Post: Academy Accountant (part time/job share)
Term Time
Salary: Dependent upon experience

Services4Schools provides professional and high quality business support services enabling schools to operate with excellence and efficiency. S4S is a company based in Wolverhampton providing a range of services including a flexible tailored finance and business support service for academy’s and MAT’s.

We are looking to appoint an academy accountant to join our expanding academy finance team, who will play a key role in ensuring the provision of this highly valued service is able to develop and continue to be successful in meeting the needs of educational establishments.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Delivery of finance and business support to academies and MAT’s pre and post conversion, working with a variety of finance systems
• Adhering to the academy financial frameworks, reporting and accounting standards you will provide support and guidance on budget planning and monthly management accounts, statutory returns, VAT, finance software and Audit requirements.
• Preparing monthly and annual Trust reports for senior management, highlighting areas requiring attention and identifying actions required as a result
• Proactive, innovative approach and constantly looking for improved ways of working and the ability to relate well to colleagues at all levels

You will be educated to degree level and qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA) and having proven experience in financial management, and have the confidence and ability to guide School/Academies on financial matters. Experience of working within an educational setting would be an advantage, however this is not an essential.

You will need to demonstrate a highly flexible approach to service provision and fully understand the need for exceptionally high standards of customer care.

It will be necessary to work outside of normal core hours on occasions and a degree of travel should be expected.
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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