Finance Assistant

Katesgrove Primary School

Scale RG4 (SCP 11–22) £21,166–£26,317 pa, pro rata; actual salary £14,185–£17,637 pa.
30 hours per week, term-time only plus occasional days during school holidays by agreement.
Closing date: Sunday 8 December 2019. 

Southcote Primary School
“Pupils really enjoy being part of the community and they are complimentary
about the effective support they receive from staff”.
Ofsted 2017

Katesgrove Primary School
“Pupils want to come to school to learn, and families know that once their children
are at school, they are safe, nurtured andwell educated”.
Ofsted 2017

Our friendly school is looking to appoint a Finance Assistant to join our busy office team to help ensure the efficient running of the school. 

Duties will include:

  • Processing orders for goods and services.
  • Payment and raising of invoices.
  • Receiving and reconciling payments in respect of school activities.
  • Assisting with the monthly reconciliation of the bank statement and other monthly financial returns.
  • Booking training events for all staff.
  • Assisting the SBM with recording HR data and records and processing documentation in relation to recruitment administration.
  • Dealing with and responding to a variety of contact from external sources including direct, telephone and written/email correspondence, ensuring clear precise and accurate information.

You should also be able to demonstrate: 

  • Your experience of working in a school or office.
  • That you are able to prioritise and plan workload to meet deadlines.
  • An ability to work on your own initiative but also work well as part of a team.

A good knowledge of Microsoft Office software particularly Excel is essential and previous accounting software desirable, experience of Capita SIMS/FMS software is an advantage.

Southcote Primary School
Silchester Road, Southcote, Reading, Berks RG30 3EJ
Tel: 0118 937 5533

Katesgrove Primary School
Dorothy Street, Reading, Berks RG1 2NL
Tel: 0118 937 5490

Visits to the schools are warmly welcomed.

Application packs for both schools can be downloaded from the individual websites. Alternatively, please email for an application pack.

Closing date: Sunday 8 December 2019. 
Interview date: TBC.

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check, appropriate references and health clearance.

The Kennet Federation

The Kennet Federation
Southcote and Katesgrove Primary Schools

The Kennet Federation includes:
Southcote Primary School, Silchester Road, Southcote, Reading, Berkshire RG30 3EJ
Tel: 0118 937 5533 •
Katesgrove Primary School, Dorothy Street, Reading, Berks RG1 2NL
Tel: 0118 937 5490 •

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