Permanent –London or Wigan Campus Closing date Monday 8th July 2019 by 12pm Interview dates: week commencing 15th July 2019
ALRA is looking for a full time Finance Officer to take charge of the financial health of our company by administering accounting operations to meet legal requirements. You should be familiar with audits, invoices and budget preparations. Our ideal candidate demonstrates interest in managing accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable. You should also have excellent organisational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks.
Ultimately, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures.
The post may be based at either our London or Wigan Campus and includes personal life insurance and a salary in the range £28k to £35k dependant on location and experience.
The interviews will be held on the week comencing 8th July 2019.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
This is a permanent, full-time post. The terms and conditions of service will be those currently in operation.
The closing date and time for receipt of applications is Monday 15th July 2019 at 12pm.
Job Title: Finance Officer/Bursary
Reports to: Principal
Locations: London or Wigan
Direct Reports: Finance Assistant
Using accounting software to:
Post all daily transactions
Prepare balance sheets
Processing and paying invoices
Preparing student fee invoices
Prepare staff, student & tutor payroll
Ideally competent Xero user although training will be offered to the successful applicant who may be conversant with a rival package
Keep accurate records for all daily transactions
Prepare balance sheets
Process and issue invoices
Process and pay invoices
Record accounts payable and accounts receivable
Update internal systems with financial data
Reconcile bank statements
Participate in financial audits
Track bank deposits and payments
Assist with budget preparation
Review and implement financial policies
Line Management of a p/t finance assistant
Maintain contact with current providers of bursaries and awards.
Communicate with University regarding student payments etc.
Communicate with ESFA regarding Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) and associated business liaising with admissions as required.
Administer the ESFA funds mechanism for DaDA’s liaising with the Registrar as required.
Respond to students in financial need in consultation with the Principal
Take calls from the general public, students and staff.
Represents the school at functions and events where appropriate.
Proven work experience as a Finance Officer or similar role
Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures
Experience using financial software ideally Xero
Advanced MS Excel skills
Working knowledge of financial regulations in respect of charity reporting
Excellent analytical and numerical skills
Sharp time management skills
Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data
Degree or equivalent professional qualification in financial and/or management accounting