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Principal Schools Finance Officer

Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

  • Reference: RES00444
  • Published on: Fri 11/08/2017 07:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/08/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £42651 - £45438
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets
Role Purpose To contribute to the implementation of the Children and Young People’s Plan and the Council’s Strategic and Community Plan by managing, providing and co-ordinating a comprehensive range of financial management services for Tower Hamlets’ Schools by:1. Preparing effective financial information and final accounts in relation to Tower Hamlets’ schools; 2. Providing and developing a high quality Accountancy and Financial Advice service to schools; 3. Managing the Schools’ Finance Support Officer effectively in carrying out the above Key Responsibilities This post:o calculates the formula budgets, grant allocations and cash advances for all 92 schools in the borough including 12 Academies and Free schools o ensures that the monthly and year-end accounting requirements for schools operate effectively; and o prepares statutory returns to the Department for Education on school funding. The post includes management responsibility for one staff member. Requirements You should be a qualified accountant, but almost-qualified accountants demonstrably able to develop their skills and knowledge would be considered. The post involves responsibility for the accuracy and robustness of financial information in 92 schools to a value in excess of £300m. This therefore needs very well developed data management and spreadsheet skills, good communications skills, self-motivation and a willingness to understand and pragmatically resolve complex financial problems.
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