Assistant Accountant

Goudhurst, UK
22 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Bursary Assistant

16h (42 weeks a year)

I am currently working with a private school based on the outskirts of Pembury Kent. My client is looking for a part time Accounts Assistant to support the Bursar. The successful candidate will report to the Bursar and assist in all aspects of the School accounts.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities


• Purchase and General Ledgers;

• Assist with maintaining a School purchase ledger;

• Assist in preparing all supplier invoices for payment following authorization by Bursar or Headmaster;

• Be the first (of 2) authorization for payment by electronic banking;

• Liaising with Heads of Department and suppliers over payment of invoices where necessary;

• Assist in maintaining computerised records of expenditure against budget for all cost centres;

• Supporting the Bursar in the preparation of annual budgets.


• Assistant in the maintenance and operation of the School monthly payroll, tax, NI and pension contributions (Teachers pensions and support staff pension scheme) from data provided by the Bursar and HR Manager for all full and part time teaching and support staff;

• When required, make real time returns and payments to HMRC and pension providers.


• Assist in maintaining the School cash account (cash and cheques);

• Assist in the checking of the electronic bank statement and the weekly reconciliation of the accounts;

• Prepare cheque payments for signature by Bursar or Headmaster (and a Governor where required).


• Assist in the preparation of draft monthly accounts for Bursar's presentation to Governors;

• Work in close liaison with the Assistant Bursar to account for pupil fees and extras receipts and payments;

• Help to prepare end of year returns as required for HMRC, Teachers Pensions, Charity Commission and Companies House;

• Provide management accounting information to Auditors for Annual audit;

• Assist and understudy the Assistant Bursar in all aspects of the School's finances and be prepared to stand in for her when required;

• Maintain the Bursary archive in conjunction with Bursar and Assistant Bursar;

• Any other associated tasks as necessary.

The apply for this role please submit your CV or for more information please call Estelle Sayer on

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