Job Title:                                Accounts Administrator

Responsible to:                     Finance Manager

Hours:                                    37.5 hrs per week

Location:                         Raby Estate Office, Staindrop, Co. Durham

Salary:                             Up to £27,000 per annum depending on knowledge and  experience

Job Ref:                           VA153-2024



The Raby Estate comprises landholdings and trading operations in Co. Durham and Shropshire that are owned by Lord Barnard. The Raby Estate business operations include in-house farms, let farms and residential property, visitor attractions and sporting enterprises across 3 Estates in Co. Durham and Shropshire

Raby Castle near Staindrop has been the home of the Vane family for generations and is open to visitors. Raby Estates has an exciting expansion of the visitor attraction at Raby Castle, Park and Gardens, looking to become one of the foremost visitor attractions in the North East, bringing jobs and economic benefits across the county, and restoring its historic buildings for future generations to enjoy. We also have visitor attractions at High Force Hotel and Waterfall in Upper Teesdale and The Wrekin in Shropshire.

The new developments will support the Estate’s ambition to share its rich and varied history with a wider audience, support ongoing maintenance and continue its vital programme of conservation.


The Role

The Estate is undergoing a period of change in processes, size and scope of works to support the continued investment and redevelopment projects. The Accounts Administrator will be a key member of the Finance Team and support in managing the day to day financial activity required to run a growing business. The role will have a broad range of responsibilities that include a focus on accounts receivable processes as well as supporting the wider finance team with new projects and process improvements.

  • Posting and reconciling cash receipts and payments
  • Raising sales invoices
  • Processing timesheets for payroll
  • Support Accounts Payable team as required during busy periods.
  • Support Management Account team with balance sheet reconciliations
  • Liaising with departmental managers to resolve queries.
  • Ad hoc tasks as required by Finance Manager.


What we need to see

  • Experience in a multi-site/entity company desirable
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the business.
  • Effective use of Microsoft Excel including pivot tables, vlookup’s and queries
  • A flexible approach to duties undertaken and the ability to work within a team or on own initiative as required.



AAT level 3+ or qualified by experience.


What we’ve got to offer

It’s people that make a place, without people, a place is simply an empty shell. At Raby this is certainly true, it’s our people that make Raby special.

We strive to offer our employees an excellent working environment and the tools to perform, enabling them to achieve their goals and be the best they can be.

As well as some of the most iconic locations to work we offer:

  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of statutory holidays)
  • Group Pension Scheme (7.7% employer contribution)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Cash Health Plan
  • Discounted retail vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Continuous improvement through staff training and staff development programmes
  • Discounts at our retail and food outlets
  • Discounts to our Shropshire holiday cottage and High Force Hotel
  • Free access into our leisure attractions at Raby Castle and High Force
  • Private, behind the scenes tour of Raby Castle
  • Raby Estate social events throughout the year


How to apply

If you would like to be part of our journey, we’d love to hear from you. If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and personality to undertake this role, we’d love to hear from you.



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