School finance assistant - PSF trained

Veritas Education Recruitment Ltd
16 Sep 2019
29 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 interview

Veritas 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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