Early October 2019
(unless otherwise agreed)
(depending on time period)
30th September 2019
About the Role
DEPARTMENT: GROWTH & PARTNERSHIPS
We are a group of students & recent graduates creating a platform for Scotland’s Refugees to share their voice through art. Through a research-driven educational campaign, we use our online presence and creative events to raise awareness in the local community about what it means to be a refugee, with the vision of a welcoming and accepting society.
We are looking for an Accountant to work with the Growth & Partnerships Lead and Board on monitoring, managing, and strategising the finances and budget for COLOURS 2019 - 2020. The successful candidate will be working in a loose team of 3 dedicated, skillful and highly motivated volunteers. The ideal candidate should have a strong numerical background, and demonstrable experience in managing an organisation's finances and budget.
Raising awareness amongst thousands of people about the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers, helping to challenge misconceptions and negative perceptions
Make lifelong friends that have similar interests and a similar mindset to you
Real-world experience in managing an organisation's finances and budgets
Experience in budgeting strategy
Make valuable connections to add to your network, especially within the creative and third sectors
Add an impressive role to your CV that demonstrates tangible skills and professional experience within arts and social enterprise/third sector.
Be a part of a social enterprise with high growth potential and potential future internationalisation
Handling the organisation's financial accounts, monitoring and overseeing cash flow on an on-going basis
Working with the Growth and Partnerships Lead and the board to set budgets and financial targets
Process, track, and create reports for all expenses for the organisation
Help create monthly and quarterly financial reports, ones that will be shared with our external partners, board members and advisors
Assist with creating a summary financial report at the end of the academic year to be shared on our website (ensuring absolute transparency)
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Socially driven with the aim to use theirs skills to better the world
Adept at building and managing relationships
Interested in both the Refugee Crisis & Art
Accounting / Finance background
[Current Student/Graduate] (desirable)
Friendly, approachable and understanding
Passionate about / Interested in creating a platform for marginalised voices
Organisation & MS Office Skills
(especially Excel and finance programs)
Strong Numerical Skills