Accounts Assistant

Kedleston Group Ltd
London (Greater)
09 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Assistant

Salary: £20,000 p/a

Stockley Park, Uxbridge

We are currently looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to be based at our head office in Uxbridge. This position has a wide focus and supports the Finance Manager in looking after every aspect of the financial recording and reporting of the company, including having specific responsibility for a selection of our settings all the way from transactional entries up to Management Accounts preparation. At Kedleston our mission is to develop confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions. We work in partnership with young people, their families and carers and other stakeholders to achieve outcomes which make a difference.

Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support.

Key Responsibilities:

* Maintenance of purchase ledger: including posting invoices, obtaining appropriate authorisations and raising payments.

* Maintenance of sales ledger: including raising fee invoices, posting receipts and handling queries.

* Prepare & set up payments such as HMRC payments.

* Record and reconcile petty cash and credit card transactions for a number of settings

* Monthly bank reconciliations.

* Maintain fixed asset registers.

* Prepare prepayments, accruals and monthly balance sheet reconciliations.

* Management accounts preparation and variance analysis

* Provide financial support to the administration staff at settings.

* Assist with regular or ad hoc analysis and reporting.

* Identify cost saving opportunities and efficiencies

* Monthly payroll preparation


* Previous experience in an accounts office with a proven track record

* Ideally be AAT qualified or close to completing AAT qualification or equivalent qualification

* Knowledge of Sage 200 and Sage Line 50 Payroll or similar accounting/payroll software

* Strong Microsoft Excel and Word Skills

* Excellent attention to detail

* Good organisational and administrative skills

* A confident communicator

* Adaptable with a willingness to develop

* Enthusiastic and reliable

* A strong teamworker

Kedleston Schools Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service

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