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Early Years Finance Coordinator

YMCA Fairthorne Group
4.0 out of 5
£24,000 - £25,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time



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  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee assistance programme

Full job description

Early Years Finance Coordinator

Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge

£24,000 to £25,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Benefits to you:

  • Employer pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday FTE, accruing an additional day for each year of service up to 30 days
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave (up to 10 days per annum)
  • Employee Assistance Program with Health Assured
  • 50% discount on nursery fees
  • Day camps discounts: 1 week free and 1 week at 50% per child per annum
  • Campsite and activities discounts at YMCA Fairthorne Manor
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job Purpose:

To provide comprehensive administration support to YMCA nurseries and support the early years Finance Business Partner in managing nursery income. The post holder will be based at Fairthorne Manor and will be required to travel to nurseries across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Raising & sending invoices
  • Setting up Direct Debits
  • Taking payments via credit card, BACS, childcare vouchers, TFC
  • Applying funding/nursery grants to individual accounts in the nursery management system
  • Investigating and resolving invoice and funding queries as required in a timely manner
  • Credit control by email and phone
  • Carrying out funding claims with applicable council
  • Reconciling funding/nursery grants
  • Maintaining child records in the nursery management system
  • Allocating group income to the correct account
  • Supporting nursery managers in recording usage of designated funds
  • SME for early years funding
  • Posting month-end journals to record early years income
  • Maintain regular and frequent communication with all nurseries, including visits
  • Be an active team player within the Early years team and within the organisation as a whole
  • Store and update documents in the companies file sharing database
  • Maintain files including confidential information
  • Liaise with external professionals and staff from other services


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in performing administrative tasks in a busy customer facing role, preferably in a service supporting children and families
  • Excellent IT skills, including applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and database applications. Training in Connect Childcare will be provided
  • Full UK Driving License - Travel will be expected to meet business needs

Skills / Abilities:

  • Attention to detail, accuracy
  • Flexible approach
  • Demonstrable customer service skills
  • Confident communicator, friendly and approachable
  • Reliable, organised and resilient
  • Confidential
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the work of the organisation

Successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities charity with commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. A copy of this policy will be made available on request.

Please apply now for this rewarding position and be part of an amazing charity who continue to support and achieve wonderful things within the community.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£25,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday


  • Administrative: 2 years (preferred)
  • Customer service: 2 years (preferred)
  • Funding: 1 year (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (required)

Work Location: In person