School Finance Officer / Credit Control Officer

SMART Education Recruitment Ltd
30 Sep 2017
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
SMART EDUCATION is a specialist consultancy focusing exclusively on the Education sector. We work extensively with Nurseries, Schools (Mainstream & SEN), Academies, FE Settings and a variety of alternative education establishments across the West Midlands recruiting for PERMANENT and TEMPORARY staff. We offer a bespoke service to both the clients and candidates with whom we work and are extremely proud of our honest reputation and our professional attitude towards Safeguarding & Customer Service.
SMART Education are recruiting a credit controller for a school within Birmingham. This position is full time. It starts ASAP and will be for 4 weeks initially with the potential of it continuing.You will be expected to maintain a high degree of professionalism, customer service and discretion, an ability to stay calm and being sympathetic but firm is key.As the Finance Officer you will have the responsibility of ensuring the smooth running of the financial service of the school. You will be the credit control officer. You will be responsible for collecting unpaid fees owed to the school. You will be updating the school’s accounts constantly and need to have a firm control over them. Duties and Responsibilities 1.To adhere to the ethos of the school 2.To promote the agreed vision and aims of the school 3.To set an example of personal integrity and professionalism 4.Attendance at appropriate staff meetings, INSET and staff training days5.Managing debts owed to the school – ensure they are paid within agreed timescales6.Maintain regular contact with parents to ensure all debts are managed7.Chase overdue bills by telephone, email and letter within agreed timescales – record this communication8.Produce and maintain the master Debtors List. 9.Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to the School Business Manager to avert debt being accrued10.Working alongside and with the School Business Manager 11.Respond promptly to all enquires 12.Provide information and reports to other management13.Comply with requirements when legal action needs to be taken (under the direction of the School Business Manager) 14.Provide administrative support appropriate to the needs of the school.
The school is lovely and staff friendly and professional, they welcome applicants with a professional, friendly and competent outlook.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: You MUST have a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above. Additional relevant qualifications would be beneficial too.REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: You MUST have previous credit control / debt collection experience including experience of SIMS and FMS, competency using Excel and Word program. HOURS: Full TimeTYPE: 4 week contract with the potential of continuingSTART DATE: Sept 2017Hours: Full time every day Mon – Fri (Term time only)Location: BirminghamInterview Dates: ASAPStart Date: September 2017Contact: Clare Flanagan
If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or any other positions available, then please contact Clare at Smart Education via telephone or email immediately. This cover is to start ASAP.
If you are a Teacher, TA, Lecturer, SEN specialist, Cover Supervisor or Nursery Nurse and are looking for work opportunities on both a permanent or temporary basis, then call SMART EDUCATION today. You are guaranteed a professional and efficient service from our very experienced and approachable consultants. At SMART EDUCATION exceeding your expectations is our priority. Our Key Values to you: Service Motivation Approachability Reliability Trust, we look forward to hearing from you.

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