Senior Finance Officer/Accountant, Wigan

Closing date:This job has expired

Rose Bridge AcademyWigan

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Dean Trust Rose Bridge is seeking to appoint:

Senior Finance Officer/ Accountant

Grade 7, commencing from SCP 29 – 31 (£26,470– £28,221)

37 hours per week, Monday – Friday,

Full Time Position

Holiday entitlement dependent on length of service

Post starts: as soon as possible


We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Finance Officer/ Accountant to join our dedicated school team.

Effective from 1st February 2019, Rose Bridge Academy became part of The Dean Trust (Dean Trust Rose Bridge), which has a number of very high performing schools and a proven track record of sustained improvement. The Dean Trust’s core values include traditional academic education, excellent discipline and respect, resulting in improved attainment and progress. “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” has been embraced by all of the schools in The Dean Trust.

The role of the Senior Finance Officer/Accountant is to lead the provision of financial support for Dean Trust Rose Bridge, ensuring the delivery of high quality finance reports and information. In a stand-alone role, you will also be responsible for all aspects of financial processing within the school, including purchase order processing, accounts payable and receivable, student monies and banking.

Providing a first class service to teaching and support staff across the school and dealing directly with pupils, you will be a confident team player, with excellent communication skills, always prepared to “go the extra mile” to ensure the smooth running of the school and an efficient and effective finance function.

What are we looking for?

An individual that is educated to A Level standard (or equivalent qualification)

GCSE Maths and English at Grades A* - C or equivalent

Qualified AAT Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Accounting or above

A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working within finance and accounting within the last 5 years

Significant experience of management accounting in a high compliance environment

Experience of budget planning/monitoring and financial forecasting

Excellent knowledge and understanding of financial operating systems and internal control mechanisms

Ability to manage own workload and support others whilst operating to tight reporting deadlines

Excellent organisational skills

Proven ability to communicate clearly with colleagues at all levels both verbally and in writing

Ability to work collaboratively with a range of colleagues

We are highly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS vetting procedures are required for all posts.

Application forms and further information are available from our website https://www.thedeantrust.co.uk/recruitment/

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th March 2019 at 9am

Interviews will be held on Friday 22nd March 2019




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Holt Street, Ince, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 3HD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1942 510712