Vacancy Details

Finance Assistant - 12 month fixed term contract

Cheadle Hulme
Circa £20,000
Expiry date:

Finance Assistant
Salary: circa £20,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type: Fixed Term Contract, 12 months
Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
Holidays: Year 1 - 25 days + bank holidays pro rata

We are recruiting for a Finance Assistant on a 12 month fixed term contract in this newly created position.
Reporting to the Finance & Payroll Business Partner the role is required to administer an accurate payroll and pension service to Trust employees (via an external payroll bureau) in accordance with Trust, Government, Pension and Audit regulations, procedures and deadlines. The role will also provide assistance to the Finance team to deliver monthly financial reports including reconciliations, analysis and KPI stats.


• Experience of accurately administering high levels of complex data
• Professional qualification: CIPP/ AAT or equivalent (Part qualified or currently studying considered)
• Advanced application of MS Excel and data manipulation skills
• Excellent planning and organisation skills
• Ability to demonstrate a meticulous and accurate approach to work, paying attention to detail
• Ability to multi task, organise work tasks and meet deadlines
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Ability to analyse and produce management information as requested
• Ability to adapt and work within changing processes in the interests of continuous improvement

Experience/knowledge of the below is advantageous:

• Experience of Payroll reconciliation to nominal ledgers
• Experience of working as a payroll or finance administrator
• Experience of proven analytical skills
• Experience of working within a Charity of SME working with multiple cost centres
• Experience of Payroll administration working with multiple overtime rates & contracts
• Experience of Financial data analysis with multiple cost centres
• Excellent Communication Skills
• British Sign Language Introduction / Stage 1

Who are we?
Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School and specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

We provide an outstanding care environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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