School Finance Assistant

Reading, Berkshire
£14.00 - £17.00 per hour
12 Jun 2024
19 Jun 2024
JN -062024-6451931
Jaz Trotman
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

My client is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Finance Assistant to join their finance team on a 6-month temporary contract. This role offers the possibility of becoming a permanent position, providing an excellent opportunity for professional growth within their esteemed school.

Client Details

My client is a vibrant and forward-thinking educational institution committed to providing an excellent learning environment for their students. Located in Reading, they pride themselves on fostering a supportive and inclusive community for both students and staff.


  • Assist in the day-to-day financial operations of the school, including processing invoices, receipts, and payments.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records in accordance with school policies and procedures.
  • Support the preparation of financial reports, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Reconcile bank statements and assist in the month-end closing process.
  • Liaise with staff, suppliers, and other stakeholders to resolve any finance-related queries.
  • Assist in the management of the school's payroll and ensure timely processing of salaries.
  • Provide administrative support to the finance team and perform other duties as required.


  • Previous experience in a finance or accounting role, preferably within an educational setting.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, and experience with accounting software.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Relevant finance or accounting qualifications are desirable.

Job Offer

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Free, on-site parking.
  • Supportive and inclusive working environment.
  • Opportunity for career development and the possibility of transitioning to a permanent position.
  • Comprehensive training and professional development opportunities.
  • A chance to contribute to the success and growth of our school community.

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