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CoramBloomsbury, NJ
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Job Description

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary - 23,000 to 24,000 per annum

Coram is the UK's longest-serving children's charity, having been established in 1739, as the Foundling Hospital by Captain Thomas Coram. We aim to help give children the best possible start in life and have been finding new ways to help them for over 275 years. Today, we are a group of charities and charitable companies and have a strong reputation within the children's care sector. Coram is a leader in adoption and fostering, children's health education and reading volunteers, therapy, child and family law, advocacy for those in and leaving care.We also have an in-house academic team and we promote best practice to government, local authorities, other children's organisations and professionals.

The Finance Department has a primary responsibility to protect the assets of the Coram group of charities through the maintenance and development of a systematic process for financial control and review. The Department provides accurate, timely and meaningful financial and management information that enables the Board and Senior Management Team to make effective decisions regarding the strategic direction of the charity.

About the role

We are now seeking two Finance Assistants to join our growing finance team, working across the organisation, carrying out transactions processing and reconciliation, assisting with month-end and year-end accounting activities and supporting the work of the Finance team managers.

To be successful in this role you will have previous experience in a similar role and be a fully qualified AAT technician or be working towards an advanced accounting qualification such as CIMA or ACCA. You will have the ability to manage a workload with often challenging and competing deadlines and demonstrate high attention to detail and strong communication skills.Knowledge of financial accounting software packages such as Microsoft Dynamics GP is an advantage.

To apply for this role, please click on the apply button to complete the application.

For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 16th October 2019

Interview date: TBC

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 312278.

Estimated annual salary


  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Health Insurance
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Subsidiary or Business Segment


1001 to 5000 employees


Denver, CO


Health Care




Larry Merlo

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