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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £18,431
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th September 2020

  • Advertised from 11th September 2020
  • 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • 20 days annual leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter. Excellent employee benefits including 5% employer pension contribution, 12 public holidays, Employee Assistance Programme.


Who are we?

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age. Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and

families who have the greatest need and will benefit most from our services.

We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

The role

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Finance Assistant to join our busy finance team based at the Early Years Scotland Main Office in Glasgow. You will be a first class communicator who is confident working independently while being comfortable, eager and willing in a team context.

What skills does the post require?

You will be a highly numerate person with an eye for detail who is comfortable and experienced in

book-keeping and financial recording procedures.

Duties will include:

  • Purchase ledger and sales ledger processing
  • Processing all income and expenditure through Sage Accounts
  • Ensuring all income for Professional Learning activity is invoiced and recorded
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Working as an integral member of the Finance Team
  • Assisting with the checking of payroll calculations

You will bring:

  • Competent bookkeeping knowledge, experience and expertise
  • Experience using Sage 50 Accounts, or similar, and accessing helpline support
  • An understanding and reasonable experience of payroll processes
  • Experience using internet banking
  • Experience of bank reconciliation procedures
  • A commitment to the highest standards of reliability, honesty and confidentiality


Although there is no requirement for a specific qualification, any relevant, recognised qualifications

will be valued.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Friday 25 September 2020 at 9.00am

Interviews expected to be held on Wednesday 7 October 2020

Application forms and full post information can be downloaded at Only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered so please do not send CVs. Completed applications should be returned, electronically where possible, to: or by post marked ‘confidential’ to HR, Early Years Scotland, 23 Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7EE

For more information, please email

Early Years Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer