Finance Officer

Bedfordshire, Bedford
£19000 - £22000 per annum + on site parking, pension, bonus
18 May 2022
25 May 2022
JN -052022-5594787
Ellie Wilson
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

The Finance Officer is the Bookkeeper for this school, based in Bedford. Alongside general bookkeeping duties the role entails some financial analysis and general admin tasks. The finance officer will report to the Trust Accountant.

Client Details

This particular Finance Officer role is working at an education and training establishment based in Bedford, who are part of a wider trust of top quality schools. They have a great reputation across Bedford with excellent facilities, on site parking and a supportive management team within finance.


  • Operation and control of school budget and school fund accounts
  • Follow authorisation policy and procedures precisely
  • Monitor Accounts payable and receivable
  • Invoicing debtors periodically and controlling payment of invoices receivable
  • Returning all financial returns in timely and accurate manner incl- Cash Flow analysis, VAT returns, Quarterly Returns, School budget info and Standards fund
  • Assisting in the planning and building of the budget for the new financial year


  • An Understanding of accounting and finance for an education and training establishment desirable
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of finance systems
  • Working knowledge of accounting software
  • Experience using Excel and MS office
  • Actively studying AAT, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Strong skills in financial analysis and risk management
  • Able to work independently to tight deadlines with excellent time management

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Term time only hours - 37 hours per week, term time only + 2 weeks
  • On-site parking
  • Great management / team
  • In heart of Bedford
  • Public Sector - great benefits, pension
  • Actively studying AAT, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA or equivalent

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