Finance & Compliance Officer (full or part time)

As Beam’s Finance & Compliance Officer, you are responsible for immaculate accounts and ensuring that Beam is compliant with all charity and safety regulations.

You are someone who thrives with responsibility and is looking for a flexible working opportunity within an exciting social impact startup. You take pride in supporting others and building effective processes so that we can deliver an excellent service to our amazing clients, who we work closely with to support out of homelessness.

You will work with the frontline team, suppliers, clients, senior stakeholders and external agencies, and you’ll be reporting to the Head of Operations as well as the trustees of The Beam Foundation, Beam's partner charity.

The role is available for those wishing to work fully remotely.


Purchasing, Finance & Reporting

  • Manage accounts, ledgers and internal purchasing databases, ensuring accurate posting of journal entries and that all transactions are reconciled in a timely manner.
  • Manage supplier relationships, including cost negotiations, terms of service, training and payment schedules etc.
  • Manage purchasing and deliveries, ensuring that clients’ administrative needs are continuously met once they join Beam. This includes booking training, purchasing items, checking deliveries, paying fees etc.
  • Work with the external accounting agency to prepare financial statements, reports and analysis.
  • Support our sales & grant teams with invoicing, reports and other necessary paperwork.

Compliance & Risk

  • Help build and manage risk and safeguarding frameworks for clients. Ensure that processes are in place and promote best practice behaviour to ensure that clients are safely managed throughout the Beam journey.
  • Ensure Beam’s continues to meet and exceed data safety regulations 
  • Work with senior management and the board to ensure that Beam is compliant with the charity sector eg. Charity Governance Code, Charities Act etc.


  • At least 2 years financial/ accounts experience, and working towards or holds a financial qualification (Level 3 AAT and above or other financial qualifications)
  • Good knowledge and experience of charity sector regulation, risk management & safeguarding frameworks
  • Highly detail orientated and able to design and implement user-friendly processes that are compliant with regulations
  • Experience with accounting software, ideally Xero and ReceiptBank 
  • Risk-aware and able to work with integrity and openness
  • Entrepreneurial, get things done attitude
  • Passion for innovation and social impact
  • Thrives under pressure and in fast-paced environments
  • Highly adaptable, personable and excited to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Committed to promoting equality of opportunity in London - and far beyond

Compensation & Perks

  • £28-35k pro rated (3 days per week to begin with, with scope for growth as we scale)
  • Additional EMI-qualifying share options in Beam (subject to min. 25 hours a week)
  • Work-hard, play-hard culture with an annual mini-break 
  • Brand new MacBook Air or PC
  • £200 annual learning and personal development budget
  • Perkbox perks - discounts and freebies at top brands
  • 'Beam team talks' with some of the UK's leading tech entrepreneurs

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Believe in our Purpose? Join us.

Before applying, please read our Core Values.

If you share our values and want to make a major positive impact, let's talk.

The Beam Team

ps Not the right role for you, but passionate about what we do? Email us on [email protected].



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