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Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

We are looking for an experienced Finance Assistant to join our growing business. You will provide finance support to the Finance Department and the nurseries, assisting with a broad range of accounting tasks.  You will play a vital role in ensuring the provision of high standards of financial reporting within the organisation.

 

Salary: £22,308 (Full time equivalent- based on 39hrs)

Hours: 16 - 20 hrs

Based: Office based role at our head office at Follaton House, Totnes

Reports to: Finance Manager

 

About hdc:

hdc (Humpty Dumpty Childcare Ltd) operates four children’s nurseries in Dartington, Dartmouth, Kingsteignton and Newton Abbot. The first nursery opened in 1989 and we continue to be a founder-run business today. We are passionate about providing quality learning experiences for the children in our care and peace of mind for our parents. Our mission is to ‘Create Happy Memories and Curious Minds’.

We are seeking a well organised and enthusiastic Finance Assistant to join our busy central team, reporting to the Finance Manager.

 

Purpose of Post:

The main purpose of the role is to provide finance support to the Finance Department and the Nurseries, assisting with a broad range of accounting tasks.  You will play a vital role in ensuring the provision of high standards of financial reporting within the organisation.

 

Main Duties:

1.        Maintain accurate sales ledgers for all the nurseries

2.       Assist with managing Local Authority Funding

3.       Managing credit control to ensure the efficient collection of debt, chasing by email, telephone and letter and referring to a debt collection agency if necessary

4.      Reconciliation of debtors on both Sage and Famly

5.       Processing and reconciling direct debit collections

6.       Processing CCG funding claims

7.       Process bank transactions and completion of daily bank reconciliations, investigating and resolving any differences in a timely manner.

8.      Banking

9.       Assist with collating payroll data, such as starters, leavers, overtime and sickness for submission to a payroll bureaux.

10.    Maintain accurate purchase ledger for all nurseries

11.      Processing staff expense and mileage claims

12.    Journal entries under the supervision of the Finance Manager

13.    Ensure month end and year end processes and timetables are adhered to

14.    Assisting with month end and year end duties and analysis

15.    Performing key reconciliations, system housekeeping and internal controls under the supervision of the Finance Manager

16.    Ad hoc duties and projects as required

 

About HDC:

HDC operates four children’s nurseries in Dartington, Dartmouth, Kingsteignton and Newton Abbot. We opened our first nursery in 1989 and continue to be a founder-run business today. We are passionate about providing quality learning experiences for the children in our care and peace of mind for our parents.

Our mission is to ‘Create Happy Memories and Curious Minds’

Our ethos is:

Personal – we treat everybody as an individual

Professional – we are qualified and experienced early years educators

Nurturing – we nurture by developing everybody’s natural abilities