Finance Assistant

Posted 04 September 2023
Salary Up to £25,000 per annum
Business AreaFinance
Closing Date 21 September 2023
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Job description

Location and hours: Onsite – Chesterfield Central Office

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum (Dependant on experience)

Responsible to: Finance Manager

Role Overview

  • Reporting to the Finance Manager, to successfully complete month end accounts activities to a high standard and on a timely basis.
  • Duties and responsibilities will include the management of daily reconciliations, monthly sales reporting, revenue assistance, assisting with the preparation of management accounts and other ad hoc duties within the finance team.
  • Support the organisation to better understand financial performance by providing insightful reporting and analysis

Role Responsibilities 

To assist with and take responsibility for key management accounts activities. To include, but not limited to:

  • Completion of month end accounts including, for example, prepayments, accruals, and depreciation calculations. Taking ownership for key reconciliations.
  • Prepare P&L’s, balance sheet and supporting management information within the required deadlines.
  • Review P&L’s, balance sheet and supporting management information within the required deadlines, ready for group submission. Taking ownership for specific companies as required.
  • Monthly analysis and review of control accounts.
  • Complete monthly sales analysis and reconciliations.
  • Maintain and review fixed asset register(s).
  • Support the year end process, preparing and completing necessary adjustments ready for the year end accounts.
  • Liaise with the external auditors on management account queries and providing key audit deliverables.
  • Undertake financial audits at our services, ensuring there are good financial controls in place.
  • Develop and provide weekly reporting to the organisation on key financial performance indicators e.g., hours and agency spend as needed.
  • Provide ad hoc support and analysis to enable stakeholders to better understand financial performance.
  • Develop reporting and analysis to allow the organisation to further understand financial performance.
  • Assist the broader finance team by highlighting any areas of improvement and clarifying and advising on key requirements for supporting the completion of the management accounts.
  • Management of the vehicle fleet as needed.

To support the deliverables of the broader finance team where needed, this could include, but not limited to:

  • Support services and other internal stakeholders on financial matters as needed.
  • By exception, and if needed, support purchase ledger, sales ledger, banking or payroll activities.
  • Supporting other activities of the team as needed.
  • Supporting responding to queries from other external stakeholders e.g., auditors.
  • Ad hoc support to the FC and other members of the finance team, as needed.

The Ideal Candidate 


  • Numerate and detail focused.
  • Organised and thorough.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to prioritise own work and work under pressure to deadlines.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and proactive.
  • Previous experience of working in an accounts function, ideally within a management accounts-based role.
  • Working towards or wanting to work towards an accounting qualification.


  • Prior experience of management accounts.
  • Prior experience of reconciliations.
  • Working towards or wanting to work towards an accounting qualification.
  • Prior experience of working in other areas of a finance function e.g., purchase ledger.
  • Prior experience of working in a healthcare organisation or a similar industry.
  • Prior experience of working in a multi-site organisation.

How we will support you

We go beyond expectations for our colleagues as well as the people we support. Our reward package includes much more than pay, 5.6 weeks annual leave, flexible working hours and pension. Your birthday off with pay and there is a £300 refer a friend scheme too.