Finance Assistant

  • Location
    Croydon, Surrey
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accountant
  • Contract Type
  • Industry
    Accountancy & Finance
  • External Reference
  • Salary
    12 £ - 13 £ / Hour

Finance Manager


Contract/Temporary - £22k - £34k equivalent + Benefits

Immediate Start

Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Office Angels are seeking a Finance Assistant, minimum of level 3 AAT qualified to work for an established Academy based at their Finance Hub in Carshalton reporting in to the Finance Manager.

The Role

To assist the Head Teacher and Hub Finance Lead primarily in managing the day-to-day organisation of the Academies financial transactions processing including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger and cash handling. To fully advise and support the Head Teacher in the discharge of their duties, by ensuring maximum efficiency in all aspects of delegated financial authority.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Reconciling the balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.

  • Complete regular Accruals and Prepayment, stock take journals on a monthly basis.

  • Raising Accounts receivable invoices.

  • Maintaining the staff lunches record, recording cash paid and banking, banking other cash or cheques received in compliance with agreed financial controls and processes.

  • Distribution of Cost Centre reports to Budget holders on a monthly basis or upon request.

  • Completing reconciliations on various nominal accounts

  • Maintaining and monitoring current Purchase Orders ensuring old ones are cancelled and cleared off of the system. Producing Purchase order statistics/analysis sheet

  • To maintain all accounts on site and to assist in the preparation of all accounts, official and unofficial for auditing at any time

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum Level 3 AAT Qualified

  • Experience of FMS6 desirable

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

  • Organised approach


  • Working knowledge of FMS6

  • Academy or school experience

Hours of work and Benefits:

  • 37.5 hrs per week

  • Accrued Annual Leave - up to 20 days plus bank holidays

  • Workplace pension Scheme

  • Access to workplace wellness scheme

20 days annual leave accrual (plus 8 bank holidays), Pension Scheme, perks at work scheme

For immediate consideration please apply to this role with your CV or call the office and ask for Claire or Amelia for a full job description on 0208 464 5225.

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