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Finance assistant

Job Summary

The London Borough of Barnet
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Term time only
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/10/2018 17:00
£8902 actual salary
Hours per week:
Job Category:
School Support Staff
Vacancy ID:

Job details 

Closing date
22 Oct

Job information

Work Location Barnet & surrounding London boroughs
Office Location London N11 1NP
Position Category Finance
Employment Type Permanent, Term Time Only; 18 hours per week
Business Unit Local Government Services
Division Professional Services
Hiring Manager Kim Garrood/Nickie Morris
Education Required English and Maths GCSE or equivalent
Vacancy closing date 22 October 2018

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a finance assistant to join a developing traded service to schools. The role involves visiting different schools and requires good interpersonal skills.

Role Summary
To provide support in the provision of a professional accountancy and financial service for schools and academies, by carrying out bookkeeping and related duties in schools.

The responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, those listed below:

Bookkeeping - To provide a bookkeeping service -
• Maintenance and reconciliation of the accounts
• Validation and processing invoices
• Processing income
• Petty cash disbursements
• Cash flow monitoring
• Compliance with VAT regulations
• Completion of monthly returns posting summary and bank reconciliation
• Reconciliation of school accounts to the local authority accounts
• Deal with queries with suppliers, contractors and LA traded services
• Preparation of reports for the Headteacher and budget holders

Year End/New year procedures
• Assisting with completion of year end creditors, debtors, receipts and payments in advance
• Assisting with the preparation of year end returns and closing of accounts
• Setting up the new year budgets in the new financial year
• Producing reports for validation of budgets set up
Unofficial funds - maintenance of funds accounts to include
• Validating and processing invoices and income
• Completion of bank reconciliation
• Producing reports for and the Headteacher

Miscellaneous duties
• Temporary book-keeping service
• Dealing with queries from Schools Accountant
• Help in the office, assisting the manager, with data input, etc.
• Completion of mandatory and recommended training
• Completion of time and visit records

Requirements (Essential)
• A good communicator with customers and colleagues
• An attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• A competent user of bookkeeping/accounting packages and Microsoft Office
• Working experience of bookkeeping/accounting
• Able to carry out bookkeeping procedures to produce accurate financial records
• A car owner/driver

Requirements (Desirable)
• A knowledge of accounting principles and practice
• Evidence of numeracy and written skills
• Able to explain financial matters to non-financial staff
• Able to prioritise tasks and work under time limits to deliver a service specification
• An accounting technician or studying an accounting qualification

Post holder will be required to undertake a DBS check.

To apply please send CV to schools.support@barnet.gov.uk

Supporting documents

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

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