Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Finance Assistant Apprentice

Cathedral Academy

Job description:

Duties will include:

  • To work as part of the finance team to deliver a high quality finance service for all customers
  • Work as part of the finance team to take supervision in the form of receiving instructions, training and guidance to ensure that a quality finance service is provided
  • Answer the telephone; deal with visitors, parent and student enquiries, ensuring that confidentiality is maintained at all times and ensuring that safety and security is maintained
  • Deal with basic accounting duties, such as chasing monies/invoices, invoice processing and any ad hoc finance duties
  • Deal with enquiries from customers, taking messages and ensuring that everything is communicated or dealt with in a timely manner
  • To report to the Finance Manager, any problems that may arise from customer dissatisfaction
  • Assist with monthly procedures, including filing
  • Assist with general duties within the Finance team

Other Specific Duties:

  • All staff are expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  • Treat all students with dignity, observe proper boundaries and understand that every adult in the academy has a responsibility to safeguard children and young people
  • To continue personal professional development as required
  • Attend staff and other meetings and participate in staff training and development events as required
  • To actively engage in the performance review process
  • All support staff may be used to perform appropriate duties as and when required by the academy, commensurate with the salary grade of that post if it is higher than the employee’s current salary
  • To work in the best interests of the academy, students, parents and staff
  • To adhere to the academy’s policies and procedures with particular reference to Child Protection, Equal Opportunities, Teaching and Learning and Health and Safety
  • To work flexibly, including some evening work, and to travel, as required, to meet the needs of the role
  • To work at locations across the academy Trust, as required
  • Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.  Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description

This job description is current at the date shown, but, in consultation with you, may be changed by the Principal to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

Desired skills:

  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Administration/accounting or office experience
  • Knowledge of office and accounting skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office, including Word and Excel
  • IT skills
  • Work as an effective team member and apply given instructions
  • Able to apply written and verbal instructions to equipment
  • Able to accurately input information onto databases
  • Able to organise, plan and complete tasks   
  • Able to work in a school environment, around children and young people
  • High personal standards and able to provide a role model for students and staff
  • Seek support and advice when necessary

Personal Qualities:

  • An excellent record of attendance and punctuality
  • Prioritise and manage own time effectively
  • Reliability, integrity and stamina
  • Respect confidentiality
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection issues
  • Willingness to develop own understanding through advice and training
  • Think clearly in emergency situations

Desired qualifications:

  • GCSE maths at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Administration/accounting or office experience is desirable but not essential

Link to vacancy:

To apply: If you are interested in applying for this vacancy or want further information please follow the link. Please note you will need a .OGV account which you will need to sign into before applying.

Clsoing date: 07/06/2019

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