Finance Assistant – Fixed Term

About Theirworld

Theirworld is a global charity aiming to end the global education crisis and unleash the potential of the next generation. We work to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future. To achieve this, we are tackling the lack of political will, financial commitment and action that is currently preventing the realisation of inclusive, quality education for all children. We bring together experience and evidence from our research and projects alongside the passion and power of our campaigns and communications to unlock the big changes needed to end the global education crisis.

Over the past two years, we have been in an exciting period of growth and transformation to assemble a world-class team of campaigners, communicators, policy experts, and project managers with phenomenal skills, commitment to our mission, and strong team spirit and creative energy.

About the role

We are seeking a hard-working Finance Assistant to join our Finance team on a fixed term contract, initially 6 months with a possibility of a permanent contract. This individual will be working with our Finance and Accounts Coordinator and must have very strong attention to detail, teamwork and multitasking skills, as well as the enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to make a positive contribution to the team, and the organisation as a whole. The role is hybrid with a minimum of 2 days a week in the office.

This role would suit someone with experience in a charity finance and administration team.  Ideally we are looking for someone with purchase ledger and administration experience, with good organisation skills, attention to detail, accuracy, an ability to assess and deliver information in a timely manner and to be able to work to deadlines.  An accountancy qualification is not required.

Main responsibilities

  • Inputting of financial data on various systems, IRIS (Formerly PS Financials), Salesforce, and Excel
  • Record & process Invoices, track expenditure ensuring all expenditure payments have been processed in line with procedure and are approved.
  • Prepare Bank payments including international payments
  • Reconciliation of supplier’s invoices and statements
  • Monthly reconciliation of various online and digital income platforms
  • Income and Expenditure Record keeping, using multiple systems – IRIS (formerly PS Financials), Salesforce and monthly income and expenditure sheets
  • Maintain accurate record keeping and filing

These responsibilities and functions may be adjusted slightly for the right candidate and as our needs change over time.

Experience, skills and character

You should have:

  • Previous experience in a junior finance administration role is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop with the organisation and team
  • A high level of numeracy and attention to detail
  • Ideally experience of IRIS Financial Software (Previously PS Financials), Salesforce and Excel
  • Training will be given where necessary for the right candidate

The role is full time, however for a more experienced applicant we would consider a part-time contract.


Salary circa £25,000pa FTE.

Apply for this role

Please submit your CV and a covering email to [email protected] including the name of the role of interest in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for applications is 16th May 2022