Finance Officer

  • Newquay, UK
  • £26,000.00 GBP / Year

Happy Days is looking to recruit a full time, permanent Finance Officer to work within our busy Finance Team based in Summercourt, Cornwall – situated centrally between Newquay, Truro & St Austell, which allows for hybrid working.

You will be required to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day sales ledger, bank & cash and Early Years funding activities so that processing deadlines in the monthly accounting timetable are met.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Confirm sales invoices from the Nursery Management System (NMS) are correct by liaising with nursery managers
  • Raise sale invoices using the NMS, with associated reports
  • Import sales invoice and cash receipt data from the NMS into Sage and reconcile balances
  • Ensure Early Years grant funding applications are accurate and complete and create journals to defer the grant funding correctly over a period of time
  • Administrate direct debits
  • Prepare and deliver training to nursery managers and finance colleagues
  • Monitor trade debtors and implement credit control procedures for bad and doubtful debts
  • Post bank transactions to sage daily and complete reconciliations

As well as the main duties outlined there will be additional tasks to fulfill this role.

Skills & Experience required:

  • Provide high quality customer service both internally and externally
  • Experience maintaining a sales ledger and ability to deal with complex billing scenarios and high volumes
  • Knowledge of bank & cash posting and reconciliation
  • In-depth working knowledge of computer software such as Sage, Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Confident in ability to reconcile control accounts and post accounting journals
  • Credit control and maintaining provision for bad and doubtful debts
  • Able to multi-task and work to strict deadlines
  • Strong team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Good, confident and honest communicator
  • Previous experience working in the childcare sector would be advantageous but not essential

Happy Days reward package includes:

  • Continuing professional development
  • Discounted childcare – 50%
  • Closed between Christmas / New Year and each Bank Holiday
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Auto enrolment pension contributions (People’s Pension)

Our teams, whether in our nurseries or our support centre SHINE, they ensure we are delivering outstanding childcare to every child in our settings everyday, this helps to make Happy Days a great place to work. By ensuring we are always recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse mix of colleagues, who are representative of the communities within which our nurseries sits gives us the best opportunity to continue to deliver outstanding childcare.

“Happy Days Nurseries are committed to the safety and wellbeing of the children in our care, as such the successful post holder will be required to undergo a robust vetting process, including an enhanced DBS Check and Reference History Checks”

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