Trainee Management Accountant, Bradford

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Dixons Academies Charitable TrustBradford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Level 4 SCP 26-31 (starting salary £23,868)
Contract term: Permanent

Work for an exceptional Multi-Academy Trust.

A Top 5 MAT nationally with outstanding results across Bradford and Leeds.

Dixons are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic trainee to join our Central Finance team who can put their skills to good use whilst developing their career. This is an opportunity for an aspiring accounting to gain exposure of both management and financial accounting as part of their training. We are looking for the best in their field and the rewards will be working within a team of highly professional accountant's in a fast paced environment.  

The Dixons Academies Trust is built around the high-performing Dixons City Academy which opened 27 years ago as one of the first state-funded independent schools in the country. In recent years, our family of schools in Bradford has grown to eight, and now comprises three primaries, four secondaries and one all-through 4-19 school. It includes both sponsored turnaround academies addressing education failure, as well as brand new free schools meeting growing demand locally.

We have a solid platform from which we continue to build.  Dixons’ first school in Leeds, Trinity Chapeltown, opened for primary school students in September 2017. Dixons Trinity Chapeltown secondary opening is planned for September 2018, followed by a shared Post 16 provision in Bradford a year later. We have achieved a great deal in a relatively short time, but such is the culture of expectation here that we know our greatest impact is yet to come.

Our mission is to challenge educational and social disadvantage by establishing high-performing non-faith academies which promote learning, develop character, value diversity and build cultural capital. By the age of 18 we want every student to have the choice of university or a high-quality apprenticeship.

The successful candidate will:

• already be working towards a professional finance qualification

• have a proven record of working in a finance department of at least 2 years

• maintain effective relationships at a senior level

• have strong ethics and reliability 

You will be expected to support the management and financial accounting team in their delivery of an excellent service to all academies within the Trust. You must be a committed and approachable individual and be adaptable and flexible in a busy environment.

The successful candidate will be pro-active and comfortable working with a wide range of people, as well as having strong communication and analytical skills. The role will report directly to the Senior Financial Controller for the Trust.

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For more information please contact: Louisa Sharp, Trust HR & Payroll Manager on 01274 424350 ext.2453 or email 

Dixons is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS Enhanced check.

More about Dixons Academies Charitable Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Dixons City Academy, Ripley Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 7RR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1274 776777

At Dixons, we are committed to making a difference where it matters most.  We work to improve the future for thousands of children in the parts of the north of England where young lives are adversely affected by social and educational disadvanta...