Job Vacancy: Sefton CVS Community Accountant (35 hours per week) (Closing date: 5pm, Mon 26th June 2017)

Location:                  Sefton CVS Head Office, Waterloo, Merseyside, L22 0LG 
Accountable to:      Finance Manager
Hours:                        35 hours
Remuneration:       NJC Scale Points 29-31; £25,951 – £27,668 per annum

Job Purpose: 

  • To provide financial assistance, advice and information to voluntary and community organisations in the borough of Sefton
  • To pilot new approaches in developing financial awareness and to encourage the adoption of best practice amongst organisations

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To co-ordinate and expand the services provided by Sefton CVS Community Accounting Project
  • To prepare and independently examine accounts for voluntary and community organisations and start-up social enterprises in line with relevant statutes and recommended practice
  • To prepare payroll for clients
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of accounting issues and best practice and participate in training and development as required
  • To provide financial advice, information, guidance and support to client organisations’ staff, committees and volunteers
  • To work with organisations in designing good accounting systems specific to their needs
  • To work with the Community Development Teams and other CVS staff members and partner agencies in identifying needs and respond by developing services and training opportunities to meet any gaps.
  • To deliver training courses on an occasional basis
  • To maintain and develop the quality of all procedures and processes in the service
  • To keep accurate up to date monitoring records relating to work delivered, time spent, outcomes achieved and income generated
  • To ensure that all work is carried out in line with relevant legislation and Sefton CVS policies and procedures
  • To carry out bookkeeping or remedial work on the accounting records of voluntary organisations to bring them up to and maintain acceptable standards
  • To carry out other duties where the requirements of the organisation demand it with the agreement of the Finance Manager


Closing date: 5pm, Monday 26th June 2017

All enquiries and completed application forms should be sent to