Please contact Lynn Hatfield for an application pack [email protected].

Salary: £20,000 to £22,000pa Contract: 
Full time, 37 hours per week 
Reporting to: CEO and Finance Manager
Closing date 25th June 2021

Main purpose

The main purpose of the Administrative and Finance Assistant (AFA) is to support the CEO and the Senior Management Team (SMT) in the day-to-day operation of the school. The AFA’s role will cover a wide range of activities including finance, health and safety, site issues, human resources in conjunction with the SMT. Training on accounting and school MIS will be given where necessary.

Duties and responsibilities

Financial management and fundraising

Accounts payable – input invoices to accounting system (Xero) and manage invoice checking and sign-off. Resolve invoice queries, maintain full invoice records and prepare regular payment schedules for Finance Manager (FM)
Accounts Receivable – support FM in preparation of invoices on Xero, chase outstanding invoices and support FM in reconciliation of billing data
Petty Cash – monitor petty cash accounts and prepare monthly reconciliations and accounting journals ensuring that all documentation is correctly authorised.
Monthly Accounts – support FM in the preparation of the monthly accounts
Human resources

Payroll – while overseen by the FM, co-ordinate the preparation of monthly payroll data for processing by the external payroll provider and preparation of monthly payroll accounting and reconciliation.
Human resources – maintain full and up-to-date records using both the Pupil Asset system and manual files in conjunction with the SMT.
Induction – complete induction process for all new staff including DBS checks.

Deal with queries from all stakeholders by telephone, email or in person.
Complete administration tasks for the SMT as required.
Attend meetings and take minutes as required.
Undertake such other duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post
Maintain all school documentation to a high standard both on-line and paper-based
Ensure work and processes comply with current legislation/standards.
Skills and knowledge

Good level of numeracy and literacy with an understanding of the need for accuracy and cross-checking of data
Excellent attention to detail
Previous use of Xero accounting system and Pupil Asset school management information system not essential but would be helpful
Ability to build effective working relationships with staff and other stakeholders
Familiarity with basic accounting concepts (accruals/pre-payments etc)
Good level of expertise in Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, Outlook etc. Intermediate level of skills in Excel particularly important.

Personal qualities

Commitment to promoting the ethos and values of the school and getting the best outcomes for all pupils
Commitment to acting with integrity, honesty, loyalty and fairness to safeguard the assets, financial probity and reputation of the school
Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
Ensure that output and quality of work are to a high standard
Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all time
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Commitment to safeguarding and equality