We are currently recruiting to a vacancy within our Finance and Business Support Service:

Post: Finance Specialist

Full Time (37 Hours per Week, 52 Weeks per year)

Salary: circa £26k (Dependent upon experience)


Services4Schools (S4S) provides professional and high quality business support services enabling schools and academies to operate with excellence and efficiency. S4S is a highly successful and expanding company based in Wolverhampton delivering a range of services including a flexible tailored finance and business support service.

This post plays 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.

You will deliver finance and business support to schools and academies. Adhering to relevant DfE or local guidelines and regulations you will provide support, guidance and training on all areas of schools/academies funding and financial matters, including budget planning and monitoring, monthly management accounts, statutory returns, VAT, financial systems/software and audit requirements.

You will need to demonstrate a highly flexible approach to service provision and fully embrace the need for exceptionally high standards of customer care. You must have proven experience in financial management, delivering services to Schools or Academies and have the confidence and ability to guide School Leaders, Finance Staff and Governors/Directors on financial matters.

If you are a dynamic individual, keen to contribute to new ideas and innovative ways of delivering our services and would like to be part of our growing company, you should be qualified to level 4, ideally in a relevant Finance or Accountancy qualification or have substantial knowledge, training and experience in this field. You will also be expected to commit to any further training and qualifications that become necessary to the role in a rapidly changing education environment.

This post would ideally suit someone with Local Authority, School/Academy finance, Charity Accounting or Audit experience, who is comfortable working both independently and also as part of a team.

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.

For more information, or to submit your C.V. for consideration, please email: info@services4schools.org.uk