Finance Officer


MK / FO 4394672


Bookkeeper, Compliance, Credit Controller, Education, Finance, Finance & Accountancy, Other, Other, Payroll


£26,000 to £29,000 Per Annum


State of the Art, amazing Charity



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We specialise in the recruitment of high-quality candidates in the Accounting and Finance sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Finance Officer to join highly rewarding and interesting Charity in the education setting, based in a state-of-the-art building ion Hendon.

Finance Officer’s Role Purpose

The purpose of this role is to provide an effective financial and administrative support service to the School Business Manager, Senior Leadership Team and Trustee Body, to support the efficient conduct of the school’s finance processes and the smooth running of the school in this secondment position.

The postholder will be responsible for all day-to-day finance-related school activities, including adhering to robust financial processes, ordering, and making of payments, tracking of income, administration of the school’s payroll and pension schemes, and preparing financial information for reporting purposes.

Finance Officer’s Core Duties

  • Day to day financial administration including in relation to the school’s finance system, invoice processing, month-end, petty cash etc.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls on a day-to-day basis
  • Monitor and evaluate the value for money of day-to-day expenditure
  • Support the tendering and management of school contracts, ensuring that services are high quality and value for money
  • Process orders for goods and services
  • Oversee an effective method for checking and cataloguing delivered goods and services, and returning unwanted items
  • Manage the collection, recording, reconciliation and banking of monies
  • Produce and submit monthly VAT reclaim statements to HMRC
  • Track, manage and acknowledge receipt of donations to the school
  • Prepare payroll information - including contract variations, adjustments, starters/leavers, pension contributions, tax - on a monthly basis
  • Assist the Business Manager in reviewing financial performance against the school budget

Finance Officer’s Skills required

  • Education to GCSE-level, including Maths and English
  • Providing effective financial support and administration
  • Bookkeeping and financial reporting
  • Operating computerised financial systems
  • Developing and managing financial systems
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good data analysis skills
  • Good literacy skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Competent use of IT packages, including Microsoft Office and financial management systems

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