Accounts Assistant

Employer
Siamo Recruitment a division of Siamo Group
Location
Bedfordshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Nov 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Student Accounting Assistant
£24,739

Job Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen to join one of our most sort after clients to work for in Cranfied. The role is for a Student Accounting Assistant to join their team for a 4 month basis, the role will be working from home.

The Student Finance Team manage all accounting relating to student invoicing, debt collection and payments to students and respond to all student financial queries throughout the year. This includes queries regarding invoices, payments, charge collections and any other questions that students may have.

You must have your own IT equipment as the role will be based remotely. This is a full time temporary role for four months. You must be available for an immediate start within 1 week.

Benefits

Immediate start
Paid Holidays
Early finish on a Friday!
Pension Scheme
Working from home
Refer a friend scheme - Earn £25 for each friend referred
Free on-site car parking(if and when onsite)
Large discount on company products
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Hours of work and pay:

37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Remote working from home with regular meetings on Microsoft Teams

Pay
£24,739

Candidate responsibilities:

Ensure that students receive a professional service, ensuring that you bill them, collect money, process bursaries and debt chase on a timely basis

Tuition Fee Invoice raising, ensuring that the correct fee is charged and the income posted into the correct GL periods

Allocating payment dates in accordance with any agreed payment schedule, ensuring that any student who is invoiced on a module basis is fully invoiced for all modules taken.

Debt collection - collection of all student debts including tuition fees, accommodation, electricity, library, printing etc.

The Student finance team runs automated reminders at monthly/fortnightly intervals which are followed up with individual emails, phone calls and face-to-face conversations to ensure that the debt policy is adhered to.

Accommodation invoice raising and managing the departure process including refunds to students in cash, back to cards, by BACS or overseas payments.

Setting up direct debit schedules, monitoring and following up on failed collections

Payments to students - Manage the processing of payments to students (accommodation refunds, bursaries, Travel & Subsistence etc).

Daily tasks -

Include the following:

Raising sales invoices for any student related charges

Liaison with University staff, students and other external customers to resolve or raise issues and queries.

Maintaining of the Finance department records and filing of paperwork.

Student debt chasing.

The team share an email inbox and take it in turns on a daily basis to answer the emails or allocate the more complicated ones to specific team members

Review unmatched credits on the student sales ledger and match them to invoices or allocate an appropriate complaint code (e.g. TD for tuition fee deposit)

Requirements

Experience in a large complex organisation or Higher Education institution

Use of large Finance systems

Some experience of credit control and sales ledger.

An understanding of double entry book keeping.

Excellent Microsoft skills in Office range (Especially Excel, Word and Outlook)

Knowledge of GDPR

Good level of education including English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above
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