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Finance Officer

Posted: 9 Oct 2020 Closes: 8 Dec 2020
London £28,537 (plus £2,000 London weighting)
Permanent & Full-time the-brilliant-club/20201009114000

The Organisation 

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. We do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its expertise with state schools. We recruit, train and place PhD researchers to work with state schools: either part-time as tutors through The Scholars Programme or full-time as classroom teachers through Researchers in Schools (RIS). In 2019/20, The Brilliant Club worked with over 700 state schools and 13,000 pupils across the UK. 


The Opportunity 

We are excited to be recruiting a Finance Officer to join the Finance team. The Brilliant Club has a commitment to delivering consistent outcomes for our pupils, as outlined in The Path to Outcomes strategy. This is a key role in the team, working alongside the Finance Manager and Finance Director to deliver the department’s targets and contribute to the charity’s strategy. The role will manage a varied workload that includes responsibility for the accounts payable function, bank reconciliations, credit control, expenses and supporting the Finance Manager with month-end procedures. The role requires an energetic, enthusiastic individual with a flair for numbers who is looking to pursue a career in accountancy. 

The charity is keen to support the successful candidate with their career progression. The successful candidate will champion the charity’s values and embody them in interactions with colleagues and external stakeholders. To ensure excellent working relationships are maintained they will be effective communicators with staff and external stakeholders. They will be focused on continually improving, looking at how the Finance department can be more efficient and implementing new ideas. We think this is a great opportunity to join an established and supportive Finance team that encourages growth within the role and welcomes new ideas. It is an exciting time when the charity is expanding its provision across the UK and growing its capacity to deliver outcomes for pupils. We look forward to receiving applications from candidates who meet the job requirements and who are committed to the charity’s mission. 

The Brilliant Club exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at The Brilliant Club and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.

The Brilliant Club

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