Job Opportunity: Finance & Administration Assistant


Opus is a not-for-profit social enterprise looking to recruit a finance and administration assistant to join its team. This role manages and processes all of the companies financial transactions as well as forecasting and budget management.

Salary: £9.50 per hour. Opus roles track the National Living Wage. 

Hours: 1-2 days per week.

To Apply

Please email your CV and an Expression of Interest – no more than 500 words detailing your experience, why you’re interested and why you think you are well suited for the role – to by Monday 9th August.

Essential Skills

  • Experience of at least two years working in finance and administration.
  • Experience of forecasting, budgeting, and creating management accounts. 
  • Experience managing multiple project budgets alongside company-wide budgets.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel, Google Suite, Xero.
  • Knowledge of Payroll and Employment Practice Regulations (including job retention, parental leave, sick pay).
  • Able to work in an organised and time-efficient manner.
  • Experience of working in a small team.
  • Confident being self initiated and working independently.

Desirable Skills

  • Confidence working with Xero.
  • Knowledge of Social Justice, Arts and Activism Sectors.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience analysing financial information. 
  • Confidence improving and developing new systems for financial reporting and analysis.
  • Experience of working with VAT within small organisations.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Process and pay invoices received, expenses, payroll and any other outgoing payments.
  • Bank reconciliation.
  • Liaise with Directors and Accountants to prepare figures for monthly payroll.
  • Track and report on staff annual leave and overtime.
  • File and post orders and subscriptions.
  • Monitor and manage cashflow.
  • Update and report on Management Accounts.
  • Performing regular financial analysis and reporting to Directors.
  • Liaise with Accountant to prepare monthly and annual formal accounts.
  • Work with staff to develop financial modelling for future projects.
  • Track and report on project budgets and restricted funding.

What is Opus?

Opus is a not-for-profit social enterprise working in culture, politics and the arts to support ‘upstream’ solutions to social, political, economic and environmental concerns. 

We create platforms for independent information and communication which amplify voices within the local economy, voluntary, community and campaign sectors. We support active citizenship and community participation. 

Our core projects are Now Then Magazine, the Now Then App, Festival of Debate, Wordlife, Opus Distribution and UBI Lab Network.

Opus believes we can live in a place where everyone works to make things better for each other. ‘Better’ to us means fair, diverse, accessible, independent and heard.

We work with a cross-section of independent, community and voluntary sector organisations whilst directly reaching over 150,000 people a year through live events, broadcasting and publishing in Sheffield and beyond.

We are passionate about supporting ‘upstream’ solutions to social, political, economic and environmental concerns. We recognise that this is a long-term and systemic approach to social change — that’s why we create platforms which champion social causes, independent businesses, not-for-profits, emerging talent, active citizenship and community participation.


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