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Assistant Accountant (Maternity Cover) - Matlock, Derbyshire

Matlock, Derbyshire
£29,000 - £31,000 Pro Rata
Closing date
24 May 2022
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Assistant Accountant (Maternity Cover) - Matlock, Derbyshire

(Maternity Cover - up to 12 months)

Rate of Pay; £29,000 - £31,000 per annum 

National Office / remote field based 

Hours –37.5 hours per week (part-time not available with this role)

YHA have amazing properties in some of the most iconic and inspiring places in England and Wales. A job with YHA could see you supporting YHA to achieve its mission and strategic objectives by managing the Finance Officer (Accounting and Controls), ensuring the transactions within the balance sheet are accurate and meet accounting standards. You will also liaise closely with the property team to ensure meaningful reports are created to monitor spend. 

Finance Manager skills and experience: 

  • Confident and skilled communicator
  • Ability to build effective positive and collaborative working relationships, both internally and externally, influencing across multiple functions and teams.
  • AAT/CIMA Part Qualified or equivalent experience
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to prioritise, organize and deliver work accurately to defined standards and deadlines.
  • Good ICT skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft spreadsheet applications to intermediate level.
  • Pro-active problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience of using finance systems

Finance Manager responsibilities: 

You’ll ensure accurate reporting, accounting and control on all property related transactions by;

  • Completing accounting transactions for property disposals, turnover rent liabilities, lease liabilities and renewals,
  • Managing capital/revenue accounting and ensure it complies with policy standards
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register, ensuring full reconciliation to the nominal ledger
  • Preparing the year end schedules for audit

You’ll build relationships with both internal colleagues and suppliers, working closely with external auditors and assisting with analyses to support the year end accounts in respect of fixed assets and balance sheet assets and liabilities. And you’ll ensure that the staff expense process is performed and meets with relevant HMRC guidance.

You’ll oversee the balance sheet – managing the Finance Officer, ensuring that the balance sheet reconciliations are performed, and that the data on utility usage and consumption is managed, resolving any billing issues to provide accurate figures for reporting in the management accounts.

You’ll produce the budget cash flow and balance sheet in conjunction with the hostel overnights budget, working closely with the commercial team to prepare overnight budgets for the hostel network and undertaking appropriate check to ensure a reasonable budget. You’ll also collate the necessary information to prepare budget values for utility usage, rents, AA expenditure, interest and depreciation. 

Producing weekly and monthly cash flow reports along with forecasting.


We are YHA.

A 90-year-old charity and social enterprise dedicated to connecting people with nature, the outdoors, culture, and heritage through brilliant hostel stays and experiences. We operate hostels and activity centres throughout England and Wales and welcome all but specialise in creating opportunities for young people. As well as memorable holidays and short breaks, we deliver education residentials, group trips, and a variety of volunteering opportunities.

Our strategic priorities and working culture

Our top priority is ensuring YHA is for everyone. To achieve this, we need a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We support equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Our people share a common purpose: to improve health, wellbeing, and life skills. Our culture is collaborative; we work together following core values and behaviours called HEART: Helpful, Efficient, Authentic, Respectful and Team-spirited.

To ensure we are reaching all, we capture equality information at both the attraction and onboarding stages of employment.

Please note in order to apply for a vacancy with YHA we require an up-to-date CV and a completed application form.? 

If you require any assistance to submit your application, please email: 

Please note: YHA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during our safer recruitment process in line with this commitment, this will include the checking of relevant ID’s for Right to work and a DBS application.


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