We are currently recruiting a Finance Assistant on a fixed term contract for 10 months beginning May 2019.

To apply, please email your C.V. and a covering letter to our Executive Finance Manager, Jo Lochhead: joanna.lochhead@pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com .

Job Purpose

You will contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the Finance Department and assist in the financial management of the organisation as a whole. You will report to The Executive Finance Manager.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertaking and managing all aspects of the weekly and monthly payroll along with making associated HMRC, Pension and other related payments
  • Processing of purchase invoices and sales invoices along with the relevant creditor and debtor control
  • Cash counting, balancing and posting various income streams
  • Making supplier and ad hoc payments
  • Reconciling imprest systems including petty cash, floats, advances and ATM
  • Arranging change orders as required with the bank
  • Undertaking, reconciling and posting the Company Credit Card(s) statements
  • Assisting in the preparation of various returns such as PRS, Gift Aid, Friends Memberships, PAYE/NI and VAT
  • Reconciling the relevant Payroll Balance Sheet accounts
  • Undertaking all tasks for new starters and leavers
  • Assisting with month end procedures including accruals and prepayments
  • Processing expenses in line with the company expenses policy
  • Undertaking other general duties as determined by the Executive Finance Manager or Executive Director

Skills Required

  • Previous experience in a similar role, particularly payroll
  • Ability to maintain a professional and confident approach
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Office and Excel
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Experience of Pegasus Opera 3 software is desirable
  • Knowledge of the Arts and Charity sector would be advantageous
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Proactive and motivated
  • A good team player
  • Flexible and diplomatic
  • A problem solver
  • A positive attitude
  • An effective communicator


Salary £20,000 – £22,500 pa DOE

Job share may be considered

Job Type: Contract

Finance Assistant

Job Description