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United Grand Lodge of England seeks an Accounts Administrator

Accounts Administrator

United Grand Lodge of England seeks an Accounts Administrator for the Finance Department.

Purpose of the Job

To maintain accurate and up to date accounting records in the cashbook and nominal ledger for the receipt of income for membership-subscriptions. To monitor and report on compliance with the organisations’ financial controls, policies and procedures.

Key Tasks

  • Cross check the daily “rough sheets” from the Registration Department with the cheques/electronic receipts from Lodgers and Chapters.
  • Scan the cheques using the cheque scanner and ensure that thee cheques and cash are banked daily.
  • Post the receipts (cheques and Bank transfers) to the recording system, download and reconcile the daily report, then calculate split between VAT Zero rated  and VAT Standard rated part of the income .Thereafter make the entries to the cashbook using appropriate nominal accounts in the accounting system.
  • Liaise with the Registration and others departments to resolve queries.
  • Prepare accounts up to trial balance and any account reconciliations if requested by the Finance Manager from time to time.
  • Seek continuous improvement in performance and quality standards (of the job/role or the department or the staff as applicable).
  • Attend and positively contribute to meetings, seminars and project groups as required.
  • Carry out any other activities, duties and tasks as directed.

Job Criteria

  • Experience of working within a finance function
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good communicator
  • Highly Motivated
  • Team Oriented

Salary and Benefits

£23,000 (subject to experience) gross per annum.

Plus the following benefits package: 

  • BUPA private medical cover
  • Pension (3.5% employee & 9% employer contributions – increasing to 12%) 
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday (25 days increasing to 30 days)  
  • Interest free season ticket loan 
  • Gym membership (subsidised)
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Flexible working 


 The successful applicant will work five days a week 9am – 5pm (35 hours per week).

Application details

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

Elizabeth Gay - Director of HR - United Grand Lodge of England via email to [email protected]

CV’s received without a covering letter will not be considered.


Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 9th December 2021.  

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