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Schools Accounts Assistant

Location: CROYDON, SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 10.00-15.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-262048

Job Description

Please not that you must have experience working in Schools and FMS experience or you will not be considered!!


  • 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
  • Raising all sales invoices and credit notes
  • Assisting with credit control / debtor chasing
  • Processing of purchase ledger invoices across multiple currencies
  • Credit card analysis / reconciliations
  • Bank reconciliations across multiple companies and currencies
  • Preparation of payment runs
  • Assisting with analysis and other ad-hoc tasks including office administration duties

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

  • Good standard of written and 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
  • 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

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

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

Desirable knowledge and experience

  • Use of Sims and FMS
  • First aid training
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