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Finance Officer

Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust (FMAT) is an Educational Charity committed to enriching the lives and transforming the futures for children. Our Trust is a family of four academies. Being part of a family of academies is of great benefit to our pupils, community and staff. Our vision is that every child, regardless of their background, within the Trust will attend an Academy that offers an outstanding quality of education.

The Finance Officer will provide proactive, hands-on operational support to the Trust Accountant and wider Finance team.

To provide a proactive, forward-thinking, trust-minded, competent and consistent Finance service across the Trust and contribute to the overall success of the Finance department


* Support with the preparation and monitoring of Management Accounts for budget meetings.

* Support with the preparation of monthly budget monitoring reports and analysis of budget variances.

* Support with the preparation and completion of month-end tasks.

* Ensure efficient processing of financial transactions in accordance with Trust Financial Regulations.

* Support the Accountant with year-end preparations.

* Support the accountant with internal and external audits.

* Support the Accountant with monthly bank reconciliations.

* Support with the operation of the Trust's bank accounts for public, private and charitable funds and reconcile on a monthly basis, including charge card payments.

* Quality assure financial transactions.

* Ensure the timely processing of financial transactions and when necessary uploading invoices on to the financial system for creditor or direct debit payments.

* To complete monthly system reviews checking for transaction accuracy.

* Support with the maintenance of the approved supplier list and the contracts register

* Ensure all financial administration is completed in a timely manner.

* Develop and implement efficient and effective financial administration processes.

* Oversee the expenses-claim process and respond to any queries.

* Be responsible for the Trust's asset management ensuring assets are recorded and logged in line with policy and procedure. 18.

* Maintain an accurate fixed-assets register and inventory.

* Support the Accountant in the management of the Trust's accounting system, maintaining the charts of accounts and system parameters.

* Manage certain ledgers within the Trusts Accounting Software, such assets and contracts.

* Support with the integrated risk framework and assessment of risk throughout the central services.


* Promote and safeguard the welfare of students you come into contact with.

* Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

* Be aware of and adhere to all Trust and Academy level policies and procedures and comply with their contents; raising any concerns in a timely manner.

* Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.

* Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Trust.

* Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.

* Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.

* Participate in training, other learning activities and performance development as required.

* Engage actively in the performance review process.

* Perform any other such duties as the Chief Operating Officer and the Accountant may from time to time determine.

The post will be based at Smith's Wood Academy, and will be term time only plus 10 additional days to be worked in the school holidays.

Closing date: 21 June 2022

Interview date To Be Confirmed
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