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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    1 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    16 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,860.00 - £32,176.00 Annually (FTE)

Assistant Accountant job summary

You will be part of a fantastic network of Trust business and finance professionals who share best practice and meet regularly to discuss challenges and opportunities. You will be join an experienced and dedicated finance team with a great team ethos, you will not be operating alone as we believe that we can ‘Be better, together’.

The Assistant Accountant reports directly to the Head of Finance and Risk.

Key Tasks and responsibilities

To support the financial operations of the Good Shepherd Trust.

To complete month end procedures during any absence periods

To assist with balance sheet reconciliations

Assistance with preparation for year-end procedures, liaising with external auditors and providing information as requested.

Assistance with internal audit requirements, preparing information and demonstrating accounting processes as requested.

Assist with budget setting and long term planning including updating the budgeting system regularly with payroll changes.

To assist in producing monthly accounts and budget monitoring reports.

To assist in monthly cashflow forecasting

General Duties

To assist with other administrative duties contributing to the smooth running of the finance provision at the Multi Academy Trust.

Provide finance and administration assistance to other GST Academies when necessary.

Assist in training new finance staff where appropriate.

To contribute to the overall ethos, mission, work and aims of the Trust

To promote the welfare of children and to support school in safeguarding children through relevant policies and procedures.

To attend and participate in relevant meetings as required and to include updates areas of the job role and profession.

To participate in training and other learning activities as required.

Undertake other relevant work and duties deemed appropriate to the role as directed by the Head of Finance and Risk and Chief Finance and Operating Officer.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our employment practices reflect this commitment. All appointments are made subject to an enhanced DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service), satisfactory references and qualification checks.

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About The Good Shepherd Trust

Multi-academy trust

Welcome from the CEO - Paul Kennedy

A very warm welcome to the Good Shepherd Trust (GST) and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I joined the GST as CEO in February 2020 having spent over twenty-five years in education as a teacher, leader, headteacher and trust CEO. This is an exciting time for the GST as we further develop and strengthen our network of schools.

The GST is a multi-academy trust serving 18 schools within the Diocese of Guildford across Surrey and Hampshire. Our trust comprises both primary and secondary schools, schools affiliated to the Church of England and others who are not. Our purpose is to grow and maintain a strong network of schools within a highly supportive and sharing network: we know that schools are better when they work together sharing common values and goals. Opportunities for staff development are a key priority for us - as a member of support staff, as a teacher, as a head teacher or as a local committee member you will have access to wide and varied professional development.

But at the heart of what we do are the children and young people within our schools. GST schools are first and foremost highly inclusive settings where we strive to see each child flourish and grow, transforming lives and offering breadth and richness in each school’s individual curriculum. We also seek to fulfil the Church of England’s vision for education providing schools for the entire community we serve, for people of all faiths and none.

Our mission is drawn from the words of Jesus in John’s Gospel – ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.’ It is in this context that Jesus reveals to us the wonderful image of himself, The Good Shepherd who shows us how to live, to love and serve others whilst we experience the richness of life in its fullness.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, leader or prospective member of a local committee or a Trustee, please get in touch if you would like to know more about the GST.

With best wishes,

Paul Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer

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