Accounts Assistant

School Finance Assistant

Ref: 11| Posted: 9th Sep 2019

Local Secondary School, require a finance Assistant with experience of using PS Financial to provide support for a 1 year fixed term contract.

You will be required to work 41 weeks of the year. There is flexibility to work between 30 - 36 hours per week. Salary is dependent on hours worked and skills.


The core purpose of this role is to:

  • Accurately process all transactions for the Trust from initial order to payment.
  • Follow systems and processes to keep accurate records of the School finances
  • Support the Finance Officer / Business Manager to ensure the School finance processes are robust and followed at all times.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Accurately maintaining financial records using PS financials, excel and other databases
  • Purchase Orders -processing orders accurately and efficiently, advising staff, dealing with any returns, matching delivery notes and settling invoices.
  • Ensuring budget holders adhere to the financial procedures at all times
  • Suppliers - Liaising with suppliers, reconciling statements and investigating and resolving queries, quickly and accurately
  • Purchase Ledger- Maintain supplier list, entry and allocation of invoices and payments
  • Sales Ledger - raise invoices, allocate income and credit control
  • Bank/Cash Ledger- Receipting and banking cheques and cash and processing online payments
  • Expenses- Processing staff expense claims
  • Petty Cash - processing payments, maintenance of Petty Cash Book and reconciliation.

To be considered for the role you will need:

  • Experience of working within a finance team
  • Good Attention to details
  • Basic understanding of accounting processes and procedures
  • Good level of competence in Excel and Word
  • Experience of PS Financials
  • Good organisational skills used in planning and managing own work

This is a 1 year fixed term contract.

£17,000 - £20,000