Finance Assistant

Allia Future Business Centres Cambridge & Peterborough

Salary:                 £24,000 to £26,000 per annum – depending on experience and qualification.Benefits- Company pension scheme; free on-site parking (Cambridge/Peterborough); - Bike2Work Scheme- Huge range of discounts, a Healthcare cash plan, wellness programme, and more- Life Insurance- 25 days annual leave rising to 30 based on service plus bank holidays- Flexible working- Casual dress- Previously awarded the best not for profit employer in the Eastern Region- Be a part of a community that drives innovation with a focus on addressing environmental and social challenges

Closing: 16/06/2023

Hours:                 35 hours (full time) per week, Monday to Friday.

Location:            Cambridge with occasional travel to London.

Reports to:        Group Financial Controller

Role purpose:   To act as Finance Assistant across the Allia Group

Salary:                 £24,000 to £26,000 per annum – depending on experience and qualification.

About Us

Allia Future Business Centres offer an award-winning flexible workspace and a vibrant community for small businesses that are creating change. Allia Impact runs free business support programmes and innovatively funded projects to help start-ups and small businesses to thrive and grow. Allia C & C provide a wide range of financial services for responsible businesses and registered charities.

Working together, we are the Allia Group, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to help others make positive changes for people, the planet and the place. By supporting start-ups, entrepreneurs, social enterprises and responsible businesses, we help them to do more, more effectively and on a greater scale. We call this amplifying impact.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our fun but hardworking Finance Team. As a Finance Assistant, you will play a key role, in providing Finance support across the Allia group. You will contribute to the smooth running of the day-to-day activities of the finance department. You’ll take ownership of the purchase and sales ledgers and assist with month-end activities. You’ll also handle basic accounting tasks and assist the wider finance team when needed.

If you are interested, we will sponsor you to work towards your AAT qualification, providing funding, time off to attend college and support from your line manager.  However, this is not essential.

Key tasks and Responsibilities:

– Maintain the employee expenses system, including importing the monthly transactions into Sage 200
– Maintain employee expense cards including top-ups and monthly expenditure reconciliations.
– Post supplier invoices
– Prepare supplier payment runs
– Complete card purchases on behalf of employees
– Prepare month-end sales invoices for tenants of the Future Business Centres24
– Raise sales invoices
– Prepare monthly direct debit collection.
– Responsibility for credit control, including holding monthly meetings with Centre Managers
– Prepare monthly sales dashboards for Future Business Centres
– Reconcile tenant deposits monthly
– Import bank transactions and reconcile accounts
– Complete month-end trade debtors’ reconciliation
– Preparation of monthly intercompany payment runs
– Maintain fixed asset register
– Provide ad-hoc support to the Financial Controller as required

– Comply with the Allia Ltd Financial Procedures
– Implement and identify improvements to the systems to ensure they are efficient and fit for purpose.
– Take part in training and development when required
– Maintain a professional working relationship with internal and external customers.
– Communicate any issues or findings proactively

Skills and qualifications required:


– 2 years plus experience in an accounting role
– GCSE Maths and English level 4 and above (or equivalent)
– Excellent organisational and time-management skills
– Ability to work alone and prioritise tasks as well as work within a team
– Highly numerate with good attention to detail
– Experience in using accounting software
– Competent in the use of Excel and other Microsoft packages such as Word, and Outlook.
– Strong interpersonal & communication skills
– To be able to solve problems and work under their own initiative when required.


– Competent in the use of Sage 200
– Previous experience in a not-for-profit organisation

We are committed to equality and diversity for our ventures, tenants, colleagues, volunteers, trustees, and supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to the communities in which we serve. We are working to increase diversity and would particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently under-represented, including those from a BAME background.

To apply for this role, please send an up-to-date CV with a supporting cover letter highlighting your skills and experience along with why we should consider you for the role and your salary expectations to Applications will not be considered without this information.  The closing date for applications is Friday 16th June 2023.

Early application is encouraged, as we will be interviewing strong candidates as they apply.