Finance Assistant
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: SLOT-003096

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 23/06/2024

Salary: £36,158 per annum (including London Weighting)

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Deputy Chief Executive, LGA

Hours Per Week: 35

About us

The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national membership body for local authorities. We work on behalf of our member councils to support, promote and improve local government.  

We are a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils to help them deliver local solutions to national problems.  

We also provide councils with the tools and resources to respond to challenges present and emerging, and support improvement across the sector. 

About the role 

The LGA is looking to recruit a finance assistant to provide transactional processing support within the LGA finance team. The role will be mainly but not limited to both the accounts payable function which consists of reporting and processing invoices in a timely and accurate manner whilst maintaining a clear audit trail, and also the account receivable function which will involve debtor control. The role must also deliver a good working relationship with both internal and external customers and suppliers. This role is a permanent vacancy.

About you 

The successful candidate will report directly to accountant (transactions) manager and also working with the rest of the Finance team. We are looking for someone who is comfortable processing large volumes of transactions with our ERPx accounting system. You must also be comfortable with reports and debt management which will involve chasing customers for payments and the administration around the process.

You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage. 

To apply

If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete the online form and include a supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria for the role before the closing date. 

            We are specifically assessing candidates against the following criteria:

  • A good knowledge of office/finance accounting systems, including Excel, and procedures likely to have been gained from previous experience within a Finance team;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with email, face-to-face and telephone enquiries in a courteous and patient manner, providing a high level of customer care;
  • Experience of producing work of a high standard with a high level of attention to detail; and
  • Appropriate professional qualification achieved (or part-qualified working towards full qualification).

Closing Date:         5pm, 23 June 2024
Interview Date:     1 July 2024, interviews will be held in person

At the LGA we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. The LGA are proud to be awarded a “Disability Confident Leader”.  If you are require  an reasonable adjustment, which is a change to the format or conditions of the recruitment process to accommodate any disability-related needs you may have. Please contact us via 

Our benefits

  • LGA annual leave entitlement is 29 days, rising to 31 days after three years’ service and to 33 days after five years’ service, plus all UK public holidays (pro rata for fixed term and part time contracts).*
  • Flexible & agile working – office-based staff are required to work in the LGA’s London office two days per week as a minimum, subject to business need and this may vary significantly between different roles and from week to week.
  • Future development – face-to-face and virtual courses are scheduled in line with developmental goals
  • The LGA offers 24/7 access to a free, confidential employee assistance programme managed by Health Assured. This service is also available for Dependants.
  • Family friendly policies

For more of LGA’s benefits and working with us, please view our webpage

Our values & behaviours 

    Our Values and Behaviours are there to give us an understanding of who we are as an organisation and who we want to be. They are a framework to help us understand:

    • how we work with each other 
    • how we work with our members and stakeholders
    • our expectations for ourselves and each other 

    Our values are:

    Inclusive - We ensure that our work is inclusive of all voices. 

    Ambitious - We are ambitious for councils and their communities and are committed to striving for excellence in all that we do to support our colleagues, our membership and the sector to deliver the best possible outcomes.

    Collaborative - We bring together the expertise and skills needed, working as one team.


    This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.