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Finance Officer (Sales Ledger)

Finance

Location:  Rush Green Campus
Salary:   £18,471 to £20,751 plus £1812 London weighting Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Friday 08 September 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  EA12956R

Barking & Dagenham College is a vibrant and highly successful College in East London with circa 12,500 students, circa 500 established staff and a turnover of £35m.  The College offers routes into learning from entry level through to MBA level, including apprenticeships, higher level apprentices, higher education and job centre plus clients.  We have technical specialist areas from level 3 and above with a broad based curriculum up to level 2.  We are immensely proud of the achievements of our students, our entrepreneurial and motivated staff team and our extensive partnership network.  The College trains circa 850 apprentices, including circa 110 higher level apprenticeships and delivers work place training, traineeships and higher level technical and professional specialisms up to MBA level in our 4 strategic vocational areas; Construction, Design & Management; Engineering including mechatronics & robotics; Digital Creative; Health & Social Care and Leadership and Management across the pan London occupational sectors.

Our values of creativity, enterprise and innovation drive our organisational behaviours and business, so if you want to join our team, we have some exciting opportunities now available, and we are looking for motivated, learner-centred and outstanding teachers who can inspire students, have a flexible and creative approach to their work, and foster the development of excellent technical learning and entrepreneurial skills.

Barking & Dagenham College is seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to undertake a range of duties to ensure that all debts owed to the college are invoiced and collected in a timely and efficient manner.

A demanding and challenging role, applicants must be assertive yet be able to empathise when dealing with customers, mainly students, using effective negotiating and communication skills. Duties also involve setting up instalment plans for students and employers as well as cashiering duties and sales leger duties.

Applicants must possess the ability to organise and plan their workloads, work on their own initiative to strict targets and deadlines as well as working with minimum supervision. Applicants will also have good communication skills and be able to communicate with debtors in writing, by telephone and in person regarding monies outstanding.

Hours: 36 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 11.00am to 7.30pm, Friday 10.00am to 5pm)

Past experience in working in a college/university financial environment would be advantageous and debtors experience is required as is the ability to use a computerised financial/students system. The ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word is essential as is working as part of a team.

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