Accountant

Location
Homeworking, Padworth College or Bishopstrow College
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 May 2021
Closes
04 Jun 2021
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent

**Please do not send any CV's, only application forms will be accepted.

Please send all applications to charlie.freer@ifedu.com

Job Description

Reporting To: Bursar-Director

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day to day, month, quarter and year end accounting, tax & payroll
  • To support other commercial, compliance and ad hoc activities across the College.

Duties include:

  • Perform or oversee month end accounting tasks including bank rec; deposit & deferred income rolled forwards; checking Expenses; Credit Cards; Petty Cash; invoice extras; etc
  • Perform or oversee quarterly tasks including Kitchens; Utilities; Rechargeables; reconcile intercompany accounts & all associated journals
  • Maintain Fixed Assets registers and post monthly depreciation journals
  • Maintain accrual and prepayments schedules and post journals required 
  • Ensure accuracy of entries in key nominal ledger codes
  • Preparation of management accounts understanding and flagging changes
  • Oversee or provide analyses of cost actuals & breakdowns for departmental managers
  • Review/analyse P&L for different periods & share key learnings.  
  • Prepare or support production of annual budget and forecasts
  • Perform or support month end & year end payroll including filings with HMRC and posting of entries to general ledger
  • Administer all pension plans within Group
  • Answer staff payroll /pension queries
  • Assist in preparation of staff contracts
  • Perform or support quarter end VAT returns
  • Perform or support year end accounts production in conjunction with external accountant
  • Support finance assistants in their duties 
  • Oversee termly invoicing process; recharging of expenses; reconciliation of discounts or bursaries; checking and finalising Final Statements; pocket money balances
  • Liaise with front office regularly to ensure student numbers and income figures align with back office
  • Take ownership of the financial control checklist
  • Monitoring bad debt risks
  • Complete ONS questionnaires
  • Support bursar with any other commercial, compliance and ad hoc activities.  

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive and, will be amended from time to time, in the light of the changing needs of the Colleges.   

All IFE staff are expected to:

·       Regularly review own practice, set personal development targets and take responsibility for own continuous professional development.

·       Support and contribute to the responsibility of Bishopstrow College and Padworth College for safeguarding students. 

·       Work towards and support IFE’s vision and objectives.

·       Carry out the work of IFE to the best of their ability, displaying initiative and enthusiasm.

·       Support colleagues and their work.

·       Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearance, conduct and positive, courteous relations with students, guardians, parents, agents and colleagues.

·       Work within IFE’s health and safety policy to ensure a safe working environment for all staff, students and visitors.

·       Adhere to the policies of both Bishopstrow College and Padworth College.

**Please do not send any CV's, only application forms will be accepted.

Please send all applications to charlie.freer@ifedu.com

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