Finance Assistant

NMA Recruitment
18,000 per annum
05 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB TITLE: Finance Assistant
SALARY: £18,000 per annum
HOURS: 37.0


Our client is an outstanding school - They work hard to get the best for every single one of their pupils. With their Teaching School status they are called upon to share their expertise with other education providers to help them get the best for their learners too. They are always focused on making sure they secure the best possible future for the next generation and, being a SCITT, this extends to their high quality teacher training.


To provide finance and administrative support to the trust

- Processing of Invoices, checking to purchase orders, ensuring appropriate authorisation in accordance with agreed procedures and timescales
- Investigating and resolving supplier invoices under query arranging returns and ensuring that refunds or credit notes are received
- Production and Maintenance of each school Inventory
- Timely invoice data capture for inventory update
- Liaise with trust bankers regarding transaction detail when necessary
- Input of standard information to the Finance system (suppliers, debtors etc.) in accordance with procedures

- Ensure all VAT numbers are accurate and up to date
- Authorising Orders as per correct procedure
- Dealing with queries from suppliers, debtors, budget holders and other staff
- Ad-hoc visits to the bank when necessary
- Annual archiving of financial records including scanning, disposal and rotation
- Provide information to auditors upon request
- Assist with month end procedures
- Record saleable stock on a monthly basis
- Processing of all Direct Debits
- Reconciliation of Supplier Statements
- Monthly reconciliation of aged creditors
- Monthly reconciliation of unauthorised invoices
- Keep accurate data and financial records for all income and expenditure
- To work within the parameters of the financial procedures and systems of the trust

- Monthly Inter Account Transfers between each academies Public and School Funds
- Assist in Financial Year End Procedure as directed by the CFO
- Proactively implement the trusts financial procedures manual
- Capture all Capital Expenditure for Finance Officer review


- Experience of working within a finance department

- Understanding of accounting processes and procedures

- Ability to work between different sets of data

- Good level of competence in Excel, Word and Outlook and computerised accounting software

- Good Keyboard skills

- Good communication and listening skills

- Good organisational skills used in planning own work

- Self-motivated and enthusiastic

- Ability to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines

- Able to work in a busy office environment that often demands high levels of concentration

- Able to respond effectively to changing priorities

- A friendly and professional person and demonstrates support and a commitment to providing a quality service


- Relevant qualification

- A willingness to learn new skills and undertake relevant professional development

- Use of a variety of accounts packages, sage preferable

- Use of an Internet payment service

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