Finance Officer

The Public Law Project
Central London (EC1V). Currently working from home during lockdown with the option to work from the
Closing date
16 May 2021

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Public Law Project (PLP) is looking for a Finance Officer to help support our growing charity operate effectively. The successful candidate will be a team player, working closely both with other members of our Finance and Operations department and with our lawyers, researchers and events team to ensure they have the financial support needed to deliver our charitable activities. Whilst helping us to ensure people who are disadvantaged and marginalised can hold the state to account for unfair decisions you will develop your financial skills and experience working across a wide range of financial processes and duties.

This role includes a variety of responsibilities within day-to-day tasks such as identifying incoming receipts and investigating what they are to liaising with budget holders for approval of expenses and posting transactions to our accounting system. You will also work with our Finance Manager to support the production of payroll, VAT returns and have the opportunity to develop sector experience through the administration of restricted grants and casework finances. In time we will want to rely on you to take responsibility for a range of financial areas to be determined during your induction and initial training.

PLP support staff have the opportunity to be involved directly in the work of the charity through membership of one of our working groups. Working groups such as for Benefit Sanctions or Public Law and Technology – shape our work whether that is challenging unlawful withdrawal of welfare from people with mental health conditions or investigating how the use of algorithms in government decision making might unlawfully discriminate against minorities.  

PLP wants to work with the best possible person for this role. To achieve that goal, we can be flexible. Whilst this post is conceived as a full-time post, part-time hours and other flexible working arrangements will also be considered.

PLP is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident Employer. We value diversity, we have a diverse team particularly among women and the LGBT+ community, and, we acknowledge that we currently have an underrepresentation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people compared to our beneficiaries and within the London-charity sector.  We are continuously taking actions to improve the diversity of our team. We welcome all applicants and are actively encouraging applicants particularly from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people and disabled people.


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