Sep 9th, 2022
The Outcomes First Group is the leading children care provider of high quality education, care and foster care services supporting thousands of children and young people across the UK every day.

We offer great opportunities for those who wish to develop a career within the Outcomes First Group and also want to help children, young people and adults build incredible futures. We pride ourselves on creating a workplace within our schools, homes, fostering agencies and central services offices, where every member of staff feels valued and respected, as well as being adequately challenged to develop and succeed in their role.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable people in the UK to be happy and have access to ample educational and personal development opportunities that will set them up for everything that they may want out of life.

Together, we inspire trust, happiness and an infectious passion to accomplish this vision. To this end, we look for people who share our values and aspirations; dedicated and committed individuals who are highly focused on creating positive outcomes for the children, young people and adults in our care.

We know that the nature of our work can be challenging at times, as well as hugely rewarding, so we equip our teams with the skills and knowledge to feel confident in dealing with all manner of situations and how best to practically manage these experiences. Through ongoing support, training and development, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and are given every opportunity to extend their abilities.

Our divisional brands include National Fostering Group, Options Autism and Acorn Education & Care.
Nationwide Services
Head Office - Based in Bolton

Full Job Description

Job Title: Finance Officer

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Bolton Head Office

Flexible working: Available, Mondays and Thursdays in the office

Salary: £22,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Outcomes First Group is Great Place to Work certified – it’s official! We’re also taking part in the national 4 Day Working Week pilot which makes joining us now even more appealing…

We are looking for a Finance Officer to join our growing team and be responsible for effective financial control.

About the Role

As Finance Officer you will:

  • Support your manager in providing efficient and customer-focused service for the processing of payments and invoicing
  • Support in the preparation of payments on a daily/weekly basis ensuring they are prepared in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure all allowances and payments are processed on the system and paid out correctly and on time
  • Reconcile deductions and payments monthly and issue any remittance advice

About Finance

As a centralised function at Outcomes First Group, Finance supports several acquired agencies, over 59 schools, and 74 residential homes for vulnerable young people, children, and adults. Our Finance team consists of Management Accounts, Transactional Finance, and Commercials.

As one of the largest departments within Outcomes First Group, we are committed to providing a high level of service to work towards our goal of improving those we care for. By joining Finance, you will gain exposure to a variety of scenarios in a fast-paced and high-volume industry, where you will really get the chance to develop your personal and professional skills.

Who are we looking for?

As our Finance Officer you will need:

  • Previous experience of processing payments within a financial system control environment
  • High numeracy skills and the ability to effectively handle financial data
  • A professional demeanor, positive and flexible attitude, and good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Be able to work along and tackle tasks proactively

Why work for us?

Your life is bigger than your work, of course, and we know that a healthy work-life balance is key to feeling energised and alive.

Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll love being among inspiring and supportive colleagues who value and respect the work you do – people who are equally passionate about giving you time and space to enjoy with your family and friends.

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS, which must be registered on the update service.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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