Finance Officer

King Edward VI Grammar School, Edward Street, Louth  LN11 9LL

Job Category
Schools - Support
Job Location(s)
KE9 KE11 (28,274 - 32,849) Dependent on experience, qualifications and negotiable for the right candidate
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Contact Name
Rhona Adam
Contact Phone Number
01507 600456 Extn: 292
Contact Email Address
Closing Date
Job Reference

King Edward VI Grammar School (converted to Academy in September 2015) is seeking to appoint a highly organised and professional individual responsible for delivering an outstanding and effective financial and payroll support service to the School Community.

The post holder will ensure the efficient administration of the daily functions and routines of the School Finance Office and be responsible for carrying out many of the tasks and routines including monthly Payroll processes. The role will involve the provision of a full accounting service to the School and its staff including;  processing transactions, preparation of monthly management accounting information, cash-flow monitoring, budget reporting and monitoring,  preparation of statutory financial returns to the DFE/ESFA, Directors, Accountants, Senior Leadership Team etc. and ensuring audit compliance to the Academies Financial handbook. Production and analysis of ad-hoc reports and financial information to assist the Finance and Business Development Director, Headmaster and Board Directors in their decision making. In addition the post holder will act as Minute Secretary to the Board of Directors and will be expected to attend some evening Board meetings in fulfilling this role.

This is an exciting and varied role, and will suit those who can think on their feet, use their initiative and are well organised. The post requires someone who is proactive, enthusiastic with excellent inter-personal skills and has the knowledge and ability to identify opportunities for improving processes, reviewing workflows and implementing new systems/processes.

We ideally seek a person with proven financial management experience and a relevant financial qualification e.g. AAT; attention to detail, the ability to maintain confidentiality and interpret financial data are also essential. It is desirable that the post-holder is a competent user of Sage/Xero or other similar accounting package and be an advanced user of Excel.

The post holder will work closely with another Finance and Payroll Officer and will report to the Finance and Business Development Director.

For further details contact Mrs Rhona Adam, HR Officer on or visit the School website:

To apply, please email a completed Support Staff Application Form along with the Equal Opportunities Form to

Application Forms and Job Description can be found on our website at

The closing date for applications is 17th August 2020

Interviews to be arranged – end of August (date TBC)

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health Guidelines.

King Edward VI Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to a full Enhanced Disclosure check and references will be taken up before interview.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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