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Finance Assistant

Bolton Office
  • Bolton
  • Permanent
Salary: £25,500 per annum
Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours
Closing date: Wednesday, 6th March 2024
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Full Job Description

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: Bolton

Flexibility: Available

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £25,500 per annum with the potential of study support for AAT level 3 or 4. 

Outcomes First Group is Great Place to Work certified – it’s official!

We believe in having an amazing work-life balance, which is why we take part in the national 4 Day Working Week pilot,* which makes joining us now even more appealing…

About the Role

Could you be the next Finance Assistant for Outcomes First Group?

As our Finance Assistant, you will provide support to the Finance department.

You will take an active role in producing accurate and timely monthly management accounts for multiple schools and schools with accommodation across the group. This will involve liaising with multiple stakeholders across the group to ensure bank accounts and cash are maintained and reported accurately, as well as dealing with any queries as they arise.

We are looking for:

•    Relevant finance experience including a good level of experience with reconciliations,
•    Minimum AAT level 2 qualified
•    Ability to communicate and build relationships with people at different levels.
•    Intermediate Excel skills.
•    Experience of Access Dimensions would be advantageous, though not essential.
•    Working knowledge of MS Office

Don't meet 100% of the job requirements? But think you have transferable skills? We encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire.

About Finance 

As a centralised function at Outcomes First Group, Finance supports several acquired agencies, over 70 schools, and multiple schools with accommodation for vulnerable young people, children, and adults. Our Finance team consists of Management Accounts, Transactional Finance and Commercials. 

As one of the largest departments within Outcomes First Group, we are committed to providing a high level of service to work towards our goal of improving those we care for. Joining Finance, you will gain exposure to a variety of scenarios in a fast-paced and high-volume industry, where you will really get the chance to develop your personal and professional skills. 

About the Group

Outcomes First Group exists to make sure vulnerable people get the opportunities they need, whether that involves providing them with specialist education and residential care or finding them dedicated foster families in which they can thrive.

There are two main organisations in our Outcomes First family: Acorn Education and Care, Options Autism. Together, we educate, care for and support children and young people across the UK, empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.

Why work for us?

Your wellbeing is very important to us, and we know that being able to choose the benefits that suit you and your family will support your wellbeing. 

Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll love VISTA, our flexible benefits platform which lets you tailor your benefits package. 

And when your circumstances change…no problem. You can flex, trade and add to your benefits package to suit your circumstances. 

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum, plus the opportunity to purchase up to 5 additional days 
  • Critical illness cover and life assurance options
  • Company Pension with options to increase your contributions
  • Private medical and dental Insurance
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Eco-Car Scheme 
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Career development opportunities
  • Professional support networks and groups
  • *4-Day Working Week: Enjoy a 'rest-day' any day Monday to Friday (as agreed with Manager) available after the successful completion of the probationary period.
  • After successful completion of 6-month probation, we would be able to offer study support for AAT level 3

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Winner UK Best Workplaces for Women™ Awards 2023, for the past 3 years.

Winner UK Great Place to Work™ Awards, for the past 4 years.


A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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