Finance Assistant, Oxfordshire

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Oxford High School for Girls GDSTOxfordshire
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,743 - £27,804 pa depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

This is an opportunity for an accounts professional to play a key role ensuring the provision of an accurate and effective financial support service within an exceptional school.

As the Finance Assistant, you will join a busy support and finance team reporting to the Finance Manager and assisting with all aspects of school accounting but with particular responsibilities for purchase ledger functions, accruals and prepayments, expenses, credit card and trips administration. 

The Finance Assistant is required to train staff to use the purchase order system, and to liaise with parents, staff, suppliers and external hirers, so the ability to prioritise workload and develop and maintain positive working relationships with others is an essential aspect of the role. 

The role requires previous experience of working in a finance department, ideally either with or working towards an accountancy/financial qualification (e.g. AAT) as well as an understanding of accounting software (PS Financials /SAGE Software or equivalent).

You will also need to have an all-round accounting background, which includes experience with sales and purchase ledgers, the ability to do journals, accruals and prepayments and the production of monthly management reports. 

About Oxford High School

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education. 

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.  

As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

• Competitive salaries and pay progression

• Access to extensive professional development opportunities

• Training grants for qualifications

• Generous pension schemes

• Free life assurance benefit

• Free school lunches

• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is Midday on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.

Interviews Friday 26th April 2019.

GDST are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.




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