My client is one of the leading Schools within the Coventry area, due to a recent restructure a vacancy has arose for an experienced assistant accountant to join our client initially on a temporary basis with the view to go permanent.
The primary purpose of this position is to offer support to the Business manager relating to the school's budget, it will also include leading the whole finance function of the school whilst ensuring the finance office is running smoothly.
Other duties include;
" Maintain and perform accruals, prepayment and prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
" Assist in the preparation of the final budget.
" Maintain cash controls and monitor income across the Academy (including reconciliations).
" Preparation of financial forecasts (short, medium and long term) to help support the Academy's development plan and aims.
" Provide support and guidance to Finance Apprentice and Finance Assistant.
" Assist the Business Manager with preparation of monthly management reports and analysis for budget holders.
" Prepare and process the payroll journal.
" Preparation of monthly VAT return.
" Maintain fixed asset register and calculate depreciation.
" Maintain, develop and contribute to financial systems, processes and procedures to support the growth of the business.
" Provide financial information and advice as required by DFO, Governors and Heads of Department and external agencies.
" Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Business Manager/Directory of Finance & Operations.
The ideal candidate will be AAT qualified and studying towards CIMA, experience working with P S financials or other accounting functions, experience working with budgets and forecasting, experience working with auditors, performing month end procedures.
Candidates will ideally work 9-5 Monday - Friday all year round on a 37 hour week, pay rate is negotiable for this role.