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Senior Finance Officer - TEMP

£19.50 - £21.50

Are you an experienced Senior Finance Officer, looking for immediate temporary work?

If so, we have a rare opportunity to join this prestigious leading UK day and boarding school set in 700 acres of stunning Surrey countryside.  The Senior Finance Officer will be part of a small team, carrying out day to day finance functons for the School and it’s trading subsidiary, contributing to the smooth operation of the department, ensuring that all financial deadlines and audit requirements are met.

Salary: £19.50 - £21.50 (£36,000 to £40,000 FTE)

Start Date: ASAP – there is opportunity for this role to be offered on a permanent basis

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00

Lunch: A free lunch is available in the dining room each working day

Parking: There is free parking on site.

Other facilities: Gym and Pool. There are staff sessions for use of these facilities.

Due to the nature of this role – enhanced DBS checks will be necessary and due to the location, your own transport will be essential

What will your responsibilities include?

  •          Provide assistance to the Head of Finance in respect of various accounting responsibilities, including ad hoc projects as requested.
  •          Responsible for trading subsidiary accounts.
  •          Assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts together with supporting financial information.
  •          Provide support in the preparation of the monthly payroll for c200 staff.
  •          Completion of P11ds.
  •          Completion of quarterly VAT returns for both the School and its trading subsidiary.
  •          Gift Aid Returns.
  •          Process supplier and nominal ledger payments by both BACS and electronic banking.
  •          Assist with the review of expenditure vs annual budgets, including liaison with Budget holders.
  •          Preparation and entry of journals to record movement between nominal codes, accruals and prepayments and inter departmental changes.
  •          Assist with the review and implementation of internal controls and processes.
  •          Assist with cost analysis and reviews.
  •          Banking of cheques and cash payments.
  •          Bank Reconciliations.

Do you have the relevant skills & experience?

  •          Hold an accountancy qualification full or part qualified ACCA or be qualified by experience.
  •          Possess strong accounting and payroll experience, with good, up to date technical knowledge.
  •          Be adaptable and organised, able to work with minimum supervision.
  •          Be able to use own initiative to think ahead, managing varying requests and expectations from a range of departments.
  •          Have excellent attention to detail.
  •          Experience of dealing in cash and FOREX currency.
  •          Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  •          Fluent and accurate written and spoken English.
  •          Experience of working in a school and of using PASS, iSAMS and iFinance accounting software will be a distinct advantage.

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