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Finance Assistant

Job Introduction

You must be experienced in administrative roles, and be familiar with office procedures and systems.  You'll also be highly organised, and able to work using your own initiative and unsupervised.

Computer literate with a working knowledge of Word, Excel and e mail, you must also be able to demonstrate strong numeracy and literacy skills, and be able to communicate and interact well with a wide range of people in varied situations.

Role Responsibility

In this varied role you will play a key role in helping to ensure that our care homes run smoothly, by taking ownership of our key aspects, such as our residents' database, to make sure it is up to date at all times and reflects current occupancy levels.  You will also keep a keen eye on residents' arrears, to ensure they are minimised and within target, and run income reconciliations so they are kept up to date, and any variances to the Budget are understood.

You will maintain our Home expenditure trackers, and spot and escalate any overspends and anomalies to the budget holder.  And reconciling our monthly payroll data is key, with any overtime errors identified.  Finally, you will ensure that all financial data is managed in line with GDPR.

The Ideal Candidate

Naturally you must be able to evidence previous relevant experience working as part of a Finance team in a similar operational environment.  You must also have a basic understanding of Accounting principles, and excellent Excel skills, plus proficiency in Outlook and Word.

Strong numerical and analytical skills are essential.  But you will also have a strong customer service focus, and be able to develop good working relationships with colleagues as part of our regional team.

Ideally, you'll have worked in the social care sector, with experience and knowledge of Local Authority & 3rd Party funding.  It would also be good if you have experience of QL or similar Accounting software.


Package Description

At Abbeyfield, we believe that great care starts with great people. We’re committed to providing the highest standards of accommodation to our residents and we’re always keen to hear from people who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of older people in the UK.

From carers to house managers, activities coordinators to cooks, Abbeyfield has a varied range of career options available.  By working at Abbeyfield, you’ll be joining a charity with more than 400 houses and over 7000 residents. But we’re also developing new homes throughout the UK with state-of-the-art facilities. 


About the Company

Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Society Ltd

We provide a comfortable, friendly environment where older people can retain their independence while knowing that support is on hand and the day to day worries of maintaining a property are completely taken care of.

We are an independent Abbeyfield Society run by volunteers along traditional Abbeyfield lines and in accordance with the Abbeyfield ethos.

We have three sheltered houses, all unfurnished so that residents can bring their own treasured possessions, and all of our rooms, suites, bungalows and flats are fully en suite. We also have lovely communal areas and beautifully maintained extensive gardens for all to enjoy.

Residents can come and go as they please and are just asked to let the house manager know if they won't be needing a meal.

The Abbeyfield Society


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