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Finance Assistant

Type of Position:Finance Assistant
Salary:£24,000 - £28,000
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Monday 6th February 2023

Finance Assistant

Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week), flexible working pattern considered.

Salary £24-£28k pro-rata depending on experience.

Generous holiday entitlement.


The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education Multi-Academy Trust (SDBE MAT), based at London Bridge, is seeking to appoint an experienced individual to support our finance function and support to schools.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SDBE Multi Academy Trust at a time of development. There is a large degree flexibility over where and when hours are worked, and we are open to any suggestions regarding flexible working including partly working from home and term time working. You can find out more about our Trust and our current academies by visiting our website at:  


The Finance Assistant is a member of the Trust Central Team.  They are responsible for supporting the Head of Finance and Trust Central Team in delivering an effective finance service to schools. The role will include the following:


  • Provide professional finance support to Schools within our Trust and help ensure compliance with statutory requirements. This includes but is not limited to bank reconciliations, journal posting, clearing control accounts, transaction processing and financial monitoring.
  • Support the production of financial monitoring reports for individual schools including Monthly Management Accounts, Governor Papers and statutory submissions.


This post would be suitable for someone who is a qualified or part qualified accountant, or an experienced finacne professional.  Experience in Multi-Academy Trust/Academy accounting would be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is a qualified/part qualified accountant, or experianced finance profesional;
  • is an outstanding team player;
  • is self motivated and can work well remotely if required;
  • has the ability to work as part of a forward-looking team;
  • supports the Christian ethos of our organisation.

In return the successful candidate will:

  • be a member of a strong and dynamic team of professionals;
  • be supported through a comprehensive professional development programme;
  • work within an organisation that has high aspirations for all of its pupils and staff;
  • work with a supportive team of practitioners;
  • be provided with excellent career opportunities. 

This is a superb opportunity to develop and progress professionally and to impact upon children’s learning.

The SDBE MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


CV’s, along with a supporting statement on how you meet the criteria in the person specification, should be sent to Thomas Scrace, HR Business Partner at


Application packs are available from our website

Closing date for applications: 12noon Monday 6th February 2023


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive suitable applications. If you are interested in working with us, please apply without delay.

Downloads Date  
Trust Finance Assistant Role Profile Jan23 23rd Jan 2023 Download
Application Form Finance Assistant 23rd Jan 2023 Download