Job Opportunities

Job title: Finance Assistant

REF: 144

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: External & Internal candidates

HOURS OF WORK: 36 hours per week net

JOB STATUS: Permanent

SALARY PER ANNUM: £17,729 - £24,063 dependent on skills and experience

DIRECTORATE: Corporate Services



Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life.

The Finance Assistant post is an enabling role within Finance by making sure that Kew’s financial records are complete, accurate and up to date and are readily available to all authorised users of the financial information.  You will process regular transactions according to the relevant cycle and maintain appropriate records, including sales invoice requests, cash counting and reconciliation, GL journals, expense claims and support BACS payments processes. You will also support the development and improvement of the services provided by the Finance Department and the introduction of changing policies and procedures.

You will need to have demonstrable experience working in an accounting environment with a good understanding of book keeping and financial transaction processing activities. Experience of working effectively as part of the team and delivering to critical timescales is essential. You must have strong experience of working with computerised accounting packages. You will also be able to communicate clearly, confidently and politely and able to plan, organise and prioritise own workload.

Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.

CLOSING DATE: 27 February 2014 at 10am


How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form and an Equality and Diversity Form.

3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post.  If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.

Guidance for applicants (Word)

Employee Benefits - RBG Kew (PDF)

We will only contact those candidates selected for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that you will not be called for interview. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on your application if you are not selected for an interview.

If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.