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Finance Administrator

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£26,910 plus £3,000 London weighting allowance per annum
Full-time
Contract
Job description

Who are Ambition Institute?

A great teacher changes the future every day. Especially for children who have had a tough start in life, a teacher can be the critical factor in their success.

At Ambition Institute we help schools tackling educational disadvantage to keep getting better and help their teachers and school leaders to become more expert over time.

That’s how we’ll make sure every child gets a great education and the best possible start in life.

  • We train teachers and leaders at all levels to get better at the things that make the biggest difference: what you teach, how you teach it, and how you create the conditions for schools to thrive.

  • We share what works. Everyone can benefit from evidence of how great teaching and leadership can improve schools and change lives, so we connect people to the latest research and best practice.

  • We champion every teacher and school leader’s potential to develop, as the driving force for sustainable school improvement.

What would we like…?

Do you enjoy working with financial figures and data? Are you passionate about improving processes and seeing the impact of changes you've supported to implement?

We're looking for a motivated individual to join our Finance Team as Finance Administrator on a 18-month FTC basis. This is a new role within the team, giving you the opportunity to establish the role and ways of working. You'll work closely with the finance and programmes team managing the process of payments to our delivery partners.

We would like you to:

  • Take responsibility for managing the Delivery Partner payment process, first working to adopt the processes from the programme teams who currently run the payments.

  • Raising Purchase Orders on our finance system, ensuring that they are accurate and approved. You'll oversee the distribution of these purchase orders to our partners, support them in their invoicing and chase outstanding invoices where needed

  • Perform monthly reconciliation of Delivery Partner payments between Business Central and the payment spreadsheet. Investigate and resolve any issues and report to the financial controller.

  • Assist with the month-end accounts and the year end audit process as directed by the Financial Controller.

  • Assist in providing insightful information when needed to managers and senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making.

Working in a hybrid way, you’ll be attached to our London office and will report to the Financial Controller. You’ll be expected to be in the office at least 1 day a week for collaboration with the team, and this may be reviewed by Ambition.

To succeed in this role you'll have good attention to detail and be able to make continuous improvements to processes. You'll also have A-levels or a degree, preferably in an area associated with finance and data. If this has sparked some interest we welcome an application from you.

What’s in it for you….?

  • Competitive annual salary.

  • Professional development for all staff.

  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays and 'winter shut down’ between Christmas and New Year.

  • Employer pension contribution of 11%.

  • Agile, hybrid working culture, so you can manage when and where you work.

  • Staff affinity networks that help keep equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.

  • Blind recruitment process to ensure equality and fairness in our hiring.

  • Enhanced maternity pay after a year’s service.

  • Shared parental leave package.

  • Access to free, confidential 24/7 wellbeing and support line.

  • Comfortable and collaborative workspaces in the city centres of Manchester, Birmingham and London

  • Work-from-home technology package to support hybrid working.

  • Interest free season ticket / bike loans.

ABOUT YOU

We don’t expect the person we hire to have all of the following, but this should give you a sense of what would enable you to thrive in this role and in our team:

YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS ROLE IF:

  • You care deeply about educational disadvantage and being part of an organisation that challenges inequality.

  • You have a good work ethic and strive to make a difference in the job you do.

  • You always give maximum effort to understand and meet the needs of our partners and participants.

  • You always have a great attitude so we “can do” for all our colleagues, partners and participants.

  • You are open to feedback and learning because we want to keep getting better.

  • You work with your initiative to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective.

  • You are well organised and can prioritise work that will have the greatest impact.

 

YOU’LL LOVE WORKING AT AMBITION IF…

  • You want a career with a person-centred organisation with a cause at its heart.

  • You have a collaborative work ethos, bring warmth and good humour to work and constructive outlook to every situation.

  • You enjoy working in a fast-moving workplace, with a great support structure around you.

  • You would like to grow with an ambitious organisation as it progresses over time

  • Want flexibility in how you work – splitting your time between one of our offices and remote working and managing your own working patterns to get the job done.

Applications can be considered for all office locations.

How to apply

All applications must be received by the closing date, 9.00am on 4 December 2023. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 11 December 2023.

Equality and diversity matters to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.

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Posted on: 13 November 2023
Closing date: 04 December 2023 at 09:00
Tags: Finance