Finance Officer

25 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is looking for a Finance Officer to join their well established team on a temporary to permanent basis in the Uxbridge area. This role is working for a local school (term time only) so previous experience will be beneficial.

The role will be to assist the local Finance Manager and MAT Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the efficient execution of all finance office activities. The post holder will have responsibility for transnational processing.

Duties will include:

To record accurately all income/expenditure for the assigned schools/ledgers, covering debtors, prepayments, accruals, creditors, journals, monthly reconciliations and inter-departmental transfers. The postholder is required to follow the month end process / timetable set out by the CFO.
  • To process official orders for the assigned schools/ledgers. Enter orders onto SAGE4Education and dispatch to suppliers. Checking and allocation of subsequent deliveries.
  • To prepare BACS run for School Pupils Fund (VSPF), ensuring payments are correctly authorised by Senior Leaders in line with the relevant Scheme of Delegation.
  • To prepare the monthly VAT detail report for submission to the CFO for central Trust VAT reclaim.
  • To support the use of designated school charge cards (as required) to make payments for individual schools, ensuring that payments are correctly authorised and that the monthly statement is countersigned by the appropriate Business Manager/Headteacher.
  • To act as main point of contact for staff, wishing to organise a school trip / activity for which a cost is payable by parents. The postholder will be expected to advise staff on an appropriate trip costing, within Trust policy and to sign off on the price of most trips. Any contentious issues may be referred to the Local Finance Manager for resolution.
  • To be responsible for setting up new offers on the cashless system (against the assigned school account) and act as a point of contact for parents with queries on making payments. To provide Subject Leaders with regular information regarding the status of offers (particularly in relation to the operational of school trips and to assist with chasing late / overdue payments as may be required.
  • To prepare the banking of any monies for the assigned schools/ledgers, and the counting, allocation and banking of any fundraising efforts by students

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