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Finance Assistant

​Who we are

YMCA Brunel Group is an independent, locally governed and managed charity operating in Mendip, Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Somerset. We are part of the international YMCA movement. Our mission is to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.​

Our activities include:

Accommodation for over 700 people every year who are at risk of being homeless, who are on low incomes, experience barriers to work, or young people in need of high levels of support, who have often experienced trauma and difficult times in their lives. We don’t just provide a bed, we support people holistically and continually seek to help our residents gain the training, skills and confidence to lead independent lives.​

​A Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath, a community facility with a fully kitted out gym, functional fitness areas and extensive class programme.

​Two commercial hostels in Bath and Bristol which help us cover our central costs.

​Twelve youth clubs for young people aged 10-19, including 4 young carers groups, providing a space where they can have dedicated time to talk to trusted youth workers, access relevant information about issues that concern them, and develop their social networks.​

​Eight Ofsted registered Nurseries, providing spaces for up to 360 children where they are given opportunities and experiences that will set them up for their educational journeys and prepare them for their lives ahead. ​

What does the job entail?

The purpose of this role is to provide the day to day financial administration of YMCA Brunel Group. The role is varied with daily, weekly and ad hoc tasks, all of which fit together to produce timely month end information.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Posting & Paying purchases ledger invoices

  • Raising Customer invoices and managing debtors.

  • Posting and reconciliations of Credit/ Purchase Cards

  • Bank account reconciliations

  • Posting of Bank Statements.

  • Assisting the finance manager with production of Housing related invoices and queries.

  • To assist when required with any other finance related tasks.

  • To comply at all times with YMCA Brunel Group policies and procedures and regulatory and legislative requirements, including Charity law and regulation, and our obligations as a registered member of the Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator

  • To carry out any duties delegated to him/her/them by the line manager within his/her/their capability.

  • To work out of hours where required at events and presentations (we operate a Time Off In Lieu Policy)

What skills will the successful candidate need?

We are passionate about the work we do and need equally committed members on our team to help us achieve those goals. The successful candidate will be confident and have experience in building relationships and communicating effectively with a variety of audiences and individuals, as well as being numerate and confident with a variety of different IT packages. This role would ideally suit someone looking to begin their journey in finance and accounting, and it should be noted that access to training will be provided where relevant.

Ideally you will be qualified to AAT level 2.

What we offer

Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

YMCA employee advantages

20% discount off the cost of childcare at our childcare settings

YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity.


YMCA Bath is a centrally located hostel which provides accommodation to school groups, backpackers, sporting groups and universities.


37.5 hours per week, 9am to 5pm

Contract type

Permanent, six months probation period

Rate of Pay

£24,000 to £26,500 (dependant on experience) plus annual leave

Please find attached below the job description and personal specification for the role:

Finance Assitant JD Person Spec.docx

If you would like to apply for any of our current vacancies you will need to fill out one of our application forms online:

To know more about what YMCA Brunel do and to apply please visit our website:

YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Finance Assistant


£24,000 to £26,500 (dependant on experience)


37.5 hours per week, 9am to 5pm

Contract Type:




Close Date:

Monday, 31 July 2023

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