Finance Assistant

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Finance Assistant
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our team for a Finance Assistant to join us!

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: YMCA North Tyneside, Church Way, North Shields, NE29 0AB

Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary (FTE): Up to £27’000 (dependent on expereince)

 

Who are we?

YMCA North Tyneside is a Voluntary Sector Organisation undertaking youth and community programme work in areas of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Teesdale. We are part of the worldwide YMCA movement, which started in London in 1844 has grown to become the world’s largest and oldest youth movement.

Now, more than 175 years later, YMCA is operating in 119 countries, with 64 million people reached annually around the world. Guided by our Christian values, we believe everyone has potential, and we serve our communities so that all can hope, belong, contribute and thrive. 

 Job Description

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our team. This role is to support the Head of Finance in all aspects of financial management of YMCA North Tyneside and the subsidiary Patterdale Hall Estates Ltd (PHEL), including invoicing, payroll, Gift Aid, Housing Benefit, bookkeeping, reconciliations and financial reporting.

The right candidate will be self-motivated, organised, accurate and methodical in their approach, with experience and an excellent working knowledge of Xero or similar accounting software. This role will play an integral role in the development, implementation and monitoring of a Housing Rental Income Programme in line with the Company’s strategic plans. You will also support the Company with financial policy, procedure and process compliance.

About you:

To be successful, it is essential that you have experience in a finance related role within a similar organisation or charity. You will have experience working in a high volume transaction environment, be proficient to an intermediate level of G-suite or similar software, particularly Google Sheets/Excel and good customer service skills. You will need the ability to work accurately under pressure and meet strict deadlines, along with being familiar with accounting terminology, procedures and processes.

Additionally, if you have experience with rent and residential property accounting, we want to hear from you.

In addition to joining a great team, you will receive: enhanced holiday, your birthday off, access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme, 24/7 GP Helpline, discount at our Café and Nursery, a free YMCA gym membership for you and a loved one and training opportunities on various topics.

About us:

Our mission is to create a community where everyone is healthy, happy and connected. We seek to champion those that have no voice and support those that need it most. Employing over 100 members of staff across various locations, we are ambitious, vibrant and visionary.

If you’re interested in this post and would like an informal chat, please contact us on 0191 2575434 and ask for Miles Humble (Head of Finance) or HR, both will be happy to arrange a time for you to discuss the role and expectations in further detail

To learn more about us and the role (including the Job Description and Person Specifiction), visit our website: https://ymcanorthtyneside.org/

Closing date: Friday 9th December 2022. If you’re interested in this role, we encourage you to apply without delay as we may close the advertised role early due to high interest.

Interview process: One stage interview.

Proposed start date: ASAP.

To Apply: Please follow the link below to our online application form which will also ask for a CV to be uploaded.

https://form.jotformeu.com/ymcanorthtyneside/ymca-online-application-for-e

As part of your application to the role, please provide a cover letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for the position in relation to our person specification and an up to date CV. For an informal chat with our Head of Finance please get in touch.

YMCA North Tyneside is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst the workforce, we aim to be an equal opportunities employer and seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and value inclusion and diversity, which we demonstrate through our activities, policies and working practices.

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Why work for YMCA North Tyneside?

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Competitive Salary

Subject to age and in line with National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Employer Assistance Programme

Access to a confidential Employer Assistance Programme (which includes a suite of Legal and Health Information)

GP Helpline

Access to 24hr GP Helpline

Café Discount

10% Discount at YMCA Café

Nursery Discount

10% Discount on Fees at YMCA Day Nursery

Gym Membership

Free unlimited Gym membership for YMCA Gym

Staff Development

A nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals

Making a Difference

Be a part of an established organisation that helps transform the lives of young people

Patterdale Discount

Staff discount on short breaks in the Lake District at Patterdale Hall Estate

Interested?

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Please note, the post holders must be able to work flexibly depending on the needs of the business and must be available for occasional overtime.

If you’re interested in this post and would like an informal chat, please contact us on 0191 2575434 and ask for Ian (Nursery Manager) or HR, both will be happy to arrange a time for you to discuss the role and expectations in further detail. We have various roles available so please get in touch to learn more about our fantastic opportunities to join our Nursery family!

Please note: The health, wellbeing and safety of our colleagues and candidates during this challenging time is of paramount importance, with this in mind, we have refreshed our approach to recruitment.

All interviews will be fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing. Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the tools and technologies which will enable you to do your best work remotely when required. Our longer-term focus remains on a culture of flexibility and encouraging colleagues to maintain a healthy work-life balance through flexible working arrangements.