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Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

Finance Administrator (2913)



£18,000 + fantastic additional benefits

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- West Midlands -- Warwickshire -- Atherstone

Job Type

27 December 2018

Finance Administrator

We’re Twycross Zoo (TZ), an award-winning conservation charity and rapidly growing visitor attraction, currently attracting 500,000 visitors each year. We’re at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20-year, £55million masterplan underway.

This masterplan will see us develop new habitats for a refreshed animal collection and enhanced visitor experience. We’re at the forefront of conservation, education and research, and have a strong commitment to our award-winning education programme which aims to increase the level of awareness, knowledge and understanding about the animals and their plight in the wild.

At TZ you’ll be part of an evolving and progressive organisation, with staff engagement at its very core. We offer a diverse range of roles and are committed to the fundamental approach of equal opportunities in employment. Our team strives to educate and inspire everyone to care about, and therefore contribute to saving, the other species with which we share our planet.

What will this role of Finance Administrator entail?

As the Finance Administrator you’ll support the Finance Team in ensuring that the department delivers a professional service to both internal colleagues and external customers.

You’ll have a varied role which will see you administering the monthly payroll and overseeing the maintenance of the time and attendance system, as well as taking responsibility for the purchase ledger with duties to include but not be limited to;

  • Recording all invoices on the invoice register and passing invoices for approval to the relevant budget holder
  • Dealing with external enquiries
  • Reconciling Purchase Ledger Control Account and Creditors Report on a monthly basis
  • Monitoring weekly incoming invoice volume, and providing weekly reports to budget holders on invoices awaiting approval
  • Preparing supplier payments
  • Completing month end purchase ledger tasks

What will I need to be considered for this Finance Administrator vacancy?

  • Either be AAT qualified, or have a foundation of experience in basic bookkeeping, purchase ledger and sales ledger
  • High level of attention to detail, with accurate and timely data entry skills
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and accounting software, preferably Sage 200
  • Well organised, with flexibility towards working times and duties

What will I receive in return?

As the Finance Administrator you’ll receive a salary of £18,000, along with fantastic additional benefits including 31 days holiday per annum (inclusive of bank holidays), a staff membership card, giving you free entry to the Zoo on your days off and discounts in our retail and food outlets, and free onsite parking.

Contract: 12-month fixed term contract, working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, with a 60-minute unpaid break.

Location: Atherstone, Warwickshire (on the A444, which is easily accessed via the A5 and the M42 Junction 11).

All applications for this Finance Administrator vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Contact information

Twycross Zoo