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Location: London
Position: Finance
Salary: £14.75 per hour plus holiday pay
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Vacancy Type: Temp
Job Description:
We are currently recruiting for a Accounts Assistant to work for one of our prestigious institutes. This is a temporary position starting ASAP.    
Job Summary
To process invoices, Expenses Claims, Payment Requests etc., including those denominated in foreign currencies, to the Agresso computerised Financial System, deal with staff and supplier queries promptly and in accordance with the School’s Financial Procedures. To carry out the payment run from time to time, provide low level IT support and to act as relief Cashier. Additionally the post holder will be expected to assist on the Accounts Receivable team if requested by the Financial Controller or Assistant Director of Finance. 

Key Tasks

Processing high volume invoices, Purchase Ordering system invoices, Claims, Payment Requests and other Accounts Payable / General Ledger transactions accurately, in a timely manner and in accordance with the School’s Financial Regulations and Financial Procedures.

Reviewing and reconciling supplier statements and dealing with related queries as necessary, and responding to queries including providing written responses.

Checking and correcting invoice processing on Agresso Business World.

Filing data / document accurately and assisting with the maintenance of archive material.

Carrying out the BACs payment run from time to time under the supervision of the Accounts Payable supervisor or Financial Controller.

Processing Payments to BankLine.

Liaising with suppliers, colleagues in the Finance departments and elsewhere within the School to ensure that an efficient and effective service is delivered at all times.

Covering the Cashier’s office in the absence of the Cashier and providing Cashiering assistance at enrolment.

Assisting with the update and maintenance of procedure notes for the Accounts Payable section.

Assisting with the implementation of new systems and procedures for the Accounts Payable section.

Liaising with appropriate Information Systems officers to establish support required for new IT systems for the Accounts Payable section.

Assisting with implementation of IT systems for the Accounts Payable section.

Providing low level IT support for the Accounts Payable section.

Filing as necessary.

Assisting with work on the Accounts Receivable section when required.

Any other duties requested by the Accounts Payable supervisor or senior managers within Finance.


The post holder must at all times carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the School’s Respect at SOAS statement and adhere to and promote the School’s Equality and Diversity policies.

The post holder must accept responsibility for ensuring that policies and procedures relating to health and safety at work are adhered to at all times.

The post holder must carry out their duties in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

The post holder must abide by the requirements of the School’s IT policies.

working hours - Full Time - 35 hours per week
Pay rate - £14.75 per hour plus holiday pay
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