Nursery Finance Officer *FTC 6 months* - Denton

£28000.00 - £30000.00 Per Annum
Contract
Denton
Nursery Support
Nursery Support Centre

 

Nursery Finance Officer

A Bit About Us

At Partou, childcare is more than just a job; it's a journey where every child leads us in a unique new direction. As part of the largest childcare group in the Netherlands, we have access to world-leading research, resources, and expertise to help you develop your skills and create a positive impact on the development of the next generation. With the acquisition of Just Childcare in June 2021 and All About Children in September 2022, Partou UK has become one of the largest childcare providers in the UK. This growth phase brings exciting opportunities, supported by significant investments in quality care and early years learning.

With over 1,000 nursery branches worldwide, catering to more than 75,000 children, and a team of 11,000+ dedicated professionals, Partou is a global leader in childcare. Our ambitious expansion plans focus on continuous improvement and growth.

For more information, visit our website.

Why This Role Is Important to Us

This pivotal role serves as the primary business partner to the Nursery Managers, offering expert support in all areas related to fees, debtors, and grant funding. Its significance lies in ensuring the precise billing of families and delivering exceptional service through the timely provision of information and resolution of queries.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Ensuring the accuracy of data in our billing system, particularly establishing LA Grant Parameters, applying Student Finance and Tax-Free Childcare receipts, validating 15-30 hour codes, and keeping the Connect system up to date in real time.
  • Reconciling grant claims made to the LAs against system data.
  • Problem-solving unallocated cash in the system.
  • Checking the monthly bill proposal and resolving unbilled sessions prior to issue to ensure accurate billing.
  • Assisting nurseries in debt collection when required, including escalating to the debt collection specialists in the team where necessary.
  • Addressing queries from nursery managers and bill payers in a timely manner, including emails and phone calls, to prevent unpaid bills.
  • Raising credits where applicable and seeking appropriate approval.
  • Ensuring fee and deposit refunds are accurate and authorised promptly.
  • Maintaining accurate records of deposits received.
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders and providing excellent service to our nurseries.
  • Partnering with managers from 10-15 nurseries and acting as the expert in all areas regarding billing and grant funding.
  • Supporting the integration of acquisitions into the nursery management system and ensuring a smooth onboarding process for incoming Nursery Managers.
  • Supporting the fee collection team with relevant information about specific accounts.
  • Assisting in the training and development of the team and nursery staff by sharing knowledge and best practices gained through the role.
  • Processing direct debits.

 

How You’ll Succeed

Success in this role means delivering accurate fee notes for parents and accurate grant claims, ensuring no underfunding due to missed or incorrect applications. You will resolve disputes swiftly, maintain clear and transparent communication, and build an excellent reputation with positive feedback from business partners.

What It Takes

To excel in this role, you will need a minimum of two years’ experience working in a financial support team for a multi-site company, and knowledge of LA Early Years Funding and the early years education sector. Strong interpersonal and team management skills are essential, along with excellent analytical, time management, and problem-solving abilities.

Join Us

Be part of a dynamic, fast-paced environment and contribute to our growth and success. Apply now to make a difference in the lives of our employees and the children we care for.

PTS

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check  

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community

 

Partou is proud be a part of the National Partnership in Early Learning and Childcare (NPELC) - a group of 10 of the largest childcare providers across England. Together, we operate over 1,300 childcare settings, employ more than 38,000 people, and take care of over 160,000 children.

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