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The Orchard Trust

Contact Information:
The Orchard Trust
Valley Springs
Central Lydbrook
GL17 9PP

Tel: 01594 861137

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Fixed Term Accounts and Payroll Assistant to cover maternity leave


Salary & benefits:

  • DBS reimbursed after successful probation
  • Full training package
  • Cashback Healthcare Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Workplace pension

About Us:

The Orchard Trust is a charity providing high quality care and support to adults with learning disabilities across the Forest of Dean.

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic Fixed Term Accounts and Payroll Assistant to join our friendly team. Working within a busy office your role will be to support the Finance Manager by undertaking the following tasks:


  • Create sales invoices and post
  • Review purchase ledger invoices and post
  • Assist with procurement and customer enquiries
  • Preparing twice monthly supplier payments runs
  • Assisting with the preparation of Management Accounts
  • Assisting with month end processing and reporting
  • Credit control


  • Assist with the preparation and processing of monthly payroll as required
  • Assist with employee payroll queries
  • Assist processing payroll for small external organisations
  • Work with senior managers to ensure all relevant information is provided in a timely manner

Petty cash:

  • Issue petty cash and reimburse expenses within guidelines
  • Maintain petty cash records
  • Undertake regular reconciliation of petty cash account


  • Undertake regular client and home finance audits
  • Maintain donations received accounts
  • General filing and other administrative duties
  • Assist with internal and external audits

Essential Experiences/Skills:

  • High standard of formal education
  • Computer literate, preferably with knowledge of accounting systems
  • Sound knowledge of accounting processes
  • Working knowledge of payroll and auto enrollment pension systems
  • Experience of working within a busy accounts department

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • ACCA/AAT qualified or working towards
  • Previous experience using TAS accounts and Sage 50 Payroll
  • Experience in charity accounts


  • Good analytical and system interrogations skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work in a team environment, work under pressure, meet deadlines and work independently as required

Pension – Orchard Trust provides an auto enrolment pension with Now Pensions and once you meet the criteria the Trust will contribute a percentage of your salary and your contribution will be added directly into the pension scheme automatically every payday.

Cash Back Health Care – Following successful probation you will have access to the Health Care Scheme provided by Westfield Health. This scheme provides cash back for many services such as routine dental and optical treatment, therapy treatments, chiropody and much more.

Salary progress – We try to pay the most competitive rates for our sector and regularly monitor local market information to help us be as competitive as we can.

Training and Development – We will provide you with a full training package to ensure you are competent and confident to meet the job requirements.

Enhanced DBS and references required for this position.

For more information or an application form, please call the number in the contact information or email by clicking on the Apply Now button.

Please note that applications will not be considered if an Application Form has not been completed and returned.

Closing date for applications: 16th May 2021

Salary: Between £19,500 and £23,000 depending on skills and experience

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