Finance Officer

Posted 25 January 2024
Salary Negotiable rates
Job type Temporary
Discipline Finance Recruitment
Contact NameLowri James

Job description

We are currently working with an Academic body based in South East London, who are looking to bring in a Finance Officer on an initial eight-week contract with the potential for extension.

This is a full-time role which requires the successful candidate to be onsite every day during term time, however flexibility will be offered during non-term time. The rate will be negotiable depending on experience.

The successful candidate will have at least one year’s solid experience working in Accounts Payable, hold an Enhanced DBS and have used the PS Financials system experience.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting the Accounts Payable team with the processing of invoices using PS Financials

  • To assist with maintaining the accounts, budgets and funds using PS Financials

  • Review all funding, and any other external income and raise any queries directly with the relevant body and highlight any discrepancies to the Finance Manager

  • Oversee all matters relating to accounts payable, including processing, paying and reconciling invoices, account and delivery queries and departmental charging

  • Support the Finance Manager in ensuring PSF Procurement process is followed correctly by all users; raising purchase order, goods received note, matching of invoice etc.

  • Adhere to cash handling procedures and assist with the maintenance of petty cash administration

  • Complete the monthly reconciliation of all control accounts including the bank accounts

  • Processing and clearing a backlog of invoices to be updated before Financial Year End

  • Monitoring the inbox and liaising with the wider team to answer any queries as required

Experience required:

  • Minimum one years’ experience working in an Accounts Payable role

  • Processing purchase invoices and bank reconciliations

  • Experience using PS Financials

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Able to work autonomously and within a team

  • Able to maintain positive relationships with staff and parents

  • Desirable experience of Excel at an intermediate level

  • Good IT skills and able to learn new systems efficiently

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent eye for detail

Rewards andBenefits:

  • One-hour free lunch

  • Attractive work setting

Working hours:

  • 35 hours per week, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • No set days – hybrid working may be offered during non-term time

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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