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Finance and Admin Assistant

Location: CROYDON, SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 10.00-13.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL OR PART TIME Applications: 35
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-389392

A reputable School in Croydon has  opportunity for an accounts professional on a temp basis.

Finance & Administrative Assistant

Job Description


  • Order stock & equipment (e.g. stationery & office supplies)
  • Obtain quotes for higher value items
  • Check off deliveries
  • Input orders onto FMS finance system
  • Process invoices
  • Process Petty Cash claims
  • Maintain trip money spreadsheets
  • Count and record cash for banking

Customer Service

  • Reception Duties (window & telephone)
  • Email & telephone queries
  • First Aid & administering medication
  • Meeting bookings & refreshments

School Administration

  • Collate & input pupil data collection sheets
  • Collate & update pupil records (Sims & manual)
  • Course bookings & input CPD onto Sims
  • Maintain visitors record book
  • Arrange transport for school educational visits
  • Maintain School Diary & update office noticeboard
  • Organise arrangements for special events including invitations for school functions
  • Organise and distribute lost property
  • General administration as required by the School Business Manager or SMT

Person Specification

Essential knowledge

  • Recognised administration/financial qualification
  • Experience of using administration & financial systems
  • A good understanding of & commitment to equal opportunities policies

Essential skills & abilities

  • Use of Sims and FMS
  • Good standard of written English
  • Good standard of spoken English
  • Good standard of numeracy
  • Experience in relevant ICT packages or equivalent
  • The ability to undertake a wide range of financial and administrative tasks
  • Use of relevant equipment/resources
  • Ability to relate well to children & adults
  • The ability to respond effectively to staff, outside agencies, the local authority, suppliers and the general public at all levels, both in person and over the telephone
  • Work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to identify own training & development needs
  • The ability to absorb information readily & speedily and work under pressure
  • A good understanding of the need for confidentiality and secure financial systems
  • Ability to understand and comply with audit requirements

Essential experience

  • Experience of management & operation of administrative & financial systems
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of providing effective financial support
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