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Finance Assistant

Alder Hey Children's Charity
Liverpool, Merseyside
Salary Range ££21,422 - £25,707
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Finance & Legal
Health & Medical
Full Time
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Job Purpose

This role calls for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and dedicated person who shares our values. This is a varied role that requires an ability to learn a breadth of finance processes, undertake day to day transactions and be adaptable to the needs of the organisation. Over time, this role will give you exposure to the full breadth of the management accounting function.
Part of the requirement of this role will be to undertake an apprenticeship AAT qualification.

Main Duties/Tasks

To support the Finance Manager in processing the day to day financial transactions of the organisation, including the trading subsidiary company.

Cash management including weekly payment runs, cash banking, monitoring of bank balances and reconciliations.

Sales and purchase ledger processing, ensuring invoices are dealt with in a timely manner using the finance system.

Reconciliation of supplier statements including liaising with suppliers to resolve issues.

Credit control including liaising with customers to resolve issues.

Coding of income and expenditure on the finance system and CRM system, ensuring this is within the correct budget codes.

Processing staff and volunteer expenses.

Company credit card processing.

Support and work with the Operations Team to integrate on-line payments into the finance system.

Production of restricted fund statements.

Maintain the accruals and grant ledgers.

Support the Finance Manager with the gift aid processing for both the Charity and trading subsidiary company.

Support the Finance Manager in the month end process to produce the management accounts for both the charity and subsidiary company.

Other Duties

Be an outstanding advocate for Alder Hey Children’s Charity in line with the core values of the organisation.

Be an active and supportive member of the Alder Hey Children’s Charity team, contributing to the team’s development and working collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers.

Gain and maintain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the charity’s work, priorities and future plans and act as a spokesperson for the Charity when required, including representing at external events as appropriate.

Any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


· Demonstrable evidence of excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

· Excellent IT skills including Microsoft packages and database information systems.

· Strong analytical skills, with the ability to gather, interpret and assess information from a variety of sources.

· Strong numerical skills, with an ability to analyse and interpret financial information.


· Experience of work with a finance system.

· Charity experience.

Skills and Attributes


· Self-motivated and positive attitude with the ability to work flexibly under pressure and prioritise in a busy environment.

· Ability to work in a logical and organised manner, maintaining good attention to detail and accuracy.

· Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate appropriately with all people at all levels.

· Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently, taking the initiative where required.

· A creative and lateral thinker with the ability to look for innovative solutions to problems.

· Commitment to principles of equality, diversity and collaborative working.


· Basic knowledge of financial procedures and processing.

· Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

· Experience of using a CRM system.

Additional requirements

· Committed to continuing professional development.

· Strong interest in working for a children’s health charity.

· An understanding of and commitment to the values of Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
· Willingness to get involved with activities across the Charity.

· Willingness to occasionally work outside of normal office hours.

Our Values

Here at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, our values guide the way in which we work. By being courageous, working together, being passionate about our work, and making sure that we are creative in what we do, helps us to deliver the support necessary so that our Hospital can continue to deliver the very best care for our young patients and their families. Our values are:

Courage: we try new things and take risks to innovate and drive forward new ideas. We have the courage to speak up and take a stance. We are accountable, responsive and responsible. We are unstoppable.

Together: we work together as one team, sharing our knowledge and learning. We work in partnership with patients, families, supporters and colleagues. We are respectful, celebrate diversity and empower each other to achieve our aims.

Passion: we are passionate about what we do and why we do it. We work together to share and grow. We inspire others.

Magical: we are fun, creative and child led. We create special moments, provide little extras and go further for our brave young patients.

Alder Hey Children’s Charity will make every endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments for applicants who require assistance in carrying out their duties due to a disability. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to equal opportunities and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The post holder may be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

The closing date for applications will be 17th January 2022 at 5pm, interviews will be scheduled for 28th January 2022. To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role.

Application deadline: 17/01/2022

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