Finance Coordinator & Company Administrator

Opus is a not-for-profit social enterprise looking to recruit a Finance Coordinator & Company Administrator to join our team. This role involves the managing and processing of all of the company’s financial transactions, as well as forecasting and managing project budgets.

Basic Information

  • Salary: £13.50 per hour. Opus roles track the Living Wage Foundation living wage (higher than the National Living Wage). 
  • Hours: 3 days per week, negotiable.
  • Benefits: Pension scheme, company contribution towards phone bill, flexible working hours (dependent on negotiation).
  • Opus does not discriminate against people who are members of a Trade Union.
  • This role does not make use of the DWP’s Access to Work funding.
  • Degree level education is not a requirement for this role.
  • This role will be fulfilled remotely, with scope to work flexibly from home and with the rest of the team at our regular co-working days. 

Perks of Working for Opus

  • We are a uniquely talented, highly diverse and passionate team engaging with complex and stimulating projects.
  • We are an organisation which provides the platform to make an impact from day one.
  • We offer a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial environment where you have the space to shape your work and develop your personal and professional skills.
  • You will have opportunities to develop your professional connections and skills through our large network and in-house training opportunities.
  • We offer flexible working, so you will be able to choose your working days and decide whether to work remotely and/or come along to our regular co-working sessions at a variety of locations in Sheffield.
  • In addition to your regular annual leave allowance (28 days for full time roles, pro rata), you will also receive bonus annual leave from 24th December to 1st January inclusive, every year.
  • If for any reason you are unable to take your full quota of annual leave in a year, you will be able to carry up to three days into the following year.

How To Apply

  • Email your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suited to this role to
  • The cover letter should be no longer than 500 words.
  • You may submit the cover letter as a voice recording or video.
  • You will need to demonstrate that you have the right to work in the UK.
  • If your application is successful, you will need to provide two references.
  • If your application is successful, you will not need to undergo a health check before starting work.
  • Your data will be stored in accordance with GDPR regulations.


  • Application deadline is 9am on Monday 13th May 2024.
  • Interviews will take place on Monday 20th May 2024 on Zoom (or another video call platform, on request).
  • Expected start date for the role is Monday 24th July 2024.
  • In recognition of the inaccessibility of a lot of jobs and education, we will guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who meets the essential skills and experience for this role. Please mention this directly in your application if it applies to you, because any other equal opportunities information you provide to us is kept separately to your application.

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 in being self-initiated and working independently.

Desirable Skills

  • Reside in Sheffield or nearby, within a commutable distance.
  • 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 Accountant to prepare figures for monthly payroll.
  • Track and report on staff annual leave and overtime.
  • Monitor and manage cash flow.
  • Update and report on Management Accounts.
  • Performing regular financial analysis and reporting to Directors.
  • Liaise with our 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.
  • Other miscellaneous company administration tasks, as identified by Directors and Workflow Coordinators.

What is Opus?

Opus is a not-for-profit, worker-owned social enterprise based in Sheffield, established in 2008. Our workflows include Now Then Magazine, Festival of Debate, Opus Films and Sheffield Demonstrators.

Opus works to contribute upstream solutions to complex system problems. We do this through strategic partnerships, engaging arts and culture, research, identifying leverage points and co-creation. We incubate and deploy services, projects, platforms, decentralised networks and movements proportionate to the challenges ahead.

Opus is multidisciplinary, cross-sector and adaptive, working across hyper-local, regional, national and international contexts. We work with citizens, communities, neighbourhoods, business, voluntary groups, cities, campaigns, research institutions, infrastructure organisations and governments to address the entangled ecological, social, economic, political and cultural crisis we collectively face.

We recognise that this is a long-term and systemic approach to social change. There are no easy fixes and few quick wins, so we spend our time and energy creating the space – whether that’s a platform, a network or something else – for new ideas to emerge and develop.

Opus reaches more than 150,000 people a year through live events, broadcasting and publishing in Sheffield and beyond.

Pay Rates

The rate of pay at Opus is currently £13.50 per hour. This equates to a pro rata salary of £26,325. This is what all Opus employees are currently paid, including the company’s Directors. 

As a worker-controlled company, everyone gets a say on when and by how much we increase our hourly rate. Whenever we increase wages, we do so for everyone who works at the company. 

Diversity & Equal Opportunities

Diversity in our workforce is a priority for Opus. As well as the clear moral imperative of properly reflecting our city’s make-up, diversity in our team improves how we work, how we ‘frame’ problems and their possible solutions, and how we interact with stakeholders and audiences.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. In particular, we encourage people who are currently underrepresented at Opus to apply – people of colour, people with a disability, and people who identify as LGBTQ+.


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