Finance Assistant

The Board of Trustees at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to maintain the financial records of the organisation.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House historic and literary House in Manchester, home to the Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell and her family. Open three days a week to the public, and for private tours, room hires, events and weddings on other days. The House is operated by the registered charity Manchester Historic Buildings Trust and run by a small staff team and over 40 volunteers.

Location: Work from home or at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
Hours: 7.5 hours per week
Salary: £15 per hour
Contract length;
12 months
Reporting to:
MHBT Treasurer and House Manager

Purpose of Role;

To maintain the books and records of two companies. Manchester Historic Buildings Trust (MHBT) and The Gaskells’ House Trading Ltd (TGHL) using the Quick Books cloud-based software and other software and techniques as appropriate.

The tasks involved are:

Maintenance of the sales ledger.
Maintenance of the purchase ledger.
Creating payments in CAF bank and HSBC and arranging for them to be 2nd authorized.
Maintenance of the nominal ledger.
Production of quarterly group VAT returns and submission of these electronically to HMRC.
Inputting receipts.
MHBT, cash deposits, Memberships receipts, credit card receipts, grant income, rental income.
TGHT, sales ledger receipts, ticket source receipts, banking.
Inputting payments.
MHBT cheques, standing orders, direct debits, net salaries.
TGHT cheques, bank charges.
Create sales invoices from Quick Books.
Enter purchase invoices.
Create and post journals for, salaries, intercompany receipts and payments, petty cash.
Maintain a spreadsheet summarising monthly income from various sources; Tearoom, open day and tours, front of house, group tours, weddings etc.
Bank cash takings.

If you would be interested in applying for this role please email the House Manager, Sally Jastrzebski-Lloyd, with a covering letter and a copy of your CV. Any questions can also be sent to the House Manager

Deadline for applications; 12 noon Monday 3 May 2021

House Manager :

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