Follow us: Carer Login

Work With Us

Contact us to discuss your care needs
New clients: 020 7644 9522
Existing clients: 020 7624 9944

Follow us: Carer Login
SweetTree logo

Contact us to discuss your care needs

New clients: 020 7644 9554
Existing clients: 020 7624 9944

Looking to work in care?

Job Description

Role: Finance Assistant

Location: SweetTree Home Care Services - Coleridge House, 1 Coleridge Gardens, London NW6 3QH

Salary: £27,000 - £29,500 per annum

WORKING CONDITIONS: Working hours will be 37.5 weekly Monday - Friday

We are currently looking for an exceptional individual to join us as a Finance Assistant, responsible for the day to day operations and problem solving for the Accounts Payable process across SweetTree. Our ideal candidate is someone who is preferably AAT qualified, has done interim work before or can pick things up with ease and speed and has plenty of experience in a finance assistant role of a small/medium sized business.

The prospective Finance Assistant will be responsible for posting and processing journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded. Updating accounts receivable and issuing invoices. Updating accounts payable, performing reconciliations and problem solving for the Accounts Payable process across the SweetTree businesses.

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Ensure all supplier invoices are processed and paid accurately and in accordance with payment terms. 
  • Assist in investigating and resolving invoice / payment discrepancies with suppliers. 
  • Reconcile the AP ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and correctly posted. 
  • Ensure remittances are received and recorded in the accounting system. 
  • Reconcile bank payments and credit card statements. 
  • Assist with the Purchase Order Process. 
  • Assist with the direct debits / non-Purchase Order spend. 
  • Provide supplier reports / KPIs / ad hoc analyses to raise awareness and provide insights. 
  • Ensure all related supplier tasks are undertaken in line with the monthly Finance timetable. 
  • Process the on-boarding and offboarding of clients and staff via the Expenses software. 
  • Raise invoices relating to billable expenses. 
  • Update daily cashflows. 
  • Undertake ad hoc tasks as requested by the Finance Department (examples include managing intercompany and amortisation scheduling). 
  • Help to improve processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Assist the Finance Team in a wide range of accounting activities to ensure the smooth day to day running of the finance function. 

Finance Assistant - Essential Experience, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Knowledge of accounts / bookkeeping essential. 
  • Knowledge of Xero is highly desirable. 
  • Able to work efficiently on their own and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and able to meet tight deadlines. 
  • A proactive approach to investigate and resolve various issues. 
  • Adapting effortlessly to change whilst maintaining focus on key business goals. 
  • Excellent organisational skills to manage the volume of invoice queries and other issues. 
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills coupled with professional telephone manner. 
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office Applications, specifically Excel (use of v-lookups, pivot tables). 

In return we offer:

  • Ongoing support and development through our Training Academy with AIMs accredited training and apprenticeship providers.
  • Generous leave entitlement of 25 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holidays (pro-rata).
  • Enjoy a "Me day" - a day off plus £20 to spend on spoiling yourself.
  • Access to our Health & Wellbeing program to support your physical and mental wellness.
  • Exclusive shopping and services discount platforms to save you money.
  • Free eye care vouchers to ensure your vision is well cared for DSE based roles.
  • Complimentary DBS check 
  • Participation in our Company Pension Scheme for long-term financial security.
  • Recognition through Longevity Service Awards for your dedication and commitment.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance program for confidential support and guidance.
  • Social events such as Christmas and Summer parties to foster a sense of community and celebration.

About Us:

SweetTree Home Care is a well-established, leading community care provider in London and has recently been rated Outstanding by CQC for a second time.

DRESS CODE: Professional and meeting Health and Safety requirements.

To apply, please press the button and our Recruitment Team will be in touch.

Apply Now    Download Job description

Work for us

Candidate centre

Candidates who are working on an application for a position can access their drafts here.