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As a growing company SBS is always looking for experienced, professional staff to be part of its team which delivers a first class service to its customers.

If you are dynamic, experienced, professional and looking to work within a thriving company and any of the vacancies below are of interest to you, please download and complete an application form and send to SBS HR.

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Company benefits include:

  • Pension scheme
  • Group profit share scheme
  • SBS bonus & commission incentive plan
  • Covered under our Death in Service Insurance Scheme
  • Discount voucher scheme

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Finance Assistant – Based in Poole

Competitive salary + benefits

To provide high quality financial and system support to our customers. The post holder will be joining a professional team of experts, working within the managed service team in Poole. The role will be day-to-day processing, with ownership of the transactional operations within a variety of schools.

There will be an opportunity to learn and grow in the wider finance and business team through ongoing support to customers. First line support to our customers covers a variety of issues and systems to school and academy finance teams.

In response to continued business growth and exciting new opportunities, SBS is currently expanding its Finance & Business team. This vibrant new role will provide a suitable candidate with opportunities to develop and advance their skills in the education finance sector.

The right candidate will be a hard-working, dedicated team player, with excellent attention to detail, who is looking to grow within their role in a thriving, successful company. The role would ideally suit someone with accounts experience, or a new/part-qualified AAT student, though full training will be provided.

  1. Assist in the day-to-day running of schools and academies’ purchase and sales ledgers.

    Likely duties will include:

    • Inputting standard information into academy finance software
    • Processing purchase orders accurately with attention to agreed authorisation procedures and timescales
    • Processing goods received notes, checking items have been received and resolve discrepancies
    • Processing invoices, ensuring accuracy and appropriate authorisation prior to payment, in accordance with the agreed procedures and timescales
    • Processing income received onto schools’ financial system
    • Reconciling third party income and expenditure and preparing journals for input into finance system
    • Checking appropriate authorisation of all the above prior to inputting
    • Checking invoice compliance with standard requirements prior to input
    • Preparing weekly payment runs for approval
    • Inputting staff expense claims onto schools’ finance system, and preparing weekly payment run
    • Raising invoices, and matching to income on financial system
    • Posting internal journals
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Supplier and customer query resolution
    • Maintaining electronic filing for all financial information
  2. Maintain a good working knowledge of computerised financial systems, including RM, SIMS FMS, PS Financials, Civica and any other relevant school software as required. Responsibility for continued development in system changes with an enthusiasm to learn new systems.
  3. Provide support to Service Desk during busy times, ensuring all calls are logged.
  4. Maintain accurate records ensuring that all information relating to schools is kept confidentially and is filed in accordance with SBS guidelines.
  5. Ensure information is communicated to your line manager for additional work carried out in schools over and above the contract terms. This will be used to manage customer expectation and renegotiation of contract.
  6. Work collaboratively with schools, for the benefit of all, when issues arising have potential implications for others.
  7. Be accountable for their work to the Headteacher, Governing Body, Finance and Business Manager and Operations Director.
  8. Build and maintain strong relationships with customers and colleagues, anticipating and managing concerns, and ensuring key people are engaged.
  9. Identify new opportunities within the education sector and cross sell other services that we can provide.
  10. Provide support and advice to other team members as required.
  11. Attend and contribute to all team/office meetings.

Any additional duties commensurate with the post as specified by the Managed Service Team Leader.

Closing date for this post is 10th June 2019.

If you are interested in the role please download an application form from above and send a completed version to us at or via post to SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG

Software Developer x2 – Based in Poole

Competitive salary + benefits

As part of our talented team, you will be supporting and maintaining bespoke software which are essential to our customers and the business. You will join a growing and exciting business and gain experience to a wide range of technologies.

We are looking for a software developer to help develop large scale applications with a microservices/API driven architecture.

In this role you will participate in the conception and development cycle of an API driven, large scale application reporting directly to the Lead Software Developer.
This is an exciting opportunity for an eager, motivated developer who wants to grow into a more senior role.

Required skills/experience

  • Golang/PHP
  • Test Driven development
  • Relational Database design
  • Version control
  • HTML5 & CSS3

Desirable skills/experience

  • C#, .NET & WPFM
  • Nginx, redis, Linux, AWS, Grafana or similar & sys-admin knowledge
  • Continuous integration tools
  • Graph QL
  • Protocol Buffers
  • Unit & functional testing automation
  • Appetite for financial analysis and investigation

Any additional duties commensurate with the post as specified by the Lead Developer.

If you are interested in the role please download an application form from above and send a completed version to us at or via post to SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG

SBS is always interested in hearing from professionals within our industry, so if you feel that you have something to offer SBS please email or call 0345 222 1551 • Option 5.

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