We are looking for a full time Finance Assistant to work at an arts school.

Working Monday – Friday, 30 hours per week. Immediate start, temp position for 2 months initially but possibly longer.

Main Duties:

  • Accounts Receivable (preparation, billing, reminders)
  • Finance email inbox – billing queries
  • Debt chasing (phone and email)
  • Income receipting – online payments, cash handling, dealing with WCC, banking
  • Reconciliation
  • Support for other finance staff with end of year procedures and preparation (reconciliation, stock take, data, spreadsheets)
  • Willingness to assist with wider business support duties (reception, general admin, pay)
  • Any other duties commensurate with financial administrative post according to business need

Desirable (if right candidate):

  • Budget monitoring and support with preparation of management accounts (working with finance packages and spreadsheets)
  • Data/stats/run financial reports


  • Interpersonal skills – excellent written and verbal communication
  • Team player – proactive approach to work, wish to take ownership and focus on results
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Familiarity with electronic financial management packages (we use Xero – but familiarity with SAGE, SAP or any similar packages will be fine) and financial administrative processes
  • Knowledge/experience of using MS excel
  • Good IT skills – Outlook, Word, 365
  • Experience of administering customer accounts and using databases

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