Account Assistant

HelpAge International

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Department: Finance

Grade & Salary: UK Grade C; £28,000 gross per annum

Location: Global team, UK

Contract: Fixed term (12 months), Full Time

Responsible To: Head of Finance

Overview of the job

HelpAge International is seeking for a passionate, professional and experienced person to fill the position of Account Assistant. The job holder will work collaboratively and support the Finance team in managing income receipts, processing payments, handling reconciliations, documentation and filing, bank liaison among others.

We are looking for talent which thrives in collaborating with others (inside HelpAge International and beyond) and who can work in agile ways and across boundaries.

Let’s talk about you

You will be someone with the following experience, professional qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • AAT qualified or relevant accounting experience.
  • Experience of working with different currencies and making overseas payments.
  • Experience of reconciliation of balance sheets accounts
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operation of computerised accounting system.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills to manage job workload and work to deadlines.
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to think logically
  • Good attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.
  • Sound communications and reporting skills (verbal and in writing).
  • Excellent IT skills; confident use of Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word software packages.
  • Co-operative and supportive team player.
  • Commitment to the aims and values of the organisation and the department.
  • Ability to work across cultures.


  • Working in the finance function of a not-for-profit / charitable organisation.
  • Knowledge of SUN computerised accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of Vision (Reporting Package).

The Organisation

HelpAge International is entering into an exciting phase of its evolution as we fundamentally transform what we do, how we do it and how we are organised. Driven by our commitment to the localization agenda, we are evolving the way we partner and deliver value at the country and local level. In the coming 3 years, we will localize our country offices and programmes, and develop new and diverse forms of partnerships globally.

Our Values

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:


We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.


We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.


We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.


We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.


Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

Equal Opportunities

HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion

HelpAge International is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all its employees and extending the culture of inclusion into our work.

We believe that our workforce should reflect the wide diversity of the communities we serve, and that diverse voices should be elevated and intentionally integrated into our work. We embrace difference and diversity of identity, experience, and thought, and actively strive for inclusive behaviors across our organization and work regardless of gender, race, disability, age, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, marital status, pregnancy, social status, and political beliefs.

How to apply

To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the job profile. Please use bold headings for each requirement and provide examples.
  • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer

To be considered, please read the job description to find out more information and then email your application to [email protected] before the closing date.

Closing date: October, 27 2022 at 24:00 (GMT+1)

Important Message: Please ensure that you remove personal information including your date of birth, age, gender and marital status from your CV. Please do not include any photographs.