Finance Manager


Head Office, Dover, Kent, UK

Job Type:

Full Time


Up to £38,000 DOE

About Us

LDC Care Co are an expanding family-owned care provider with over 55 services across Kent. We employ over 350 people to support adults with complex learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses within residential and supported living environments. The role of the Finance Manager will be based at our head office in Dover, with an ability to travel to service locations on an ‘as-needed’ basis.

About The Role

We are seeking a Finance Manager who holds relevant financial or accountancy qualifications, and is experienced in applying their financial expertise to a company of a medium-to-large scale.

The Finance Manager will provide leadership and oversight to our Finance Department and related functions, and steer the full financial function within LDC Care Co. The postholder will work closely with the senior leadership team to support the company’s development objectives through accurate reporting and forecasting based on financial data maintained by the Department. Whilst experience in the care sector is not essential, it would be an advantage.

The key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Leadership and supervision of the full Finance Department and its total remit, including the Payroll, invoicing, client finance, business reporting, and forecasting functions.

  • Assisting with development and implementation of accounting control procedures, analysing revenue and expenditure trends, and making recommendations on budgetary decisions.

  • Submitting reports to the senior leadership team in accordance with set KPIs, identifying trends, actions, and recommendations based on accrued data which supports the Company’s ability to make operational and development decisions.

  • Maintaining journal systems of financial transactions and actioned / pending changes to revenue.

  • Have rigorous checks and balances in place to ensure all discrepancies are discovered and resolved.

  • Prepare, review, and maintain all invoicing and bookkeeping, including service user fees and commissioning, implementing workflow systems to ensure that all revenue is correctly processed and accounted for.

  • Complete various financial, accounting, administrative, and other reports and analysis, and perform other duties as assigned or as necessary.

  • Maintain positive relationships with local authorities regarding contracts and payment schedules.

  • Managing PAYE and HMRC reporting and payments.

  • Maintain and optimise use of systems utilised within the Department, including Sage and others.

  • Conduct audits within the Department and within services, including management of financial investigations where discrepancies occur.

  • Responsible for liaising with the Accountants and banks, including monthly financial reporting that will include monthly accruals and offsetting data against budgets and P&L data.

  • Liaise with external auditors, providing data and information as requested, including during preparation for the annual accounts.

  • Support employees and external stakeholders with financial queries and resolutions.

The Person

The ideal candidate:

  • Must have accounting qualifications (ACA or equivalent) as a minimum, or be able to demonstrate similar financial qualifications of an equivalent or senior level.

  • Must have previous experience of working within accountancy, or for a medium-to-large sized company within a finance department which holds significant revenue.

  • Will have experience in using key financial systems such as Sage and other reporting systems.

  • Will ideally have experience from the health & social care sector, although this is not essential.

  • Will have a critical and logical approach to financial data

  • Be a confident communicator both verbally and in writing

  • Be able to lead and motivate others

  • Be flexible and creative in their approach

What We Can Offer You

  • Competitive salary of up to £36,000 dependent on experience

  • 20 days’ annual leave + bank holidays

  • Blue Light online benefits and cashback rewards