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.
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.
Invoice Preparation and Credit Control
•Termly billing run
•Responding to queries from parents and fee payers
•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
•Preparation of supplier invoices for authorisation
•Recording costs on budget sheets
•Liaising with suppliers on outstanding invoices
•Keeping track of payments
•Sending activation letter to parents
•Sending ParentPay breakdowns to Head Office
•Raising cheque requisitions and submitting to Head Office
•Completing monthly bank reconciliation and submitting to Head Office
Banking and Cash Management
•Day-to-day banking of cheques and cash
•Posting receipts to