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Accounts Assistant

Location: HERTFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 12.00-14.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-323385

The primary objective of this role is to provide meaningful and timely analysis and add value to the school; supporting and advising budget holders’s and supporting the Finance Manager and Financial Controller.

Main Duties:

  • Control Account Reconciliations including bank
  • Managing the company credit cards
  • Managing trip accounts
  • Raise non fee related invoices and chase payment
  • Processing income from events and other activities
  • Prepare analysis and reconciliations as required to assist with the month end
  • Monitor the accounts inbox and deal with queries received in a timely manner
  • Liaise with supplier, governors, staff and parents
  • Provide cover for other roles within finance
  • Checking supplier Statement reconciliation's/accounts, ensuring all information is up to date/clearing debit balances on a monthly basis
  • Processing manual and urgent payment requests.


  • Previous experience in an Accounting/Finance role and an understanding of basic accounting concepts
  • Previous experience of working in a busy, multi-functional office
  • A self-starter looking to develop a career in Finance
  • Understanding and exposure to a recognised accounting package.


  • Reasonable level of experience in MS Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) and working towards proficiency in Excel with a working knowledge of vlookups, subtotals and pivot tables
  • Detail focus and a systematic and methodical approach to your work
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels;
  • effective problem solver;
  • good numeracy and literacy skills;
  • Ability to ensure that all practices and protocols of the accounts function continues to develop and remain up-to-date and in line with best practice and regulations

Person Specification

  • Well organised with proven ability to prioritise, working to deadlines whilst under pressure
  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • Be a team player, who is able to work well under pressure whilst still maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Articulate and accurate with an eye for detail
  • ability to work and stay calm under pressure; 
  • able to work individually as well as on own initiative;
  • confident, self-motivated and proactive;
  • enthusiastic and ability to learn;
  • Have a flexible approach to working, be well organised, proactive, forward thinking and able to make appropriate decisions using own initiative
  • Confident, self-motivated, conscientious and reliable, with the ability to prioritise workloads, working with a minimal amount of supervision. 
  • Honest, trustworthy, reliable, resourceful, flexible, punctual and committed


  • GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above essential
  • Min AAT qualified


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