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Financial Accountant

  • Full time
  • £35,525 – £38,707
  • Erskine Home, Bishopton
  • Closing 27th June 2022

  • Advertised from 16th June 2022
  • 37.5 Hours per Week, Monday to Friday. Permanent.


Reporting to the Head of Finance, the post is responsible for providing complex financial information to relevant internal and external stakeholders including Budget holders, Managers and Directors. The Financial Accountant is primarily responsible for the accurate and timely production of the monthly management accounts, management of the sales and payments processes, as well as managing the day-to-day activities of the finance team.

Key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Management accounts preparation and reporting -Overall responsibility for the month end process in terms of reviewing work of the team for accuracy and completeness
  • Sales ledger management -Oversee the work of the Finance Officer in respect of the Care fees system
  • Statutory reporting -preparation and processing of the year-end procedures on Pegasus Opera for Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledgers.
  • Payments- Ensure relevant authorisations take place on time in respect of the BACS payroll and supplier payments ensuring both are made within strict and inflexible timescales.
  • Internal control -Ensuring all finance processes are robust, fit for purpose and meet statutory and legal compliance requirements.
  • Line management -Manage the day to day activity of the finance function, including staff management of three members of staff.

What you’ll need to succeed

If you are energetic and well organised, are working towards a professional accountancy qualification (CIMA / ACCA etc.) and want to work for an organisation whose core business is improving the lives of others, this could the position for you.

Essential skills & experience required

·Hold or working towards a professional accountancy qualification – CA/ACA/ACCA/CIMA

·Excellent knowledge of Microsoft suite of products, especially Excel.

It would be desirable, but not essential, that candidates have a proven track record of preparing Management accounts and annual financial statements, together with line management experience.

What you’ll get in return

  • Autonomy and ownership of your field of responsibility
  • Support and guidance when you need it from a high performing team
  • Hybrid working and sector leading pay and benefits


  • Fantastic progression opportunities with development, training and ongoing support
  • 28 days annual leave plus 5 public holidays, increasing to 33 days per year, at the rate of 1 additional day for 5 years
  • Employer pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Free payment of PVG
  • Structured Induction programme
  • Flexible working/Hybrid working considered
  • Enhanced sick & maternity pay
  • On site Occupational Health Service
  • Access to credit union
  • Work in modern, purpose-built facilities
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Health and Wellbeing Scheme – e.g. complimentary fresh fruit, yoga classes and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to Employee Reward Scheme which provides a huge range of discounts on everything from holidays to high street shopping, restaurants and cinema tickets.

Please note:

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. If you are selected for interview, you will receive an invite by email (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure

Application notes

Please apply online at If you require the application in another format please contact the HR Department on 0800 085 7191.

Closing Date: Sunday, 27th June 2022