Bristol City Council Part Time Jobs – Accounts Officer

  • Part Time
  • Bristol

Website Bristol City Council

Permanent, Part Time 22 hours per week.

Trading with Schools (TwS) is seeking applications for a Part Time Accounts Officer to work within a customer focused, motivated team to assist in the delivery of financial services to schools.

TwS is Bristol City Council’s trading arm providing a range of educational and support services to schools in and around Bristol. For further information about the services and training courses provided by TwS, go to

The TwS Schools Finance Team is responsible for the delivery of key business functions including, but not limited to:

  • Provision of financial consultancy advice to over 90 schools and educational settings.
  • Maintenance of the schools finance system RM Accounts which includes supplier and customer maintenance, user access and nominal.
  • Processing BACS payments to suppliers based on invoices input by schools
  • Maintaining Debtors Ledger BACS remittances.
  • Reconciling the schools bank account.
  • Monthly VAT returns
  • Managing Absence Insurance Scheme
  • Managing Procurement Card process
  • Production of year end accounts for all Local Authority schools in Bristol.

Key role accountabilities include, but not limited to:

  • Producing the daily BACS payments runs for schools
  • Maintaining the customer and supplier database
  • Maintaining the RM accounts user database
  • Handling supplier queries in relation to payments made
  • Collating VAT returns
  • Absence Insurance
  • Posting information received into the finance system, including Nominal Ledger journals, Debtor Receipts and adhoc Bank transactions.
  • Nominal ledger reconciliation for consolidated suspense accounts
  • Schools finance helpdesk
  • TWS Mailbox

Ideally, you will have experience of using financial systems on a daily basis and have a working knowledge of spreadsheets. You will need a proven ability to deliver first-rate customer service and be a flexible person, who is able to work in a fast-changing environment.

The key competencies required for this role are accuracy, teamwork, excellent customer service and the ability to deliver high quality services to customers.

The role will require at least NVQ Level 2 in Business & Finance or equivalent, or commensurate experience. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice – mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Please note that this role is subject to an
Enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion after reading the job description, please contact Jayne Donovan, TWS Finance Services Lead ([email protected])

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.
Appointments will be made on merit.

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