• Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed.

Job Description


We are seeking a diligent Accounts Assistant for the group of Abbey DLD Colleges. You will assist the finance team in recording company transactions, working with finance staff within the colleges.

The post will be a hybrid role working from home and with the option to work out of DLD College London or Abbey College Cambridge dependant on the successful applicants location.

Your duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Checking supplier invoice coding and authorisation
  • Inputting supplier invoices into Sun Accounting
  • Setting up new suppliers
  • Supplier reconciliations
  • Dealing with queries from schools/colleges and suppliers
  • Assisting with payment runs (BACS and on-line banking)
  • Ad hoc queries
  • Checking and input of company credit card expenses
  • Checking and input of petty cash expenses
  • Updating balance sheet Excel spread sheets
  • Checking refund requests
  • Entering payments on Barclays online
  • Filing various monthly Banking statements
  • Maintaining refunds spreadsheet

In addition to the finance department, there may be occasions where the role is called up on to help with other admin functions within the colleges

Qualifications and Experience

  • Highly effective communication skills both verbally and written
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, approachable.
  • Ability to be calm and level-headed in a busy environment
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, identify priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Team player, happy to work both in an office and remotely with colleagues
  • At least one year of work experience in purchase ledger or general accounting
  • Good knowledge of financial processes within any industry
  • Experience of Sun Accounting preferred
  • Strong MS Excel skills required


  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Group personal pension plan, 7% employer contribution
  • Discounted school fees
  • Regular social events
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Eye Care
  • Gym Scheme
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Abbey DLD Colleges Ltd (ADCL)

Abbey College Cambridge is a constituent college of Abbey DLD Colleges Ltd (ADCL). ADCL consists of three award-winning independent international colleges based in London, Cambridge, and Manchester. With over 1000 students from over 50 different countries, ADCL provides an outstanding global environment for students striving for top universities. We are committed to providing the best education for all students in our care, and our colleges have high aspirations and expectations for every member of our community.


The ADCL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and as an employee of ADCL you will be expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. All staff are trained in child protection and understand to report concerns by following the safeguarding policies. We ensure all candidates are properly police-checked, and the successful candidate will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.

Please click the link below for further information on employing Ex-Offenders:

Policy on employment of ex-offenders.pdf (alphaplusgroup.co.uk)

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

How to Apply

Please read the attached Applicant Information Pack to access full details about the position.

Please complete the application in full and include a detailed statement explaining why you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this position. Applications will be reviewed and candidates contacted once the advert is closed.