Early Years Scotland Vacancy – Finance Officer



  • 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30pm
  • £23,692 (point 23 on the scale 23 – 25)
  • Based at Early Years Scotland Office, 23 Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7EE.
  • 25 days annual leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter.
  • Excellent employee benefits including
    • 12 public holidays.
    • 5% employer pension contribution.
    • Hybrid working model.
    • Sick leave on full pay for 2 weeks at start in post to 13 weeks according to service.
    • Enhanced maternity, adoption etc leave after qualifying period.
    • Family sensitive paid leave policies.
    • Professional learning and development support (financial and time).
    • Employee Assistance Programme.
    • Wellbeing initiatives including 20 minutes walking time included in each working day.
    • Car parking at the Granville Street office.

Who are we?

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.  Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools, and prisons.  We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need and will benefit most from our services.  We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.


The role

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Finance Officer to join our small but busy Finance Team based at the Early Years Scotland Main Office in Glasgow. You will be a first-class communicator who is confident working independently while being comfortable, eager and willing in a team context.


What skills does the post require?

You will be a highly numerate person with an eye for detail who is comfortable and experienced in book-keeping and financial recording procedures.

The main duties will include:

  • Providing effective financial transactional processing.
  • Processing all income and expenditure through Sage Accounts.
  • Supporting the creation and monitoring of budget and management accounts in conjunction with the Finance Manager.
  • Bank reconciliation.
  • Working as an integral member of the Finance Team.
  • Supporting payroll and pension administration for staff.

You will bring:

  • Competent bookkeeping knowledge, experience and expertise.
  • Experience using Sage 50 Accounts, or similar, and accessing helpline support.
  • An understanding and reasonable experience of payroll processes.
  • Experience using internet banking.
  • Experience of bank reconciliation procedures.
  • A commitment to the highest standards of reliability, honesty and confidentiality.


Although there is no requirement for a specific qualification, any relevant, recognised qualifications will be valued.

Closing date for applications: Monday 13th March 2023 at 5pm


Full post information can be found at https://earlyyearsscotland.org/about-us/job-vacancies

CVs and covering letters should be emailed to recruitment@earlyyearsscotland.org     


Please also visit the EYS website for wider information on the organisation including our most recent Impact Report at www.earlyyearsscotland.org/about-us/impact-report                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                Staff Testimonials:

As a recently appointed staff member of Early Years Scotland with a substantial history of working in the third sector I can honestly say that EYS are the most welcoming employer I have worked with. EYS are invested in the wellbeing of not only children and families across Scotland but also the wellbeing and development of their staff team. EYS employee benefits are very supportive of staff achieving a positive work/life balance.” Gary

“I’ve worked for EYS for almost 10 years, and I can honestly say that I love working here.  EYS is like one big family, and I’m delighted to be part of it!  I feel very supported within the organisation and feel valued as a person and as an employee. Our current optional plan of hybrid working between office and home is the perfect mix and suits me extremely well.” Lesley

“I have been lucky enough to have worked at EYS now for six years. In all my time of working for EYS, I have always felt valued, supported and appreciated. EYS offer excellent holiday entitlement, a flexible approach to working, a platform for employees to have a voice through their unique staff consultation committee, as well as very kind and supportive colleagues and leaders. We often talk about Team EYS and that’s because EYS is Team EYS”. Ally

“I am extremely fortunate to work for an organisation like EYS. The dedication of every staff member, as well as a supportive, creative and welcoming environment makes for an extremely positive and committed workforce, of which I am always thankful to be a part of.” Lorna 


                                                                 Early Years Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer   


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