This job expired on 30 June 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024


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Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

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Working pattern

Full time, part time: This is a full-time/part-time position (30-37 hours per week, 43-52 weeks per year)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£38,626 - £41,510 FTE per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience as a finance professional and is looking for a new exciting role
  • Has or is working towards an accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Has experience of using integrated finance systems
  • Has the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Is ambitious and has the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Has good attention to detail and the ability to streamline processes and procedures
  • Is an excellent communicator who is confident in dealing with people at all levels
  • Has a positive and flexible attitude

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • A workplace where everyone feels valued and supported
  • Opportunities for CPD, training and progression
  • A supportive and clearly defined induction procedure
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme

Further details about the role

Due to continued growth, an exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced, self-motivated Finance Manager to join our Central Finance Team. Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will support the Senior Finance Manager in the key areas of payroll, financial management and business operations across our Multi-Academy Trust.

Our Central Finance Team operate a hybrid working arrangement. Initially, the role will be based in one of our three secondary schools (Avon Valley Academy, Clarendon Academy or Kingdown School) for at least two days per week. Once full training and induction have taken place, the requirement to be office-based will reduce.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the monthly payroll ensuring information is processed accurately
  • Preparation and submission of statutory reports to HMRC and pension providers
  • Supporting the Senior Finance Manager with month end routines
  • Monitoring budgets at department and school level and providing support to budget holders
  • Ensuring compliance with the Trust’s Finance Manual and Academy Trust Handbook

For information about this role please read our Applicant Information Pack. To apply, please visit our Acorn careers page at: (https://www.eteach.com/careers/acorneducationtrust/job/finance-manager-1425907/?lang=en-GB) and complete an application form by the closing date.

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 30th June 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Please note: we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Acorn Education Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in obtaining this post, you will be subject to a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and health screening.  We are an equal opportunities employer. As part of our safer recruitment processes, if you are shortlisted for the post, we will carry out a social media account search. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Acorn Education Trust

Multi-academy trust

The Acorn Education Trust was formed in August 2014 to create a local solution to a national strategy. Through close collaboration and a shared vision we believe each school will achieve great things while retaining their individual identity.

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