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Date Added: Thu 19/01/2023

Accounts Assistant

Sevenoaks, UK
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Company: REED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum, Inc benefits

How would you like to work at a School with free parking, free lunch provided and free membership of the school fitness centre? Well now you can!

My client a School near Westerham are on the hunt for an experienced Accounts specialist to join their team on a Full Time basis for 6 months! The ideal candidate will be available to start ASAP and will ideally be a driver. The role has many benefits, Free parking, lunch is provided, free membership of the school fitness centre to name a few!

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the efficient operation of the School’sfinances, ensuring accurate and timely information is processed and made available to colleagues acrossthe School and Foundation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• The Sales ledgers for each of the School’s entities, including the raising of invoices, reconciliation ofaccounts and credit control.
• Purchase ledger postings, reconciliations and payment runs.
• Cash reconciliations including charity fundraising collections.
• Reconciliations of credit card statements and posting of transactions.
• Posting of journals.
• Control account reconciliations.
• The calculation and recording of accruals and prepayments.
• Inter company reconciliations and transfers.
• The posting of pupil disbursements, pupil billing, direct debit collections and fee debtor liaison.
• Budgetary processes and controls.
• Generally supporting the Director of Finance and Finance Manager with ad-hoc analysis and projects as required.
• Monitoring Finance department email inbox.
• Working with colleagues in the finance team, understanding processes and providing cover as and when required.

Person specificationThe successful candidate will possess the followingattributes;
• Be part qualified AAT or be an experienced finance professional, able to demonstrate competence in transactional finance.
• Be positive and have a solutions focussed attitude.
• Enjoy being part of a team.
• Very high standards of accuracy and attention to detail.
• High level of ICT skills.
• Strong communication skills, confident in communicating with colleagues at all levels.
• Be able to work calmly under pressure, maintaining positivity and enthusiasm whilst doing so.

HoursThe basic hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

This will be a 6 months fixed term contract, starting immediately.

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