Finance Manager- Accountant. Part Time


Finance Manager- Accountant
Part time – flexible based on 3 days per week. Salary negotiable actual £21.4 - £24kpa for ideal qualified candidate.

Permanent Ely- based role

The Active Learning Trust is a multi-academy Trust that is currently made up of twenty- one schools across the east of England, with the potential for more schools to join the Trust in the future. The Trust has the strong moral purpose of enabling schools to deliver high levels of achievement for all pupils.
Overview of the job

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance & Operations, the successful candidate will be a pivotal member of the Finance Team.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of working within a finance function, ideally within an education setting. You will work closely with the Director in providing support to schools in particular in the areas of accounting returns and financial reporting, scoping, planning and implementing projects. You will be encouraged to improve existing processes and support the development of school’s accounting self -evaluation systems.
The candidate
The role will be based in Ely and if required you will be expected to work occasionally across the locations of the Trusts Schools (in Cambridgeshire & Suffolk). This role requires a self-discipline and highly organised individual who can plan the effective use of their time in an environment with tight deadlines.
Ideally, you will be professionally qualified or be qualified by experience and have substantial experience in aspects of finance management preferably in an education setting. You will have an analytical approach to your work and have experience of working with accounting system/s and Microsoft Excel to an advanced level. You will also have had experience of completing complex accounting returns and have the ability to influence in the drive towards raising standards of financial reporting and processes.
This is a vital and interesting role at a time of significant development for the Trust and one in which you will be able to play a key part in the support of effective financial systems to the benefit of all the children in our Academies.
In return we are offering a competitive salary and benefits package.
Stand-alone CV’s will not be accepted. An Application form is available from and should be returned to;-
Emma Pearce ( ,
Closing date for applications noon Monday 20 January 2020.

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Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Monday 20 January 2020
School name
The Active Learning Trust
Active Learning Trust
DfE school no.
c/o Isle of Ely Primary School School Road Off Cam Drive Ely Cambridgeshire
01 223 728394 or individual school sites
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No. on roll
Multi Academy Trust