Finance Assistant, Woking, Surrey

Closing date:

Woking CollegeWoking, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: FTE is £21,451 to £22,828 plus £1,019 fringe allowance per annum, depending on experience (Actual salary will be pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

The Role

The College requires a Finance Assistant to join the Finance Department team.  

Over the last 10 years, student numbers at the College have grown significantly, and as such the Finance Department now require an additional member of the team to operate efficiently in a successful and growing College.  This role requires exceptional organisation skills, attention to detail and methodical working.  

We are looking for an exceptional candidate. We expect high performance from all our staff, and candidates should demonstrate their ability and suitability to both the role and the culture of the College.

The Department

The department are based in an open plan office consisting of an AAT qualified Finance Manager who runs the day to day financial operations and administers the bursary, an AAT qualified Accounts Assistant who assists the Finance Manager and collects adult fees and a Payroll Administrator. All staff are part-time and term time only, staff tend to stay with us for a long time as it is such a positive team and work environment.  The Finance Director has been with the College for one academic year, and the rest of the team joined several years ago.  

The College uses Sage 50 as its accounts package.  Management accounts, budgeting and statutory accounts are currently produced using Excel, however, the College will be using a new reporting tool to accomplish these tasks in the near future.  Payroll is outsourced to Surrey County Council and cleaning and catering are also outsourced.  The MIS system used for funding claims is REMS from Civica.   

Application Information:

Hours:   20-25 hours per week, Term-time only plus one additional week (40 weeks per year).  There is some flexibility and the hours could be spread over 5 days if required.  

Salary: FTE is £21,451 to £22,828 plus £1,019 fringe allowance per annum, depending on experience.  Actual salary will be pro rata to this amount, for number of hours worked for term-time only plus one additional week (40 weeks per year)

Actual salary for 20 hours per week, 40 weeks per year:  £10,700.21 to £11,355.94 pa depending on experience

Actual salary for 25 hours per week, 40 weeks per year: £13,374.14 to £14,193.73 pa depending on experience 

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Interviews: to be held on Wednesday 4 September 2019

Start date: September 2019

To Apply:  

Please download the Finance Assistant Application Pack and click the Apply Now button to access the Application Form (CVs will not be accepted on their own).  

For further information or to return a completed Application Form, please contact:      

Kirsty Crook, Personnel Officer:  email:  direct telno: 01483 227438  Woking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL.   Reception telno: 01483 761036  Website:

Important information:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointed staff will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The College is committed to equal opportunities.

The College encourages all candidates to be familiar with Section 1 of the DfE paper on “Keeping Children Safe in Education” September 2018 and the College's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. These documents can be found on the College's Staff Vacancies page, and Policies page.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the College asks candidates to consider Woking College's Privacy Notice for Job Applicants, which can be found on the Staff Vacancies page of the College’s website. 

More about Woking College
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Rydens Way, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9DL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1483 761036
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