Finance Assistant

£19,500, rising to £20,475 from January (FTE)
Role type:
Full Time, Part Time
27 - 37 hours per week / 52 weeks (0.73 - 1.0 FTE)
Contract type:
All year post
Closing Date:
Job Details:

Join National Star’s customer-focused finance team as our new Finance Assistant and help to ensure that suppliers are paid correctly and on time.


With two years of experience of working on purchase ledger we’re expecting you’ll have excellent attention to detail, strong IT skills and experience of Sage 200 and an integrated purchase order system. It goes without saying that numeracy will be one of your strong points, you’ll be a whizz on Excel and meeting deadlines is second nature to you.


But what is equally important is your understanding that, as Finance Assistant, you have internal and external customers who may need your support. Reminding staff how to use our integrated PO system is likely to fall to you so you’ll need to have patience and be a first class communicator. You’ll also need to be on hand to answer phone calls and emails from suppliers. You may be called upon to help with other finance related tasks – this is where your team work and can-do attitude will come in handy.


Once you are established in your role there will be an opportunity to include an element of home-working into your weekly schedule. When you’re in the office you will be based at Ullenwood, our main site in Gloucestershire, just outside Cheltenham.


We have plenty of free parking for staff but also run a courtesy staff mini-bus which picks up staff from various locations across Cheltenham and Gloucester. Members of the finance team are known to use this service!


How we will reward you


Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation. In addition as recognition of the commitment and dedication of our team, salary levels will rise by five per cent for all staff on 1 January 2022. This means in the New Year the salary for this role will increase to £20,475 per year from January 2022


Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (subject to COVID restrictions)

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more


How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.


Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.


We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.


All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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