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Finance Assistant

Devon County Council
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Exeter School is the leading co-educational day school in the South West, educating over 940 pupils aged 7-18. Situated on a 25-acre site near the city centre, our strong links to the local community, well-established pastoral care systems and fantastic teaching enable us to challenge, inspire and deliver the very best learning to our pupils.
We are looking to appoint a Finance Assistant to join our Accounts department as soon as possible to provide administrative support for the accounts, HR and bursary offices. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail, work as part of a team as well as use their own initiative. Good communication, inter-personal skills and the ability to establish good relationships are essential as are IT skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages. Experience of accounting systems such as Sage Line 200 would be an advantage but is not essential as training will be provided.
Specific qualifications, experience and/or training should be made clear on your application and all will be advantageous in the application process. As important, however, is the flexibility and desire to learn new skills, undertake training and adapt to the needs of this new position. The school is willing to provide access to training courses for the successful candidate.
The role will attract a salary likely to be in the range £19,000 to £21,000 p.a., dependent on qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include free school lunch during term time, free on-site parking, access to school sporting facilities, an 8% employer contribution to the school's approved pension scheme and membership of SimplyHealth plan.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and responsibility. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
All staff working in the school during the school day will have some contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity. In your role you are likely to be regularly working directly with, and be responsible for, children in your care.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
Closing date: midday Tuesday 17th May 2022
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