School Finance Assistant
Full time 37.5 hours per week
£22,000-£24,000 depending on experience
Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas.
We are seeking to appoint a Finance Assistant to join a team of five accounts staff providing high quality accounting support to our parents, students, staff and senior leadership team. We are offering an exceptional opportunity for the successful candidate to manage our online payment system, which we will be expanding to include our trading activities. In addition you will be responsible for inputting student data, cashiering, managing swimming subscriptions and supporting the credit control department. The role requires working to a high level of accuracy and efficiency, and where necessary confidentiality. As Royal Russell School becomes increasingly more popular and the workload increases, we are looking for someone who is able to constantly think ‘how can we be more efficient and provide a better service? ’.
You should have good spreadsheet, computing and accounting skills, high professional standards together with a friendly personality, excellent communication skills and be happy to work independently. Strong customer service skills are key to this role, and knowledge of an online payment system would be useful, but not essential. Finance is an extremely busy department and we need to remain focussed and keep our key targets uppermost at all times.
We offer excellent benefits which include free meals whilst on duty, free car parking, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover and a discount of up to 50% on School fees (pro-rata for part time/term time staff). You will be working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, and have use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities.
Please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/vacancies for further details about our School, the role and the application process. To apply, you will need to submit a fully completed application form, taking care to ensure that your supporting statement outlines the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer, to firstname.lastname@example.org. References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 13th August 2018. We intend to interview during August, but reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. Please ensure you highlight your availability for interview in your application.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.