A note from EartH about COVID-19

Accounts Assistant

We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant through the government’s Kickstart scheme. This is a great opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Suitable candidates must be aged 16-24, currently be claiming Universal Credit and are required to apply through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach. Anyone interested should speak to their Work Coach as soon as possible.

Through this placement, you will have access to a range of informal learning and development opportunities throughout their placement, including 1:1s with staff in different aspects of the organisation, and advice on progression routes within the sector. Successful candidates will also receive support from our Kickstart gateway Creative Access including an induction day, masterclasses and mentoring.

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Village Underground and EartH are looking for an Accounts Assistant to manage the day-to-day business accounting and maximise the financial efficiency of the organisation.

The right candidate will understand that up-to-date and accurate financial information is both central and critical to the fine tuning & balancing required in a self-financed arts organisation business model.

Responsibilities

Daily/weekly financial administration:
– Reconciling nightly drop sheets and posting sales
– Coding and posting invoices
– Raising sales invoices
– Preparing and processing weekly supplier payments
– Cash flow update weekly
– Assist with certain month end tasks
– Filing and admin
– Answering queries from suppliers and customers
– Reconciling bank accounts

Monthly/quarterly financial administration:
– Assist the Group Management Accountant in producing the monthly management accounts
– Assist with events analysis and data gathering

Skills/Experience Required

– Experience working in a similar role
– Effective communication skills
– Excellent attention to detail
– Excellent organisational skills
– Good level of computer literacy – able to use word­ processing, database, spreadsheets, Internet and emails accurately and confidently
– Experience of using Xero accounting software or similar would be advantageous
– Ability to work well in a small team and manage own time
– Experience working within the arts sector would be advantageous

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Contract & Salary
– Full time (42.5 hours/week)
– 1 year placement
– Salary: £24,000
– Start date: October

DWP’s Kickstart Scheme

Suitable candidates must be aged 16-24, currently be claiming Universal Credit and are required to apply through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach. Anyone interested should speak to their Work Coach as soon as possible.

Through this placement, you will have access to a range of informal learning and development opportunities throughout their placement, including 1:1s with staff in different aspects of the organisation, and advice on progression routes within the sector. Successful candidates will also receive support from our Kickstart gateway Creative Access including an induction day, masterclasses and mentoring.

About Village Underground & EartH

Village Underground is a multidisciplinary venue presenting live concerts and electronic music events alongside theatre, performing arts and visual arts. Each year, VU has an attendance of over 150,000 people, stages more than 500 performances and works with more than 1500 artists.

EartH opened its doors in September 2018 and has since hosted 500+ events and welcomed more than 100,000 audience members. EartH looks to become a leading light in the city for audiences of all ages and walks of life to meet, listen, watch, dance and enjoy all that artistic endeavour and creativity has to offer.

Both venues play host to commercial events, the revenue of which is put back into the artistic and education programmes.

villageunderground.co.uk
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