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Interim Assistant Bursar – W Sussex – Contract – up to £140/day

Interim Assistant Bursar (Engage) – Independent School, W. Sussex *ASAP*
Initial 3 month contract (possible temp to perm).
Up to £140 per day (Ltd / Umbrella) or up to £115 per day (PAYE)

Our client a prestigious Preparatory school in West Sussex have an urgent requirement for an interim Assistant Bursar, while the school look to recruit in to the full time / permanent position.

To be considered for this role you will have experience of using school finance software (ideally Engage Accounts) within a school or college environment plus Purchase and Nominal ledger, Billing / Fees, Payroll & Pensions and the preparation of Month / Year End Accounts.

As the Assistant Bursar, your main duties will include:

  • Managing the purchase ledger, entering supplier invoices and processing payments
  • Managing the billing process, including fees, additional items and discounts plus billing queries
  • Producing weekly reports on debtors for discussion with the Bursar
  • Managing the EYFS funding claim process with the local council
  • Managing the collection of fees by monthly direct debit
  • Recording sundry income, receipts, expenditure and payments in the nominal ledger
  • Supporting other bursary and admin staff with Engage Accounts and processing staff expense claims
  • Managing all elements of payroll and pensions including reporting and returns, processing new staff and leavers, working closely with the managed payroll service provider and dealing with payroll queries
  • Maintaining cash and cheque accounts, bank reconciliations and weekly cash position reporting
  • Preparing payments by cheque and BACS
  • Assisting with the preparation of month end and year end accounts
  • Supporting the Bursar in the preparation of documents for Governor meetings and attending to take the minutes at the termly Finance Committee meeting

If you feel you have the required knowledge and experience and would like to apply for this role, then please send your CV to nsion@esp-recruit.co.uk

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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