Senior Accounts Assistant

Solihull based, then travel twice a month to Market Harborough and Leicester = 4 days per month (however some months no travel at all) and can start at a later time to avoid traffic, also the sites located on avoid the Town centres and all have free parking

Job role

Working for an Academy with multi site operations

Attending meetings with the Principals, Finance Director, Stakeholders and local enterprise partnerships and have the confidence to discuss financial information and reports in groups

Preparing data for month end accounts

Preparing monthly management accounts

Helping to train and mentor 2 members of staff – Finance Assistants

Manage and co-ordinate the annual statutory accounts exercise, supporting information for audit

Co-ordinating audits

To ensure management accounts reflect all transactions, produced on an accrual basis

Produce month end accounts

Attending meetings with senior members of staff

Nominal coding, correcting

Month end close down, Accruals

Reviewing aged creditors, clearing disputes, ensuring debit balances are resolved

Auditing balance sheets

Review purchase ledger entries to identify any capital expenditure and journal


Must have worked in the past in either a School or an Academy or a College or a University or another public sector organisation or in a Training Provider with multi sites or disciplines

Must be AAT qualified or partly qualified in other qualifications such as ACA or ACCA or working towards CIMA or CIPFA or willingness to study in the future for these and company can offer support with this once passed probationary period

Must have used Excel and comfortable using pivot tables

Must be willing to undergo a DBS, checks with past employers and safeguarding checks

Must have accounts experience and used to delivering information in group meetings to senior members of staff

Salary and Benefits

£30,451 to £34,728 per annum

Free Parking

20% pension contribution paid by the Academy

Death in Service – 3 times salary

27 Days Holidays + stats per annum

Childcare vouchers

Cycle to work scheme

Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm or 9am to 5pm (can choose)  earlier finish on a Friday

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