Accounts Assistant (x2) in Macclesfield - National Union of Students

Job Overview

Macclesfield, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
3 days ago

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Job Description

14 or 21 hours per week (to be worked over 2 or 3 full days or 4 or 5 shorter days)

Who we are

NUS Charity is an exciting organisation developing and championing strong students’ unions. We connect our members and curate services to deliver advice, guidance and crisis support to students’ unions. 

We do professional differently. We are a progressive charity representing students’ unions across the UK. The sector is inclusive, fun, dynamic and representative and we put students and students’ unions at the heart of everything we do. We are challenging but are committed to creating a supportive and flexible environment which pushes your personal development in your everyday activity. 

What we do

Students’ unions can be transformational hubs for students, staff, and wider society. NUS Charity support our member’s development to enhance their capacity and harness opportunities to maximise their positive impact. We do this in many ways, from managing a purchasing consortium to drive great value for our members, to our development activity, supporting the best potential in students’ unions - we strive to make a difference to our members. 

What we need

NUS Charity is looking for two Accounts Assistant to join our small team. They will be responsible for the operation of the day-to day accounting activities for the business whilst supporting the Finance Manager. The role will include invoice processing, processing expense requests, reconciliations, credit control, maintaining the company purchase and sales ledgers and providing financial support and assistance to the business where required

We are looking for an experienced someone who has good interpersonal and communication skills, can work under pressure and to tight deadlines and who can build and retain great working relationships across the business. Someone who has a good understanding of VAT, is IT literate with strong Excel and problem-solving skills, and who has excellent attention to detail.

 AAT qualified and Sage 200 experience would be desirable but not essential.

Committed to Inclusion

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

We recognise that candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised-Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented in our organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet the minimum criteria for a role (at least 80% of the criteria in the person specification) and are from a BAME background, you'll be guaranteed a first stage interview. It is important to note that this scheme guarantees an interview for candidates who meet the minimum criteria and tell us that they'd like to be considered under the scheme. The selection decision at interview will be based on the most suitable candidate, regardless of any protected characteristic.

This role can be either homebased or based at our Macclesfield office, with hybrid working options available. 


We aim to practice what we preach so we’re happy to offer a flexible person-centered working environment with a great benefits package including:

Holiday entitlement starting at 27 days plus bank holidays, rising to 30 with service and Christmas closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
Flexible working opportunities
Policies to support life events and caring responsibilities
Valuable workplace pension
Enhanced parental leave and pay policies
Employee Assistance Programme
A range of additional benefits such as discounts and salary sacrifice schemes.


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