Crying Out Loud are looking for an experienced, freelance, part time book keeper.

Summary terms and conditions

Role:                                                             Book keeper

Reports to:                                              Executive Director

Contract terms:                                 Part time (approximately four hours per week) we can discuss flexibility to suit applicant

Working with:                                       The Crying Out Loud team, particularly the Executive Director and Administrator

Where:                                                       Somerset House South Wing, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Hours:                                                         Our office hours are 10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. There is                  flexibility around the structure of the part-time role, although a regular weekly pattern is preferred. The work may involve evenings.

Payment terms:                                 Negotiable and dependent on experience.

Role description:

To support Crying Out Loud in managing all book keeping activity including but not limited to:

  • Undertaking all book keeping activity, including processing invoices, receipts and payments, bank reconciliation, management of purchase ledgers and journal entries, filing paperwork, petty cash reconciliation and completing VAT returns
  • Producing consistent and reliable financial reporting and activity reports compliant with national and international requirements, applicable laws and procedures

Person Specification


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of book keeping in an arts organisation or charity
  • Evidence of experience of using Mamut AccountEdge or other standard accounting software
  • Knowledge of VAT issues for charities
  • Knowledge of book keeping for charities
  • Understanding of charities / arts organisations
  • Excellent administrative, organisational and time management skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Macs
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Well-organised and reliable
  • Friendly, professional manner
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Flexible attitude, able to move between two projects/companies


  • Passion for the arts
  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the work of Crying Out Loud

If interested, please send a CV and a cover letter to by midday on Monday 10 April 2017.