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Finance Assistant – Travel (12 month contract)

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 22 July 2021
Contract duration: 12 months

Salary: £30,497 pa + benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for a Finance Assistant - Travel, to work within the Finance & Management Information Section of the Corporate Business Directorate for twelve months.

The Finance and Management Information Section (FMIS) forms part of the Corporate Business Directorate, which has responsibility for a wide range of corporate services in the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for processing travel-related documents and activities however may at times be required to support other activities within the finance team, including accounts payable processing activities, in accordance with the Secretariat’s policies and procedures.  The post holder is required to support the Travel Manager in providing travel services to the Secretariat and in achieving the team’s objectives and goals. 

To be considered, you will need to have 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English and Maths, be AAT part qualified or ACCA part qualified, and have a book-keeping or accountancy qualification. You will also need at least 4 years’ book-keeping or accounts payable experience, and good IT, interpersonal and communication skills. You will be an experienced user of Microsoft Office products and working knowledge of Excel, with experience of CODA/Unit 4 or other computerised accounting packages and electronic banking. A knowledge or experience of reviewing and processing travel expenses is preferable.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

The closing date is 22 July 2021, at 17:00 BST

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