Finance Officer, Barnet

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Christ's College FinchleyBarnet
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Start date: September 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale range 25 -28: £24,510 – £26,805, 36 hours per week
Contract term: Permanent

Required from September 2017

Scale range 25 -28: £24,510 – £26,805, 36 hours per week

We are currently looking for a talented and committed Finance Officer to join our growing Academy.

Christ’s College Finchley is an ethnically diverse 11-18 Academy. We are a successful school rated “Good with outstanding features” by Ofsted 2016.

CCF can offer successful candidates:

  • Flexible working (Full or Part time)
  • A supportive, collaborative department and school
  • Work life balance
  • Wellbeing support through an external Medical Insurance
  • A team ethos
  • Exceptional CPD

The successful candidate will be required to work alongside the accountant, staff and stakeholders. Previous experience in education would be an advantage but not essential.

Key Responsibilities

Accounts Payable 

  • Check and process invoices, and upload onto the finance system (Corero)
  • Match purchase orders to invoices
  • Schedule payment runs and follow through with reconciliations
  • Record payments onto the ledger and match payments to invoices
  • Liaise with vendors and respond to queries
  • Review bank statements and perform regular bank reconciliations
  • Input cashbook journals or nominal ledger journals where recharges need to be made or items need to be booked directly on the ledger.


  • Ensure we follow robust requisitioning and purchasing procedure across the Academy, including following up on approvals from department head
  • Collate information and place collective purchases across departments for educational resources (including online)
  • When purchasing ensure best value for money 
  • Liaise with department heads regarding spending, ensuring consistency across departments.

Accounts Receivable & Cash Management

  • Issue sales invoices, follow up debtors for payment
  • Record receipts in the finance system (Corero)
  • Help with management of cash in the academy and setting up of payments on ParentPay
  • Monitor ParentPay payments, help matching and report on debt

Other responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Accountant in cross-departmental budgeting across the departments 
  • Manage and maintain the Finance mailbox, making sure all items are actioned in a timely fashion
  • From time to time, perform additional duties to support the smooth running of the academy as directed by the Headteacher and Accountant.

For an electronic application pack, please visit the schools website at

Completed application forms should be returned to the school via email to: or posted to the address shown in the advert marked for the attention of the Human Resources Manager. References will be sought prior to interview. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date:  4/8/2017  Interview: TBC

We are committed to the protection of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Scheme will be requested in the event of a successful applicant. Christ's College Finchley is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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