21 hours per week 3 days - Term time (hours flexible)
Salary £9,612 - £10,613 gross depending on experience
GLPC – D grade
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and talented highly numerate part time Finance Officer to join our popular, vibrant and culturally diverse school in inner-city Nottingham. We have an excellent staff, supportive parents and wonderful children. The post holder will join our experienced and hard working admin team to support the finance management
“Leaders and other staff ensure that the school has a welcoming ethos and is a positive place in which to learn and work” OFSTED July 2019
As a Finance Officer, you shall be required to:
- provide effective and efficient management of school finances including budget monitoring, procurement, cash flow, VAT and invoicing.
- be responsible for managing the day to day accounting procedures and recording of all financial transactions accurately on the school’s finance system.
- contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.
Visits from potential candidates are welcome to further understand the role and to have the opportunity to experience our school. Please contact the school if you would like to arrange a tour and discuss the role further.
There is flexibility over the working days and hours which may suit someone looking for part time working.
- To be responsible for running annual school budgets and forecasts
- To process orders and manage payments
- To oversee the submission of monthly VAT returns and reconciliations
- To prioritise payments
- To prepare invoices and orders to be authorised and approved by the Head Teacher
- To ensure that ‘Best Value’ principles are applied to all appropriate purchasing decisions
- To provide regularly reports and updates for senior staff and governors on the status of the budget and finance matters
- To reconcile all monies for the School Fund
- To ensure school complies with all financial controls in accordance with the LA Financial Control Policy
In addition, you will have:
- Good experience of financial management and budgetary planning and control (preferably within a school setting but not essential)
- Knowledge of Human Resources Management and payroll procedures
- Experience of IT and knowledge of accounting software – training will be given if not familiar with school based systems
- Knowledge and understanding of employee pay and conditions of service
- Confidence to use Microsoft Office software
- The ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team
- Good communication skills and personnel skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service
- The ability to develop strong professional relationships with team members
The School itself can offer a wide range of benefits and advantages including; a dedicated staff, working within a larger experienced admin team, a proactive and supportive Governing Body and opportunities to develop your skills and talents. The school currently pays for additional support from Nottingham City finance to support the work in school.
Berridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such way that supports this commitment. Appointments to the post will be subject to the following pre-employment checks: health, identity, relevant work qualifications, right to work in the UK, professional registration (for qualified teaching staff), Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references and a Childcare Disqualification and Disqualification by Association Declaration (where applicable). A start date for the successful job applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from the above checks have been obtained. Please note that the DBS check will reveal convictions, reprimands, cautions and bind overs even if considered spent within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.