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Senior Finance Officer

North East England

  • Reference: 386703
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £29,577

  • Location: Stockton-on-Tees

The Organisation

Nigel Wright are delighted to be working once again with the Northern Education Trust, a large academy trust consisting of 20 schools in the North of England.

The Role

The Trust are looking for a Senior Finance Officer, based at their North Shore Academy site. This is a full-time role (37 hours per week) and full-year role (not term time only). Staff are encouraged to take leave where possible out of term time. Key aspects of the role are detailed below.

  • Responsibility for managing a team of finance assistants who will all have a number of schools assigned to them.
  • Liaising with the schools around accounts receivable, maintaining records and ensuring the debtor is kept up to date and on track
  • Supervising cash receipts and reconciliations.
  • Supporting assistants with any queries or disputes and formulating action plans
  • Supporting the finance manager with tasks such as corporate payments and month/year end

The Person

The Trust is looking for a candidate who wants to develop their skills, and is ideal for someone studying a finance qualification to take their next step. Some key aspects are detailed below.

  • Candidates must hold, or be working towards, a relevant finance qualification, such as AAT/CIPFA. 
  • Candidates must have experience in managing or supervising others, or be able to demonstrate leadership qualities in this manner
  • Candidates must have experience of statutory returns, such as to HMRC and other external agencies
  • Candidates must have examples of where they have worked with creditor & debtor payments and have resolved disputes.
  • Candidates will be expected to be able to travel to schools ran by the Trust.
The successful candidate will undergo standard school checks, including an enhanced DBS.

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