Senior Finance Assistant

Senior Finance Assistant

Senior Finance Assistant


College location:                East Surrey College (Redhill) and John Ruskin College (Selsdon)

Salary:                                £26,701 

Hours:                                 Full time - 37 hours (8:45 – 17:00 Mon-Fri)


We are currently seeking to appoint an organised and enthusiastic Senior Finance Assistant to join our Finance department.


In this vital role you will be the department’s key point for support of the College’s Apprenticeships, High Needs and Bursary provisions; working closely with other departments to ensure funding is claimed in an accurate and timely manner and key financial schedules are produced on a monthly basis.


You will support the Finance & Payroll Operations Manager with the timely and effective operation of the general ledger, including the preparation and input of general ledger journals, the monthly review of control accounts and balance sheet reconciliations, as well as supporting the Sales Ledger / Debt Collection process. You will also monitor key financial controls, ensuring that staff are fully compliant with the College’s financial regulations on procurement and expenses.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Studying towards a relevant qualification (for example AAT), or have a proven background working as part of a finance team
  • Good knowledge of accounting procedures and double entry book keeping
  • Experience of producing regular reports, as well as the production of high level spreadsheets and pivot tables used by managers as an information tool
  • A good understanding of Sales Ledger and General Ledger processes
  • Knowledge of month end procedures and basic understanding of purpose of monthly management accounts


If this sounds like you and you will enjoy working in a forward thinking, friendly, fast paced, changing environment with state of the art facilities, we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a competitive salary, as well as staff benefits such a choice of two excellent pension schemes, life assurance, free onsite parking and access to our fully equipped gym along with discounted in house Spa and Salon treatments. 

Closing Date:    Monday 19th  September 2022*

*Applications will however be shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before this closing date. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. As much as we would love to respond to all applicants, due to the sheer volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of sending your CV, unfortunately you have not been selected for the position.

Please refer to the attached Job Description, Person Specification and Competency Framework and apply using the button below.

Orbital South Colleges Group are committed to Equal Opportunities, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.  We are also committed to PREVENT and Safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Both College Campus’ are smoke-free zones. 

As part of our pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS, references will be taken and evidence of all qualifications and awards will also be required before commencement of employment.  Failure to do so may lead to offers being withdrawn.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits, and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.