Temporary Finance Assistant| DBS Required | £15 per hour

  • Job Reference: LZJ/FA/EDU
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Love Success
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: £13.00 to £15.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Accounts
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you an immediately available Finance Assistant looking for your next job opportunity? Happy to work in the office full time and fulfil a 35/40-hour working week within a solid Finance Team? Do you already have a DBS clearance certificate?

Our client is a leading multi-academy Trust, setting incredible standards for education across the UK. They are currently looking to recruit an interim Finance Assistant to join the Team, which comprises seven staff who work seamlessly with the HR team, particularly regarding pay and absence-related matters.


Role: Temporary Finance Assistant

Location: East London

Role Model: Office-based 5 days.

Working Hours: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm or 9 am - 5 pm

Duration: 3 Months

Hourly Rate: £13 - £15 per hour plus holiday pay accrual

DBS: DBS clearance will be required.

Role Summary

The post holder will work as a part of a close-knit multi-functional professional team which has to operate flexibly to meet pressured and complex demands. The Finance Assistant will provide support for the finance function of the four schools within the Federation. The Federation has implemented a new finance system (PS Financials), and the Finance Assistant will be expected to play an active part in the effective use of the system across the Federation.


Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To ensure that all financial queries relating to orders, ParentPay, sales and purchase invoices are resolved promptly.
  • To ensure that correct protocol is followed for the procurement of goods and services as well as for the reimbursement of staff expenses.
  • To process purchase orders, staff expenses, purchase and sales invoices in a timely manner.
  • To prepare payment of invoices to suppliers, ensuring the purchase ledger is kept up to date with all invoices and credit notes posted on a timely basis.
  • Undertake bank reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Process any overdraft allowances for pupils which have been authorised by Heads of Year
  • Ensure receipts are correctly recorded and banked promptly.
  • Maintenance of accounts filing system, suitable for audit purposes.
  • To support colleagues across the Federation with training on placing orders for goods and services and subsequent receipting of same on the finance database.
  • To process monthly credit card transactions generated by colleagues and train cardholders on compliance with regulations (e.g. receipts must be provided for all transactions).
  • To support the Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Finance Director and Finance Manager with preparing clear and concise information for year-end. In addition, assist with resolving queries raised by auditors / Responsible Officers in areas overseen.
  • To work diligently with colleagues within the team to ensure that service level agreements are achieved through the provision of a first-class service.
  • To adopt a flexible approach to working practices and to provide support in any area of finance where business need arises, under the direction of the Finance Manager, Finance Director or Chief Financial and Operating Officer

We can't wait to hear from you! A valid DBS certificate would be advantageous.

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