Finance Assistant 

Location: Cobham

Company: Cobham Free School 

Hours: Part Time 0.25 FTE + 9 weeks holiday

Salary: £20,000 FTE

Job Description: 

Cobham Free School are looking to recruit a Part Time Finance Assistant to assist the School Business Manager and Office Manager in the provision of an efficient financial support service to the school, by undertaking a range of financial, administrative and clerical support functions.

Hours for the role are flexible, however afternoons would be preferred.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To assist with the management of the school’s online payment system, Parent Pay.
  • Respond to queries from parents and other stakeholders and escalate issues to the School Business Manager as appropriate.
  • To assist with debtor management and chasing up payments owed.
  • Update financial records and produce information and reports as required.
  • Undertake basic analysis of financial information.
  • General support to the Business Manager and Office Manager in the provision of efficient financial services and office functionality.


Person Specification: 

Education and training

  • Essential: Good standard of general education, including Maths and English at GCSE/O Level,
  • Desirable: First degree or equivalent, entry level accounting qualification.


  • Essential: Experience of working in an administrative role
  • Desirable: Experience of working in a financial administration role, or evidence of knowledge of financial and accounting procedures.

Abilities and skills

  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work to a high level of accuracy.
  • Good ICT skills, including spreadsheets and ability to learn new systems.
  • Flexible approach and able to work in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload effectively.
  • Confident team player, supportive of colleagues.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

To apply for any of the positions above, please send a completed application form, which can be downloaded HERE, to:

Date Posted: 4/01/17           Closing Date: 12/01/2017