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Finance Assistant

  • Organisation:Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Location:Richmond, London
  • Salary:£22,750 - £25,663 per annum (pro rata) DOE
  • Contract type:Fixed Term Contract / Full Time

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi.



To be successful you will need to be confident; working closely with the Finance team, Kew staff and external suppliers as part of the transaction processing team, demonstrating excellent customer service together with strong communication skills both orally and in writing.

Our ideal candidate will have experience in accounts payable and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of what is required backed up by experience in the role.

Experience with Agresso would be desirable.

This role is based at Kew with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.

The salary will be £22,750 – £25,663 per annum (pro rata), depending on skills and experience.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well as access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

This post is subject to a Standard DBS check.

Application Closing Date: 26 June 2022

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