School Accounting & Accounts Receivable Assistant

School Accounting & Accounts Receivable Assistant
  • £21,000 - £26,000 per year
  • Long-Term
  • Wembley, London, England Wembley London South Holland
Job Ref: Accounting
Sectors: Primary Education Secondary Education
Date Added: 14 July 2022


We are looking for a French native-level speaking Accounting and Accounts Receivable Assistant to join one of our international independent school. To support their Financial Controller by ensuring objectives are met with regards to financial management, cash and debt management, financial planning and forecasting. In particular, you will focus on Accounts Receivable.

This is a fantastic opportunity as you will be exposed to many aspects of accounting and therefore you will develop your skills within a small team. This role requires a confident communicator who will be in touch with our families, speaking both French and English.

Key Responsibilities

  • General Assistant/Officer-level accounting duties;
  • Manage and take the lead on the invoicing of school fees and additional chargeable
  • activities to parents;
  • Preparation of invoices and collection of debts for all aspects of the school life (tuition fees, after school activities, field trips, etc.);
  • Reconciliation of the accounts to understand which families' payments are outstanding;
  • Liaison with the other members of staff on a monthly basis to ensure all income recorded via the bank is accounted for;
  • Daily bank receipts processing;
  • Maintain customer database and set up new customers as required;
  • Reconciliation of a number of balance sheet control accounts, including deferred income;
  • Assist in the preparation of the organisation's monthly and annual accounts and supporting financial statements and working papers;
  • Provide support to the Financial Controller in matters such as placing orders, communicating with French institutions, etc.;
  • Undertake any other reasonable ad-hoc accounting tasks as requested by line management.

Education & Experience Required

  • French native-level speaker;
  • Qualified to a degree level with relevant accounting qualification ideal (Part qualified ACA/ACCA or qualified AAT);
  • Confident communicator, with excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French/English;
  • Experience in Accounts Receivable ideal;
  • Work to high professional standards in terms of quality, timeliness and confidentiality;
  • Dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and must be able to improve performance through management feedback;
  • Demonstrate ability to report back to line manager on unresolved issues and/or uncompleted tasks;
  • Adaptable with an ability to prioritise;
  • Organised and accurate with attention to detail;
  • Flexible and willing to learn;
  • Ability to show tact, diplomacy and professionalism at all times, especially in relation to collection of debts;
  • High level of IT skills including Word and Excel.

If this role sparks your interest, please get in touch with Sally!

At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

- Attend an interview in person;

- Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

- Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

Career Teachers
28/08/2022 10:42:40
GBP 21000 26000 year
Contact Consultant:
Sally Roche

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