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Senior Finance Officer

Vacancy Summary
Eastbury Primary School
APTC 5, points 22-25
Eastbury Primary School
Working Pattern:
Full Time
35 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/06/2017 at 16:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Eastbury Primary School

Dawson Avenue, Barking, Essex IG11 9QQ

Tel: 0208 4779910

Email: office@eps.barking-dagenham.sch.uk



Scale: APT&C Scale 5 (point 22-25) (Indicative Grade)

Hours: 35 hours per week x 52 weeks per year

Salary: £22,506 - £24,510


An exciting opportunity has arisen in the school for an enthusiastic and hardworking Senior Finance Officer to support the School Business Manager by providing an outstanding level of performance in the day to day financial administration of the school.

The successful candidate should have a proven track record in financial, business and administrative management experience and hold an appropriate financial qualification.

In addition, applicants would need to demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles and methods of financial control and reporting and the financial software and systems to achieve this.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent orgnisational and communication skills and be able to work efficiently on their own and effectively as part of a team.

Main Activities include:

  • Maintain manual and computerised financial records for all matters relating to school expenditure;
  • Be responsible for financial administration such as placing orders, invoicing, preparing cheques, issuing receipts;
  • Deal with budget queries, advising on solutions where appropriate;
  • Be point of contact with external suppliers to resolve queries/problems;
  • Adopt a solution focussed approach in all areas of financial administration;
  • Be responsible for the security of unused cheques and other controlled stationary relating to financial administration;
  • Helping to ensure the school is following Best Value procedures;
  • Ensure preparation of orders, check full receipt, ensure payment of goods and services are carried out in a timely and professional manner;
  • To ensure all income is banked regularly to agreed timescales;
  • Continually evaluate all finance systems to ensure they are effective and efficient;
  • Attend any necessary financial meetings along with the School Business Manager;
  • Line management of Finance Officer and apprentice/junior.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to the ability to provide relevant experience in the main areas above and those outlined in the Job Description.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. For further information and to arrange a visit please contact the School office on office@eps.barking-dagenham.sch.uk

No agency applications please.

Closing Date: Monday 26th June 2017, at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Week commencing 26th June 2017


Child Protection

The successful candidate will have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as stipulated bu the Child Protection Policy. Safer Recruitment procedures are in place and any appointment will be subject to statutory checks, including a DBS.

How to apply
Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly.