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Assistant Accountant/Financial Internal Auditor

Posted 7 March by The American School in London Ended

The Assisant Accountant/Financial Internal Auditor has a range of responsibilities in the following key areas:

Annual Accounts

Assisting the Accountant to prepare Annual Statutory Financial Statements in accordance with the Companies Act, Charities Act SORP and Accounting Principles for the Director of Finance and external auditors, and liaising with the latter during the annual audit of the Financial Statements.

Internal Auditing

Auditing financial records, investigating financial anomalies and carrying out appraisal of the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the School's financial resources are managed.

Assisting Financial Manager with Treasury Tasks

Liaising with investment fund managers, reviewing daily cash balances, credit card merchants and ensuring all the financial products are compliant.

Data Analysis

Representing, describing, evaluating and interpreting data, using analytical and logical reasoning to examine, in order to draw conclusions.

Selection criteria

Essential qualifications/experience:

  • University educated with STEM degree (or similar, or substantial professional experience) and professional accountancy qualification

  • Excellent IT skills, advanced knowledge of MS Excel(Vlookup, Match, if statements)

  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills

  • Proven ability to gather and analyze data and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports

  • High level of emotional intelligence

  • Ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically with adults and students

Desirable Criteria

• An understanding of modern audit procedures

• Experience of statistical methodologies and data analysis techniques

• Knowledge of data modelling, data cleansing, and data enrichment techniques

This position description is current at the date shown but following consultation may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the role that are commensurate with the job title and salary.

The American School in London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All new appointments will be subject to appropriate checks: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS enhanced), Disqualification by Association Self-Declaration, Declaration of Criminal Record, checks against the Prohibition List (Teacher Status Checks) including Identity, Address, Date of Birth, a Full Employment History, Right to Work in the UK, overseas checks where applicable, EEA checks, at least 2 references (one with current or most recent employer, where appropriate) and original documentation of Qualifications (where appropriate). For positions into Senior Management a Prohibition From Management Check (s128 Directive) will also be undertaken.

Diversity and equality of opportunity are cornerstone values of The American School in London

Required skills

  • Auditor
  • Financial Accounting
  • Treasury

Reference: 34627281

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