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Finance Officer

Organisation:Flying High Partnership  

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:Grade 4, Points 8 to 14  

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Flexible location including home working, Flying High Trust, Candleby Lane, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3JG 

Reference:FHP0015 

Closing date:21 October 2021 at midnight 


Have you got a flair for finance?
Are you a methodical multi-tasker who thrives in a fast paced environment?
Can you use your finance and organisational skills to support our schools make a difference?
  
If so, then we want to hear from you!
 
At the Flying High Partnership, we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and we want you to share in our mission to make every day count for the children within our schools.  
   
Each of our individual roles has an impact on the future of our children and so, we put them at the heart of the decisions we make and the services we provide. Our aim as a Finance team is to ensure that we provide high quality, efficient and effective financial systems and procedures to ensure that every penny we receive and every financial decision we make is focused on providing the very best education for all our children.
  
Working as part of the central team, you will play a key part in the delivery of a comprehensive finance service for a growing number of schools.  You will be working as part of a team of finance officers and administrators under the direction of our Financial Controller.  The core purpose of the role is to undertake the day to day operational financial administration of Trust and school finances.
    
We can offer you:
• A fantastic working environment, in a team that works together for the benefit of children in our schools
• Support, guidance and CPD to support you to develop within this role, to be the best you can be, and to help you develop for your next career step
• An opportunity to be part of a supportive, developmental partnership
• The opportunity for quality CPD
• A varied job where no day is the same!
• An organisation committed to supporting and enabling the wellbeing of all staff
      
We are looking for someone who:
• Has previous experience of working in a financial role
• Has excellent time management and organisation skills
• Maintains a flexible approach to tasks they are required to undertake
• Is proactive and able to maintain motivation to deliver their role
• Is a team player
• Can work effectively without direction
• Has an eye for detail
• Is willing to roll up their sleeves up and get stuck into the wider Partnership activities
• Demonstrates resilience
 
Your core aims will be to:
• To undertake responsibility for a full range of operational financial administration including purchase order processing, goods receipt, invoice and BACS processing, administration and processing of charge card(s), travel and subsistence claims, sales invoicing and income receipt
• Ensure best value purchase for all supplies and services to ensure the effective use of resources
• Entering suppliers onto the Trust Finance System and maintaining the trust wide purchase ledger
• To set up and monitor annual orders/service contracts
• Provide administrative support in the preparation of monthly VAT claims
• To support staff with financial queries
• To support and advise school office teams with basic operational queries on the Trust Finance system
       
If you want an informal chat about the role, or wish to discuss anything in more detail please contact Angela Bolton, Financial Controller at abolton@flyinghightrust.co.uk
   
For further information about the Flying High Partnership, including how to apply and application packs please visit https://www.flyinghighpartnership.co.uk/flying-high-trust/trust-vacancies
   
Closing date:
Thursday 21st October 2021 at 12.00 noon – application forms to be returned to recruitment@flyinghightrust.co.uk
Shortlisting to be completed: w/c 25th October 2021
Interview date: 2nd November 2021
   
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applicants. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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