Finance Officer, Didcot

Aureus SchoolDidcot
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £20,834-£23,906 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

Aureus School is a brand new, state of the art STEAM specialist comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. We are looking to expand our team and are seeking a Finance Officer to start with us in September 2018. (30 hours per week).

Core purpose:

To provide accurate and efficient finance support as a member of our school’s Operations Team 

Key Accountabilities:

To assist the School Business Leader to provide an outstanding level of performance in the financial functions of the school 

To support the School Business Leader in the day-to-day operation of finance management, administrative and organisational processes

To ensure that deliveries are checked off on delivery notes when required, and goods received notice systems are used as required within PS Financials.

To generate purchase orders as required

To place orders using the PO system within PS Financials and using the school procurement card

Assist with the reconciliation of the school procurement card

To process invoices for payment

To assist with maintaining the schools accounts, budgets and funds

To maintain proper computer held accounts 

To process orders, invoices and receipts through the relevant software systems (PS Financials)and in accordance with GLF procedures

To collect payments from students and staff for school trips, mufti days and departmental sales etc using Parent Pay 

To prepare, proof-read and ensure consistency with the communications strategy / brand, all letters and communications being sent out by the school

To send out communications using ParentPay, email and SIMS In Touch

To ensure the school operates a ‘no cash’ policy - directing all payments via Parent Pay

To raise invoices for income owed to the school e.g. lettings

To deal with suppliers to resolve queries and deliveries

To assist in the preparation of end of year accounts ready for audit

To set up excel spreadsheets for monitoring accounts e.g. trips, printing costs etc. 

To liaise with the GLF Central Finance Team

To be responsible for safeguarding and prioritising the welfare of children 

To provide an efficient and helpful service to staff, students and parents 

To ensure work is done quickly, efficiently and accurately

To be able to demonstrate discretion at all times as you are privy to sensitive information 

Accountable To:

School Business Leader


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. 


We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and students are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.


We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


We are open to applications from educators seeking flexible roles including part-time, job share and co-leadership responsibilities.

Application Deadline: 24/05/2018

Interview Date: 04/06/2018

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