Finance Support Officer

BDAT Central Office

Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) is looking to appoint a Finance Support Officer to provide finance support to the Trust’s central finance team, in their day to day activities, including working with and in our Academies.

Line management will be through the Finance Manager, although some task management may be via the BDAT CEO and Director of Finance.

The successful candidate will require strong finance, organisational and communication skills and be able to prioritise their workload.  Ideally holding a qualification in bookkeeping/AAT, however the opportunity to undertake an AAT apprenticeship may be available for the right candidate.  A knowledge of PS Financials would be desirable, however training will be provided.  Strong IT skills and the use of Microsoft Excel are essential for the role.  Your work will include the processing of financial transactions, such as raising purchase orders, sales invoices and posting purchase invoices, together with an element of accounting, including assisting the Finance Manager with month-end processes, preparation of management accounts and budget setting.

The post holder will act as an ambassador for the Trust, liaising regularly with a number of key internal and external stakeholders, and therefore discretion and diplomacy will be required.

Hours of work are flexible to meet the needs of the MAT, Trust and post holder, but will not routinely exceed 37 hours per week.  Occasional evening work may be required to support Trust activities.

To apply, please complete the application form and return this to: info@bdat-academies.org.

BDAT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date: 12 Noon, 4th December 2020
Interview Date: 16th December 2020
Starting Date: 1st January 2021

Salary: Band 7 SCP 10-17 £21,322 - £24,491
Pro rata: 37 Hours Per Week All Year Round


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