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Mercy in Action are looking to hire an experienced Bookkeeper to help with the continued growth of our Charity. This post is for 30 hours per week based at our office in Bath Business Park in Peasedown St John.

The role:

Mercy in Action are looking for a Bookkeeper to join our growing team to support with the day to day running of a newly established finance department for a growing charity. The role will include raising monthly sales invoices and reconciliations, dealing with intercompany charges, Using Xero Accounting software to processing supplier invoices and reconcile petty cash, reconciling supplier statements, processing monthly credit card statements and staff expenses and supporting the wider Finance and Admin team.


Will have prior experience as a bookkeeper and a desire to help set up the running of a successful finance team.

You will ideally have experience of using Xero and a sound knowledge of Excel.

Excellent attention to detail, be organised and able to priorities your workload.

Why Mercy in Action?

We invest in the development of our retail staff. We offer a nurturing and supportive work culture that will help give you the tools to make the shop thrive. Your days will be varied and exciting with plenty of opportunities to use your creativity to bring in the most money possible. You will be an important part of our work to stop poverty.

A little bit about us:

Mercy in Action is a UK registered charity (1096068) working with children, their families and communities in the UK and the Philippines.

In the UK, our Petra Project provides nurturing homes for young mums and their babies and young people, who would otherwise be facing homelessness. In the Philippines, our work centres around helping children to regain lost years by providing residential care, a schooling program and a drop-in centre for street children. Our professional staff works tirelessly to reunite families and enable them to have a future together.

Our newest Bath-based projects, the Clothesline and Action Pantry, provide food and clothing to local families.

Our growing network of Mercy in Action Charity shops raises essential funds for maintaining and expanding these projects, enabling us to support those most in need.

In return Mercy in Action can offer a competitive salary, 28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), long service award, onsite Parking, company Pension scheme and staff discount.


  • Raising monthly sales invoices and reconciliations,

  • Dealing with intercompany charges

  • Using Xero Accounting software to processing supplier invoices and reconcile petty cash

  • Reconciling supplier statements

  • Processing monthly credit card statements and staff expenses

  • Processing bill payments within agreed timescales

  • Maintaining the finance inbox

  • Supporting the wider finance and admin team with adhoc requests


The post holder will ensure they are fully acquainted with Mercy in Action’s over-arching Health & Safety policy 9available form Head office) as well as any additional extant local (shop/ office/ warehouse) policies. As with all staff, the post holder has a clear obligation to report any H&S worries or concerns to their Line Manager.

Mercy in Action is committed to ensuring all staff receive the training they need to undertake their job in a safe and compliant manner. The post holder’s training and development needs will be identified and agreed in accordance with the Employment & Training Manual and will be reviewed on a six-monthly basis.

The post holder must ensure they are fully conversant with Mercy in Action’s Employee Handbook and that they act in full compliance with it at all times.

Software Utilised:

  • Xero

  • MS Office 365

  • MS Teams


Mercy in Action is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, anyone working in a post with children or vulnerable groups will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed in line with our safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Job Type: Permanent 30 hours per week

Salary: £12 per hour




£12 per hour


30 hours per week

Contract Type:

Part time permanent


Peasedown St John, Bath

Close Date:

Friday, 31 March 2023

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