Finance Assistant

We are seeking a volunteer who can take on a share of the responsibilities for bookkeeping, invoice processing, preparation of management accounts and budgeting. Rutland and Stamford Sound has robust, well managed excel based accounting procedures. We now require an additional volunteer to support the financial processes as the business grows. We are looking for a volunteer with a good accounting knowledge, who is willing to be flexible in taking on a variety of tasks.


Proficient in using Excel. Able to produce a trial balance and management accounts from a cash book. Able to monitor income and expenses against a budget and explain variances. Willing to undertake a variety of tasks, ranging from raising invoices and basic bookkeeping, to producing budgets and management accounts.


  • Accessibility
    The work can be done from home.
  • Age restrictions
    We require the volunteer to be aged 16 or older.
  • DBS check required
    We do not anticipate that the role will involve working with children or vulnerable people.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    Policy is documented in our Volunteer Handbook.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Policy is documented in our Volunteer Handbook.
  • Ongoing support
    You will be joining a friendly group of volunteers.
  • Training provided
    Appropriate training is provided to all volunteers. The existing Excel based accounting processes are straightforward.
  • Volunteer induction
    Volunteers are provided with an induction process tailored to the role.
  • Volunteer Policy
    We have a Volunteer Handbook which sets out key policies, and also a Volunteer Agreement.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/04/2022

End Date: 31/12/2022

Availability Details

We require a volunteer to be able to commit, on average, two to three hours a week to ensuring that all accounting records are kept up to date. We are flexible on when activities are undertaken. It would be helpful if the volunteer is able to occasionally attend meetings with other volunteers and the Station Manager. These meetings are normally during the day. For a volunteer who has more time available, the role can be expanded to cover broader finance responsibilities.


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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