Finance Officer, Putney

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The Falcons School for GirlsPutney

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £14,706 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

The Post 

We are looking for a career minded and enthusiastic Finance Officer to work in our busy school. This will be a permanent, part-time, term-time plus position. The contracted hours will be from 8.30am until 12.30pm five days a week.

The role requires a committed and efficient administrator who has proven accounting experience. S/he must have excellent people skills as well as ensuring that the financial elements of the school run smoothly; that all fees are paid on time; and that all costs are cross referenced to relevant budgets. S/he must have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.  Experience of working with SIMS and in the education sector is desirable.

The part-time Finance Officer will be line managed by the Head and work closely with the Finance Department at Alpha Plus Head Office in terms of processes and training.

The School

Falcons School for Girls provides independent education for girls aged eight to eleven years. The newly opened Peregrines Pre-Preparatory offers education to boys and girls aged three to eight.

We are a warm and caring school, taking great pride in developing our children into happy, confident individuals ready to meet the challenges of their senior schools. We have a reputation for academic excellence, creativity and a love of learning. We have high expectations of our pupils with learning tailored to individual needs. Our pupils win places at the country’s top Day and Boarding schools in the 11+ examinations at the end of Year Six, and leave Falcons School for Girls as resourceful, self-aware and inquisitive individuals.


The salary for the position will be £14,706 (fte £35,000) which includes 5 weeks paid holiday.


Click 'Apply' to complete an online application on the Alpha Plus careers portal. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Job Description

Main Duties

Invoice Preparation and Credit Control

•Termly billing run

•Responding to queries from parents and fee payers

•Credit Control

•Assisting with the collation of files for referral to debt collecting agency

Managing direct debit payment system on a day-to-day basis

•Sending direct debit mandates to parents for completion and return, checking paperwork before it is sent to the bank

•Acting on all BACS rejects

Purchase Ledger

•Preparation of supplier invoices for authorisation

•Recording costs on budget sheets

•Liaising with suppliers on outstanding invoices


•Keeping track of payments

•Loading charges

•Sending activation letter to parents

•Sending ParentPay breakdowns to Head Office

Cheque Requisitions

•Raising cheque requisitions and submitting to Head Office

Bank Reconciliations

•Completing monthly bank reconciliation and submitting to Head Office

Banking and Cash Management

•Day-to-day banking of cheques and cash

•Posting receipts to 

Job location

More about The Falcons School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: 11 Woodborough Road, Putney, London, SW15 6PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8992 5189
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Falcons School for Girls is a non-selective independent primary school for girls aged 2-11, situated in Putney, south-west London. It has about 120 pupils. 

The Falcons School for Girls is owned by the Alpha Plus Group, an English education comp...