Compass Group

Finance Assistant

Compass Group
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Competitive salary + benefits
22 Feb 2024
22 Mar 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
As a Finance Administrator at Chartwells, Northumbria University, you'll provide efficient administration to support the site, from processing invoices and data inputting, to analysing stats and implementing processes – you’ll be a great all-rounder. You're the one with the skills to ensure behind the scenes our services run like clockwork and ensure our managers feel supported. 
This role is on a full-time basis, working 5 days out of 7. 
Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Support managers with weekly and monthly closing of unit books, including stock, labour, and sales.
  • Produce client billing and client documentation and manage debt collection.
  • Support the forecasting and budget process.
  • Produce WTS report.
  • Identify ways to improve processes and work with unit managers to implement new processes.
  • Produce weekly wastage reports.
  • Support units in operating in a compliant way according to profit protection guidelines.
  • Carry out independent unit safe checks.
Essential criteria:
  • Very good numeracy / literacy skills.
  • NVQ2 or equivalent qualification or experience in relevant discipline.
  • Experience of finance and working in a finance office.
  • Demonstrable experience in the use of Excel and Word.
  • Use of accounting Software.
  • Strong organisation skills, including the ability to meet deadlines.
  • High written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ever changing priorities. 
  • Work constructively on your own and as part of a team.
  • An ability to take responsibility and be pro-active in your work and to seek solutions to issues as they arise.
  • The ability to analyse data and identify issues and opportunities.
Desirable criteria:
  • Working within the catering, hospitality, food and beverage industry.
  • Experience using SAP.
What we offer:

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Free meals during your shift
  • Free gym membership at the universities state of the art sports centre
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
About Us

Part of Compass Group UK&I, Chartwells is the leading provider of catering and support services to the education sector. For over a quarter of a century Chartwells has been focusing on helping those in education to build strong bodies, sharp minds and lead long healthy lives. Every week, Chartwells serves millions of nutritious and delicious meals to pupils and students in primary and secondary schools, academies, independent schools, colleges and universities across the UK.

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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