Finance Assistant, Barking and Dagenham

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William Bellamy Primary SchoolBarking and Dagenham
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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 4 (£17,536 - £19,401)
Contract term: Permanent

An excellent opportunity has arisen within our school supporting the finance function as a Finance Assistant.

The governing body and Headteacher are looking for a highly organised and motivated individual to strengthen our team, providing the School Business Manager with key support on daily operations. This will be a busy role requiring a high level of attention to detail and using multiple systems.

You will have: 

  • Previous experience of working in a school office or similar environment.
  • Excellent word processing and IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office.
  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Experience of processing invoices and purchase orders using RM.
  • Finance or a similar package.
  • Proven experience to input and update financial data onto system (RM Finance, bespoke databases).
  • Ability to communicate and chase invoices with suppliers and customers.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with our customers and suppliers.
  • Ability to reconcile customer and supplier statements on a regular basis.
  • Ability to reconcile cash collections for banking.
  • Prepare cheques for authorisation.
  • Ability to prepare reports as requested.
  • Maintain an accurate and clear filing system.
  • Any other duties requested by the Business Manager.

We can offer:

  • A supportive working environment which values everyone.
  • Opportunities for professional and personal development.


For an application pack and further information please visit the school website www.williambellamy.co.uk  alternatively contact the school office – office@w-bellamy.bardaglea.org.uk or telephone 020 8270 65066596.

Closing date 13th December 2018
Shortlisting 14th December 2018
Interview 18th December 2018

In accordance with GDPR compliance, we will not keep any details application forms of unsuccessful candidates on file once the position has been filled.William Bellamy Primary 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 post is exempt from ROA and subject to an enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA barred list for Children.



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Address: Frizlands Lane, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7HX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 82706506