We are recruiting for an experienced Finance Assistant, ideally qualified to AAT Level 4 with experience in the charity sector. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at the prestigious Royal School of Needlework located at Hampton Court Palace, London.
Hampton Court Palace, KT8 / Hybrid Working
£36,000 pro rata.
Plus Benefits inc Pension
28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday (Flexible working offered to fit around commitments e.g school run)
Our Mission: To ensure the future of hand embroidery through teaching, practising and promoting the art and techniques of hand embroidery to the highest standard Tradition, quality and innovation.
Who are we?
The Royal School of Needlework is a renowned centre of excellence in the teaching and creation of hand embroidery. It offers Degree, Certificate, Diploma and day classes at its base in the iconic Hampton Court Palace and 7 other centres, four in the UK, two in Japan and one in North America.
Being 150 years old gives us a background and pedigree second to none, but we are also a dynamic and contemporary organisation with students coming from all over the world to study on our courses.
In addition to teaching, we run a Studio for textile conservation, restoration and new work for a range of clients from individual families to public bodies. We have a Collection and Archive of some 60,000 objects including embroideries, designs, photographs and documents which are used for student reference and public exhibitions. We also run tours to see our exhibitions and have a shop supplying stitch and RSN related products.
P.S. You might know us from our work for the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. The Royal School of Needlework embroidered 9 pieces for the 2023 Coronation inc. The King’s Robe of State; The Queen’s Robe of Estate; The Anointing Screen; The Stole Royal and Girdle; The Chairs of Estate and The Chairs of State.
The Finance Assistant role:
We are recruiting for an experienced Finance Assistant, ideally qualified to AAT Level 4 with experience in the charity sector, who will have responsibility for the RSN’s accounting records.
The Finance Assistant will perform day to day processing tasks for the sales and purchase ledgers, balance sheet reconciliations and assist with the preparation of the management accounts, year-end statutory accounts and the budget process.
+ Ideally AAT level 4 qualification
+ Experience of working in the charity sector and the relevant accounting and tax regulations applying to charities, including VAT.
+ Experience of compiling Gift Aid claims for submission to HMRC
+ Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel
+ Systems experience – ideally Sage 50 but also experience of other systems interfacing with the main accounting system.
+ High level of numeracy and literacy
+ Good analytical skills
+ Ability to work on own initiative
+ Good communication skills
+ High level of attention to detail.
Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Leadership Team.
Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Financial Administrator, Accounting Assistant, Finance Coordinator, Financial Operations Assistant, Accounts Assistant, AAT Accountant, Bookkeeping.
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.