Role

    Reporting to the Financial Accountant, this position will be responsible for ensuring that the Charity’s income and expenditure is processed accurately, and in accordance with our agreed policies and procedures. 

    Key Responsibilities/Duties

    Key responsibilities include:

    1. Monitor, process and arrange payments of the Charity’s purchase invoices, credit notes and staff expenses
    2. Monitor Purchase Order authorisation and processing
    3. Administer and monitor the Charity’s petty cash
    4. Monitor the Charity’s creditors list to ensure that supplier invoices are paid in accordance with agreed terms and that any queries are resolved promptly
    5. Raise Sales Invoices
    6. Provide assistance for members of Finance team during periods of holiday and absence
    7. Process Income on CRM and Access Dimensions
    8. Provide support to Charity staff in other departments – purchase orders, expenses etc.
    9. Assist in the opening of mail on a daily basis and recording it on the CRM
    10. Process the banking on a weekly basis and depositing it at the local bank
    11. Carry out other duties as may be reasonably requested


    • Prepare an Aged Creditors List with all items being managed in accordance with the Charity’s policies and procedures
    • Prepare a monthly petty cash reconciliation, for approval by the Financial Accountant
    • Cashbook payments & cheque payment reports

     Key Relationships

    Internal - All Staff

     External – Volunteers, Bank, Support Groups, Suppliers, Members of the charity 



    1. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook; Word and Excel
    2. Good Organisation skills
    3. High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
    4. Full driving licence and use of own vehicle
    5. Previous experience in a customer focused environment




    1. Experience of working in a Finance Team
    2. Experience of working within the charity sector and use of a CRM

     NOS operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and does not discriminate on the grounds of disability, age, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or gender.





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