Location: Wembley

Salary: Full Time (Monday-Friday), £28,000 per year

Position: Finance Assistant

Reporting to: the Finance & HR Director


The Role: 

TRAID is looking for a Finance Assistant with excellent managerial and analytical financial skills to join the Finance Department. You will be responsible for supporting the Finance & HR Director in preparing financial reports and be well acquainted with governmental regulations and compliances. You should be very detail-oriented, a problem-solver and have strong mathematical and analytical skills.


About Us:

TRAID is a UK charity offering an alternative to buying new clothes. We want the world of fashion to work differently, so we’re taking actions to make that happen. As a pioneer in clothing reuse, our aim is to progress the concept of secondhand so that it becomes the first choice for as many people as possible. We do this by collecting, sorting, and re-selling quality clothes, using the income raised to fund good causes and influence real change. TRAID is actively, right now, supporting organic cotton farmers, funding day care centres for garment workers, and saving wearable clothing from landfill.

There are lots of ways to find out more about our work at TRAID, visit our website and social media channels: InstagramFacebookLinkedinTwitter


Key Responsibilities

  • Support with the preparation of the monthly management accounts, annual reports and financial statements
  • Support with the preparation of year-end accounts to trial balance
  • Manage purchase and sales ledger
  • Reconcile bank and credit card accounts
  • Manage payroll processes and compliance
  • Support in planning and execution of financial systems and processes
  • Support in annual audit and conduct internal audit
  • Other ad hoc finance tasks as and when required


Skills and experience required

  • Accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA or AAT Level 4) or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience in processing financial transactions and payroll in a commercial or professional environment using computer-based accounting and payroll systems
  • Competence in MS Office suite with accurate keyboard skills
  • Experience in producing financial reports using Excel and Pivot tables
  • Understanding of purchasing and payments systems and maintenance of budgets
  • Ability to analyse budget variances
  • Effective team player
  • Experience of effective time management and prioritising workloads as well as working within tight deadlines
  • Understanding of basic accounting double-entry and accounting concepts


To apply, please email your CV and a brief intro letter to Enrico Rizzi, TRAID’s People Recruitment and Training Director.