About Us

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by players of The National Lottery to communities across the UK.

At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. National Lottery funding is open to everyone and we’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of grassroots groups right up to large UK-wide charities and community groups. 

We support a wide range of projects with grants ranging from as little as £500 to multi-million-pound programmes.

Last year alone we gave out over half a billion pounds (£588.2 million) of National Lottery funding to over 14,000 community projects across the UK, enabling even more people and communities to bring their ideas and ambitions to life. Over eight in ten (83%) of our grants were for less than £10k, going to grassroots groups and charities.

We are here to support people and communities through bad times as well as good – and that has never been so important as this year. Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ve been able to respond quickly and positively to communities working hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Their efforts have been humbling and inspiring and we’re delighted to have been able to help by distributing over £400 million pounds in National Lottery funding alone across the UK since the first lockdown began in March 2020.

About the Role

This is a permanent opportunity to join our Finance Team as an Accountant.

As a Finance Team we are committed to working collaboratively and are looking for someone with great communication skills and who is a team player.

Reporting into the Finance Business Support Manager, you will provide support to the Finance Business Partners in delivering accurate and insightful financial reporting and planning for the Fund. Alongside this, you will provide support to colleagues to ensure there is cover across all processes in the Finance Team.

The Fund pride themselves on developing individuals, this role allows for an Accountant or Finance Assistant who is part qualified and growing to be supported with the next step in their career.

Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Support the delivery of timely, accurate and insightful financial reporting
  • Support the key monthly reporting deliverables ensuring grants, salary, operating cost and headcount transactions are posted and recorded accurately in the Management Accounts
  • Undertaking financial system reconciliations
  • Support the quarterly forecasting and the annual budget reporting
  • Support the statutory year end reporting
  • Review and improve current processes and reporting
  • Support the Finance Business Partners to drive efficiencies and contribute to the strategic direction of the Fund
  • A study package is available.

    Hours: 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

    Testing Date: w/c 16th August 

    Interview Date: w/c 23rd August

    Essential Criteria:

  • A minimum of three years working in a finance or other relevant role.
  • Part qualified and looking to actively progress towards a suitable accounting qualification.
  • A forward-thinking tech savvy individual who is confident with large volumes of data including manipulation, interpretation, and analysis. Comfortable using excel daily.
  • Desirable Criteria:

  • Proactive approach to identifying and implementing improvements.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and organise and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • For You

    We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.

    We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
  • Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Season ticket and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave
  • Equal Opportunities

    We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. As such we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

    Equality, diversity and inclusion in our grant-making, and amongst our people, are all vital to our success in supporting people and communities to thrive. We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. We are a Disability Confident employer and positively welcome applications from disabled people.

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