This role is certainly not one to be missed, with a wage from £12,000 per year it offers fantastic experience with an income of over £6.00 per hour.
- To support the Finance and Operations Manager in developing the finance function of the
school via accurate, efficient and effective support.
- To assist the School Office with front of house desk duties at agreed times.
Finance duties and responsibilities:
- Input of standing information to Trust Finance system (suppliers, debtors) in accordance with
- Processing of Purchase Orders from requisitions, accurately and in accordance with agreed
authorisation and timescales.
- Ensure Purchase Orders, are checked for accuracy and forwarded to suppliers
- Processing of invoices, checking to Purchase Orders and goods received notes, ensuring
appropriate authorisation and ready for payment.
- Investigating and resolving supplier invoices under query arranging returns and ensuring that
refunds or credit notes are received.
- Raising of Sales Invoices from appropriate documentation, printing and checking for accuracy
before distributing to debtors.
- Preparation, processing and safekeeping of all Academy income (cheques and cash) for
payment into the Bank.
- Collection, counting and banking of cash and maintenance of appropriate financial records in
relation to school meals.
- Maintaining a detailed record of non-invoiced income relating to School Extracurricular Clubs,
Trips etc including fundraising initiatives
- Carry out the necessary arrangements with regard petty cash.
- Assist with month end procedures including bank and other reconciliations and posting of
journals as required.
- Accurate recording of all Transactions in respect of Parent Pay
- To maintain an accurate filing system suitable for audit purposes.
- Dealing with queries from suppliers (including statements), debtors, budget holders and other
- Manage day to day stock levels in central stock cupboard & compile orders.
- To operate flexibly and, in particular, to assist at peak times with budget preparation.
- Ensure confidential, tactful and secure management of sensitive information.
- Ensure accurate records in respect of the school bus are maintained and timely chasing of
- Any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post.
37 hours per week
About Your Employer:
The Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all their learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. This position is based at the Co-op Academy in Stoke-on-Trent.
- Good communication skills
- Basic numeric skills
- Solid computer and organisational skills
- Flexible approach to working times whilst remaining punctual and reliable.
- Willingness to learn and develop new skills and attend training where needed.
- Good Telephone Manner.
- Motivation to work with children and young people.
- Able to work under pressure and a determination to succeed.
- Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
- Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours.
- Attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.
Applying English & Maths To This Role:
Based in Finance and Administration Office, good numeracy and communication skills will be required and regularly used in the role.
5 GCSE’s inc Maths, English 9-4 (A*- C ) or Functional Skills (or equivalent) preferred
12 Months Diploma in Business Administration.
12 Months AAT Level 2 Accounting
The Co-op Trust is a large organisation based across Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester and Leeds.
The Trust has growth plans which provides good prospects for anyone working in the Trust, locally or even wider, nationally.
The local Academy that the role will be based at has seen a growth in Pupil numbers and many systems within the Finance Function have recently changed.
The post holder will be part of that and be involved with the developing systems which will provide them very good experience in a busy and changing environment.