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Finance Manager - Education

Job description

An exciting opportunity to join an Education Provision that is truly shaping the future of children with SEN.

Safeguard & Promote the welfare of all pupils / student

Essential Skills:

  • Enhanced DBS Clearance
  • Be willing to follow School Safeguarding Policy & procedures and undertake mandatory safeguarding training as directed by the school.


  • Have experience and understanding of practice and principles for Safeguarding Children and Young People (CYP) or vulnerable adults within an educational setting

Experience & Qualifications:


  • Able to demonstrate experience of providing financial advice to the education/charitable sector
  • Experience of producing budget monitoring reports
  • High level of computer and numerical literacy, including packages such as Excel and Word
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good understanding of school accounting practices
  • Previous experience of working with school budgets
  • Knowledge of the Academy Financial handbook and Charities SORP
  • Minimum GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above
  • Evidence of some training in Accountancy or Finance
  • AAT Part Qualified or similar
  • Managing a team


  • Experience of preparing and delivering training
  • Experience of PS Financials, SAGE, HCSS, accounts receivable, salary auto-reconciliation, Equipment Register and other financial modules and systems
  • Experience of School Finance Committee Meetings or Governing Body meetings
  • Experience of working within the financial sector
  • Evidence of further training in Finance, Accountancy and/or ICT


Knowledge & Skills:


  • Able to demonstrate evidence of successful teamwork
  • Evidence of outstanding communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent numeracy and financial awareness
  • Ability to manager time effectively and prioritise staff


Personal Qualities:


  • Flexibility
  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Diligent and rigorous in approach to work
  • Supportive of team members
  • Transparent in approach
  • Ability to be discrete and confidential


  • A sense of humour!


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