Junior Finance Consultant
Salary is dependent on experience
Study support offered if required
Must be flexible to travel to clients and have own transport – predominantly across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and London.
Our client is an established consultancy company working in the education finance sector now in their 9th year of trading.
They have many new projects on the horizon, so although they need someone to add support during this growth period, they are looking for you to continue your career with them. Therefore, although this is an Apprenticeship role, they are looking for the successful candidate to remain with them long after you gain your qualification(s).
They are a friendly team and have a positive, upbeat, happy culture. They pride themselves on being flexible and provide a good work life balance, but in return they want and expect commitment, passion and hard work.
This role will be based at your home address and will require regular travel to clients’ premises. Mileage will be reimbursed to you at the HMRC rate.
As an employee you will gain fantastic insight and experience into the education finance sector. The breadth of the support they offer their clients gives great exposure and ensures that there is never a dull day!
You will be supported through your training with the firm; shadowing consultants on site to start with and then providing finance assistant/officer cover to clients; working your way up to autonomous consultancy as you gain experience and confidence.
Some days will require home working therefore a high level of self-motivation is required.
They also run a Helpdesk, a hosting platform and have designed various software packages; so, if you like IT as well as finance then you will never be bored with them!
Although an Accountancy qualification and/or relevant experience is desirable, it is not essential. They are strong believers of employing for attitude and training necessary skills.
They pride themselves on going that extra mile for their clients and want their staff to have that same can-do attitude.
They aim to ensure all client requests are fulfilled; managing all expectations to ensure that they always remain happy with the service that they receive.
As a member of the team you will be expected to present a professional image of yourself and the company at all times.
You will need a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle. You will also need a clean enhanced DBS check which will be initiated by the firm at the time of employment.
Potential Client Duties
Some duties that may be expected of you when on site include but are not limited to the following;
Ensure that all transactions are actioned in line with the client’s financial policies, DfE guidance and within statutory financial regulations.
Duties possibly expected by the client are listed below but they are not limited to the below as they can cover other tasks deemed appropriate to the role.
*Posting the below documents to the clients accounting software in a timely manner with great accuracy
oGoods Received Notes
*Create new suppliers and perform relevant checks
*Create BACS/Cheque payment runs
*Ensure that all expenditure is recorded against the relevant nominal code and cost centre, and that the correct VAT code is used
*Receive and check statements from suppliers
*Investigate and action any issues that arise with regards to creditors
*Raise sales invoices as requested by the client on the system in a timely manner
*Ensure that all income is recorded against the relevant nominal code and cost centre, and that the correct VAT code is used
*Ensure that all requests for sales invoices are processed and sent promptly
*Ensure that all invoices are monitored and chased to ensure prompt payment
*Ensure that the bank accounts are controlled and monitored
*Ensure that paying in slips/ remittances are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner
*Ensure that the bank accounts are reconciled on a weekly basis and that any outstanding items are dealt with promptly
*Reconcile the bank accounts monthly ensuring that all unreconciled items on the bank statement are investigated.
Other balance sheet items:
*Ensure that petty cash returns are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner and that a month end reconciliation is undertaken to ensure that actual funds held balance to the ledger
*Ensure that credit card returns are received and processed on the accounting system in a timely manner
*Ensure that all adjustments for prepayments, accruals, accrued and deferred income are processed on a monthly basis
*Ensure that all balance sheet control accounts are completed on a monthly basis as part of the month end process
*Working with the client to ensure that the monthly payroll costs are posted and reconciled against the finance system
*Provide financial support and advice to assist budget holders within Academies in maintaining their budgets
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