Finance Officer

GSL Education
19 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Title: Finance Officer
Location: Harrow, North West London
Salary Scale: £90 - £110

Dependant on qualifications & experience

Start Date: Immediately

Contract: Permanent

GSL Education are currently seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, experienced and well-qualified Finance Officer to undertake a position at one of our outstanding secondary schools in Harrow.

The school is looking for someone who can start immediately for this Permanent job. The school is looking for someone who can support and assist the Deputy Bursar and Executive Business Manager with day to day financial functions, being accountable for ensuring deadlines are met and that strict confidentiality is maintained at all times.

The successful candidate will also be able to provide support the Headteacher, School Business Manager and SLT on administrative and financial matters from time to time.
The successful candidate will:
  • Responsible for all Cash Book transactions both receipts and payments for the School; recording accurately within the finance system; preparing cash and cheques for paying into bank; and banking as required
  • Liaising with suppliers (and on occasion, customers) to resolve any invoice queries/disputes
  • Assisting with the administration of the cashless catering system by processing any manual debits/credits onto customer accounts. Liaising with other Administration staff on free school meals allowances and maintaining records within cashless system
  • Maintenance of departmental expenditure records, and distribution to departments on a regular basis
  • Responsibility for Petty Cash/Expense Claim transactions, making payments in accordance with procedures
  • Assist with the management of cashflow between the School main bank accounts
  • Analyse payments & cashflow within the main account on a monthly basis, and keep track of sales invoices raised

Person Specification:

Sound knowledge of accounts filing systems for auditing purposes

• A working knowledge of academy computerised financial systems

• Experience of financial procedures, cash handling and cash security in a similar public sector environment

• Experience of dealing with schools' non-public funds

• Good level of education to at least A-level standard ideally degree standard or equivalent

• Ability to set and work to agreed targets and work schedules

• High level of honesty and integrity

• Motivated to work with children & young people

• Ability to form & monitor appropriate relationship & personal boundaries with children & young people

GSL Education is an ethical, independent recruitment agency serving Teachers and support staffs across Greater London.

Our advertised roles relate to real vacancies that exist in our client Schools.

For more information on the role, school and how to apply, please contact Jamie Lee at GSL Education

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