Blend of office based (London, EC1) and home working. Must be available to travel into EC1 office at least one day a week.
Closing date: 26th November 2021 at 11.30pm
Are you a part qualified accountant or intending to study for an accounting qualification (CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent) and keen to develop a career in Finance? Then join Shelter as an Assistant Finance Analyst and you could soon be gaining invaluable experience within our Finance and Resources directorate.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Our Finance Department works as a team of experts to safeguard resources and support decision making across Shelter. We strive to ensure Shelter is financially sustainable in order to achieve our vision of a home for everyone. This role sits within the Financial Planning and Analysis team. We support the charity through financial reporting, analysis, and expert advice, and enable collaboration to support managers and leadership in making effective business decisions.
About the Role
The Assistant Finance Analyst sits within the Financial Planning and Analysis team. This role may be offered as an apprenticeship, subject to eligibility. We support the charity by providing vital financial reporting, analysis, and expert advice. In doing so, we enable the budget holders to better understand business performance and help deliver Shelter’s organisational strategy. Your challenge will be to make sure that budget holders receive accurate, reliable, and timely information that will help shape their decision making. We’ll also rely on you to support a variety of budget holders so that they can successfully complete their financial planning tasks. All the while you’ll be part of a team that strives for best practice and collaborates to deliver Shelter’s mission and vision.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Commercially aware, customer-focused and comfortable collaborating as part of a team, you have great time management skills, strong attention to detail, excellent numeracy and the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines. You also have intermediate Excel skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications like Outlook and Word. Experience of using accounting software, or databases, especially Unit 4 Business World is desirable but not essential. A willingness to apply creative thinking, challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas is important too, as is respect for others opinions and a commitment to delivering a prompt, effective, and personalised service.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension, and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme, and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support, and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.