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Finance Assistant

Outcomes First Group
Over Hulton, Bolton, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
At Outcomes First Group, we are on a mission to give our colleagues an amazing work/life balance!

Job Title:
Finance Assistant

Location: Bolton Head Office - 2 days per week in office required.

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

£26,600.00 Dependent on Experience

Car Allowance: Nil.

Job Purpose:

To provide financial support to the Overheads Team. The Finance Assistant will take an active role in producing accurate and timely monthly management accounts for multiple schools and residential homes across the group. This will involve liaising with multiple stakeholders across the group to ensure profit and loss statements are reported accurately, as well as dealing with any queries as they arise.

Your duties will include:
  • Preparing and processing journals and posting to the finance system
  • Assisting the finance teams as required to ensure monthly accounts are completed in a timely manner.
  • Managing and analysing balance sheet reconciliations such as accruals and prepayments.
  • Support the preparation of the audit packs prior to submission to the auditors.
  • Working closely with the shared service centre finance team to aid them with query resolution.
  • Working closely with the finance teams and Head of Financial Reporting on ad Hoc projects.

This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up. The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties as may be reasonably expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.

  • Relevant finance experience.
  • 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

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the leading provider of specialist education in the UK. We exist to give neurodivergent children and young people access to a great education that caters to their specific needs, abilities and aspirations.

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

Our Vision
We believe that with a great education, every neurodivergent pupil can thrive and make their way in the world.

Our Mission
Every day we improve the lives of our pupils, their families, and local communities through a relentless focus on wellbeing and learning.

Our Promise
We are kind to ourselves and each other...We work together... and we make things happen.
Our Promise sits alongside our Vision and Mission. It describes the sort of people we are and our commitment to how we treat each other, work together, and behave.

It represents what’s truly important to us as individuals and as a team. It is easily translatable into behaviours we all practice and experience every day. It's the golden thread that runs through every leader, team and individual.

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 problem. You can flex, trade and add to your benefits package to suit your circumstances.
  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum with options to buy an additional 5 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

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 2024, for the past 5 years.

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