3 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    28 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 June 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Gr5 (£22,183-£24,491, pay award pending)

Job summary


To lead, line manage and oversee the finance function for Waseley Hills High School (a school which will be part of CRSAAT from 1 September 2021), in order to maintain, report and forecast accurate financial information and to assist colleagues and pupils in the retrieval of financial information. This includes some operational transactions. 

Salary Grade: Gr5 (£22,183-£24,491, pay award pending); Type: Permanent Hours - 30 hours per week, Term Time plus 12 days Performance-based increments and Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). 


  • Ensure adherence to central trust financial regulations and policies as well as ESFA Academies Financial Handbook

  • Adherence to Trust monthly and annual timetable of financial requirements

  • Review Budget Monitoring Reports – monthly for each budget holder, head and Local Governors highlighting any concerns

  • Support the School Principal and Trust Finance staff to prepare and update three-year budget proposal (income and expenditure), for submitting to central trust for review

  • Termly review of annual outturn [and publish to budgeting system when agreed]

  • Salary reconciliation with central or HR support – monthly

  • Support internal and external auditors when on site

  • Support with liaison with the Trust, the preparation for the annual external audit

  • Preparation and maintenance of other financial records and associated projects

  • Support Trust with all Government returns in a timely manner


  • Preparation of Budget (income and expenditure) and monthly monitoring thereof

  • School level transactions are recorded accurately and timely including but not limited to: 

    • All income streams 

    • All types of expenditure 

    • Sales and purchase invoicing accurately recorded and traced through to successful settlement 

    • Credit cards recorded accurately belonging to school staff 

    • Administration of any Petty Cash, SQuid income, Expense Claims 

    • Administration of orders raised (including approval) and invoices paid and credit card purchases 

    • Financial administration of any additional school service provisions 

    • Goods receipting of orders 

    • Insurance claim administration 

    • Petty Cash administration 

    • Expense Claims 

  • Maintenance of Finance Policy documentation

  • Maintenance of other financial records and associated projects


  • To keep under review with the Principal the best operational and logistical set up of dealing with financial transactions and staff levels to manage this.

  • To maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.

  • To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job.

  • To undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the post and/or as detailed in the School’s Health and Safety Policy.

  • To participate in the School’s emergency response arrangements as directed by the designated officer.


  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels

  • Collaborative and responsible

  • Self-starter

  • Self-organised

  • Can act with integrity, openness, and authority

  • Flexible hands-on approach


  • AAT level 3 or equivalent (commensurate experience considered)

  • Previous experience in education an advantage

  • Experience of operating accounting systems (Sage 200 an advantage)

  • Experience of analysis of financial reports, forecasting and budgeting

Applying for the job

To find out more and to apply, please visit the vacancy page on our website:

Please send all completed applications to ahorwood@centralrsaacademies.co.uk by 9.00am, Monday 28th June 2021.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

Trust overview

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact phone number

About Central Rsa Academies Trust

Our mission is to be an organisation that champions 'social justice through exceptional schools'. We achieve this through the values shared by all schools within the Trust. We have a proud, strong association with our founding partner, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (known as the Royal Society of Arts, the RSA). The RSA supports us with our distinctive culture. Our schools are rooted in the heart of their community, truly inclusive, building resilience, confidence and cultural capital for all. We foster a culture of innovation and creativity, and advocate that physical and mental wellbeing are essential for life at school and beyond. 

Arrange a visit to Central Rsa Academies Trust

 For a private and confidential discussion about this exciting post please contact the Central Office on 0121 270 3117 or email ahorwood@centralrsaacademies.co.uk to
arrange a telephone conversation with the CFO, HR Manager or Waseley Hills High School. 

Head office location

141 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SF

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