Assistant Accountant

37 hours per week • Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 Depending on experience

Application Deadline: 16/01/2017
Interview Date: 26/01/2017
Location: Main Campus

We are currently seeking to appoint an Assistant Accountant to join the Finance Team of Southampton City College, reporting directly to the Finance Manager. The role offers a wide range of responsibilities and the potential for further development for the right candidate.    

Key responsibilities will include:

- assisting with month end routines and the preparation of monthly financial accounts
- reconciliation of nominal accounts
- bank reconciliations and treasury management tasks
- maintaining the general ledger including the fixed asset register

You will have good numerical skills and a thorough understanding of double entry accounting, trial balance and account reconciliations. You will ideally be AAT qualified or a part qualified (CCAB) accountant with experience of working in an education based finance environment although this is not essential.

You will be required to have excellent understanding of Microsoft Excel and a good working knowledge of other accounting software products. Agresso software experience is desirable.

You will be highly personable, have excellent communications skills and the confidence to work successfully as part of a team. You will also be highly organised, self-motivated and have the ability to work to tight deadlines as this is essential to the role.

The vacancy closes on the Monday 16 January 2017 and interviews will take place on the 26 January 2017, please ensure you are available on this date.

We are only able to contact you if you are shortlisted for interview, and we will do this via e-mail so please ensure we have your accurate contact details when registering, including a contact telephone number. All shortlisted applicants are required to complete a self-declaration and disclosure form prior to interview. Satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and medical clearance will be required for successful job candidates.

This is your opportunity to make your mark in a rewarding further education environment. In return, you'll get an excellent salary, pension and benefits package, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays, and great career progression and development opportunities.

City College is committed to providing an environment where students, staff and all members of the College community can feel safe and secure.

Thank you for your interest in Southampton City College.

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