School finance assistant

Veritas Education Recruitment
13 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
School Finance Assistant

** PS financials experience ESSENTIAL **

Starts in Sept - 1 year maternity cover - £65-75 per day

HAMPTON - RICHMOND - Secondary school

Core Purpose

Accurate processing of all transactions for the Trust from initial order to payment.
Following 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.

Specific Responsibilities

Accurately maintain 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.
Maintain accurate records for trips and other ad hoc income
Regular reconciliation of sales and purchase ledger records
Filing and maintenance of all folders and files relevant to the job role.
Reporting to and working with the Finance Officer on a daily basis.
Providing financial information when required by staff, governors and auditors
Ad hoc duties commensurate with role to assist the Finance Officer / Business Manager

General Responsibilities

Compliance with trust financial regulations at all times
Consistent delivery of finance service to all schools in the Trust
Working collaboratively to ensure best practice is maintained at all levels
Undertake other duties as required in line with overall grading and purpose of the job.

Person Specification

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 using PS Financials
Good communication and listening skills
Good organisational skills used in planning and managing own work
Calm, friendly and professional disposition
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Able to respond effectively to changing priorities
Good analytical and problem solving ability
Good ability to work accurately

Please contact Gemma from Veritas


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
You must have legal right to work in the UK
You must be willing to attend a registration interviewVeritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community

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