Finance Assistant: Income
The British Museum is seeking a Finance Assistant to work as part of the income function in the accounts processing team of the Finance department. You will ensure that income is accurately processed, financial data is accurate, and that the service provided to departments is of a high standard.
Key areas of responsibility:
• Set up new customers and maintain the accuracy and integrity of the customer master file
• Assume responsibility for the upkeep of the sales ledger ensuring the ageing is current and that cash is allocated and matched correct within customer accounts
• Raise sales invoices for all income streams within the Museum group and related entities
• Regularly correspond with customers and maintain an audit trail to ensure effective and efficient credit control across the group
• Recording of agency, hospitality and other monthly income streams
• Perform control account reconciliations as directed
• Reviewing credit card returns ensuring compliance with Museum group policy
• Assist with enquiries to the department and provide information to management as requested.
For this role, we are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is able to work well with others and take on other work in the department during times of heavy workload or staff absence. With excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will be able to build strong working relationships within the Museum and with suppliers. The successful candidate will be able to work swiftly and accurately with figures, maintaining consistency and accuracy in processing a high volume of transactions. Educated to GCSE level, or equivalent, you will be PC literate with strong inputting and spreadsheet skills.
About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.4 million visitors in 2016, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.
The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Membership of the civil service pension scheme
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free season ticket loan
• Child care voucher scheme
• Professional & personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases