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Finance and Monitoring Officer - Starting Well

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Job title: Finance and Monitoring Officer– Starting Well

Location: The Bridge, St Marks Rd, Tipton DY4 0SL Salary: £16,226 Per annum (£20,013 FTE) Working hours: 30 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2023


The Company

Murray Hall Community Trust is a rooted anchor charity operating across the West Midlands, using a community development approach, we promote health and wellbeing, enabling and supporting people in need to overcome the challenges of inequality. We advocate, facilitate empowerment, pioneer new solutions and delivering innovative services for stronger communities.

Starting Well is a new partnership scheme to enhance and complement Children Centre services in Sandwell and West Birmingham areas.

The partnership scheme will work closely with Midwives, Health Visitors, GPs, Social care and PCN Social Prescribing Link Workers to support expectant mothers up to eight weeks after birth with a seamless handover to existing Children Centre services. In addition, it will provide early years’ activities (0-2 ½ years children) where there are gaps in provision.

The scheme aims to provide much needed extra support to expectant mothers and children 0 to 2 ½ years of age living within:

  • High deprived ward areas of Sandwell and West Birmingham within the following towns: Smethwick, Tipton, West Bromwich, Rowley, and Ladywood.

  • BAME (including refugees and migrant) communities across Sandwell and West Birmingham.

The day-to-day duties:

  • To prepare annual budgets ahead of the project/grant periods. To map these appropriately to the funding profiles and managing spending within these profiles.

  • To support the Starting Well Service to enable effectively managed allocated budgets.

  • To provide accurate and up to date financial information to the Starting Well Coordinator (monthly and quarterly) for the Budget Finance Operational meetings and under their direction, to undertake financial expenditure in line with budget profiles.

  • To provide up to date financial support to ensure high quality monitoring is undertaken. This will include operating and reporting from QuickBooks Financial System.

  • To ensure that appropriate records, controls and system reconciliations are prepared in a timely manner and take appropriate action to ensure the integrity of the financial system is maintained at all times.

  • To develop, create and maintain data/spreadsheets that will facilitate the storage and retrieval of information.

  • To be responsible for monitoring processes of client records and the collation of service statistics

  • To complete closing down procedures ensuring that the key elements of the financial system are reconciled.

  • To provide financial support and guidance, as necessary in relation to all finance matters relevant to Starting Well.

  • Maintenance of procedures including petty cash, coding & apportioning bills and income receipt and banking, and all other related MHCT procedures.

  • Produce and maintain robust accruals registers for timely monthly submission.

  • Administration of all daily financial and data collection tasks to ensure that all processing is up to date in line with set deadlines.

  • To assist in preparing all the external funding financial and data monitoring reports to tight deadlines.

  • Keep up to date records of all equipment issued to staff ensuring all items have been signed for and a record kept of issue and return dates.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications required:

A qualification in accounting or finance (AAT Level 3 or equivalent).

A business administration qualification at NVQ level 4 or equivalent.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • At least 3 years’ experience of working within a finance/accounts department.

  • Experience of processing financial transactions with accuracy.

  • Experience of monitoring and data collection and reporting.

  • Experience of using QuickBooks finance software.

  • knowledge and understanding of GDPR and data privacy standards and how they apply to the role.

  • Experience of working with budgets (costing, analysing, tracking, reviewing, and planning for changes).

  • The ability to analyse information and make informed decisions.

  • The ability to maintain accurate and current recording systems and maintain a high level of confidentiality.


What the company will offer:

  • 28 Days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday (pro rata for part time employees)

  • Flexible working

  • Auto-enrolment into a workplace pension scheme

  • 24/7 access to


Employee Assistance Programme


Murray Hall Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and invite potential applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may require to enable them to make an application.


Apply now!

Attached is the Job Description and Person Specification along with an application form which needs to be completed and emailed to HR@murrayhall.co.uk or posted to: HR Recruitment, Murray Hall Community Trust, The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0SL. All applications must be submitted before the closing date stated below.


Some of our roles will be subject to a basic or enhanced DBS check.


For an informal discussion please contact Julie Garbett on 07859 799021.


Closing date: Friday 14th May 2021

Interviews expected to commence w/c: TBC

Start Date: ASAP

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