Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant

Closing date:
Salary: £28,651 + 9% pension contribution
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX

Plumgarth garden. Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Simon Harlow

To assist the Finance Manager with all aspects of the production of financial information and the running of the accounting system. This is a key role in a small finance team and has arisen due to significant and sustained growth in the Trust’s income and activities.

The successful candidate will have skills and experience in a majority of the following areas:

  • Preparation of financial and management accounts, preferably including those of Charities
  • Management of sales, purchase and general ledgers
  • Supporting non-financial managers
  • Payroll
  • Administration of bank accounts

Good literacy and computer skills and meticulous attention to detail are essential.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust adopts flexible working practices.  Some of the duties of this post may be capable of being performed remotely by mutual agreement.

Completed application forms should be returned with a covering letter outlining the candidate's suitability for the post, to Claire Ladell, HR Manager, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX or by email to

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard anything within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has not been successful.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 6 December 2021.

Interviews will take place w/c 13 December 2021.

Any further enquiries should be directed to Ashley Forrester-Day, Finance Manager, Cumbria Wildlife Trust at the above address or telephone 01539 816300.