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Finance Assistant

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
£10.00 to £14.00 Per Hour
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

Finance assistant

37 hours per week

Mon - Thurs 8am-4pm

Fri 8am - 15.30pm

£10-£14 per hour

Reed Education are supporting a Multi-Academy Trust in Birmingham with 2z Finance assistant roles that they are currently recruiting for. The role is full time, mon-fri on a 37 hour week. Initially the role is temporary but may go permanent for the right calibre of candidate.

Job Purpose

You will provide a pro-active, forward-thinking, trust-minded, competent and consistent finance service across the trust to contribute to the overall success of the finance department. To assist with the effective and efficient administration of the finance department with the support and guidance of the Finance Business Partner.

To support the Finance Business Partner, Procurement Officer and Educational Activities Officer on a daily basis with finance administration and processing. To be the first port of call for any queries, e.g. telephone, e-mail queries and to deal with incoming queries as appropriate.

This job description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. The post holder may be expected to perform other duties under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer and the Finance Business Partner than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills. The allocation of duties is provisional and is subject to regular review.

Main Duties

1. Be the first port of call for all incoming queries, verbal and in writing, and respond to these where appropriate or escalate these to the relevant colleague as necessary.

2. Proactively build, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the business.

3. Input of standing information to Trust's Finance system (suppliers, debtors) in accordance with procedures.

4. Processing of Purchase Orders from requisitions, accurately and in accordance with agreed authorisation and timescales in accordance with procedures.

5. Processing of invoices, checking to Purchase Orders and goods received notes, ensuring appropriate authorisation ready for payment.

6. Investigating and resolving supplier invoices under query arranging returns and ensuring that refunds or credit notes are received.

7. Ensure invoices are paid within specified time limits.

8. Raising of Sales Invoices from appropriate documentation, printing and checking for accuracy before distributing to debtors.

9. Maintaining a detailed record of non-invoiced income relating to School Extra-curricular Clubs, Trips etc. including fund raising initiatives.

10. Provide assistance to Educational Visits Organisers for costing's, payments and travel produce also reconciliations to agreed deadlines.

11. Assist in the preparation of the academy budget and in the procedures for the month end and year-end close down.

12. Send out Budget Holder reports monthly.

13. Contribute to the development and implementation of financial reporting and procedures.

14. Support the effective use of financial procedures, reporting and use of financial systems.

15. Provide high quality administration support to the Finance Business Partner as required.

If you feel like you meet the requirements of this job role and are interested in applying, please call Reed Education Birmingham.

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  • Job Reference: 705442953-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Reed
  • Location: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
  • Salary: £10.00 to £14.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent