Finance Officer, Wembley

Closing date:

Preston Park Primary SchoolWembley

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 5 (Point 22-25) £20661.00-£22658.00 pro rata plus £1851 LW pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

Experienced and organised Finance Officer required for Preston Park Primary, based in the heart of Wembley. 

We are looking for an organised and outstanding Finance Officer, who under the direction of the School Business Manager, would assist in providing the provision of a comprehensive financial support service to the school by undertaking a range of financial, administrative and clerical support functions.   

The successful candidate would ensure financial procedures are in line with the principles of sound financial control and compliance with statutory requirements and deadline from School Business Manager, Headteacher, Governing Body, Local Authority, and Department for Education and other agencies.   

The individual would be required to work 5 hours per day, term time plus 2 weeks. 

As part of the role the Finance Officer will be responsible for a part-time Finance Assistant.

Preston Park is committed to providing further professional development to all staff.

Responsibilities will include: 

•To record all income collected on the school’s financial information system/spreadsheets and prepare the necessary paperwork for banking on a weekly basis 

•To be responsible for the security of all cheque books and pre-printed stationery 

•To be responsible for filing, security and retrieval and the back-up of financial records 

•To be responsible for the recording, monthly reconciliation and security procedures for the petty cash account. 

•To assist teachers/teaching & learning assistants in preparing the costings for external educational visits and in school workshops and arranging transport (where required). 

•To maintain the records for the equipment/asset register for the school and to comply with the LA/Audit requirements. 

•To enter payroll changes as and when required. 

•To process the two separate monthly payroll runs and check for accuracy. 

•To deal with staff queries on payroll and refer if necessary to the payroll provider. 

 •To make staff aware of auto-enrolment dates for pensions and deal with queries. 

 •To manage/market the school’s letting process 

•To assist the School Business Manager with annual, quarterly and monthly statutory reports/returns (e.g. School Financial Values Standard) and to help prepare the supporting documentations to meet the deadlines set. 

•To analyse the income paid via the parent pay system to enable prompt recording onto the school’s Financial Management System (FMS).  

Further information on the role can be found in the job description and person specification.   

We are looking for an individual who can share the founding vision and ethos for Preston Park, (please visit the school and look on the school’s website). Must be excited by the chance to contribute to Preston Park Primary and driven to do what it takes to succeed.

The individual must show: 

•Experience and knowledge of financial regulations 

•Ability to operate a full range of specialist ICT equipment 

•Ability to use proficiently standard office computer software and internet systems including SIM’s 

•That they are able to absorb and understand a wide range of information regarding the functions of the school 

•A high level of verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work within a team 

•That they have solid previous experience and be educated to NVQ Level 4, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of attainment through qualification or experience.

Preston Park is a thriving four form entry, fully inclusive and diverse community school set in the heart of Wembley, Brent. At Preston Park we are proud to educate children from all over the world, bringing ‘one world under one roof’ for truly inspirational learning experiences. Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do at Preston Park.  We are committed to ensuring that children achieve excellence, enjoy their time at school and develop into confident, resilient and independent learners.  

Our school is well resourced with rich indoor and outdoor learning environments comprising of bright classrooms, spacious playgrounds, wildlife nature reserve and a sensory quad area.  

Preston Park are looking to become a recognised school leading on STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.  

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact Jayashri Varsani on the school number to arrange a visit.   

Applications should be through the attached application form (CV's will not be accepted), this is to ensure that the school adhere to safer recruitment practices.  

Closing date: Friday 2nd March 2018 @ 12:00 noon  Interview dates: Tuesday 13th March 2018

Start Date: as soon as possible  

Salary: Scale 5 (Point 22-25) £20,661.00 - £22,658.00 pro rata plus £1851 London Weighting Pro rata  

Brent Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: College Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8RJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 89043602