Freelance Finance Manager

The role

HIAS+JCORE is looking for an experienced bookkeeper and administrator to support our team. You’ll be a self-starter who takes initiative and can work independently on new projects. The successful post-holder will provide support to ensure the whole operation runs smoothly.

We warmly encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and people with any, or no, particular religious faith or beliefs. We particularly encourage applicants from people with lived experience of the asylum system.

Main functions

  • Undertaking day-to-day bookkeeping, banking reconciliation, and management accounts (currently 60 transactions monthly);
  • Ensuring payments are made accurately and in a timely manner, including payroll;
  • Providing monthly, quarterly and annual financial updates for the Executive Director;
  • Processing expenses for staff and volunteers;
  • Working with the team and accountants to prepare and present the annual accounts and Charity Commission filings;
  • Ensuring all eligible staff are enrolled into the charity’s pension scheme;
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We're looking for candidates who have

  • The ability to undertake day-to-day bookkeeping, including monthly and annual reconciliations – preferably with experience of using Xero;
  • Ability to easily learn to use databases and other relevant platforms and technology;
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 suite including being able to undertake key tasks such as mail mergers;
  • Are self-starters that can take the initiative and work independently on new projects, including finding ways to improve the efficient and smoother running of the HIAS+JCORE office team;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Commitment to HIAS+JCORE values, social justice and anti-racism.
  • About HIAS+JCORE

    HIAS+JCORE is the UK Jewish voice on refugees and racial justice. Our work is driven by the belief that the Jewish community should play an active part in building a society in which Refugees are able to live in dignity where the UK is a welcoming place free from racism.

    Our organisation came into this form through the joining of forces between two organisations: JCORE and HIAS.

    Established in 1976, JCORE (Jewish Council for Racial Equality) has worked both inside and outside the Jewish community to provide a Jewish voice on race and asylum issues. Indeed, we are the only Jewish anti-racism organisation that makes explicit the connection between racism and attitudes to asylum.

    Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Originally set up by Jews to help fellow Jews for reasons of religious imperative and communal solidarity, HIAS in the 2020s is a multi-continent, multi-pronged humanitarian aid and advocacy organisation with thousands of employees dedicated to helping forcibly displaced persons around the world in keeping with the organisation’s Jewish ethical roots.

    Role details

    Salary: £35,000 (pro-rata)

    Hours: Freelance role, expected to be 8 hours per week.

    Location: Hybrid working between home and our North London office space.

    Applicants must be UK based either in London/the South-East or be willing to relocate. We are only able to consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK. HIAS+JCORE is unable to sponsor working visas to the UK.

    How to apply

    Please send your CV and a covering letter of up to two sides of A4 to 

    We are accepting rolling applications for this position.