Assistant Accountant

Berkshire, Wokingham
£25000 - £27000 per annum
11 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
Sarah Cupper
Contract type
Part time

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to work in a small finance team environment

Client Details

Our client are a independent school based in Wokingham who are looking to bring an accounts assistant into the finance department.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Fees Billing

  • Production of termly school fee invoices
  • Production of recharge invoices (trips, exams etc)
  • Record keeping of leavers/starters to ensure they are billed correctly (i.e possible fees in lieu)
  • Ensuring that registration fees/acceptance fees are received from new students
  • Resolving parent queries

Credit Control

  • Production of weekly debtors report for distribution to senior management
  • Management of debt collection process and associate staged letters
  • Management of potential bad debt accounts and liaising with debt collectors

Accounts Payable

  • Management of Purchase Order process
  • Coding and posting of Purchase Ledger invoices
  • Ensuring Purchase Ledger invoices are authorised for payment and goods have been received
  • Reconciling supplier statements


  • Completion of daily bank reconciliation
  • Allocation of receipts to relevant parent accounts (Tass and First Steps)
  • Allocation of payments to relevant supplier accounts
  • Allocation of adhoc payments
  • Month end Bank rec
  • Completion of regular supplier payment runs
  • Setting up of one off bank payments
  • Raising of manual checks
  • Management of the Petty Cash process, including accessing, distributing and reconciling of monies

Direct Debits

  • Setting up of new Direct Debit mandates
  • Production of monthly/termly Direct Debit collection
  • Management of Direct Debit rejection process

Month End

  • Assist in month end processes including journal posting, nominal account review and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Reconciliation and posting of credit card expenditure


The successful candidate will:

  • Self-motivated and dedicated with a 'can do' attitude with a problem solving approach to new challenges
  • A close attention to detail and a conscientious approach
  • Effective management and use of specialist ICT packages especially Microsoft office and Excel
  • Working knowledge of Financial programs
  • Ability to plan and manage workload/meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and your position within these
  • Calm and efficient manner and ability to work under pressure

Job Offer

Full study support and supportive role

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