Finance Assistant

Required for an immediate start.

Bedford Modern School is an HMC Independent Co-educational Day School located on the outskirts of Bedford. Our facilities are excellent and include a separate Junior School, dedicated Sixth Form building, purpose-built Science Centre opened in 2017 and extensive sports facilities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our busy Finance Team. The role will involve supporting colleagues with a range of school finance tasks including processing of invoices, raising purchase orders through the school’s procurement system and processing of goods received, banking and cash reconciliation, processing of school fees and reconciliation of journals and purchasing card transactions.

Applicants must have accounting/bookkeeping experience coupled with a working knowledge of accounting processes, strong communication skills and be a natural organiser with strong attention to detail. Excellent ICT skills, including the ability to work methodically and present information clearly are a must. A working knowledge of e-BIS and school MIS would be advantageous.

Possibly working towards your AAT and with GCSE passes in English and Maths, you will be looking to learn and expand your accounting knowledge and skills by getting involved in a varied workload to provide a comprehensive Finance service to our School community.
In return, we can offer a friendly working environment, the option to be part of a private healthcare scheme, a generous pension scheme, free lunches (in term time) and free parking.

This post is term time plus three weeks, 27.5 hours per week, 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday.

For an informal discussion please contact Helen Mosley, Finance Manager directly on 01234 332240.

Closing date: Monday 23 May 2022
Interview: Thursday 26 May 2022

The Harpur Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and other relevant checks.

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