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Finance Assistant

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 by CV-Library

Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Call Center & Customer Service
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Finance Assistant

Location: Bloxham, Banbury OX15 4PE

Salary: £16,000 - £20,000, DOE

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Hours: 37.5 hours a week, typically Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with 30-minute unpaid lunch break


Bloxham School is a medium sized, independent co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11-18. Situated in the beautiful Oxfordshire village of Bloxham, the school is only three miles away from the M40 London to Birmingham motorway. Our students enjoy superb facilities for academic work, sport, technology and the arts on a modern, single-site campus.

We welcome children with a range of academic abilities, using small classes and a tailored approach to teaching and learning to help each one achieve his or her potential, whatever it may be.

Job Role:

To provide a professional and timely accounting support service in the Finance Department.

• Banking including posting receipts and payments onto PASS, reconciliations of all subsidiary bank accounts, paying in cheques and cash at the bank

• Collating and processing termly extra charges onto PASS including reconciliation of data-run processing of bills

• Prompt response to bill queries from parents having liased with appropriate members of staff

• Liaise with Admissions team regarding receipt of Registration and Acceptance fees, setup of prospective pupils on PASS, management of deposits received, updating and maintaining existing parent and pupil data

• Handling petty cash, ensuring authorisation levels have been met

• The school subsidiary entities including invoicing, cash collection, creditor and debtor maintenance and balance sheet reconciliations

• School trips assist members of teaching staff in financially planning for trips and collate and report accurate data

Assist with:

• Providing regular updates to budget holders of their expenditure levels and answering any queries

• Audit: providing information for auditors when required

• Responding to parent invoice queries, liaising with house and teaching start to resolve queries and raising credit notes/adjusted bills where appropriate and in liaison with line manager

• Any other ad hoc duty as requested by the Finance Manager and Management Accountant



• Excellent ICT skills with ability to use Word and Excel to their full potential

• High standards of written and oral communication

• Excellent attention to detail

• Ability to own projects and deliver (starter and finisher)

• Previous experience in finance or similar office role


• Accountancy qualification/currently studying (AAT)

• Would consider other relevant experience

• Previous experience in an education establishment

• Familiarity with the WCBS PASS accounts system

Salary and Conditions:

• Competitive salary, depending on skills and experience

• 21 days’ paid holiday plus bank holidays

• Enrolment in the School’s defined contribution pension scheme

• School meals provided during working hours

• Access at no charge to the School’s sporting, swimming and fitness facilities

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on "Apply" now forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.

No Agencies Please

Reference: 210337963

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