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Location: London
Position: Finance
Salary: £23000 - £25000
Date Posted: 04 December 2018
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Reference: RA1987
Job Description:
We are looking for an Ambitious Finance Assistant, preferably recent graduates with Accounts and Finance experience!

Our client is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities.
Ranked as the world’s #1 university of art and design in the 2018 QS world rankings, the College has an august history in art and design education, numerous eminent graduates and an outstanding record of graduate employment.

The College sustains a tradition of creative and intellectual excellence combined with a modern work culture that supports diversity, equal opportunity and work/life balance.

Purpose of Role

Operating within the Finance team, the Accounts Receivable Assistant will be responsible for providing an excellent Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Service responsive to the needs of all stakeholders; the College’s students, external customers, sponsors and staff. The role holder will be responsible for supporting the Accounts Receivable Supervisor in allocating income, answering queries, creating suppliers, and chasing debt.

They are currently implementing a new student information system to improve student fee collection processes and the role holder will be expected to transition between the existing system and the new system.

The role holder will work with the Accounts Receivable Supervisor, the Head of Financial Accounting, a wide range of College staff, students, and external suppliers.

Key responsibilities

Process, upload and match payments that are received through various payment methods into the Finance system
Respond to emails from students and parents or sponsors on fees owing.
Ensure cash receipts/ incoming cheques/ other adhoc receipts are correctly recorded and accounted for on Agresso.
Produce and issue reminders and statements to other customers and sponsors in line with credit periods.
Banking of cheques and cash
Opening post
Manage and reconcile the petty cash account.
Setup suppliers and amend supplier details
Reconcile supplier statements
Scan purchase invoices
Maintain and develop expert technical knowledge of Agresso accounts receivable & payable
module and provide assistance and training to College users in the invoicing & requisitions process.
Effectively communicate with various stakeholders, including the Finance Team, students, staff and external customers, and report back to the Accounts Receivable Supervisor as required.
Any other duties as specified by the Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Person Specification


Attention to detail
Excellent IT skills including good working knowledge of excel and word.
Ability to provide a high level of customer service at all times
Enthusiastic, outgoing approach
Able to communicate & report back effectively to Director of Finance, Deputy Director of Finance and Head of Financial Accounting.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively within the College with a wide range of staff and students. AAT (Association of accounting technicians) or working towards an accounting qualification.
Degree level (Preferably Accounts/Finance/Economics OR similar).

Experience of working in a Finance department
Experience of using Agresso.
AAT (Association of accounting technicians) or working towards an accounting qualification.
Additional Information:

35 hours per week, 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday with an hour each day for lunch
25 days annual leave per annum plus extended break at Christmas
A contributory defined benefit pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan are available

Salary: £22,000 - £25,000
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