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Accounts Assistant, Billing Ledger

Downside SchoolSomerset

Are you an experienced Accounts Assistant with good Microsoft office skills, a high level of attention to detail and working knowledge of WCBS PASS, or similar accounting software package?  If so, we would love to hear from you. 

This is a busy, varied role undertaking all aspects of the billing ledger process, ensuring that all billing accounts are accurately represented. Working as part of the finance team your duties will include updating the static data within the billing ledger, updating fee related information (including bursaries and scholarships) and processing pupil recharges.  

It is essential that you are able to prioritise your workload in order to meet tight timescales and have clear written and oral communication skills in dealing with all key stakeholders. We require someone with experience of general ledger account reconciliations and working knowledge of accounting processes, controls and accounting standards. 

Downside School is a forward-thinking, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18. Founded in 1606 and based just 25 minutes from the famous World Heritage City of Bath, we are one of England's oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools.

We are committed to working in partnership with families and to providing an environment which nurtures young people of integrity who can think for themselves, stand up for their beliefs, and act to make a positive difference in the world. The published Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report states that ‘a clear and positive attitude to learning permeates the whole school, enabled by excellent relationships between staff and pupils’ and that our pupils are ‘enthusiastic and highly motivated learners, able to work independently’. 

Contractual Details

  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 25 hours per week (09.00-14.30 with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break).
  • Contract: This is a permanent position working 40 weeks per year. 34 weeks, including INSET during Downside School terms, plus 1 week at the end of the Michaelmas Term, 1 week during the Easter holiday, 3 weeks in July and 1 week at the end of August. We will also consider someone who wishes to work all-year, 25 hours per week. 
  • Salary: £21,500 pro rata per annum 

Benefits: Free on-site parking and an employee assistance programme. 33 days holiday per annum which includes the 8 days Bank and Public holidays. 


To Apply

For further information please apply via our website at https://www.downside.co.uk/working-with-us/ where you can download full details of the role.

You can apply with this direct job link https://cvminder.com/21116f6g

Please complete your application through our applicant tracking system, using the Apply button. Please contact the Human Resources email address (hr@downside.co.uk) if you require further information after reading the job description.  

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7 December 2021 (Midnight).

Interviews to be held on Monday 13 December.

NOTE: We will close the post earlier if sufficient suitable applications are received.


Downside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be DBS checked. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer. 

Registered Company No. 11751009 and Registered Charity No: 1184700


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