Bookkeeper and Accounts Officer

A role supporting the financial affairs of the charity. The role will include banking, book keeping, preparing quarterly and year-end accounts, submissions to HMRC (including Corporation Tax returns), Charities Commission, OSCR and annual insurance renewals.

What's in it for the volunteer?

  • You would join a small but friendly team of Trustees/volunteers and could make a real difference towards meeting the charity’s goals and objectives.
  • We have contacts with senior neurology consultants; anybody interested in medical advancement should find this an interesting and absorbing role.


What difference will you make?

  • The role is important to the next stage of the small charity’s development, allowing us to expand our service capabilities reaching out to those with this ultra-rare disease providing hope for the future.
  • A good Bookkeeper and Accounts Officer would enable the charity’s Treasurer to focus on more strategic objectives, supporting the fast-paced growth of the organisation.
  • If this motivates you, we would be pleased to hear from you.


Key responsibilities:

  • Ring20 is seeking a Bookkeeper and Accounts officer to assist with a variety of financial tasks as part of the day-to-day running of the patient support group.
  • The volunteer will ideally work from home using their own personal computer or laptop can be provided, but would be in regular contact with the Trustees, reporting to Trustees and Treasurer.
  • The Bookkeeper and Accounts Officer will be required to:
    • manage payments and receipts, recording and reconciling against the bank account, copying/filing invoices
    • manage invoices and receipts
    • manage donations and write thank you letters/acknowledgements
    • support our Project and Events coordinator and volunteers to prepare budgets and forecasts for future projects
  • The Bookkeeper and Accounts Officer should have experience in a similar role and a track record of appropriate skills.

This is an ongoing role, which we estimate to require about two to four per month, subject of discussion.




  • Excellent bookkeeping skills with experience of QuickBooks Online
  • Experience of filing returns for small (or medium sized) charities (preferable)
  • Self-motivated, able to work under own initiative with limited supervision
  • Experience of handling legal matters (desirable)
  • Proven fast learner
  • Basic/Intermediate Microsoft Office knowledge: Word, Excel, Outlook (essential)
  • Able to work to deadlines

Person Description

Well-qualified candidates will have experience of bookkeeping duties and regulatory returns for the charity sector, be flexible, supportive, and also possess good writing and communication skills. The ability to interact at management level is also desirable. An interest in the promotion of medical advancement and helping those in need would be an advantage.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 19/06/2020

End Date: 19/06/2021

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Availability Details

Either in or out of office hours, about 4 days per month (negotiable), but someone able to take ownership of the role's responsibilities is desired.


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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