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Finance Partner

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Organisation:The Lionheart Academies Trust 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:Actual £29,208 to £36,231 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Lionheart Educational Trust, South Albion Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6JL 


Closing date:24 May 2022 at midnight 

Finance Partner
RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Finance Partner
SALARY GRADE: 10/11 £29,208 to £36,231
HOURS/WEEKS: 37 per week/52 weeks per year
CLOSING DATE: 23:59 Tuesday 24th May 2022
We are looking for a proactive and motivated Finance Partner to promote and provide an effective resource and information service to staff and other stakeholders and ensure the Trust makes efficient and effective use of financial resources.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To ensure effective and efficient delivery of financial support services within the school/college, complying with relevant financial procedures, policies and systems
  • Work with Senior Finance Partner to support sound management of budgets for all allocated schools (and other schools, as and when required to cover for colleagues)
  • Support Senior Finance Partner in preparation and production of monthly monitoring reports for budget holders
  • Ensure budgets and their profiles are accurate and are presented correctly within PS Financials (PSF)
  • Input journals for actuals, accruals and prepayments each month and ensure actuals and commitments logged within PSF are accurate and coded correctly
  • Support Senior Finance Partner to prepare and produce other monthly reports, reconciliations and returns for the Financial Controller, including but not limited to cashflow, bank and payroll reconciliations
  • Provide financial advice for Heads, Leadership Teams and other budget holders to make informed financial decisions
  • Work closely with the Trust’s Central Processing Team (consisting of six Finance Officers) to ensure purchase orders are raised and all invoices are processed efficiently and with sufficient review and oversight to ensure payments made are accurate and aligned with purchase orders
  • Support Senior Finance Partner with the effective management and reporting of debtors and creditors within the relevant schools
  • Ensure safe custody of all cash within post holder’s schools
  • Work with the premises and IT teams to ensure an up-to-date fixed asset register is maintained so that it ensures accurate financial reporting internally and externally
  • Support budget holders by providing annual budgets at the start of each academic year and meet at regular intervals as agreed between budget holder and Senior Finance Partner
  • Deliver training and other support to new and existing budget holders to ensure their financial management skills improve over time
  • Deals with a range of external and internal contacts, making Finance Partner aware of relevant issues and concerns
  • Produce relevant paperwork for meetings
  • Attend relevant finance and external meetings in absence of the CFO
  • Ad hoc tasks and projects as requested by the CFO
Expectations and Values:
Lionheart Academies Trust is committed to continuous learning and all staff are expected to engage in continuing professional learning and development. In common with all who work within the Trust, the post holder will also be expected to:
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust by supporting our values and expectations of learning
  • Follow and where appropriate enact all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Willing and able to travel within the Trust
All staff are expected to be familiar with and adhere to all academy policies and, in particular, meet key requirements in relation to health and safety and safeguarding.
This job description sets out the duties and responsibilities of the post at the time when it was drawn up. Such duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.
Lionheart Academies Trust seeks to promote the employment of disabled people and will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.
Please complete the Lionheart Educational Trust application form using the following link (Please note CV's will not be accepted).
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1st June 2022.
The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification, job description and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Trust strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where all staff have a seat at the table: a seat to be free, a seat to inspire, a seat to challenge and a seat to succeed. 
We currently have staff networks for staff who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer + (LGBTQ+), staff who would describe their background as working class and staff with a disability.
Please note CV's WILL NOT be accepted.

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