Finance Administrator

Reading, Berkshire

Finance Administrator

  1. Permanent
Up to £30,000 per annum
BBBH180358

Reading, Berkshire

The details

Finance Officer - based in Reading (On Site) - up to £30,000

Our clients are at an exciting point, having grown from a single academy to a four school multi-academy Trust, and with more to come this year. The Finance team is expanding and will take responsibility for all schools in the Trust, under the direction of their new CFO.

The post of Finance Officer has the prime responsibility for the processing of financial transactions, the maintenance of accurate financial records in line with the Finance Regulations and statutory requirements. Responsible for monitoring the Finance inbox and actioning all communications appropriately within the appropriate timeframes. The purpose of the role is to provide support to ensure that the highest quality teaching and learning takes place.

The Finance Officer will line manage the Finance Assistant(s) and work with other stakeholders as

needed.

  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • To manage all expenditure and payments of invoices including overseeing the processing of orders, invoices, and payment authorisations onto the accounting system and preparing the BACs run
  • Liaising with budget holders to resolve any queries on orders and invoices
  • Complete the income processing including money received from ESFA, WBC and the online payment system on the Trust finance system (Sage)
  • Complete the month end processes as detailed on the month end checklist, including preparing the monthly bank and credit card reconciliations, VAT return, catering reallocation journal, review of outstanding POs, unauthorised invoices, aged debtors and creditors ledgers.
  • Assist with the production of the monthly Management Accounts
  • Oversee the preparation of any banking for payment and manage the recording of income and communicate with stakeholders
  • Ensure correct protocol is followed for the procurement of goods and services and the reimbursement of expenses
  • Assist the CFO with the compilation of all statutory returns, including accounts returns and preparation of the accounts for annual audit
  • Undertake analysis of expenditure as requested
  • To contribute to an on-going effort for constant improvement within all areas of finance, with particular focus on AP

Skills and Experience

  • AAT Level 3 or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Able to demonstrate decision making skills and respond to a variety of financial enquiries and give advice
  • An understanding of core double entry bookkeeping principles
  • Thorough understanding of financial procedures including ordering, invoicing, banking of cash and dealing with supplier issues
  • Experience of reconciling accounts
  • Able to use ICT effectively for spreadsheets and financial software
  • Knowledge of Sage

We will be reviewing CVs throughout the process so please apply as soon as you are able to.

nakita.kaur@markssattin.com

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