Finance Assistant/Assistant Accountant -part time 24-32 hours per week

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
£28,000 pro rata
24 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021




24-32 Hours Per Week – 0.6- 0.8fte worked over 3 or 4 days, £28,000 pro-rata (actual salary 24 hours £16,800, 32 hours £22,400)

Fixed term 12-month contract, Maternity Cover

Would you like the opportunity to join a highly successful Surrey prep school set on a private estate in the leafy suburb of Kingston? 

We have a fantastic opportunity based at our school in Kingston upon Thames for a Finance Assistant (Maternity Cover) to work in our small Finance department alongside the Finance Manager. This is an ‘all year round’ role and therefore the successful candidate will be expected to work throughout the school holidays with the exception of agreed annual leave, which must be taken outside of term-term.

As the Finance Assistant, you will play an important role in the success of our school through:

  • Managing the purchase ledger and preparing the weekly payment run
  • Banking of cash and cheques
  • Weekly bank reconciliations
  • Assisting with the preparation of management accounts
  • Assisting with the preparation of payroll
  • Resolving Supplier Queries
  • Assisting with Termly Fee Billing
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Prepayments and Accruals
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required by the Finance Manager and Bursar

Our ideal candidate will have experience of using commercial accounting software, preparing month end balance sheet reconciliations, and assisting with the preparation of monthly management accounts. They will ideally be AAT qualified, although strong QBE candidates will also be considered.

Strong Excel skills are essential (Pivot Tables, V-Lookups etc.) as well as excellent communication skills and written English. Both will be tested at interview.

After 3 months, you will be eligible to join the occupational pension scheme.  You will also be entitled to 5 weeks of annual leave (pro-rata) which must be taken during school holiday periods.

Please download an Application Form and Job Description and discover the benefits of working at Rokeby School.  

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday, 9 July 2021

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the specified closing date. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.


Rokeby School, George Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7PB Telephone: 020 8942 2247

Rokeby School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its entire staff to share its commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records bureau disclosure.



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