Accounts Assistant - Care Homes

  • Job Reference: CG5041
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Cairn Group
  • Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Hotel & F&B Discount + Other Benefits!
  • Sector: Finance & Revenue
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Cairn Group we're ambitious. With a varied and extensive UK portfolio of hotels, bars and restaurants in our portfolio, we're focused on continual growth and are in it for the long haul. We are a family owned business with family values at our core, with a growing team and sites UK wide.

Our Head Office also operates 9 Care Homes, and we are are looking someone to focus on these within their role. 

About the role

As a Care Home Accounts Assistant you will be working in the Head Office looking after the accounts for a number of Care Homes spread across the country. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Invoicing residents, councils and CCG's
  • Posting transactions onto Sage 200
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Reconciling client accounts
  • Weekly room occupancy reports to the Directors and Managers
  • Monitoring and reporting on the aged debt on a regular basis
  • Chasing debt
  • Communicating with the various social workers/councils/relatives/CCG's and homes
  • Taking card payments over the telephone
  • Duties as required on an ad hoc basis for the company

About you

  • While it would be fantastic if you had knowledge of care home finances, it is not essential. The more important aspects for us are:
    • Willingness to learn
    • Work confidently with numbers
    • Attention to detail
    • Good communication skills, particularly when dealing with relatives of residents
    • Ability to write clearly for correspondence
    • Ability to multi-task and be flexible
    • Ability to use your own initiative
    • Knowledge of Sage 200 and Careblox is useful, but not essential