Finance officer Northampton
Position; Finance Officer
Salary; GBP23.000 to GBP25,500
Educated to GCSE (or equivalent) results including Maths and English
AAT Qualification or equivalent
Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
Experience of working within finance
Experience of monitoring targets and performance
Experience of planning work for team members and self
Experience of meeting tight and cyclical deadlines
Experience of working with senior management
Experience of using SIMS
Experience of using PS Financials
To ensure that the school applies the best practices and the highest standards of financial management to optimise value for money and to maximise efficiency.
Assist in the management of the Trusts accounting function ensuring its efficient operation in accordance with current procedures and financial standards.
To contribute to the provision, organisation and management of financial procedures.
To prepare detailed school budgets and forecasts which reflect and support the Academy Development Plan.
To prepare monthly management accounts along with supporting information for presentation to the Principle, Local Governing Body and Head Office.
To monitor and control expenditure in line with developed profiles, administering agreed virements between budget headings.
Plan, organise and manage workload to ensure contribution to the schools monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner. Ability to follow and document detailed financial instructions
Ability to maintain high standards under pressure
Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills
Effective administration and organisational skills
Knowledge of Financial Regulations and Controls
Candidates must be able to undergo successful checks in line with standards for Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education. Appropriate and relevant references will be checked
Candidates must demonstrate and understanding and acknowledgement of the individuals responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people