Finance Assistant

Brownlow Group Practice

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Job summary

The successful candidate will be able to provide support to the Finance team and ensure all finance support duties are undertaken effectively.

This is a 12 month temporary full time post, with potential of being made permanent, following a review. 

An opportunity has arisen to join the Finance Team at Brownlow Health. We are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic individual who has strong IT skills and a working knowledge of financial and non-financial computer systems.

Brownlow prides itself in being an exceptional employer. We have a dedicated staff wellbeing team and offer numerous staff benefits and incentives including protected study leave with financial allowance and enhanced annual leave for 100% attendance. You will receive a 6 month mentorship/induction package and following this will have the option for some home working.

Main duties of the job

Some of the duties of this role will include, but are not limited to: data input, data analysis, Sage data entry, maternity and sickness backfill claims, monthly payroll amendments, monthly reconciliation of petty cash, receive and match purchase invoices and delivery notes, follow up unpaid sales invoices, reconcile supplier statements. Collect cash from Brownlow sites.

About us

Brownlow is an organisation that is committed to equality and diversity, and we strive for our workforce to be representative and inclusive of the complex and diverse community which we are proud to serve. With this commitment in mind, we actively encourage individuals who self-identify as having protected characteristics to apply for this role.

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from: individuals with linguistic diversity, members of the LGBTQ+ community; members of black, minority ethnic, and minority faith groups; and from those who are disabled and / or neurodiverse. We are mindful that we may not always be aware of structural and systemic factors, which might discourage or prevent certain minority groups and marginalised populations from applying to join our team. If you are aware that any such barriers do exist, please let us know so that we can work to overcome and dismantle these.

Although not required by law we strongly recommend that all staff have received all Covid vaccinations.

Extended access will form part of your contracted hours. Brownlow Sites:

Pembroke Place L69 3GF

Peach Street Liverpool L69 7ZL

26 Argyle Street Liverpool L1 5DL

155 Edge Lane Edge Hill Liverpool L7 2PF

2 Vauxhall Road Liverpool L3 2BG

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Main Purpose of Post: To provide support to the Finance team and ensuring all finance support duties are undertaken effectively

Responsible to: Finance / HR Deputy Manager

Accountable to: Finance / HR Manager and Practice Partners

AfC: Band 4

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Post:

Finance Duties

Receive and match purchase invoices and delivery notes, reconcile supplier statements.

Complete any maternity and sickness backfill claims

Input purchase invoices into SAGE.

Follow up unpaid sales invoices.

Ensure monthly payroll amendments are received in a timely manner.

Collect cash from Brownlow sites

Maintain the petty cash control spreadsheet, ensure cash is reconciled on a regular basis.

Record Insurance payments received into the bank and share this information with Insurance Team.

Pay cheques into bank.

Transaction processing, match invoices, input onto Sage, produce creditors reports.

Assist in the monthly Payroll process.

Assist in production of management accounts.

Create and maintain excel spreadsheet to analyse data.

Order consumables and monitor stock levels.

Liaise with suppliers.

Any other duty required to support the effective operation of these systems.

Communication and relationships

· Liaise with members of the Practice, other NHS organisations and outside agencies as appropriate to the role.

· Communicate sensitively and effectively with others, using active listening and adapting communication style and method as necessary to meet their needs.

· Participate in meetings as appropriate.

Team working

· Understand own role and scope in the practice.

Work as an effective and responsible team member, supporting colleagues in a flexible and approachable manner.

Organisation/Quality

· Ensure that any data entered into the computer is done accurately.

· Understand and follow the requirements of confidentiality (including the Data Protection Act) and the Freedom of Information Act and refer on any queries as appropriate.

· Participate in quality improvement initiatives, including Significant Event Analysis and PAIRS.

· Support the aims and objectives of the Practice and contribute to the on-going development of the Practice as required.

· Follow Practice policies, including Health and Safety, Security and Confidentiality.

Practice development and clinical governance

· To participate in primary healthcare team meetings when required.

· To provide data, as requested, for practice development plans and report.

· To be aware of practice policies on risk management / incident reporting and health and safety and operate appropriate procedures for minimising risk.

· To be aware of issues related to own development and be committed to participate in training and education.

Training, learning and development

· Undergo regular appraisal, supervision, and training as necessary to update skills and knowledge.

· Provide training to other staff in work relevant to this post.

· Participate in the induction of new staff, students, and other attached professionals

Equality and diversity

· Respect the privacy, dignity and beliefs of patients, carers, visitors, and co-workers. They must be treated equally, irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

· Be aware of procedures regarding protection of children and vulnerable adults, including Practice and NHS policies. Follow the guidance and policies and take action in an appropriate manner.

Management of risk / health, safety, and security

· Follow Health & Safety Policies and guidelines, including fire procedures and those pertaining to clinical areas of risk. Use safe working procedures and report incidents using the incident reporting system.

· Use the personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice guidelines.

· Follow infection control procedures.

· Employees must take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of him/herself and / or others who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work.

· No person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of Health, Safety or Welfare.

Confidentiality

· All information relating to patients and staff gained through your employment and after leaving employment with Brownlow Health is confidential Disclosure to any unauthorized person is a serious disciplinary offence or may result in litigation.

Other

· Give good and regular attendance.

· Maintain a tidy and organised work area.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive but to indicate the main areas of responsibility. It may be changed after consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification

Personal skills and abilities

Essential

  • A friendly and approachable manner, with good people skills, showing understanding, care, and assertiveness when appropriate.
  • The ability to work independently and use initiative.
  • The ability to produce accurate and thorough work in a prompt and efficient manner, working to set timescales.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of individuals, both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to manage conflict calmly and positively and adhere to procedures under pressure.
  • A conscientious approach and commitment to working in an adaptable and flexible manner.
  • The ability to work effectively when busy and multi-task when required.
  • The ability to deal with personal information sensitively and respect people's right to confidentiality.
  • The ability to cope with occasional exposure to challenging behaviour, distressing circumstances, or emotional events.
  • The ability to work positively as a member of a busy team.
  • The ability to give good and regular attendance.

Knowledge, training and experience

Essential

  • Strong IT and computer skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office, especially excel, email and the internet
  • Previous experience that demonstrates good attention to detail.
  • A working knowledge of financial and non-financial computer systems
  • A sound general education to GCSE level or equivalent, or equivalent working experience, or relevant qualifications.
  • Evidence of excellent administration and organisational skills with the ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • An excellent standard of grammar and spelling in the English language.
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently
  • Knowledge of computerised systems
  • Strong analytical skills

General

Essential

  • A commitment to support the delivery of the best possible service to a diverse inner-city population.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a healthcare setting.
  • Training or qualifications in administration, Finance or other related areas.
  • Experience of Sage Accounts
  • Experience of Sage Payroll
  • Understanding of basic book-keeping
  • Experience of cash handling, petty cash and interaction with patients and non- finance staff
  • Actively studying for an Association of Accounting Technicians qualification or equivalent experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Brownlow Group Practice

Address

Princes Park Health Centre

Bentley Road

Liverpool

L8 0SY


Employer's website

https://www.brownlowhealth.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

25 April 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£22,549 to £24,882 a year Band 4

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Home or remote working

Reference number

A1812-22-5700

Job locations

Princes Park Health Centre

Bentley Road

Liverpool

L8 0SY


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