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Payroll and Finance Administrator

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?

You will collate all related payroll information for both YMCA Brunel Group & Tria Aktiv (UK) Ltd and accurately input payroll and pension data on relevant systems in accordance with the organisations finance timelines, policies and procedures.

You will complete and submit all necessary payroll returns accurately and on time.

You will assist in the preparation of salary budgets and costings across all departments and undertake daily accounting tasks relating to both commercial hostels, ensuring both bookings and payments reconcile.

You will assist in the month end procedures for Tria Aktiv (UK) Ltd by producing accurate reports and ensuring sales systems are accurate.

You will process all credit and purchases card transactions and ensure all card holders submit receipts etc. Monthly reconciliations of each card will be required.

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. You will be joining a small team where you will work with the Finance Director to ensure the monthly payroll process runs smoothly. You will need to have some previous experience of the monthly payroll process.

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.

You must have previous finance experience, preferably holding the AAT Level 3 qualification.

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

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

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


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

£25,000 to £27,500 (dependant on experience) plus annual leave

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

Payroll Finance Administrator 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:

Payroll and Finance Administrator


£25,000 to £27,500 (dependant on experience)


37.5 hours per week, 9am to 5pm

Contract Type:

Permanent, six months probation period



Close Date:

Thursday, 13 July 2023

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