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Achieving for Children is a Community Interest Company that has a public sector ethos, combined with the freedom to innovate enabling us to do things differently. As a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Windsor & Maidenhead, Kingston and Richmond), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here. 

We are responsible for the entire range of children’s education, health and social care services in all three boroughs. We use a Signs of Safety practice model and approach which ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything we do. There’s never been a better time to join AfC, we are growing our workforce, implementing new flexible working arrangements and have increased our virtual wellbeing offer.

We now have the following job opportunity available and we would be delighted to receive your application to continue our story.  You can download the Job Profile which is shown within the "Documents" heading on the left hand side, above the map.

Transaction Officer

This post is part of the Transactions Team who are responsible for inputting the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable transactions into the Finance System.

We are looking to recruit a full time or term time only employee with the opportunity for the fixed term contract to become permanent after the initial 12 months.

Operational area
Kingston and Richmond
Primary place of work
42 York Street, TW1
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Length of contract
12 months
Business area
Business Services
Full time/Part time
Grade from
SCP7 22,995
Grade to
SCP10 24,258
Estimated Interview date/s
Closing Date
Job Reference

About the role

As a Transaction Officer you will cover a broad range of duties to ensure that the finance system Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledgers are kept accurate and up to date so that they can be relied upon for management information and for year end reporting.

The Transactions Officer sits within the Transactions and Control Team. You will be responsible for:

  • Processing Accounts Payable Invoices
  • Raising Accounts Receivable Invoices
  • Investigating and resolving queries from internal and external customers 

For further information about this role, please contact Angela Hay by email for an informal discussion.

About you

We are looking for someone who has experience in processing financial transactions using a finance system. The post holder should also:

  • Have the ability to manage spreadsheets
  • An ability to manage a workload consisting of daily, monthly and annual deadlines
  • Have good communication skills
  • Experience in resolving financial administration queries

About our benefits

We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to work remotely. In AfC you will also have access to:

  • Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
  • Stable and supportive leadership
  • Hybrid and mobile working with latest technology to facilitate this 
  • Local Government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension)
  • Holiday package upto 34 days per year with option to purchase additional leave 
  • Flexible working options - helping to keep a good work life balance
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, offering support for the whole family
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts
  • A excellent learning and development offer to support your career pathway

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Important Information

Start dates: Achieving for Children have set start dates meaning successful candidates join on a set date in each month. Candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

Right to work: The UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system affecting EU and Non-EU workers and sponsorship requirements. We advise checking the GOV.UK website for right to work guidance.

Equality: We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. Achieving for Children are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Safeguarding: We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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